FA Women’s Football Board – Independent Non-Executive Directors

The Football Association (FA)
Location Various, United Kingdom
Posted 06/02/2017
Closes 20/02/2017
Sector Federations & LOCs
Function Board & Executive, Non Executive
Contract Type Voluntary
Hours Part Time
Salary Expenses

Job Description

The FA is the governing body for football in England and is primarily responsible for all regulatory aspects of the game, running the England teams, organising The FA Cup and other domestic competitions and developing grassroots football. The FA is a non-profit making organisation with all surpluses being redistributed back into the game.

The Football Association is seeking to appoint two independent non-executive directors to their newly formed Women's Football Board. The board will oversee the creation and execution of an exciting new vision and strategy for the development of the women's game in England.

The new women's football strategy will set out plans to develop England winning teams, a strong talent pathway, a successful professional women's league via The FAWSL, a doubling of participation and more women in all roles and levels of the game.

The Non-Executive Board members are new posts, created to deliver broader capability and expertise by providing independent skills and experience. The board has undergone a skills matrix and would particularly welcome people with skills and experience in commercial, marketing and communications.

You will have a passion for women's sport/football and the value it can bring to society; experience of influencing at board or senior executive level, a track record of proven success in developing and executing commercial and/or marketing and communication strategies and bring an independent perspective to enhance decision making. You will have highly developed interpersonal and communication skills.

The board meets approximately five times a year. The successful candidates would need to be able to commit to attending five board meetings a year and some ambassadorial duties as agreed from time to time. The FA will cover all expenses.

The FA Women’s Football Board will undertake on behalf of The FA Board the responsibility for developing the women’s game in England.

The Independent Non-Executive member will be expected to provide independent advice and guidance generally on all matters of women’s football. The successful candidates will also be expected to provide advice and expertise on the creation of the commercial, marketing and communications strategies for women’s football.

The priority focus will be on the creation and execution of a new strategy for the women’s game in this country.

Main Accountabilities

  • To attend 5 Women’s Football Board meetings a year;
  • Advise on, review the implementation of and monitor the impact of the FA’s strategy for women’s football at all levels; 
  • Advise on strategies to support the commercial development of the women’s game;
  • Advise on strategies which help The FA achieve its target of doubling participation by 2020 and also widen diversity in women’s football;
  • Act as an advocate for The FA, promoting and championing women’s football and;
  • Undertake such other duties as The FA Women’s Football Board may direct from time to time.

Key selection criteria:

  • A visionary thinker with the ability to think strategically and the capacity to guide practical implementation
  • Strong commercial experience
  • Ability to work collaboratively whilst constructively challenging and managing conflict
  • Strong interpersonal and influencing skills
  • Enthusiastic champion for women’s football
  • Understanding of sport and football at all levels.

Non-Executive Directors are entitled to claim an attendance allowance and expenses in respect of meetings.

Closing date for applications is midnight on 20th February 2017

Please upload your full CV and cover letter via the link below

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.

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