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Vacancy - Inclusion Football Officer

Become part of the team at Oxfordshire FA, as we work to deliver football for all in our county.

Oxfordshire FA is excited to be recruiting for an Inclusion Football Officer to join our team.

As the governing body for football in the county, Oxfordshire FA believes that EVERYONE should have access to football, regardless of background and/or ability. Our new Inclusion Football Officer will focus on inspiring and developing participation in football with resettled refugees across the county. 

POSITION: Inclusion Football Officer 
LOCATION: Oxfordshire FA Office – with work from home/remotely and travel across Oxfordshire 
SALARY: £25,000 
HOURS: 37.5 hours that could include evening or weekend working for community engagement 
CONTRACT TYPE: Fixed Term for twelve months initially with Oxfordshire FA.

While using the power of football as a method of bringing resettled adults, children, young people and families together to participate in football, the role will see the successful applicant also work in partnership with local authorities to link into the local community and support the integration of those engaged with vital services, such as GPs, Public Health, housing and more.

This role supports Oxfordshire FA’s ambition of being the most wholly inclusive County FA in the country, with Equality, Diversity and Inclusion at the heart of everything we do, forming an integral part of our DNA.

The successful applicant will work with Oxfordshire FA and local authority participation staff, alongside wider stakeholders, to engage with communities and underrepresented groups, who face barriers to participation in Oxfordshire. The post requires creativity, determination, and dedication. 

Our ideal candidate will have a broad understanding of community organisations, experience working with community groups and organisations, an outstanding knowledge and appreciation for under-represented communities in sport, and the ability to influence and champion change.


How to Apply

To apply for this role, please send your CV and covering letter, FAO Michael Thurlow, Football Development Manager, via, with 'Inclusion Football Officer' in the email's subject line.

Closing date for applications is 5pm on Wednesday 6 December 2023.

Interviews will be arranged for Wednesday 10 January 2024 (altered from Wednesday 13 December 2023 originally scheduled due to unforeseen circumstances).

Equality and Diversity

We’d like to request that all candidates submit the optional Equality and Diversity Monitoring Form, to support our commitment to ensuring we’re inclusive in our approach.


For any enquiries about the role, to arrange an informal discussion about the role, please contact Jonathan Duckworth, Chief Executive Officer, on 01993 778586 or to arrange a date/time.

Oxfordshire FA are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applicants from all communities. 

Oxfordshire FA promotes inclusion and diversity and welcomes applications from everyone in the community. If you have any requirements in relation to the recruitment or interview process, please include details when applying.

Due to the nature of the role, the successful candidate will need to undertake a FA enhanced DBS check before commencement of employment.

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