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Disability FDO Vacancy - June 2019

Closing Date - 21 June 2019 at 5pm 

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Football Development Officer - Disability
Salary £22,000- £25,000

Kent FA is seeking to recruit a Football Development Officer that reports directly to the Football Development Manager to develop Disability Football programmes and support the delivery of The FA National Game Strategy in partnership with key stakeholders.

The successful applicant will;

  • Work strategically to align current and future disability football provision, ensuring an integrated approach across the County FA, English Football League Trust Club networks, alongside key partners from across the disability, health, education and community & voluntary sectors.
  • Retain and grow the number of affiliated disability football teams with a particular emphasis on the growth of youth and female teams within Charter Standard Club structures.
  • Strategically coordinate the delivery of a network of registered disability recreational football centres for male and females across all age groups.
  • Develop and support leagues and clubs that are safe and inclusive of disabled participants through delivery of a programme of services ensuring modern, fit for purpose league and club structures are in place.
  • Deliver a comprehensive workforce plan that supports disability football across coaches, referees, volunteers and young leaders and is inclusive of disabled people.
  • Lead and deliver against the disability talent development programme within the County.
  • Provide a high quality introduction to football within special schools, working with all School Games Organisers, the Kent Schools FA, Kent Sport and other educational organisations.
  • Develop positive interventions to raise awareness and increase the profile of mental health across the county, delivering specific mental health workshops.
  • Support the development of Wheelchair Football across the County, working in partnership with the Wheelchair FA.
  • Working with Kent Sport, deliver the Satellite Club programme across specific areas to support the increase in disability football provision.
  • Organise, develop and support the Kent FA Disability Player Development Centre.
  • Develop and support Kent FA County Disability County Cups.
  • Provide support and guidance to the Kent Disability League to ensure that the league continues to develop.

The successful applicant will need to be passionate about and committed to the development of disability 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 post is full-time and is based at Kent FA’s Headquarters in Ditton, near Aylesford.


To apply, please send a CV and covering letter to Lee Suter, Football Development Manager, either by email to or by letter marked 'Private and Confidential' to Lee Suter, Kent County FA Ltd., Invicta House, Cobdown Park, London Road, Ditton, Aylesford, Kent, ME20 6DQ.

For a full role profile, which includes specific targets, please see the attached documents. If you do not have the formal qualifications specified but can demonstrate skills or experience of an equivalent standard we would be interested in your application.

Closing date: 21 June 2019

Interview date: 28 June 2019

Due to the number of applications we receive for these vacancies we are unable to respond to everyone and as such if you have not heard from us by 27th June you should consider that you have not been selected for interview.

Kent FA is committed to safeguarding children, young people and adults at risk. All eligible roles are subject to a DBS check.

Kent FA is also committed to achieving equality and fairness in employment and service delivery. We welcome applications from all sections of the community. An Equality Monitoring form is attached to the Job Advert, any completed form will be separated on receipt and used for statistical purposes only.