The Football Association [The FA] is the not-for-profit governing body of football in England. It is responsible for promoting and developing every level of the game, from grassroots through to the professional game, and generates significant revenue to support investment into English football each year.
The FA oversees England international teams across men's, women's, youth and disability football, as well as running the National League System and FA Competitions including the Emirates FA Cup, Barclays FA Women's Super League, FA Women's Championship, and Vitality Women's FA Cup, and the world-class facilities of Wembley Stadium and St. George's Park, all with a purpose to Unite the Game and Inspire the Nation.
This role is responsible for managing a small team of in-house developers within the Digital Technology division at The FA as well as indirectly managing a large team of third-party developers from our technology partners.
The role is a management one where the main focus is on coaching and developing people and ensuring we are following best practise development approaches and standards. As we work with technology partners, the role also needs to be very focussed on working effectively with offshore development teams.
The majority of our work uses Agile methodology so familiarity with Scrum is essential for this role. Our main technology stack is Microsoft Azure, although we also have some projects using Google Cloud Platform.
Please be aware that unless you are on a homebased contract, your contract with The FA will specify a fixed location of either Wembley Stadium, St. George's Park or our Processing Centre.
We currently work within a hybrid working model whereby the expectation is to work from your contractual location for part of the week, and as and when required by the team. The remaining days can be worked remotely. We will continue to monitor this model and it may be adjusted in future if deemed necessary.
The Football Association Group 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 application.
Closing: 30 Sep 2022