National Disability Referee Officer (Consultancy Position)

Job Details

Our Organisation

The Football Association (The FA) is the governing body of football in England. We are responsible for promoting and developing the game at all levels; from grass roots through to the professional game, The FA Cup and the England International teams, and has two core assets: Wembley Stadium and St George’s Park.

The Role

The National Disability Referee Officer will ensure that there are sufficient numbers of suitable quality match officials to service the National Blind and Partially Sighted Football Leagues as well as any blind or partially sighted talent and elite pathway matches or events as required by the FA.  They will also act as a point of contact for the Referees’ Co-ordinators of the National CP, Amputee and Powerchair Leagues.

Key Accountabilites

Blind and Partially Sighted Football

  • To appoint the required number of suitable quality match officials to all Blind and Partially Sighted National League matches.
  • To establish and oversee a process of ensuring that the performance of match officials is consistently appropriate.
  • To help develop match officials through providing mentoring support and in-service training.
  • To attend National Blind and Partially Sighted League matches
  • To attend international tournaments and matches held in England in the role of Referee Coordinator
  • To recommend suitable quality referees for appointment to international tournaments and matches
  • To maintain regular contact with the IBSA Football Sub Committee Referee Coordinator
  • To appoint suitable quality referees to the FA Disability Cup Finals
  • To ensure that budget is allocated appropriately
  • To attend meetings (either face to face or via WebEx) as reasonably requested by the National Referee Manager and the National Participation Manager (Disability)
What we are looking for


  • Current or former referee of disability football
  • Experience of delivering referee training
  • Well-developed mentoring and/or coaching skills
  • Thorough understanding of the disability football landscape


  • FA licensed referee tutor
What we can offer you
  • An exciting and challenging opportunity within a changing, dynamic and world-renowned sports organisation.

Please send your CV and a covering letter (maximum one page of A4) to by 9am on Monday 12th August.

The Football Association Group promotes inclusion and diversity, and welcomes applications from everyone. If you have any particular requirements in respect of the recruitment or interview process please mention this in your covering letter.

The FA
Home based
Start Date
Sept 2019
Job type
Vacancy Reference
Contact Details
Added to site
Aug 6th, 2019

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