National Football Development Manager

  • Employer Association of Colleges - Sport
  • Town / City National (Homebased)
  • Job Type Full-time
  • Salary Competitive
  • Closing Date 31/07/2019
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An exceptional opportunity has arisen to join AoC Sport as the National Football Development Manager. The position is presented in partnership with the Football Association (FA).

In this role you will lead AoC Sport’s football development team to develop and enhance football and futsal participation in colleges and across FE communities.  Working through 210 member colleges and influencing up to ¾ million students, your mission will be to get more students active in line with the strategies of AoC Sport and The FA. The role will require strong leadership, negotiation and influencing skills, as you navigate the complex landscape of post-16 football.

Reporting to the Managing Director, you will be a key player in AoC Sport’s management team, ensuring that football development plays a major role in delivering AoC Sport’s vision of ‘every student active’.  You will also be working closely with senior colleagues in The FA and in the Association of Colleges to influence wider changes in sport and further education.

The successful applicant is also likely to be AoC Sport’s representative on The FA Council.  This will require the postholder to have strong networking, influencing and political skills, ensuring that the voice of further education is heard at the highest levels in The FA.

To be successful in this role you will need a passion for football and its growth, as well as the development of young people. You will be a leader and manager with experience of football/sport development and the ability to manage projects, people and budgets on a national scale. You will have the ability to work independently and under your own initiative; you will also be effective in leading a team, generating ideas and inspiring others to do so. Effective interpersonal skills, excellent verbal, written and presentation skills are essential for this role. Additionally, you will have a flexible approach to your work with a positive, outcome-focused approach to problem solving.

This role will involve some travel across England to support the coordination and delivery of events or meetings with the occasional overnight stay.

Hours: 37.5hrs per week (full time)

Salary: £36,600

Further information regarding the role can be found by on the job description by clicking here.

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If you have any questions about this role, please feel free to contact  Marcus Kingwell, Managing Director – AoC Sport via email:


To apply, please send us your current CV along with a cover letter detailing your key skills, knowledge and experience relevant to the role along with a completed equalities monitoring form (click here to access the form) to Please be aware that your Equalities Monitoring Form will be separated from your application and will not be considered by the shortlisting panel.

Please note that all applicants must have the right to work in the UK to be considered for this role and will be expected to provide proof of this if invited for interview.

Your completed application must be submitted and received by 23:59 on 31 July 2019.

Interviews are provisionally scheduled for the week commencing 12th August.

AoC is an Equal Opportunities employer and an Investor in Diversity.

**Thank you for your interest in working for AoC**

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