Workforce restructure announced
We are delighted to announce a new staff structure which comes into effect immediately. The new structure is a result of a thorough Workforce review which took into account:
• Our Move to Rectory Park
• Our Grassroots survey results
• Feedback received from key stakeholders
• Changes to Sport England Funding programmes
The Aim of the changed structure is to provide more support to local partners and deliver a more effective and efficient service to the wider football community. We have implemented a number of role changes in response to constructive feedback we have received especially around Referee Development and Football Services.
The new structure sees a change in the roles of a number of existing staff members whilst we also welcome new faces and recruiting for three new positions. Through this process we are investing more into our staff, increasing the size of the organisation and ensuring that we meet our mission to support, develop and govern the game of football in Middlesex.
The safeguarding and welfare of our participants is our top priority and we have also invested more resource into our safeguarding team. Neill Fowler moves into the Safeguarding Administrator role and we will be recruiting a Designated Safeguarding Officer. This move will ensure safeguarding is at the front of mind in all Middlesex FA operations and has enhanced the development of Middlesex FA’s safeguarding delivery.
We welcome Steven McFadyen as Football Development Officer (East); Steven previously worked for both Middlesex and London FAs in a combined role on the Disability Workforce Fund project. He is also joined by our new Football Development Apprentice, Byron Down. Byron is an England International Deaf player and joins us in his first role as our coaching apprentice. Other notable changes include Middlesex Learning joining the Participation and Development team. This move will be complemented by the addition of a new Workforce Development Officer role (currently vacant) which will combine the previous Referee Development Officer work with support for coach and volunteer recruitment, deployment and retention.
The full staff structure can be found below. For more information about any of the staff members, please see our board and staff page.
Senior Management Team
Chief Executive – Leigh O’Connor
Head of Facility Investment – Stuart Allen
Head of Participation & Development – Lynsey Edwards
Head of Football Services – Kayleigh Saunders
Management Accountant – David Long
Centre Manager Rectory Park – Andy Perren
Participation & Development
Football Development Officer (North – Barnet, Brent, Enfield) – Kelly Hancock
Football Development Officer (East – Ealing, Hounslow, Richmond) – Steven McFadyen
Football Development Officer (West – Harrow, Hillingdon, Spelthorne) – Craig Nicholson
Middlesex Learning Manager – Paul Sharpe
Workforce Development Officer – vacant
Football Development Administrator – Jacob Ballheimer
Football Development Apprentice – Byron Down
Disability Football Officer – vacant
Football Services Administrator (Discipline & General) – Sara Bennett
Football Services Administrator (Leagues & Player Registration) – Samantha Read
Football Services Administrator (Competition & Referees) – vacant
Designated Safeguarding Officer – vacant
Safeguarding Administrator – Neill Fowler
Finance Administrator – Terry Obika
Marketing and Communications
Marketing & Communications Officer – Ashley Joseph