Referee Coordinator (FTC 6 months)

Clubs, Teams & Venues
Brent , United Kingdom
Full Time
31 / 03

Full description

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.

The Role

We have an exciting short-term opportunity for a Referee Coordinator to join our Football Operations department. We are looking for somebody to support the implementation of department-wide projects, and co-ordinate departmental systems and processes aligned to the Refereeing department's strategic and day to day aims.

Key Accountabilities

  • To provide administrative support to the Heads of Refereeing on delivery of Refereeing Strategy projects, day to day business and referee initiatives.
  • Organise, co-ordinate and administer match official fitness tests.
  • Oversee the day-to-day management of budget and accounting for all elements of the FA Refereeing department.
  • Manage the Women's National League Observer scheme and WNL observer development.
  • Support the development and implementation of a refereeing department rewards and recognition programme.
  • Provide direct support to the management of the Centre of Refereeing Excellence Programme (CORE) programme.
  • Assist in the promotion of teh FA Community alongside members of the FA Refereeing Team.
  • Provide administrative support to the department to ensure smooth department wide operations (e.g. Referees' Committee minutes).
  • Executes additional tasks as required in order to meet FA Group changing priorities.

What we are looking for


  • Previous experience in an administrative role.
  • Proficient skills in Microsoft Office.
  • Ability to coordinate multiple projects and stakeholders simultaneously.


  • Knowledge and interest in English Football across all levels of the men's and women's games.
  • Good knowledge of English Geography.
  • Knowledge of project management tools and software.

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.

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.


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