An exciting opportunity has arisen at Northamptonshire FA for an enthusiastic, passionate leader to join our team in the newly created role of Football Development Manager on a permanent contract.

The successful candidate will be responsible for growing and supporting the disability pathway, as well as leading our small team of Football Development Officers who are responsible for the male and female pathways.

This new role has been created to enhance our efforts to make Northamptonshire an inclusive environment to play football. We welcome candidates with the required drive and experience to deliver this vital area of work.
Location: Northamptonshire FA offices, with potential for some hybrid working
Hours: 35 hours per week – some evening and weekend work will be required at times
Contract: Permanent
Salary: £31,000
Deadline: 9am on Tuesday 2nd April
Reports to: Head of Facilities & Development

The next 12 months is a crucial time for Northamptonshire FA. Summer 2024 will see us begin our new football strategy for Northamptonshire, and the postholder will play an influential role in helping us shape what our current and future offer is for the disability, male and female pathways. 
We’re looking for someone who is passionate about fostering a positive and inclusive culture in football, as well as someone with leadership or management experience in a related field.
The successful candidate will work closely with our clubs and leagues to support disability football provision across a range of settings, from Comets sessions for our youngest players, through to helping to grow walking football, and everything in between!  
This role will support clubs to grow their disability football provision and achieve 2* and 3* England Football accreditation. 
The role requires a good understanding of grassroots football. The ability to manage a diverse work programme and multiple priorities is also a requirement, as well as good communication and project-planning skills.
More details on the role can be found in the role profile below. If you wish to apply, please complete the online application form. If you would like the application form in an alternative format please contact us. 

Please note, CV’s will only be accepted alongside a fully completed application form and equality & diversity monitoring form. 

View the role profile

 Online application form

Equality & Diversity monitoring form

The deadline for applications is 9am on Tuesday 2 April 2024. Informal Teams calls will be held with shortlisted candidates on Friday 5 April, followed by in person interviews at the NFA offices on Wednesday 10 April or Thursday 11 April 2024.
Northamptonshire FA is an Equal Opportunities Employer. Application forms are available in alternative formats by contacting Stuart Smith – details below.
For an informal discussion about the role please contact Stuart Smith, Head of Facilities & Development on 07983 537025 or by email to