Opportunity at Manchester FA
Job Title: Equal Game Ambassador – Disability Football
Location: Greater Manchester
Closing Date: Wednesday 17th May 2023, 5pm
Vacancy Type: Casual Contract. 50 hours per contract.
Roles Available: 1
We are the home of grassroots football in Greater Manchester and we are committed to providing football FOR ALL.
A passionate, inspiring and professional organisation, Manchester FA is the home of grassroots football across Greater Manchester.
We are the guardian of the national game in Greater Manchester. We are responsible for efficiently governing and developing the local game and strive to positively influence participation for all in football regardless of age, ability, sex, sexual orientation, race, religion and socio-economic status. Often described as grassroots football, participation in the non-professional game continues to thrive in our city which is steeped in football tradition and history across all levels of the game.
These are exciting times for Manchester FA following successfully being a Host City for UEFA EURO 2022, we have seen a rise in demand for Women & Girls football across Greater Manchester and we are planning to grow our opportunities further in the next 12 months. The successful candidate for this role will be instrumental in helping the County FA to deliver this.
Manchester FA is committed to safeguarding children and adults at risk. Due to the nature of this role, the successful candidate will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check through The FA DBS process. The possession of a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an applicant from obtaining this post, as all cases are judged individually according the nature of the role and the information provided.
Manchester FA is looking for an enthusiastic and experienced individual with a passion for grassroots football to join the team. The successful candidate will be responsible for support grassroots football clubs to apply their learnings from the Equal Game Training and build their own Equal Game Action Plan; creating more accessible opportunities for all disabilities.
-Engage with selected 2 and 3-star England Football Accredited clubs following their completionof the Disability Friendly Club Training, to support in the creation of a bespoke disability gameplan which will outline new club-based opportunities for disabled people which may include newplaying provisions, coaching opportunities, and/or volunteering roles.
-Drive engagement at every level of clubs to maximise and sustain these opportunities fordisabled people.
-Support clubs to build and sustain relationships with relevant local partners such as charitableorganisations, disability support groups, educational establishments, alongside other keypartners to promote the new opportunities.
-Help clubs access relevant support including funding and coach development opportunities withsupport from the County FA.
What we can offer
- Access to high-quality training, networking and personal development opportunities.
- A varied and exciting working life, where you’ll learn about all aspects of grassroots football.
- Other benefits.
Equality and Diversity
Manchester FA promotes inclusion and diversity and welcomes applications from everyone. If you have any requirements in relation to the recruitment or interview process, please include details on the application form.
About the application and selection process
Complete the Application Form and Equality and Diversity Monitoring Form and return to Emily Owens (Support@ManchesterFA.com) no later than 5pm on Wednesday 17th May 2023. Applications received after deadline will only be considered in exceptional circumstances e.g. proof of posting indicates undue delay through no fault of the applicant.
Receipt of applications will not be acknowledged.
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