Job Opportunity Referee Development Officer

 Fixed term contract until June 30th 2021
22.5 hours per week, hours to be agreed based on full-time salary £22,000 (37.5 hours)

Here at Cornwall FA we are responsible for overseeing, promoting and developing local grassroots football and supporting The FA in delivering the National Game strategy.  

The shared values, vision and pride of our workforce is central to our success. We are a team of highly skilled, passionate and hardworking individuals who are committed to the future of grass roots football in Cornwall. We understand that diversity promotes innovation, and therefore we look for people who are great at what they do, no matter their background. 

This post-holder will report directly to the Governance Manager and will support the implementation and delivery of the Referees section of the Cornwall FA Business Plan.  

The role encompasses the following key areas:
• Strategic planning and implementation of effective recruitment and retention strategies for referees that deliver County FA Key Performance Indicators 
• Support with the development of Referee workforce volunteers (Observers, Tutors, Mentors, Coaches) 
• Provide appropriate guidance to Referees to ensure individuals complete the necessary FA Safeguarding Children and DBS requirements 

The successful applicant will need to be passionate and committed to the development of football at a local level; be able to work under pressure, handle multiple priorities and meet deadlines. They will need to demonstrate exceptional customer service, be able to work as part of a team with excellent planning, communication and presentation skills.  The role will involve travelling around the County so a current driving licence is essential as is being available to work evenings and weekends. A flexible working approach is required which may mean changes to the weekly work pattern. Attending regional/national meetings as required out of county.

This organisation is committed to safeguarding children and adults at risk of harm. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. 

As this role involves direct access to young persons under the age of eighteen, within the context of the job or any subsequently related activities or responsibilities, the successful candidate will undergo a thorough screening process, which will include a Criminal Records Bureau Disclosure, to ensure their suitability for the role. 

Cornwall FA 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

A full role profile personal specification can be downloaded below

Applications, in the form of a letter of application and full CV should be sent via email to: or by post in an envelope marked ‘private and confidential’ to: Dawn Aberdeen, Cornwall FA, Kernow House, 15 Callywith Gate, Launceston Road, Bodmin, Cornwall. PL31 2RQ
Closing date: Sunday 4th August 2019
Interview date: TBC