FA Women's Football apprenticeship programme 2020/22

12 exciting new roles across the country

Job title: FA Women’s Football Development Officer (Apprentice)

Duration: 22 Months (tbc, dependent on possible start dates)

Start date: October 2020 (tbc)

Number of vacancies: 12 (various locations)


Why you should apply:

The FA and AoC Sport apprenticeship programme is an exciting opportunity to be involved in the rapid growth of women and girls’ football across England. Working as part of a national network of 12 apprentices, you will be tasked with engaging girls/women in the game who are new to football both in the college and local community. You will have the opportunity to work with local partners, such as the County FA, professional women’s clubs and grassroots teams. Alongside your fellow Women’s Football Development Officer (Apprentices), you will come together over the course of the year to develop yourself personally and professionally with the help of sector-leading experts organised by AoC Sport. An ambassador for the women’s game, you will learn the ropes of football development, make contacts in the world of women’s football and inspire the next generation of girls and women to play football.


What you’ll be doing:

Based in your employing college, your working week will be spent managing projects, planning and delivering events, meeting with local football stakeholders, recruiting and managing female volunteers to help deliver activity, delivering football activity to college students and secondary students, all the while monitoring and evaluating your work.

At the same time, you will undertake a Level 3 Community Sport Health Officer qualification, delivered to all apprentices by Weston College through a blended learning approach including virtual teaching classrooms, national training events and 1-1 support. This will usually manifest itself as one day a week spent learning, writing coursework and completing all necessary aspects of the qualification.


Who we are looking for:

To apply, you will need English and Mathematics to a minimum of Level 2 standard. We are also looking for you to have good organisational skills and the confidence to deliver football activity to a wide range of audiences. Most importantly, you will need to have a passion for developing the women’s game specifically and an ambition to drive success in this area.

Please refer to the individual college advert for specifics surrounding the apprenticeship qualification.

You will need to be available on either Monday 24th (North based applicants) or Wednesday 26th (South based applicants) August 2020 if shortlisted for the Selection Event.


How you apply:

Stage 1: Apply via the national apprenticeship website

Stage 2: Shortlisted by chosen college to attend Selection Event

Stage 3: Attend “A Day in the life of a Women’s Football Development Officer (Apprentice)” Selection Event


College vacancies:


Barnsley College


Bishop Burton College


Chichester College


Hartpury College


Leeds City College


Loughborough College


Merrist Wood (Activate Learning)


NSCG College


RNN Group


Weston College


Wigan-Leigh College


Wolverhampton College