Director of Football Regulatory (Zurich, CH)

  • FIFA
  • 09 Oct, 2021

Job Description



To support our Legal & Compliance Division, FIFA is looking to recruit a customer service- and solution-oriented professional as its Director of Football Regulatory.


Your duties

  • Directing and supervising the FIFA Football Regulatory Subdivision, comprising the Players’ Status, Professional Football, Regulatory Enforcement, Clearing House and Agents departments
  • Managing and monitoring the legal and administrative performance of the above-mentioned departments
  • Assisting with the regular activity of the FIFA Football Stakeholders Committee
  • Liaising with football stakeholders on a regular basis, with the goal of improving the football transfer ecosystem   
  • Strategically and administratively coordinating investigations into compliance with sporting regulations relating to the football transfer system, amongst others, by providing the necessary tools and continuously adapting the investigative process
  • Ensuring the administrative coordination of the different chambers of the Football Tribunal, i.e. the Dispute Resolution Chamber, the Players’ Status Chamber and the Agents Chamber
  • Overseeing the development and structure of the subdivision, i.e. career development, working conditions and education, conduct and performance of the subdivision’s staff and other staff-related matters
  • Supervising, and taking ultimate responsibility for, the administration of the subdivision’s budgets
  • Strategically and practically coordinating with other subdivisions within the Legal & Compliance Division and the Judicial Bodies Subdivision
  • Liaising with the Communications Division and subject-matter experts for possible assistance and feedback about media enquiries  
  • Working closely with press officers from within the Communications Division to support the activity of the subdivision


Our requirements

  • University law degree (having been admitted to the Bar is an asset)
  • Proven expertise in sports law and corporate law, developed through at least ten years’ experience at a reputable law firm active in these areas, including at international level, or within judiciary organisations, sports institutions, government agencies or other regulatory sectors in the international sports landscape  
  • Proven track record involving specialised expertise, business processes and planning and organising complex projects, including multi-stakeholder consultation processes with a particular focus on football legal and governance matters
  • Proven track record of leading a team of subject-matter experts and specialists, including at managerial level, and ability to develop new strategies for the daily functioning of a team
  • Extensive experience in arbitration law, particularly before the Court of Arbitration for Sport
  • Ability to develop and implement new strategies to be adopted in the area of expertise of the subdivision
  • Fluency and proven long-term professional experience in English, with a strong command of Spanish and/or French
  • Proficiency in managing the organisation of meetings, especially committee meetings

FIFA is an equal-opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to gender, race, age, skin colour, nationality, religion, sexual orientation, background, physical or mental disability, or any other grounds.


You can expect a highly motivated and helpful team working in a dynamic, multicultural environment. If you have the necessary qualifications and are keen to work for our international organisation, please click “Apply now” and submit your application (motivation letter, CV, diplomas and reference letters) in English.


Fédération Internationale de Football Association, FIFA-Strasse 20, 8044 Zurich
Only direct applications via our applicant tracking system will be considered (no agencies or applications via email/post, please).