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Durham County FA are recruiting a part time Facilities Investment Officer.  

There has never been a better time to join Durham County FA and play a leading role in the improvement of grassroots football facilities an investment.

Durham County FA has played an important role in strategically planning, developing and delivering facilities for grassroots football since The FA, The Premier League, Sport England and Government formed the Football Foundation in 2000. To date we have secured £35.5m to improve grassroots football facilities and obtain grants for players, clubs, leagues and other football facility providers in our County.

The National Football Facilities Strategy sets out clearly to improve the following types of facilities:

  • Grass Pitch
  • 3G Football Turf Pitches
  • Changing Rooms and Pavilions
  • Small-sided Spaces.

The FA, Sport England, the Government and the Premier League, have clearly identified the aspirations for football to contribute directly to important government education, social and health agendas. Alongside this, the strategy is clear that traditional, affiliated football remains an important priority and a core component of the game, whilst recognising and supporting the more informal environments used for community and recreational football.

The Government has recently backed the strategy with an additional £172m announced as part of its Comprehensive Spending Review for the next 3 years. This investment represents an opportunity for Durham County FA to drive forward and deliver projects that we have identified in our Local Football Facility Plans on a far greater scale that we have been able to achieve before.

The Role

We are looking for a part time Facility and Investment Officer to support our current team to deliver investment in grassroots football facilities where it is most needed in our county.

We are looking for someone who is passionate about grassroots football facilities, has the ability to help club volunteers to shape their ideas and be in a position to apply for funding to improve their facilities and sustain their clubs.

We wish to improve our grass pitches across the Durham County FA and this role will play a big part delivering this priority ensuring that our clubs and partners are able to access advice, support and funding through the Grass Pitch Improvement Programme.

Closing Date and Interviews

The closing date for applications will be Friday 19th August 2022 with interviews being held on Friday 26th August 2022. Applications should be marked Facilities and Investment Officer and sent to Sophie.hughes@durhamfa.com

Facilities and Investment Officer (Part Time) Application Form - PDF Format

Facilities and Investment Officer (Part Time) Application Form - Word Format

Job Description & Person Specification 

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Equality and Diversity Monitoring Form - Word Format