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Disability Football Ambassador

1 week ago

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Job Description

Job purpose(s): Launch, grow and sustain a new recreational cerebral palsy football session. Additionally, support grassroots football clubs to apply their learnings from the Disability Training for Clubs to create their own Disability Football Game Plan; creating more accessible opportunities for disabled people to participate in football.

Direct reports: N/A

Location: Remote - London and Home Counties

Working hours: 50 hours contract. Hours of work will vary and may include evenings and weekends.

Contract type: Casual Worker


· Attend the ‘Disability Training for Clubs: Journey to Inclusion - CFA Pilot’; scheduled on 6 November (online).
· Launch, grow and sustain a recreational impairment-specific football session for adults with cerebral palsy in North-East London, that commences in January 2024.
· Engage with selected England Football Accredited clubs following their completion of the Disability Training for Clubs, to support in the creation of a bespoke disability game plan which will outline new club-based opportunities for disabled people which may include new playing provisions, coaching opportunities and/or volunteering roles.
· Drive engagement at every level of the clubs to maximise and sustain these opportunities for disabled people.
· Support clubs to build and sustain relationships with relevant local partners such as charitable organisations, disability support groups, educational establishments, alongside other key partners to promote the new opportunities.
· Help clubs access relevant support including funding and coach development opportunities with support from the County FA.
· To collaborate with County FA staff, national FA staff, disability football coach mentors, external partners, and wider members of the grassroots delivery team workforce.
· Maintain records of the support being provided to grassroots clubs with the aim of providing clarity on work programmes, development opportunities and sharing of good practice.
· Contribute to ensuring that safeguarding and equality are embedded throughout the Amateur Football Alliance and grassroots football.

Person specification

Experience - Essential
· Can demonstrate success in developing disability grassroots football opportunities and/or an experienced sports development professional.
· Experience of facilitating and engaging with volunteers and external stakeholders.

Experience - Desirable

· Experience of volunteering within a grassroots football club as a committee member.
· Experience of mentoring others.
· Experience of accessing external funding.
· Experience of coaching disability football.

Knowledge, skills and behaviours - Essential

· Ability to build trust and develop effective working relationships.
· Ability to deliver practical support sessions to a range of volunteers.
· Understanding of how grassroots clubs can operate.
· An advocate for disability football with an understanding of the challenges and barriers that both players and volunteers can face.
· Commitment to attend additional training provided as part of this programme.
· Proficient IT skills in Microsoft Office with experience in organising and leading virtual meetings.
· Outstanding communication and presentation skills, alongside exceptional customer service.
· Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
· Excellent time management and prioritisation skills.
· Flexible in approach with willingness to work evenings and weekends, as well as travel across the County.

Knowledge, skills and behaviours - Desirable

· Knowledge of The FA’s Game Plan for Disability Football: Football Your Way.
· Knowledge of the England Football Accreditation framework and the existing support and resources available to Accredited clubs.
· Knowledge of The FA's technology systems, particularly the Events platform

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