Vacancy FDO Female Pathway

Vacancy: Football Development Officer (Female Pathway)

Opportunity to help shape the future development and progression of grassroots football in Hertfordshire

Hertfordshire FA have a vacancy for a Football Development Officer (Female Pathway)

You could you be part of the team helping to shape the future development and progression of grassroots football in Hertfordshire

This fantastic opportunity offers the right candidate the chance to join our team and embed our values of Honesty, Efficiency, Respect, Teamwork and Trust, supporting the development of opportunities for Women and Girls across the game.

Our offices are based in Letchworth, at The County Ground, and consist of a new 3G stadia pitch, comfortable office space with onsite Café services. We are also within walking distance of Letchworth Town Centre and train station.

Position: Football Development Officer (Female Pathway)
Contract Type: Permanent
Hours: 35 hours per week
Salary: £25,000-£27,500 (depending on experience)
Based: Hertfordshire FA, Letchworth (with Hybrid working available)

This position reports directly to the Head of Football Development and Investment, supporting delivery of The FA Grassroots Football Strategy, the Hertfordshire FA Operational Plan and working to ensure that Key Performance Indicators are met.

The successful candidate will be involved in supporting the continued growth of female football in Hertfordshire. This will primarily be through supporting England Football Accredited Clubs and Leagues across the county to increase opportunities, whilst also working with colleagues to influence other areas including investment, coaching and refereeing to ensure the local grassroots game offers a safe and inclusive environment for female participants.

It is of high importance the successful candidate communicates clearly, provide excellent customer service and ensures safeguarding is of paramount consideration whilst undertaking all aspects of their role.


Other Benefits Include:

  • Build a career in football with the local governing body of the grassroots game here in Hertfordshire
  • Access to high-quality training, networking and personal development opportunities
  • Opportunities to progress your career across the County FA Network and at The FA
  • Employee Assistance Programme offering support across a wide range of areas
  • Nike staff uniform provided and the opportunity to buy Nike products at a discount
  • Company laptop and mobile phone, access to tickets for events at Wembley Stadium, access to Bright HR discounts programme
  • Flexible and remote working as appropriate, starting with 20 days holiday (plus bank holidays)
  • Complimentary access to the Local Gym and Leisure facilities in partnership with Everyone Active

How to Apply

Please download the job description above for further details of the role. Once you are familiar with our requirements, please submit your application and CV through the link below.


Closing date for applications is midnight on Sunday 2nd June 2024.

Interviews will commence from Monday 10th June 2024 and will take place at The County Ground, Letchworth, Herts, SG6 2EN. If second stage interviews are held, these will take place from Friday 14th June 2024 onwards.

Please be aware that due to volume of applications, we are only able to contact those who are successful in reaching the interview stage.

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 back to us separately. They will be collated only for the purpose of monitoring diversity and will not be used to identify individuals.