The FA Announces New Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Plan

Vacancy - Independent Chair of Equality Advisory Group

We are looking for an Independent Chair to lead our Equality Advisory Group.

To ensure our corporate governance structure is operating effectively and efficiently, we are seeking to recruit an Independent Chair of our Equality Advisory Group to support and provide guidance on equality, diversity and inclusion.  


The Kent FA established an Equality Advisory Group in 2009 to provide advice and guidance to the Kent FA Board of Directors. Our Equality Advisory Group has been on a journey over the past 14 years but has recently had a refresh with new members joining the group. Essentially, the Equality Advisory Group (EAG) will provide guidance and advice on:

  • All equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) and anti-discrimination matters; and
  • To provide strategic oversight of the delivery of its operations plan in a county-wide inclusive way which includes all sections of all communities.

We are currently looking to recruit an Independent Chair who will lead the EAG to support our organisation. The successful person will have significant knowledge and experience of operating at a strategic level in either the Public or Private Sector and equally bring a breadth and depth of knowledge or experience in equality and diversity matters.

You will need to be able to think strategically and have the capacity to guide the implementation of local inclusion provisions. You will need to be an advocate of the role of football within EDI and anti-discrimination with a proven ability to work collaboratively and challenge constructively.

It is an exciting, but challenging opportunity with the incentive of shaping the Kent FA’s equality, diversity and inclusion work and positively impacting the landscape of football at every level.


The successful candidate will be required to Chair a minimum of four Equality Advisory Group meetings throughout the season. 

The Chair of the Equality Advisory Group is also appointed to the Kent FA Board in an ex-officio capacity. Therefore, in addition to complying to the requirements of being a Director of Kent FA, the successful candidate will be required to attend bi-monthly meetings of the Kent FA Board. 


The Independent Chair position is voluntary. For further information on this please speak to Darryl Haden, CEO, who will be able to provide more information. 

What can we offer?

  • An exciting opportunity to be part of a forward-thinking, progressive business
  • An opportunity to make Kent football more inclusive to minority communities
  • To work with key stakeholders within grassroots football
  • A commitment to supportive personal development
Application Process

Please download the Application Pack for full details on the requirements and accountabilities for the role.

To apply, complete the Application Form and Equality and Diversity Monitoring Form and send them to by midnight on Sunday 31st March 2024.

If you have questions regarding the roles or require further clarification please contact Darryl Haden, CEO via email at