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Independent Non-Exec Director for the Women's Football Board

This is an exciting time for women and girls' football, where there has been expediential growth over the last 3 years in participation and the number of fans watching matches. This year sees the GB Football Team going to the Tokyo Olympics and England proudly hosting the UEFA Women's EURO's in 2022.

Following a recent review of the Women's Football Board composition we are seeking to appoint an additional independent Non-Executive Director, to bring further expertise and experience to guide, challenge and advise on delivering against the four-year strategy 'Inspiring Positive Change' that was launched in October 2020.

The strategy pledges to create a sustainable future for women's and girls' football in England.

The strategy centres around the delivery of eight main objectives:
  • Early Participation - Every primary school-aged girl to have equal access to football in school and in clubs
  • Development Participation - Every girl to have equal access to participate, compete and excel in the game
  • Football For All - A motivated, diverse range of local leaders, organising football for their communities
  • Club Player Pathway - An effective high-performance, inclusive player-centred pathway
  • Elite Women's Leagues and Competitions - The best professional women's sports leagues and competitions in the world
  • England - Win a major tournament
  • Coaching - Exceptional coaches at every level of the game who are representative of our society
  • Refereeing - Every female referee afforded high-quality bespoke learning new and development opportunities from grassroots through to the elite game

Through our strategy we want to ensure every woman and girl has the opportunity to play, compete and excel in the game.

About The FA

The Football Association [The FA] is the not-for-profit governing body of football in England. It is responsible for promoting and developing every level of the game, from grassroots through to the professional game, and successfully generates enough revenue to support investment of over £150m into English football each year. The FA oversees England international teams across men's, women's, youth and disability football, as well as running the National League System and FA Competitions including the Emirates FA Cup, Barclays FA Women's Super League, FA Women's Championship, and Vitality Women's FA Cup, and the world-class facilities of Wembley Stadium and St. George's Park, all with a purpose to Unite the Game and Inspire the Nation.

The Women's Football Board reports directly to the main FA Board and is responsible for making recommendations in relation to all strategic and operational matters regarding women's and girls' football, excluding any matters relating to the Competitions. The Women's Football Board control and manage the Women's Football Pyramid with the newly formed Women's National League Board reporting into the Women's Football Board. The Women's Football Board meets six times a year.

You will have a passion for women's sport/ football and the value it can bring to society and experience of influencing at board or senior executive level. A knowledge of talent development would be beneficial.

How to Apply

Please apply with a CV and covering letter detailing the qualities and attributes you would bring to compliment the Women's Football Board. If you require any further information on The FA Women's Football Board and this role please contact Sandra Strange, Secretary to the Women's Football Board, at [email protected]

Before applying, please see the relevant role profile below for more information. Interviews for shortlisted candidates will take place mid to late June 2021.

The Football Association Group promotes inclusion and values diversity, and welcomes applications from everyone. If you have any particular requirements in respect of the recruitment or interview process please mention this in your application.

Job Sector
Senior Appointments
Job Position
Estimated Salary
£26,200.00 - £29,100.00
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