Referee Promotion Scheme Coordinator

The Promotion Scheme Coordinator is a crucial role in supporting Surrey FA to deliver the promotion scheme.


Surrey FA is committed to increasing diversity and maintaining an inclusive workplace culture. We welcome applications from all candidates regardless of their ethnicity, race, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status or whether they have a disability.

The Promotion Scheme Coordinator is a crucial role in supporting Surrey FA to deliver the promotion scheme and assist in allocating Observers to the relevant Referee.  You will be expected to communicate effectively with all Observers and officials to ensure the required number of observations are completed in a timely manner and allow Referees the best chance to meet the criteria for promotion.  


The promotion scheme is currently separated into categories based on the level that Referees are applying for, with specific support required for Referees moving from levels 6-5 and 5-4.


For a specific review of the requirements for the role please review the accompanying role description and person specification.  



All members of Surrey FA’s Referee Workforce (Observers, Developers, Mentors & Coaches) must undertake a mandatory two-hour Surrey FA safeguarding briefing prior to beginning their roles – this is on top of the required FA Safeguarding training as outlined in the person specification.

Safeguarding briefings are planned for the following dates (pick one date):

Monday 6 September or Wednesday 15 September (18:30 – 20:30).  


As a voluntary role you are not obliged to complete a set number of hours each week, but will be expected to commit enough time as required to cover each weeks appointments.

Training & Development

All members of Surrey FA’s Referee Workforce are expected to undertake regular professional development each season, whether through the FA, Surrey FA and/or Referee Association workshops.


The position is voluntary with expenses paid where required (attendance at meetings and/or events needed to complete the role).

Term of role

The Promotion Coordinator will hold the position for a period of one season, reviewed at the end of each season.


This role is homebased but may from time to time require attendance at meetings and/or training at Surrey FA’s Meadowbank HQ and/or online as required.



Surrey FA is the governing body for football across Surrey. We represent more than 61,000 players, across 631 affiliated clubs, 3632 teams,17 leagues, 2601 coaches and over 1200 referees. SFA is a company limited by guarantee and a charity registered with the Charity Commission. We have 28 staff and a turnover of £1.3m.

SFA also operate the £8m Meadowbank Football Ground, the 3,000-capacity stadium with a FIFA Quality Pro 3G pitch. It is home to National League South side Dorking Wanderers FC as well as serving as a dedicated community venue for grassroots football. The facility is used to host our County Cup finals.

Surrey FA’s Board is made up of 12 Directors, supported by Committees and Working Groups to provide specialist experience and expertise to the Board and Executive team.

Surrey FA’s vision is simple; creating football opportunities for all. This is both representative of our passion for people to get involved, but also for our commitment to equality.

There are three key principles and values that guide Surrey FA in achieving our vision which is evident in everything that we do.


  • Excellence
  • Inclusion
  • Innovation


To apply for the role, please send a copy of your C.V. in addition to a one-page expression of interest statement to Brent Pettit outlining why you believe yourself to be suitable for the role and how your skills and experience would positively impact Referee development in Surrey.

The deadline for applications is 17:00 on Friday 3rd September.

Interviews will be conducted during the week commencing 6th September.

If you would like an informal discussion about the role, please contact:

Brent Pettit, Referee Development Officer

07943 848 185