Job Title : Football Development Officer
The purpose of the Football Development Officer role is to build capacity, support club development, improve infrastructure and increase participation in football across all ages and abilities within the West Lothian area.
Within the role you will promote participation in football at all levels in line with Scottish FA National Strategy linking with local and regional plans. The Football Development Officer will link with all relevant stakeholders in managing the implementation of Grassroots initiatives and to make sure they are fully supported through the provision of appropriate Scottish FA Coach Education.
We are looking for a dynamic, well organised and experienced sports development professional with excellent communication skills to develop football in West Lothian.
The postholder (who must also hold a UEFA B Licence and Scottish FA Children’s Award OR Scottish FA Advanced Children’s Licence and C Licence) needs to possess the ability to work across a range of programmes from 'Mini Kickers' and the lower Primary through to Performance programmes. Building relationships with clubs particularly around the development of club based soccer schools, girls/women’s initiatives and the 'football for life' agenda is a key priority in the foreseeable future.
This post is funded in partnership with West Lothian Leisure, Scottish FA, West Lothian Council and West Lothian Youth Foundation and is for a 12 month duration with the potential to be extended.
Location : Based between Xcite Head Office and West Lothian Youth Foundation
Hours per week : 36 hours per week, to be arranged based on the needs of the business
Job Code : FDO001
Annual salary : £24,866
Closing date : All applications must be received by Wednesday 21st August 2019