Head of FA Education, Burton upon Trent

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The Football Association LimitedBurton upon Trent

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Permanent


To develop the world’s best sporting class education system and contribute to winning World Cups in 2022 and 2023.

To deliver against this inspiring goal we are changing how we work, reallocating resources and investing heavily to create a team of exceptional people capable of developing and delivering first class education at our world-class training facilities at St George’s Park in Staffordshire.

This is a unique and exciting time to join The FA and the FA Education Team will be integral to the organisation achieving its goals.


As a member of the Technical Division’s leadership team, the Head of FA Education operates within a complex national organisation, responsible for delivering multiple education programmes to volunteers and professionals across grassroots and elite football.

The post holder will be responsible for setting the strategic direction and aspirations of FA Education, with a priority focus on ensuring that The FA becomes a world class coach educator.

FA Education also addresses the needs of research and sports science through successful collaboration with academic and sport organisations, and maximises business opportunities both at home and internationally. The FA ultimately aims to be the global hub of football research, creating new value for the organisation, and English football.


The successful candidate will demonstrate strong leadership skills, a track record of operational delivery across a complex organisation and a passion for education, learning and development.

Candidates will have a commercial mindset, credibility at executive team level and the ability to engage and inspire stakeholders, staff and volunteers.

No prior football experience is required although a commitment to sport as a vehicle for social inclusion and diversity.


The FA has engaged the services of Odgers Berndtson and applications are invited at the earliest opportunity but no later than Friday 19th January 2018.

For further information on this role, including details of how to apply, please visit www.odgers.com/62991

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 covering letter.

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Address: St George's Park, Newborough Road, Needwood, Burton-Upon-Trent, Staffordshire, DE13 9PD, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1283 576203