Independent Chair of Inclusion Advisory Group - Hertfordshire FA

  • The FA
  • Hertfordshire, UK
  • 07 Feb, 2024
Full time Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Leadership & Management

Job Description

Our Organisation

Supporting and developing football in Hertfordshire since 1885.

 

Hertfordshire FA is the not-for-profit, governing body of football in Hertfordshire.

 

We want to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to play and develop their love of the game. We do this by working to create an environment in which football can flourish, supporting the delivery of quality provision, promoting diversity and regulating the sport for everyone to enjoy.



We strive to make football better for all and are grateful for the efforts of those who work together with us to make that possible. We are here to help the thousands of players and volunteers of all ages and backgrounds who make up the game across our county.

The Role
  • To lead and support an effective, constructive and cohesive Inclusion Advisory Group.
  • To assist the IAG Members and all Hertfordshire FA staff to plan, lead and develop a strategic vision for inclusion in football within Hertfordshire.
  • To report and feedback effectively on the delivery of Inclusion to Hertfordshire FA Council and Board, with commitments to the Board on a regular basis.
Key Accountabilities

Governance

  • To provide a report to the Hertfordshire FA Board and/or Council.
  • To attend any national or regional FA inclusion events (where possible and relevant).
  • To attend Hertfordshire FA Meetings as and when required and when reasonable.

 

Agendas, Papers/packs and Presentations

  • To support the recruitment of and inspire the very best and talented IAG team possible.
  • To ensure the performance of the IAG is measured and accountable where possible.
  • To prepare the Agenda for IAG meetings.
  • To work closely with the Hertfordshire FA CEO, Head of Football Development & Investment, Inclusion Officer and all Hertfordshire FA staff where relevant, to ensure resources are effectively prioritised for inclusion to be embedded across all Hertfordshire FA work and staff.
  • To undertake relevant training and ensure all group members undertake the necessary training to remain compliant with FA regulations.
  • To ensure that IAG action points are documented and actioned.

 

Strategy & Vision

  • To support work around maintaining the current and/or progressing to the next level of the Equality Standard for Sport, including the creation of a robust Equality Action Plan to sit alongside, compliment and be part of Hertfordshire FAs wider operations plan.
  • To liaise with staff members and the IAG Working Group to ensure IAG work supports the attainment of FA and Internal KPIs.
What we are looking for

Essential

  • Have a working knowledge of the key legislation around inclusion and diversity.
  • Promote inclusion and diversity as part of a group.
  • Identify key issues and trends that may help to promote the game through inclusion and diversity interventions.
  • Ability to meet and work outside of normal working hours.
  • Successfully network with key staff and contacts within Hertfordshire FA and the areas in which Hertfordshire FA operates.
  • Be able to plan, drive and Chair meetings.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and confidently, both in written form and verbally.
  • Positive attitude to the requirements of the role.
  • Capacity to handle confidential information sensitively.
  • Work as part of a team.
  • Ability to work in a professional manner as a representative of Hertfordshire FA.

 

Desirable:

  • A degree of experience of the sports/football industry.
  • Have existing positive contacts within the sports/football industry and the wider community.
  • Have existing contacts within local community groups.
  • Have knowledge of existing equality groups in the local area.
  • Ability to review and analyse data to assist in making informed decisions.
  • Ability to work strategically to engage underrepresented communities.
  • Experience of strategy planning/consultation.
  • Good presentation skills.