Match Officials Manager
The FAW is looking to recruit a Match Officials Manager who will lead all functions of refereeing at National Level in Wales including the delivery of all related strategic objectives, the training and development of Referees at elite level, overseeing the referee appointments for the National Leagues and National Cups along with the Match Officials Coordinator and to manage the day to day function of refereeing for the Association.
The FAW are members of the UEFA Referee Convention and must continue to meet all of its requirements. The successful candidate will be responsible for ensuring compliance of the UEFA Referee Convention and tasked with developing new ideas to further establish the FAW’s commitment to the project.
In Service Training and Education (ISTE) of referees and assessors are key elements of the job and the successful candidate will be responsible for organising and delivering at ISTE sessions in accordance with the UEFA Referee Convention.
The Match Officials Manager will also work closely with the Match Officials Recruitment and Retention Executive to develop innovative ways to develop recruitment and retention and increase the number of registered referees in Wales. The successful candidate will also be responsible for ensuring that the referee educators are suitably trained to the FAW standards.
The job description giving full details can be downloaded here.
The Football Association of Wales (FAW)
The Football Association of Wales (FAW) is the governing body of football in Wales and is responsible for promoting and developing the game at all levels from grass roots through to the professional game, including the Welsh Premier League and all International Teams. Founded in 1876 the FAW is the third oldest Association in the World, founder members of FIFA and UEFA, and together with the other British Associations is one of the Board Members of the International Football Association Board (IFAB).
The FAW is governed by a Board of Directors made up of an Independent Chair, the CEO, two Independent Non-Executives, the four Officers of the FAW and three elected Members. The FAW Board is responsible to the Shareholders of the FAW called the FAW Council. The Council is made up of elected and nominated representatives from Welsh Football. The FAW Council, with the FAW Executive, manages football related activities through a series of committees. The CEO has the responsibility to manage the business and all staff employed by the FAW.
The FAW is a Limited Company responsible for the development of football in Wales. With over 100 full time staff and operating in over 50 countries, it has doubled group turnover in the past 5 years to £20m per annum. Its main sources of income are through FIFA, UEFA, grants, sponsorship and TV revenue. The FAW was responsible for bringing the UEFA Champions League final 2017 to Wales; it was then largest sports event in the world in 2017, staged in the smallest city, hosted by the smallest Association and the smallest country since the competition’s creation.
The Football Association of Wales strives to become a leading employer that reflects the communities of Wales while creating an inclusive, diverse and supportive workplace for all employees. As an equal opportunities employer, we welcome applications women and individuals who identify as LGBTQ+, Black, Asian, and Mixed-Heritage backgrounds.
Further to this the FAW are actively seeking to increase diversity within our workforce and have established a guaranteed interview scheme. We are committed to ensuring we recruit the best people on the objective basis of their skills, ability and experience. We value the benefits of diversity at work and understand that diversity of perspective and experience can encourage respectful creativity, foster innovation and create opportunities for all.
Guaranteed Interview Scheme Application
We may offer a guaranteed interview to eligible applicants who wish to opt-in to this scheme.
To be eligible to apply via the Guaranteed Interview Scheme, you must either:
- Consider yourself to have a disability that substantially affects your ability to do normal daily activities,
- Be from/part of an ethnic group who do not identify as White British/English/Welsh/Scottish/ Northern Irish.
To be guaranteed an interview under the scheme in your application you need to demonstrate that you meet the minimum qualifying criteria for the vacancy.
An application under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme is optional, therefore we require you to confirm you are eligible to apply and to confirm that you wish to opt into the scheme, by completing the application form found below, this form also provides further information on the scheme. You will then need to email the completed form to firstname.lastname@example.org once you have submitted your application.
The principles of fair and open competition will apply, and appointments will be made on merit.
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check
This role, due to its nature, duties, and responsibilities, will be subject to the successful applicant undergoing a check by the DBS.
Application Process Timeline
- Deadline for applicants is on Sunday, 8th October 2023. Applications received after this date will not be considered.
- If the FAW receive a high number of applications, we reserve the right to close the role early.
- All applicants must have the right to work in the UK.
- Applications must be supported by a letter detailing why the applicant is suitable for the role including salary expectations, and be accompanied with a current CV. Please also complete the equality & diversity monitoring form here.
- If you have any questions ahead of applying, please email email@example.com.