Disability Football Ambassador Vacancy

Surrey FA is looking for individuals to help create more accessible opportunities for all.


The successful candidates will be responsible for supporting grassroots disability football across Surrey. 

Surrey FA is looking for an enthusiastic and experienced individual(s) with a passion for grassroots disability football to join the team. The successful candidate will be responsible for driving 2 and 3-star England Accredited Clubs to apply the key learnings from the Disability Club Training to create their own Disability Football Game Plan. Supporting the club to implement this Game Plan to provide more club-based opportunities for disabled people to play, coach and/or volunteer.

Job Title: Disability Football Ambassador
Location: Remote working / Office – Dorking, Surrey
Salary: £25ph. 
Closing Date: Friday 27th of January 2023
Interview Date: TBC
Vacancy Type: Casual Contract. 50 hours per contract. 
Roles Available:
Mandatory dates to be available for training: 24th of February

Successful candidates must be available to attend mandatory training on Friday 24th February. 

Surrey FA is committed to safeguarding children and adults at risk. Due to the nature of this role, the successful candidate will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check through The FA DBS process. The possession of a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an applicant from obtaining this post, as all cases are judged individually according the nature of the role and the information provided.

Key Accountabilities
Attend the ‘Disability Football Ambassador Training’; scheduled for February 2023
Signpost and help clubs access relevant support
Support clubs to build and sustain relationships with relevant local partners
Collaborate with County FA staff, national FA staff, and other grassroots football stakeholders
Maintain records of the support being provided to grassroots club

What we are looking for
Someone with a demonstrated history and understanding of the grassroots football network, and the ability to build trust and develop effective working relationships with Club Committees. They will need to be an advocate for disability football with an understanding of the challenges and barriers that both players parents and volunteers can face.

What we can offer
Access to high-quality training, networking, and personal development opportunities
A varied and exciting working life, where you’ll learn about all aspects of grassroots football
Holiday entitlement
Other benefits

Equality and Diversity
Surrey FA promotes inclusion and diversity and welcomes applications from everyone. If you have any requirements in relation to the recruitment or interview process, please include details on the application form.

About the application and selection process
Complete the Application Form and Equality and Diversity Monitoring Form and return to Anne-Marie Cliffe at anne-marie.cliffe@surreyfa.com, no later than 5pm on Friday the 27th of January. Applications received after deadline will only be considered in exceptional circumstances e.g. proof of posting indicates undue delay through no fault of the applicant.
Receipt of applications will not be acknowledged.
Shortlisted applicants will be contacted by the 3rd of February to arrange a mutually convenient interview time.
Interviews will be taking place on teams during the week commencing the 6th of February 
If required, second interviews may be held in order to determine the most suitable candidate for the role. 

Application Documents
Job Description and Person Specification
Application Form
Equality and Diversity Monitoring Form

If you have any questions about the role, please contact Eve Roberts at eve.roberts@surreyfa.com for an informal discussion.