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Vacancy: Independent Chair of Inclusion Advisory Group

Could you lead and support an effective, constructive and cohesive Inclusion Advisory Group?

We are looking for a dynamic, self-motivated and proactive individual who wants to make a positive contribution to the governance of grassroots football in Hertfordshire

Hertfordshire FA is developing an Inclusion Advisory Group (IAG) to provide advice and guidance on all equality matters and to provide strategic oversight of the delivery of a local county-wide inclusion plan.

We would like our members to consist of passionate individuals from a variety of backgrounds, experiences and perspectives to help guide and drive our work.

We are currently looking to recruit an Independent Chair who will lead the IAG to support our organisation. The successful person will have significant knowledge and experience of operating at a strategic level in either the Public or Private Sector and equally bring a breadth and depth of knowledge or experience in equality matters.

Role Purpose

  • To lead and support an effective, constructive and cohesive Inclusion Advisory Group
  • To assist the IAG Members and the Hertfordshire FA Football Development team to plan, lead and develop a strategic vision for inclusion in football within Hertfordshire
  • To lead and support an effective, constructive and cohesive Inclusion Advisory Group

Recruitment for the voluntary role will be based on both the technical ability to fulfil the role and also key behavioural competencies and our organisational values of Honesty, Efficiency, Respect, Teamwork, Trust and Honesty.

The FA announced a new three-year equality, diversity and inclusion plan called ‘In Pursuit of Progress’ in August 2018. This forms part of our commitment to ensure the diversity of those leading and governing football better reflects what we see on the pitch in the modern game today.

To learn more about this plan, you can download a copy here.

Application process

For further information about the role and to apply, please download and complete the application pack via the link below.

The date for applications will close at 5pm on Friday 29th March 2019.

Download the Application Pack 

The interviews will take place week commencing Monday 8th April 2019 and will be held at Hertfordshire FA Headquarters.

We can be flexible with interview times where required.

Equality and diversity monitoring

We would appreciate if you could complete Hertfordshire FA’s Diversity Monitoring Form along with your application. Completion of this form is entirely optional, however it does provide the Association with the opportunity to track the breadth and depth of the applications from different parts of the community.

This should be filled in anonymously and sent in separately. They will be collated separately so we can monitor diversity and will not be used to identify individuals.