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Vacancy - Chief Executive

We are seeking to recruit an inspiring, dynamic, and motivated leader as our new Chief Executive Officer.

Middlesex FA is leading from the front to rebuild, modernise and grow the game for all in one of the most densely populated and diverse counties in the country.

As the governing body of football in Middlesex since 1883, the role of MFA is to support and develop the grassroots game in the county. We are a charitable organisation providing our players, coaches, volunteers, and referees with the opportunity to participate in the game in Middlesex. We are committed to connecting and collaborating with all participants from the diverse community that we serve. Our focus is to ensure that all participants have access to a safe environment and have opportunities to remain in the game for as long as they wish.

We encourage participation from all sections of society, regardless of age, ability, disability, gender, sexual orientation, race, religion or socio-economic status.

Middlesex FA is based at our purpose-built football facility at Rectory Park in Northolt, which has over 80,000 visits per season. We serve over 31,000 players, from 2,500 teams, representing 500 clubs. We have a workforce of 18 staff working across the County FA and the Rectory Park Centre Management.

The Middlesex FA Strategic Plan 2021-2024 Leading from the Front can be downloaded by clicking here or the image below. 

MFA Strategic Plan Front Cover

We are seeking to recruit an inspiring, dynamic, and motivated leader as our new Chief Executive Officer. The successful applicant will be a highly skilled and enthusiastic individual with a passion for football and a track record in strategic leadership of a small to medium sized business.

The post is full time (35 hours per week) and will be based at the Middlesex FA Headquarters at Rectory Park in Northolt. We operate flexible working hours between 8.00am and 6.00pm, with a combination of home and office working. There is a minimum requirement for two days per week to be spent in the office.

The role will include regular evening and weekend work and there will be frequent travel across the county.

We are offering a salary of up to £55,000 per annum depending on experience.

Application Closing Date: 5pm, Friday 24th June 2022
Interview Date: Monday 11th and Tuesday 12th July 2022

If you would like to discuss the role please contact either Leigh O’Connor (current CEO – or John Taylor (Chair – to arrange a call.

To apply for the job please submit your CV and a covering letter marked Private & Confidential by clicking the link below. All of the information can be found on either the link below or the attached documents listed at the bottom. 


As this role involves direct access to young people under the age of 18, within the context of the job and any subsequent related activities or responsibilities, the successful candidate will undergo a thorough screening process that will include an enhanced level Disclosure and Barring Service and social media check to ensure their suitability for the role.

The successful candidate will also be required to provide references.

Middlesex FA is an equal opportunity employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, ethnicity, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, and belief.

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