Referee Development Officer

  • Location
  • Education Level
  • Job Type
  • Salary
    £24,400 £ per year
  • Years of Relevant Experience
  • Deadline
    25th September 2019
  • Anywhere

Website Northumberland FA

An exciting opportunity has arisen to undertake a key role as Referee Development Officer for Northumberland FA. We are requesting applications from suitably qualified and experienced individuals with a desire to deliver excellence to join our organisation.

Key responsibilities will be:

  • To develop and implement effective recruitment strategies for referees delivering best practise at all times

  • To lead and develop effective retention strategies and decrease the number of referees leaving the game

  • To increase the activity of the current referees and ensure Referees coverage in all Leagues is maximised working towards 100% coverage

  • To provide a range of development opportunities for the referee workforce including; training and development, mentoring, seminars and on-line learning opportunities

  • To enhance the current referees academy

  • To implement successful use of the Whole Game System for Match Officials affiliation and reporting

  • To deliver the referee inclusion targets in the County Business/Operational Plan

  • To develop a system of identifying talented referees and to support and develop Referee Academies and other such schemes

  • To assist in the development of all Assessors, Instructors, Mentors and other volunteers involved in supporting referees

  • To lead in supporting referees, leagues and clubs in promoting and delivering the FA Respect programme

  • To offer alternative environments for officials to operate (i.e. Small Sided, Futsal etc.)

  • Contribute to the CFAs delivery of an effective safeguarding plan, including the Safeguarding Operating Standard

For a discussion about this role, please contact Phil Robinson on 0191 270 0700 or

The successful candidate will be subject to a six month probationary period.

As this role involves regulated activity with children or young people under the age of 18, within the context of the job or any subsequently related activities or responsibilities, the successful candidate will undergo a thorough screening process, which will include a Criminal Records Check to ensure their suitability for the role.

To apply please send a CV and covering letter with details of your current salary in an email marked ‘Ref: Referee Development Officer to

The closing date for applications is 25th September 2019 – 4pm.

Interviews will be held Wednesday 9th October 2019.

Due to the volume of applications we receive, if you do not hear from us by Thursday 3rd October 2019, please assume that your application has not been successful on this occasion.

Northumberland FA is committed to equality of opportunity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

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