Player Status Administrator (National Game)
The Football Association [The FA] is the not-for-profit governing body of football in England. It is responsible for promoting and developing every level of the game, from grassroots through to the professional game, and generates significant revenue to support investment into English football each year.
The FA oversees England international teams across men's, women's, youth and disability football, as well as running the National League System and FA Competitions including the Emirates FA Cup, Barclays FA Women's Super League, FA Women's Championship, and Vitality Women's FA Cup, and the world-class facilities of Wembley Stadium and St. George's Park, all with a purpose to Unite the Game and Inspire the Nation.
We have an exciting opportunity available for an Administrator to join our Player Status department. The successful candidate will provide support and assistance in all matters relating to the work of the Player Status team. In particular, to assist with the processing of player registrations and International Transfer Certificates (ITCs) in respect of National Game clubs.
- To be primarily responsible for the issuing and requesting of ITCs (both amateur and professional) through FIFA TMS, in respect of National Game clubs.
- To advise clubs on the procedure for amateur minor players in accordance with FIFA Regulations, and to process applications.
- To assist in the processing of domestic registration transactions for clubs at Steps 1 to 6 of the NLS, in order to ensure all registrations are processed ahead of the relevant deadlines.
- To assist in the delivery of a club training programme for international transfers processed via FIFA TMS, capturing clubs within the NLS and women's game (as may be required), in conjunction with the Player Status Officer (Professional Game)
- To assist with the collation of retained lists for clubs in the NLS, ensuring these are updated accurately in FAS by 1 June each year, and to provide support on any Compensation Fee Tribunals which may be required.
- To identify and assist with any investigation of alleged breaches of FA Rules relating to National Game clubs.
- To assist with any FIFA Compliance or Disciplinary cases relating to clubs in the NLS and women's game.
- To provide effective guidance to clubs and other stakeholders on players' status, FA Rules and FIFA Regulations and to collaborate on the generation of club education materials as required,
- To ensure stakeholder queries are dealt with in a timely fashion to ensure a high level of service to stakeholders.
- To help direct the workload of the Player Status Apprentice as agreed with the Player Status Manager, 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 execute additional tasks as required in order to meet FA Group changing priorities.
- To comply with all company policies and procedures to ensure the highest standards of health, safety and wellbeing can be maintained.
- As part of The FA's commitment to ensuring a safe environment for everyone in football, every employee will be required to complete a DBS check. The level of the check required will be based on the activity of the specific job role and in line with legislation and government guidance.
What we are looking for?
- Understanding of the structure of football, both domestic and international .
- Experience of working in an administrative role.
- Experience of working under pressure and to frequent deadlines.
- Accurate data input and management.
- Good level of written and verbal communication.
- Advanced Microsoft Office skills.
- Ability to create presentations and present to a wide range of key stakeholders.
- Understanding of the work of a Sports Governing Body.
- Experience of working in a sports and/or regulatory environment.
- Proficient in Excel.
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.
Please be aware that unless you are on a homebased contract, your contract with The FA will specify a fixed location of either Wembley Stadium, St. George's Park or our Processing Centre.
It is important to note that this role will also require some evening and weekend work, therefore our successful candidate must be flexible and willing to commit to this arrangement.
We currently work within a hybrid working model whereby the expectation is to work from your contractual location for part of the week, and as and when required by the team. The remaining days can be worked remotely. We will continue to monitor this model and it may be adjusted in future if deemed necessary.
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 application.