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VACANCY: Hampshire FA Board Member

Opportunity to join Hampshire FA’s Board of Directors

Hampshire FA is seeking to appoint new members for the County Association Board of Directors; a diverse team of members whose purpose is to enable Hampshire FA to achieve its mission and objectives through effective leadership, governance, influence and accountability.

Hampshire FA are an equal opportunities employer and actively encourage people from diverse backgrounds to apply for all roles, including those that are voluntary and within standing committee structures. For more info, please see our equal opportunities statement at the end of this article.

Find full details of the role and how to apply in the application pack here.

Closing Date for Applications: 13th May 2021 - 5PM BST



What we’re looking for:

We are looking for a diverse group of committed individuals with a variety of backgrounds to provide leadership for Hampshire FA, through influence and natural authority, to be a collective energy to unlock the power of football and physical/mental activity to transform lives.

We are particularly seeking people, as part of our pre-selection criteria, with knowledge or experience in one or more of the following areas:

  • Finance
  • Commercial
  • Property Management
  • Financial Management
  • Legal
  • Procurement
  • Human Resources
  • Property
  • Health Sector
  • Business
  • Inclusion
  • Marketing & Communications
  • Corporate Governance

You will also need to share our passion for the power of grassroots sport and physical activity to transform lives and a commitment to our aims and values, safeguarding, equality and diversity.  It is also desirable, albeit not essential, to have an understanding of football and/or football governance. 

Please Note: Successful applicants will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check through the FA DBS process.


What we can offer:

  • Opportunities to contribute to the development, leadership and governance of Hampshire FA, with a particular focus on our organisational development work, driving improvement, generating learning and supporting performance management in ensuring Hampshire FA are at the fore front of football in the county.
  • Initial three-year term with the possibility to be re-appointed at the end of this term.
  • Expenses paid in line with the County FA’s expenses policy.


How to apply:

To apply for a position on the Board of Directors, please download the application pack via the button below.

Download Application Pack

In line with the information in the application pack, please email the following to

  • An up-to-date CV which shows your business career history and a second CV containing a timeline of your football experience.
  • A supporting statement explaining why you are interested in this role, detailing how you meet the skills we are seeking.

If you feel you require more information about the role or need assistance with your application, please do hesitate to contact

Equal Opportunities

Hampshire FA are an equal opportunities employer and actively encourages people from diverse backgrounds to apply for all roles. After a review, we are taking a number of steps to diversify our workforce through more inclusive recruitment practice.

Steps taken include but are not limited to;

  • reviewing the language used within adverts and role descriptions (gender decoder, consultation with IAG and associated reference groups)
  • using application forms (in place of CVs/Covering Letters) and anonymous shortlisting to mitigate unconscious bias
  • making all documents, including application form, available in a variety of formats
  • anonymously monitoring the diversity of the application pool for each role,
  • broadening our advertising and promotion network

Hampshire FA are committed to safeguarding children and adults at risk. For this vacancy, successful applicants will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check through the FA DBS process. The possession of a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an applicant from obtaining a post with Hampshire FA, all cases are judged individually according to the nature of the role and information provided. Hampshire FA appointments are subject to the satisfactory completion of pre-employment checks and the receipt of references. All staff who are new to the County FA will receive a Safeguarding Induction and Briefing and will be subject to a probationary period.

If you would like to discuss any of the above with us or have suggestions that could further improve the inclusivity of our recruitment process please contact Chris Smith at