Durham County FA are seeking a new Facilities and Investment Officer (Part Time) to join our team! 


This is a part-time role with Durham County FA working 3 days per week - working at the Durham County FA Offices, Riverside South, Chester le Street, DH3 3QR,


Role Purpose:

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 significant investment to improve grassroots football facilities 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, Government and the Premier League, have clearly identified their 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 backed the strategy with investment which 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 Facility and Investment Officer to support our current team to deliver investment into 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 have big plans to improve our grass pitches across 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.

Lots of our clubs require support to access grants for small scale projects for improvements, equipment and activities. Using your skills, you will guide them through the maze of opportunities available in the county and nationally.



        The closing date for applications is noon on Tuesday 12th December 2023


        The date for interviews will be Thursday 21st December 2023


        Start date expected Monday 29th January 2024 or sooner

Please return this completed application form and completed equality monitoring form to Kerry.Topping@DurhamFA.com no later than noon on noon on Tuesday 21st December 2023

Applications can also be made by post. 

Application Pack