County Football Association held an Emergency General Meeting on Monday night in
which proposed Articles of Association for 2019 were accepted as well as
noteworthy changes planned for the County FA’s Governance Structure.
structure will see the Chair and Deputy Chair positions elected on 3 year terms
with a maximum of 3x 3 years being permitted within the revised Articles of
Association, which ensures the County FA’s Governance Structure is brought more
in line with the Sport England recommended Code of Governance.
Chair, Deputy Chair and Chief Executive will be joined by six appointed
directors, to form the Board, for which the Association will begin a
recruitment period imminently. The current Directors have been encouraged to
re-apply for roles relating to the strategic direction of the Governing Body;
with areas of focus including Legal, Safeguarding, Youth Football, Adult
Football, Business Management and Marketing / PR.
structure will also see two Board Advisors included, in the form of the current
Norfolk FA Finance Officer and a chosen representative from Norfolk FA’s newly
formed Inclusion Strategy Advisory Group. Directors will also have the ability
to co-opt additional ‘advisors’ on to the Board should a necessary area of
expertise be required to be sourced.
FA believes that these changes present an opportunity for members of the public
and members of Norfolk Football to affect positive change and development in
the local grassroots game.
bid to remain current and modern, as well as transparent, the Association are
looking to promote this opportunity fervently, with the hope of considering
applications from a diverse, varied and thought provoking pool of candidates.
Executive of Norfolk FA, Gavin Lemmon said: "This is a big opportunity for us
as an organisation to take a fresh approach, to be more critical of what we do,
and to really challenge ourselves moving forward. The positive impact of what
we hope will be a modern and vibrant group of individuals will no doubt be
significant in us fulfilling the ambitious aims of our strategy."
Michael Banham also added: "The potential rejuvenation of our Board of
Directors presents itself as a great prospect for anybody with the relevant
credentials to make a real difference to grassroots football in Norfolk."
closing date for applications is 4pm Friday 29 March 2019.
Please see the documents below that are a Role Profile for the position of Non-Executive Director and an application form.