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Vacancy: Head of Facilities & Investment

Want to join a great team at Lancashire FA?

Lancashire FA is looking to recruit to the newly created position of Head of Facilities and Investment.

At a time of significant change within the Association and the importance that high quality facilities play in the game there is no better time to be part of this change. We are looking for a highly energetic individual that can develop high level partnerships to ensure the maximum return on investment and an individual that will put facilities at the heart of football across Lancashire and strive for continued improvement in the facilities stock.

 

Position: (full-time 35 hours)
Employer: Lancashire Football Association Limited 
Responsible to: Chief Executive Officer
 
Salary: £30,000 - £35,000 per annum plus employer benefits

Key responsibilities are:- 
Project Delivery

  • Provide a strategic plan for football partnerships, effectively engaging leagues, clubs, local authorities, responsibility for facilities development, and delivery of the facilities improvement plan
  • Use national and local insight to develop and deliver programmes and services to meet customers expectations and develop high level partnerships across Lancashire.
  • Support the production of strategies, operational and project plans and monitor and evaluate all programmes and report progress to CEO, Board, The FA and other partners
  • Drive the delivery of x19 Local Football Facility Plans (LFFP’s) in conjunction with the FA’s National Football Facilities strategy
  • Contribute to the development of Local Authority Playing Pitch Strategies
  • Work with the Football Foundation (FF) and The FA to ensure all projects are monitored and evaluated and agreed actions are carried out effectively
  • Execute additional tasks as required in order to meet CFA’s changing priorities
  • Ensure compliance with CFA’s health and safety policies
  • Ensure that the CFA effectively implement and maintain the FA’s Safeguarding Operating Standard within Football.
  • An understanding and awareness of generic Equality law and of good practice within sports equality
  • Provide support to deliver an agreed portfolio of priority facility investment projects that meet National Football Facility Strategy (NFFS) investment priorities.This will include: 3G Football Turf Pitches (FTPs), changing room pavilions and clubhouses, improve grass pitches (Pitch Improvement Programme - PIP) and small-sided facilities
  • Ensure that all facility projects that have received investment deliver against FA football development priorities and the NFFS measurement framework

 

         Planning and Protection

  • Work closely with the Football Foundation Engagement Manager and external consultants to determine key priorities for facility investment based upon accurate and robust affiliation data and evidence.This will include supporting Local Football Facility Plans, Playing Pitch Strategies and the protection of playing fields

    Technical

    Promote awareness and adherence to FA technical facility standards

    Other

  • Communicate and build strong relationships internally and externally to build strategic partnerships and offer support services to stakeholders (e.g. local authorities, leagues, clubs)
  • Executes additional tasks as required in order to meet CFA’s changing priorities.
  • Ensure compliance with CFA’s health and safety policies
  • Ensure that the CFA effectively implement and maintain the FA’s Safeguarding Operating Standard within Football.
  • An understanding and awareness of generic Equality law and of good practice within sports equality

 

What can we offer?

  • An exciting opportunity to join a forward thinking and changing, progressive business.
  • An exciting opportunity to work with key stakeholders within the grassroots and professional game.
  • A commitment to empowered and supportive personal development.
  • A great team environment and the opportunity for further development
  • A Group Life Pension Scheme.
  • Ability to work flexibly, both in hours and location.

 

To apply please complete the below application form.

The closing date for applications is 12 noon on Thursday 1st November 2018.

Due to the volume of applications we receive, if you do not hear from us within 5 days of the closing date, please assume that your application has not been successful. Unfortunately we are unable to provide feedback to applicants at application stage.

Lancashire FA are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

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