Company Name: Special Olympics GB

Job title: Chief Operating Officer

Job description:

An exciting opportunity has arisen to undertake a key role as Referee Development Officer for Northumberland FA. We are requesting applications from suitably qualified and experienced individuals with a desire to deliver excellence to join our organisation.

Key responsibilities will be:

  • To develop and implement effective recruitment strategies for referees delivering best practise at all times.

  • To lead and develop effective retention strategies and decrease the number of referees leaving the game

  • To increase the activity of the current referees and ensure Referees coverage in all Leagues is maximised working towards 100% coverage

  • To provide a range of development opportunities for the referee workforce including; training and development, mentoring, seminars and on-line learning opportunities

  • To enhance the current referees academy

  • To implement successful use of the Whole Game System for Match Officials affiliation and reporting

  • To deliver the referee inclusion targets in the County Business/Operational Plan

  • To develop a system of identifying talented referees and to support and develop Referee Academies and other such schemes

  • To assist in the development of all Assessors, Instructors, Mentors and other volunteers involved in supporting referees

  • To lead in supporting referees, leagues and clubs in promoting and delivering the FA Respect programme

  • To offer alternative environments for officials to operate (i.e. Small Sided, Futsal etc.)

  • Contribute to the CFAs delivery of an effective safeguarding plan, including the Safeguarding Operating Standard

More information and how to apply:

If you would like further details of this role, including salary and the contracted weekly hours, please email recruitment@sogb.org.uk to request a job description. Please ensure you write the title of the job in the subject title.