Job Vacancy


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Position: Equal Game Ambassador – Disability Football
Salary: £25ph.
Contract Type: Casual worker
Location: Shropshire Football Association, West Stand, Telford United Football Club, The Bucks Way, Wellington, Telford, TF1 2TU / Field based.
Closing Date:  Friday 31st March 2023, 5pm
Vacancy Type: Casual contract, 50 hours
Interview Date: Tuesday 11th April 2023


Shropshire FA is looking to recruit a casual member of staff to join our Football Participation team.

This is an exciting opportunity to support grassroots football clubs to apply their learnings from the Equal Game Training and build their own Equal Game Action Plan; creating more accessible opportunities for people with a disability.


Shropshire FA is looking for an enthusiastic and experienced individual with a passion for grassroots football to join the team.

The successful candidate will be responsible for supporting grassroots football clubs to apply their learnings from the Equal Game Training and build their own Equal Game Action Plan; creating more accessible opportunities for people with a disability. 


Shropshire FA is committed to equality of opportunity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

To apply, please send a C.V. and covering letter explaining why you would be the best candidate for the role to Isaac Pollard


Should you wish to discuss the role please contact Isaac Pollard, Football Participation Officer (Community and Investment) –


Working hours will predominately be in the evening and weekends


The role is 50 hours, £25 per hour

The closing date for applications is

 Friday 31st March 2023, 5pm


Interviews will take place on Tuesday 11th April 2023

Shropshire FA is committed to safeguarding children and adults at risk.  Due to the nature of this role, the successful candidates may 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 to the nature of the role and information provided.


Job Description and Person Specification


Job title

Disability Football Ambassador

Reports to

Isaac Pollard


Job purpose(s)

Support 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. Support the club to implement this Game Plan to provide more club-based opportunities for disabled people to play, coach and/or volunteer.

Direct reports




Shropshire Football Association, West Stand, AFC Telford United Football Club, The Bucks Way, Wellington, Telford, TF1 2TU

Working hours

50 hours per contract.

Hours of work will vary and may include evenings and weekends

Contract type

Casual Worker



  • Attend the ‘Disability Football Ambassador Training’; scheduled for February 2023.
  • Engage with selected 2 and 3-star England Football Accredited clubs following their completion of the Disability Friendly Club Training, to support in the creation of a bespoke disability game plan which will outline new club-based opportunities for disabled people which may include new playing provisions, coaching opportunities, and/or volunteering roles.
  • Drive engagement at every level of clubs to maximise and sustain these opportunities for disabled people.
  • Support clubs to build and sustain relationships with relevant local partners such as charitable organisations, disability support groups, educational establishments, alongside other key partners to promote the new opportunities.
  • Help clubs access relevant support including funding and coach development opportunities with support from the County FA.
  • To collaborate with County FA staff, national FA staff, disability football coach mentors, external partners, and wider members of the grassroots delivery team workforce.
  • Maintain records of the support being provided to grassroots clubs with the aim of providing clarity on work programmes, development opportunities and sharing of good practice.


Person specification



  • Can demonstrate a history of success in developing disability grassroots football opportunities.
  • Experience of facilitating and engaging with volunteers.
  • Experience of engaging with external partners and stakeholders.


  • Experience of volunteering within a grassroots football club as a Committee Member.
  • Experience of mentoring others.
  • Experience of accessing external funding.

Knowledge, skills, and behaviours


  • Ability to build trust and develop effective working relationships within England Football Accredited Clubs.
  • Ability to deliver practical support sessions to a range of club Volunteers.
  • Understanding of how an England Football Accredited Club operates.
  • An advocate for disability football with an understanding of the challenges and barriers that both players and volunteers can face.
  • Commitment to attend additional training provided as part of this programme.
  • Proficient IT skills in Microsoft Office with experience in organising and leading virtual meetings.
  • Flexible in approach with willingness to work evenings and weekends, as well as travel across the County.


  • Knowledge of The FA’s Gameplan for Disability Football; Football Your Way.
  • Knowledge of the England Football Accreditation Framework.
  • Knowledge of existing support measures available to England Football Accredited Clubs.

Enhanced DBS Check required?


Clean, full driving licence?



The job holder will be expected to understand and work in accordance with the values and behaviours described below:

FA value



Champions and ensures that football is, and will remain, a game for everyone:

  • Openly collaborates with colleagues and partners in the game
  • Provides equal opportunity to people of different backgrounds, experience and perspective
  • Seeks out and embraces new ways of thinking and working.


Motivating of others and aiming to achieve excellence:

  • Seeks to achieve the highest levels of performance at all times.
  • Persistent to achieve a standard that others consider impossible.
  • Challenges others to go further and achieve more.


Embraces new thinking in pursuit of continuous improvement:

  • Identifies the need for, and actions change in direction, practice, policy or procedure.
  • Questions the way things are done and takes informed risks.
  • Continuously seeks to improve efficiency and performance.


Openly and honestly convey information to all:

  • Encourage open communication across the game.
  • Encourages feedback to inspire others.
  • Ensures decision-making rationale is clear and considered so that it is easily understood by others.


Sets the standards across the game:

  • Be open and support one another.
  • Be consistently good in quality or performance.
  • Demonstrate commitment, reliability and accountability in all that you do.



Commercial Manager

If you want to establish a career in the commercial and partnership operations of football, then this is the role for you.

Shropshire County FA is inviting applications for the full-time position of Commercial Manager.You will work with the CEO to evolve and deliver our Commercial Strategy.


 An exciting opportunity to be part of a forward-thinking progressing business.

 To work with key stakeholders within grassroots football and the professional game.

 Access and commitment to personal development and training opportunities.

Shropshire County FA is committed to safeguarding children, young people 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.

A competitive package is available to the right candidate. 

Please apply via e mail to MICK MURPHY  with a CV and covering letter explaining why you would be suitable for this position.

Applicants selected will be contacted by March 31st, 2023. If you have not heard from us by this date, unfortunately you have not been successful on this occasion.


shropshire football


Phone:01743 362769

9am - 5pm

Monday - Friday

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