The Football Association [The FA] is the not-for-profit governing body of football in England. It is responsible for promoting and developing every level of the game, from grassroots through to the professional game, and generates significant revenue to support investment into English football each year.

The FA oversees England international teams across men's, women's, youth and disability football, as well as running the National League System and FA Competitions including the Emirates FA Cup, Barclays FA Women's Super League, FA Women's Championship, and Vitality Women's FA Cup, and the world-class facilities of Wembley Stadium and St. George's Park, all with a purpose to Unite the Game and Inspire the Nation.

The Role

To provide appropriate administrative assistance support to The FA Judicial process relating to “professional & non-league football discipline & regulation, safeguarding review panels (SRP) and county/league appeals” (collectively “Judicial Services remit”).

We currently plan to hold interviews at Wembley Stadium on the 24th and 27th March 2023.

Key Accountabilities

  • Provide administrative support on disciplinary/safeguarding/appeal procedures & tasks.

  • Reviewing video and written evidence in support of Clubs' wrongful dismissal claims to ensure regulation compliant.

  • Monitor and coordinate communications received, whilst providing assistance in the day-to-day workings of the Judicial Services department.

  • Draft communications for the attention of the Judicial Panel Chairman, as appropriate.

  • Contact the FA Communications department concerning matters in the Judicial Services remit.

  • As needed, acting as Secretary for any Panels applicable to the Judicial Services remit.

  • Assist in the production of educational content to be delivered by the Judicial Services department.

  • Assist in maintaining timetables for the Judicial Services remit.

  • Monitor and coordinate departmental email inboxes and post.

  • Maintain written reasons library and log of same when necessary.

  • To assist with the administration fees and fines invoicing process.

  • Ensure invoices and purchase orders are processed in a timely fashion.

  • Assist with the production of a weekly department status report

  • To assist with the production of content for various communication platforms.

  • To perform ad-hoc administration tasks for the Judicial Services department and provide cover where necessary for other members of the Judicial Services team

  • Execute additional tasks as required in order to meet FA Group changing priorities.

What we are looking for



  • An understanding of the football pyramid

  • Knowledge of Disciplinary/Appeal Procedures & Safeguarding principles


  • Experience of working within sports administration &/or a regulatory or enforcement environment.

  • Experience of building relationships and working with multiple stakeholders, both internally and externally

Technical Skills

  • MS Office experience

  • Excellent customer service skills

  • Interpersonal skills

  • Good Organisational skills

  • Excellent attention to detail

  • Ability to prioritise workload and deliver a high standard of work whilst meeting deadlines


  • A general understanding of The FA & CFA Rules and the IFAB Laws of the Game

  • Knowledge of the NLS and County FA structure


  • Previous work in an office based environment

  • Experience of County FA operations

Technical Skills

  • Experience of content production for publication

What we can offer you

  • An exciting and challenging role within a changing, dynamic and world-renowned sports organisation.

  • Attractive benefits and a competitive salary.

Please be aware that unless you are on a homebased contract, your contract with The FA will specify a fixed location of either Wembley Stadium, St. George's Park or our Processing Centre.

We currently work within a hybrid working model whereby the expectation is to work from your contractual location for part of the week, and as and when required by the team. The remaining days can be worked remotely. We will continue to monitor this model and it may be adjusted in future if deemed necessary.

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 application.