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Job description

Closing Date: 25th June 2019

Fixed Term Contract - 24 months: September 2019 - August 2021

Our Organisation:

The Football Association (The FA) is the governing body of football in England. We are responsible for promoting and developing the game at all levels; from grass roots through to the professional game, The FA Cup and the England International teams, and has two core assets: Wembley Stadium and St George's Park.

The Role:
  • Lead the national co-ordination of Euro 2021 Host City Legacy Plans, ensuring clear alignment with the FA ambitions for Women's and Girls' football development
  • Lead the management and strategic delivery of all FA Women's Development programmes in eight Euro 2021 Host Cities
  • Manage high-level relationships with Euro 2021 Host City stakeholders, including the formation and leadership of Legacy Steering Groups

Key Responsibilities:

Programme Management
  • Sets the operational plans for programme delivery in Euro 2021 Host City locations, ensuring delivery is sufficiently strategic and tailored to the local area to achieve sustainable change
  • Continually track, review and analyse delivery, to ensure maximum retention of Women and Girl participants across all
    Host Cities
  • Lead on all planning and reporting processes associated with Euro 2021 programme delivery, including management
    and monitoring of relevant budgets
  • Prepare business plans, regular reports and budgets, ensuring all associated delivery is on time and on budget
  • Work with the Tournament Senior Marketing and Communications Manager to define how the legacy programme will support the aim to deliver a record-breaking audience, such as a Legacy Ticketing Programme.
  • Works alongside the Tournament marketing team to link the legacy programme to key activities in the lead up to and during the tournament, such as opening ceremony

Team Work
  • Collaborate with FA National Women's Development Managers to ensure Euro 2021 Host Cities are central to existing and future developments
  • Works with the Tournament leadership team, including the Senior Host City Manager, to ensure the legacy is an integral part of the tournament delivery and to maximise opportunities
  • Support the Head of Women's Development to integrate Euro 2021 legacy ambitions into wider Grassroots Football and cross Divisional plans, ensuring coherent delivery at local level (through County FAs, Charter Standard Clubs and professional club networks including Host Stadium clubs and Women's Super League clubs)
  • Implement regular interactive briefing sessions to ensure appropriate colleagues are properly informed of the Euro 2021 Legacy progress
  • Liaise with the FA Marketing and Communications teams to ensure effective signposting and promotion

Relationship and Influence
  • Work alongside the Senior Host City Manager to engage Host City and Host Stadium decision makers and influencers to build awareness, ownership and buy in to the Euro 2021 Legacy aims and ambitions
  • Make timely, informed and action-focussed strategic decisions that will achieve the Euro 2021 Legacy ambition and respond flexibly to changes in the Host City landscape
  • Provide national support and advice for Legacy Groups to maximise local investment opportunities

Other Duties
  • Executes additional tasks as required in order to meet FA Group changing priorities

Essential Skills:
  • Experience of leading and implementing strategy and policy at a national and local level
  • Proven track record of delivering results and raising performance within established targets
  • Ability to lead, build and motivate stakeholder groups to achieve collaborative goals
  • Manage and maintain budgets within specific financial parameters
  • Track record of developing effective partnerships to secure resources and or deliver targets
  • Ability to communicate and influence effectively at all levels
  • Knowledge of the NGB, football and education landscapes
  • Understanding of the FA Gameplan for Growth Strategy
  • Experience of implementing Quality Assurance processes
  • Capacity to manage conflict
  • Demonstrate success providing a range of customer support services to internal and external customers
  • Ability to gain 'buy in' to equality objectives
  • Knowledge of barriers facing under-represented groups
  • Track record of innovation resulting in outcome focused results

Desirable Skills:
  • Understanding of the political and functional workings of County Football Associations and/or Local Authorities
  • Experience and expertise in Womens Football
  • Experience and expertise in Tournament legacy development

What we can offer you:
  • An exciting and challenging role within a changing, dynamic and world-renowned sports organisation.
  • Attractive benefits and a competitive salary for the right candidate.

The Football Association Group promotes inclusion and 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 covering letter.

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