Judicial Services Officer

Federations & Major Events
United Kingdom
Full Time
5 / 05

To provide appropriate support to the FA Judicial process relating to "professional & non-league football, safeguarding review panels (SRP) and county/league appeals" (collectively "Judicial Services remit").

Full description

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.

The Role

To provide appropriate support to the FA Judicial process relating to "professional & non-league football, safeguarding review panels (SRP) and county/league appeals" (collectively "Judicial Services remit").

Key Accountabilities

  • Acting as Secretary for all Panels applicable to Judicial Services, as required. Particularly for all appropriate SRP and county/league appeals (whether onsite, offsite or remote hearings) occurring within or outside of traditional office hours.
  • Provide administrative support as well as advice on disciplinary/safeguarding procedures & tasks, where appropriate, while providing department manager with feedback on Panel Member performances and general case observations.
  • Monitor and coordinate communications received, whilst providing assistance in the day to day workings of the Judicial Services department.
  • Deputise for the Lead Judicial Services Officer when necessary.
  • Liaise with the Judicial Panel Chairman, as appropriate.
  • Contact the FA Communications department concerning matters in the Judicial Services remit.
  • Assist in the administration of the Judicial Services remit.
  • Support in the production of educational content to be delivered by the Judicial Services department.
  • Assist in maintaining timetables for the Judicial Services remit, particularly County appeals and SRP related hearings.
  • Monitor and coordinate departmental email inboxes and post as well as coordinate any County appeal or SRP related complaints.
  • Review written reasons when necessary.
  • To support with the administration fees and fines process.
  • Ensure invoices and purchase orders are processed in a timely fashion.
  • Produce weekly department status report
  • To assist with the production of content for various communication platforms.
  • To perform ad-hoc administration tasks for the Judicial Services department and provide cover where necessary for other members of the Judicial Services team
  • Execute additional tasks as required in order to meet FA Group changing priorities.

What we are looking for



  • A good understanding of Disciplinary and Appeal Procedures
  • Knowledge of Safeguarding principles


  • A general understanding of the FA and CFA Disciplinary process
  • Experience of working within a regulatory or enforcement environment.
  • Experience of building relationships and working with multiple stakeholders, both internally and externally

Technical Skills

  • High knowledge of CAS and WGS
  • Strong Equality background
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Strong IT skills including Microsoft Office
  • Good Organisational skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to prioritise workload and deliver a high standard of work whilst meeting deadlines
  • Demonstrable ability to be proactive and to continually improve processes



  • A general understanding of the FA and CFA Rules and Regulations
  • Knowledge of the County structure


  • Experience of County FA operations

Technical Skills

  • Experience of content production for publication

What we can offer you

  • 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.


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