Vacancy: Join the team as a Football Development Activator/Coach

Dorset County Football Association - vacancy for a Football Development Activator/Coach

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the team at Dorset County Football Association as a Football Development Activator/Coach.


£17,000 per annum

We are looking to employ a self-motivated individual with a 'can do' attitude who wants to make a positive contribution to grassroots football in Dorset, specifically disability, female and Futsal participation. The successful applicant will lead the planning and delivery of high quality coaching sessions across Dorset. They will be employed on a 35 hour a week contract and spend approximately 20 hours a week coaching with the remainder of the time planning and designing sessions, completing administration tasks and associated travel across the county.

The successful applicant will be responsible for organising and promoting the sessions, as well as the completion of all related administration tasks and liaising with the various internal and external stakeholders. The applicant must be able to demonstrate within their application the ability to meet the essential skills in the Role Profile.

Please note that this is a Fixed Term 12 month contract in accordance with FA Funding.

The successful applicant will be based at the DCFA Offices, Blandford Close, Hamworthy, Poole, BH15 4BF. Please note that normal working hours are 8.30am – 4.30pm Monday to Friday but this role will require travel throughout the county and regular evening and weekend work.


For further information on the role please contact Justine Mosley (County Development Manager) via email at:

To apply, please send a CV and covering letter marked “Private & Confidential” explaining why you are the best candidate for the role to: or by post FAO Justine Mosley, Dorset County FA, Blandford Close, Hamworthy, Poole, Dorset, BH15 4BF.

Closing date for applications is 4.00pm, Monday 10th September 2018.

Interviews scheduled to take place the week of Monday 17th September. Please note interviews will include a practical element and may be held in the evening.

Please see the role description and profile below, which includes principal accountabilities and responsibilities as well as essential and desirable criteria for all applicants.

Role Description/Profile


Dorset County Football Association acknowledges the duty of care to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people. We are committed to ensuring safeguarding practice reflects statutory responsibilities, government guidance and complies with best practice. As this role may involve direct access to young persons under the age of eighteen, within the context of the job or any subsequently related activities or responsibilities, the successful candidate will undergo a thorough screening process, which will include a Criminal Records Check, to ensure their suitability for the role.
Dorset FA is committed to equality of opportunity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

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