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Job listing closed on 3 May 2024
26 Apr 2024

Women's Talent Pathway Operations Officer

🇬🇧 Barton under Needwood, UK
3+ years exp.

We are excited to be searching for a Women's Talent Pathway Operations Officer, who will provide excellent administration and operational support to the Women's England Talent Pathway Team.

You will develop processes that support the identification and management of a wide and diverse pool of talent to ensure the best quality and quantity of players are available for England Teams.

This position is a fixed term contract that runs until September 2025.

Interviews will be held on Thursday 9th May.

What You'll Do?

  • To deliver key operational and administrative processes for the Women's England Talent Pathway.
  • To provide administration and operational support for all Women's England Talent Pathway events and activities including the FA Future Lionesses GK Centres.
  • To provide business support to five FA Regional Talent Managers and FA Regional TID Coaches.
  • To establish and maintain excellent relationships with key internal and external stakeholders to ensure outstanding delivery of our pathway.
  • To effectively manage the onboarding, retention, and leavers process for the Women's England Talent Pathway Casual workforce.
  • To effectively manage the kit and equipment requests for FA Regional Talent Managers, FA Regional TID Coaches and FA Casual staff using the Warehouse Management system.
  • To effectively manage the Women's England Talent Pathway Payroll process for all FA Casual staff working with the team of Operational Officers to coordinate timely submission of expenses.
  • To support the Women's England Talent Pathway Operations Manager with timely information and data to support the delivery of the Women's England Talent Pathway.
  • To support processes that ensure all Women's England Talent Pathway player and event data is up to date and accurate.
  • To utilise key FA systems to support the co-ordination of Talent Team Meetings including room and accommodation bookings.
  • To provide administration and operational support to any Women's England Talent Pathway activity or programmes as appropriate.
  • To support the ongoing development and implementation of wider Women's Technical strategic priorities.
  • Executes additional tasks as required to meet FA Group's changing priorities.
  • Comply with all company policies and procedures to ensure the highest standards of health, safety and wellbeing can be maintained.
  • As part of The FA's commitment to ensuring a safe environment for everyone in football, every employee will be required to complete a DBS check. The level of the check required will be based on the activity of the specific job role and in line with legislation and government guidance.

What You'll Need?

Essential for the role:

  • Excellent organisational, planning and communication skills.
  • Outstanding ability to prioritise workloads.
  • Experience in establishing and maintaining data collection systems.
  • High-level people development skills and experience.
  • Ability to build positive working relationships.
  • Ability to present information to support player development work.
  • Ability to work as part of a team.
  • Advanced experience of Excel.
  • Advanced Microsoft Office.

Beneficial to have:

  • Knowledge of the women's game.
  • Basic Project Management skills.
  • Basic Analysis skills.

Please note, this role is advertised on a fixed-term basis up until September 2025.

What's in it for you?

We are committed to ensuring everyone can flourish in their roles, in order to achieve this we have unique office spaces under the arch of the iconic Wembley National Stadium, which is the home of English Football. We are also delighted to offer a world-class, Elite Performance Centre, St. George's Park in Staffordshire which is an exceptional setting to develop and inspire high-performing England teams and leaders.

We pride ourselves in offering a competitive salary as well as great opportunities to develop and grow in your role. But that is not all; we also have a range of exciting benefits, some of which can be found below:

  • Access to event day tickets at Wembley Stadium, alongside a host of regular internal events throughout the season encouraging you to connect and learn with your colleagues and look after your mental health and wellbeing.
  • Free, nutritious lunches, at Wembley Stadium and St. George's Park.
  • Free private medical cover.
  • A contributory pension scheme.
  • An additional Thank You days leave, volunteering days as well as 25 days annual leave.
  • A hybrid working model offering greater flexibility.

For more information on what it is like to work at The FA, please visit our FA Careers page,

Our Organisation

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, Adobe FA Women's Championship, and 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.

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.

Your contract with The FA will specify a fixed location of either Wembley Stadium, St. George's Park or our Processing Centre unless the role is advertised as a home-based contract. The contractual location of this role can be found at the top of this advert on our FA vacancy page.

The FA, For All, For You

Our equality, diversity and inclusion strategy forms an integral part of our long-term commitment to using our influence across English football to create a game free from discrimination.

A Game For All outlines three key strategic commitments – Lead the Change, Be the Change, and Inspire the Change – which will ensure tackling discrimination remains a core priority for English football for years to come.

We are a diverse workplace, aspiring to represent football across the country. The Football Association actively promotes inclusion and diversity, encouraging you to be the best version of yourself at work.

We welcome applications from everyone and are proud to be an equal opportunities employer. If you have any particular requirements in respect of the recruitment or interview process, please mention this during your application.

As part of The FA's commitment to ensuring a safe environment for everyone in football, every employee will be required to complete a DBS check. The level of the check required will be based on the activity of the specific job role and in line with legislation and government guidance.