Conceptual image of the artificial pitches at Middlesex FA's Rectory Park site

Head of Participation and Development

Middlesex FA has an exciting opportunity available to the right candidate to join the team at Rectory Park as the Association’s Head of Participation and Development.

Hours per week: Full Time (35 Hours per week)
Starting Salary: £35k per annum 
Location: Middlesex FA Offices with regular travel across the County 
Reports to: Chief Executive

Role purpose: 

Effectively lead the day to day delivery of the Middlesex FA’s Participation and Football Development priorities and targets in partnership with key stakeholders.

To Lead the delivery of the National Game Strategy in Middlesex 

To Lead and manage the delivery of the County FA Facility and Investment Strategy in partnership with key stakeholders.

Key Accountabilities & Responsibilities: 

Effectively lead, manage and develop the Participation and Development team to deliver the Middlesex FA strategic plan targets.   Including increasing participation opportunities for players, coaches, referees and volunteers. 

Strategic area wide planning for borough wide football partnerships, effectively engaging leagues, clubs, local authorities, health, etc to develop holistic delivery &workforce plans and  maximising resources and technology.
Use national and local insight to develop and deliver programmes and services to customers that meet customer expectations.
Effectively manage and administer budgets and resources, providing monthly reports and delivering results on time and within budget.

Oversee the coach education (Middlesex Learning) programme to maximise income streams and provide qualifications for the workforce

Develop a culture of performance management and maximise the use of resources

To lead on the protection and enhancement of football facilities across the CFA and support and assess new facility projects Develop strategic relationships with key partners to support the development of participation opportunities, football facilities and delivery of the CFA Business Plan. 

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 

Lead on embedding inclusion and equality across the organisation

Ensure safeguarding is embedded within the Participation and Development Team 

Promote the activities of the County Association

To support the delivery of other key areas of the business as required.

Should you wish to apply, please complete and return the below application form by 5.00pm on Wednesday 13 February 2019 by email to

Alternatively, post your application in an envelope marked ‘Private and Confidential’ to:

Leigh O’Connor
Chief Executive Officer
Middlesex FA
Rectory Park
Ruislip Road

Please note that you will be informed by Friday 22 February if you have been short listed for interview. 

Only candidates invited to interview will be contacted, unsuccessful candidates will not be contacted. The proposed interview date is 4 March 2019.

Please click here for an application form, more information and a full role description/person specification