Vacancy - Chief Executive officer

An exciting opportunity has arisen, as Cornwall County FA begins the search for a new Chief Executive Officer to lead the organisation.

An exciting opportunity has arisen, as Cornwall County FA begins the search for a new Chief Executive Officer to lead the organisation.

 We are seeking to recruit an inspiring, dynamic, and motivated leader as our new Chief Executive Officer.

Cornwall FA is responsible for providing the structure and support that enables players, coaches, volunteers, and referees from across Cornwall to develop and enjoy the beautiful game.

We are looking for a new CEO to be responsible and accountable for the day-to-day running of Cornwall FA and to spearhead the strategic direction and culture of the organisation.  The successful candidate will also lead on developing the new 4-year business strategy and continue the ongoing development of the organisation as well as to act as an ambassador for grassroots football. 

This is a crucial role for Cornwall FA so the successful applicant will need to be a highly qualified, skilled, knowledgeable and enthusiastic individual with a passion for football and a strong record of accomplishment in strategic leadership of a small to medium sized business

Full details of the role including the application pack, Job Description and Person Specification, on the Cornwall FA website here:

- Application Pack 

- Job Description and Person Specification 


Applicants for this role must submit the following to no later than 4pm on Friday 9th February 2024:

  • Your CV, setting out your career history, which should include your current/previous responsibilities and achievements and preferred contact details;
  • A covering letter of no more than two pages, which fully addresses the criteria in the job description and person specification, explaining why you think you are suitable for this role and;
  • A completed Equality and Diversity form which can be found here.

If you have any questions about the role, please contact the current CEO, Dawn Aberdeen, at for an informal discussion.

For questions relating to contractual matters for the advertised position, please contact Board Chairman Geoff Lee at

Applications received after deadline will only be considered in exceptional circumstances e.g., proof of posting indicates undue delay through no fault of the applicant. Receipt of applications will not be acknowledged.

Interviews will be held at our head office at Kernow House, Callywith Gate, Bodmin, Cornwall, PL31 2RQ on Wednesday 28th February 2024.  Wherever possible interview times will be set to meet the needs and availability of the applicants.  Applicants should indicate their interview availability times when applying.


Cornwall FA is an equal opportunity employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, ethnicity, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, and belief.

Please see our Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity Action Plan here.