Player Status Officer - Professional Registrations
|Sector||Federations & LOCs|
|Function||Legal, IT, HR, Finance & Procurement, Events & Operations|
Closing date: midnight, 11th December 2016
The Football Association (The FA) is the governing body of football in England. We are responsible for promoting and developing the game at all levels; from grass roots through to the professional game, The FA Cup and the England International teams, and has two core assets: Wembley Stadium and St George’s Park.
Overview of the role:
- In conjunction with the Assistant Player Status Manager – Professional Game; lead on all issues concerning the registration of players in respect of Premier League, EFL and Women’s Super League clubs; act as The FA’s TMS Manager and lead on the administration of all transactions through TMS; lead in the training of and guidance to clubs regarding TMS.
- To provide such other assistance as required in line with the Player Status team’s objectives and priorities
Key responsibilities include:
- To process all international transfers of professional players through TMS in respect of Premier League and EFL clubs, including the creation of Player Passports
- To process all international transfers of female players in respect of Women’s Super League clubs
- To advise clubs on the TMS Minors procedure and to process applications
- To devise and deliver, in conjunction with the Assistant Player Status Manager – Professional Game and Assistant Player Status Manager - National Game, a club training strategy for TMS capturing all clubs in the Premier League, EFL and at Step 1 of the National League System, and to provide refresher training for new clubs/personnel as required
- Processing of all domestic registration transactions for clubs in the Premier League, EFL and Women’s Super League
- To identify and, where appropriate, assist with the investigation of, potential breaches of FA/FIFA Regulations relating to Premier League, EFL or Women’s Super League clubs
- To assist the Player Status Manager in dealing with any FIFA Compliance or Disciplinary cases relating to clubs in the Premier League, EFL, Women’s Super League
- To provide guidance to clubs and other stakeholders on players’ status, FA Rules and Regulations of FIFA as they apply to domestic registrations and transfers
- Entering on the player database the Retention List information for Premier League, EFL and Women’s Super League clubs
- To assist the Player Status Administrator in the issuing and requesting of ITCs as volumes dictate
- To assist the Player Status Administrator in the recording of transactions on the player database as volumes dictate
- To help direct the workload of the Player Status Administrator as agreed with the Assistant Player Status Manager – Professional Game, in order to ensure appropriate prioritisation of workload and efficient processing of all transactions
- To identify, and assist with the implementation of, any improvements to the registration process
- To assist with other tasks as directed by the Head of Player Status and Competitions, Player Status Manager or Assistant Player Status Manager - Professional Game
- To execute additional tasks as required in order to meet The FA Group’s changing priorities
What we are looking for:
- Good organisational and administrative skills
- The ability to work to regular and frequent deadlines with high degree of accuracy
- IT literate
- Good oral and written communication skills and telephone manner in order to explain complex legislation to clubs
- Ability to work as part of a team and adapt to demands of the wider department and Division
- Attention to detail and ability to work at times with minimal supervision
- Ability to cope under pressure and with a positive disposition and willingness to help others
- Ability to communicate with all levels of Participants
- Knowledge of worldwide football, FIFA Regulations and domestic league rules
What we can offer:
- An exciting and challenging role within a changing, dynamic and world-renowned sports organisation.
- Attractive benefits and a competitive salary for the right candidate.
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 covering letter.
The Football Association (FA)
The Football Association was founded in 1863 as the governing body of the game in England. The FA is responsible for all regulatory aspects of the game of football in England.