Woman's Football Recreational Officer

  • Brighton & Hove Albion FC
  • Brighton, UK
  • 20 Feb, 2021
Full time Community Womens Football

Job Description

Who are Brighton and Hove Albion Football Club?
Albion in the Community (AITC) are the official charity of Brighton and Hove Albion Football Club. Through the power of football and the brand of Brighton and Hove Albion Football Club, AITC are committed to delivering high-quality, accessible opportunities that improve the health and wellbeing, education and aspirations of our community.
The job
AITC are looking for an individual who is passionate about working in women's and girl's football to join as Women's Football Recreational Officer. The post holder would manage and deliver all aspects of the Women's Euros 2022 adult recreation legacy project and create a network of sustainable activities across Brighton and Hove and the wider Sussex area to enable more women to play football.
What does the day to day look like?
Reporting to the Women and Girls Football Development Officer, the post holder will be responsible for piloting sustainable programmes to support and grow adult women's recreational football.  In doing so, you will ensure that projects are inclusive, diverse and reflective of local communities. You will promote training opportunities available to encourage volunteers from all backgrounds into this programme such as the new FA Playmaker course and new FA Introduction to Disability Football online course as well as working closely with the Sussex County FA Women's Football Development Officer to ensure local synergy and strategic alignment to The FA Women's Football Strategy.  You will also be responsible for providing regular updates to the Women¿s Euro 2022 Host City Legacy Group on progress against plans for adult recreational football activities and submit quarterly monitoring and evaluation reports to The FA.
What we need
We require the post holder to hold the following qualifications:
  • Valid FA Emergency Aid certificate
  • Valid FA Safeguarding Children certificate
  • A degree level qualification in Sports or equivalent experience
It would also be beneficial to have the knowledge of The FA's strategy for women's and girls' football and the knowledge and understanding of the infrastructure and networks that support the development of women's and girls' football.
The successful candidate must also be willing to undertake an enhanced DBS CRC (Criminal Background Check).
Our values
Values play a pivotal role in the success of the charity. Our values aren't just a list of words we expect our people to learn, but a set of filters through which we deliver to each other, our fans, our partners and our sponsors - in fact, with anyone who interacts in anyway with our brand. Each year we hold awards where peer to peer nominations are recorded. Those with the most nominations take away awards for their commitment to AITC values. 
Our values are:
  • Commitment
  • Respect
  • Quality
  • Teamwork
What is in it for you?
In return for your hard work and commitment to us, you will receive a competitive reward package which will include, but not limited to:
  • Free lunch (fantastic healthy and tasty food provided by our inhouse chefs)
  • Free onsite parking
  • Local travel discounts
  • Discounts at the Club¿s superstore and website
  • Health benefits including eye care
  • Discounts and benefits for local businesses
Disability Confident 
Brighton and Hove Albion Football Club are proud to be a disability confident employer who are committed to supporting candidates with disabilities throughout our recruitment and selection process. If you require any reasonable adjustments to support your application, please do not hesitate to get in touch with a member of our People and Culture team. 
Equality Statement
Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club celebrates and values the diversity brought by employees, potential employees, casual workers, potential casual workers, players, potential players, applicants, supporters, participants on community programmes and customers and believes the Club benefits from engaging with everyone from a variety of backgrounds, thus allowing it to meet the needs of a diverse population within a multi-cultural society. We are committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnership. 
Safeguarding Statement 
Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club and Albion in the Community are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Deadline Day: 4th March 2021