Company Name: Northumberland FA

Job title: Referee Development Officer

Closing date for application: Wednesday 25th September

Salary: £24,400

Hours: 37.5 hours per week

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:

For a discussion about this role, please contact Phil Robinson on 0191 270  0700 or

To apply please send a CV and covering letter with details of your current salary in an email marked ‘Ref: Referee Development Officer ’ to