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Work in a role where you can make a real difference to people’s lives through football.



Work in a role where you can make a real difference to people’s lives through football.

Norfolk County FA is the not-for-profit, governing body of football in Norfolk. Founded in 1881, it governs, regulates and develops grassroots football across the County, sitting under the umbrella of The FA.

We are proud of our positive culture, innovation, and one team ethos as a workforce. Every member of staff has a part to play in the development of #NorfolkFootball, and together we can change lives within the local communities around the County.

An exciting opportunity has become available for a driven and innovative individual with a passion for driving disability participation, to join the football development team on a part-time basis.

Our new Football Development Officer (Disability) will be responsible for:

  • Strategically co-ordinating disability football provision across Norfolk grassroots football and the local area.
  • Influencing and supporting the growth and retention of disability football both through affiliated and recreational provision.
  • Supporting and promoting the opportunities within the FA Para Talent Pathway
  • Supporting the development of disability football including coaches, referees, volunteers and young leaders
  • Contributing to the effective implementation of The FA’s Safeguarding Operating Standard.

The successful individual will have experience handling and developing projects with an ability to influence and negotiate with external stakeholders. We are looking for somebody who thrives in a team environment and can work toward departmental targets, as well as having the initiative and discipline to work independently.

Do you have what it takes to make a difference and play your part in changing lives through the power of grassroots football? If so, we’d welcome your application.

Please find below the job pack for this position, as well as links to the online application form, and an anonymous Equality and Diversity monitoring form.

Applications must be submitted using the links below no later than 5pm on Wednesday 22nd March. A separate covering letter and CV should be emailed to Rachel.Cossey@NorfolkFA.com at the time of your form submission.

Interviews for the position will take place in person at The FDC (NR5 9ED) on Wednesday 5th April.

Those candidates selected for interview will be notified, via email, on Friday 24th March 2023. Should you not receive any correspondence from us by this date this means that unfortunately you have not been selected for interview.

If you have any questions or queries regarding the roles, please contact Rachel Cossey, Football Development Manager via Rachel.Cossey@NorfolkFA.com.


Norfolk County Football Association embraces the diversity of Norfolk Football and promotes equal opportunities for all. We welcome applications from all candidates regardless of age, race, disability, gender reassignment, pregnancy and maternity, sexual orientation, marriage and civil partnership, sex and religion or belief.

Norfolk County 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 to the nature of the role and information provided.

online application form

Equality and Diversity monitoring form