Job Vacancies

GRADUATE INTERNSHIP/SANDWICH YEAR VACANCY

SOCIAL MEDIA INTERN

The English Schools’ FA is the governing body for schools’ football in England. We are a membership charity and our key activities include:
  • Providing a national competitions programme each year: This year, over 40 competitions are being run and each culminates in a national final at a prestigious football venue;
  • Defining the regulations under which schools’ football is played;
  • Supporting our membership to increase opportunities to play football, particularly (currently) for girls and for players with a disability;
  • Providing opportunities for school pupils to play representative football at district, county and national level, the pinnacles of which are the Under 18 English schoolboys’ national team and the Under 15 English schoolgirls’ national team.
The ESFA has a small paid workforce but its activity is primarily run by volunteers. We are now offering a graduate internship in our Stafford headquarters. The opportunity is open to graduates from bachelors, honours or foundational degree programmes in a related subject. The ESFA also welcomes applications from those in the “sandwich” year of their degree. The internship vacancy is a voluntary post and as such is unpaid. It is offered in the first instance for the 2020/21 season (July 2020 – June 2021) on a four day/week basis. It is the ESFA’s intention to seek funding to convert this internship to a paid post at the end of the, but this is not guaranteed. Those applying as a graduate (rather than a placement year student) should therefore give careful consideration to this factor when determining whether to apply: placement year students should note that their intention to return to their study after their year with the ESFA will in no way disadvantage them as applicants, given that future funding is unconfirmed. Whilst undertaking the internship, the successful candidate will benefit from:
  • A full personal training programme to enable them to complete their internship successfully;
  • Any team development undertaken as part of the ESFA’s team training plan;
  • Reimbursement of approved and essential travel costs;
  • Cost of overnight stays to support ESFA activity, where this is essential to ESFA business;
  • The opportunity to develop experience in and a good working knowledge of sports administration, including sports governance, event management, communications, PR,  sports sponsorship and general administration in a small but busy office;
  • A reference and summary of achievements at the end of the tenure.
Interested candidates should read the attached role profile carefully, and prepare an expression of interest, evidencing ways in which they meet the person specification and demonstrating their interest in football and/or events. Completed expressions of interest should be submitted to Andrea Chilton, CEO, at andrea.chilton@schoolsfa.com, on no more than two sides of A4, no later than 14th April 2020. In the meantime, further details about the ESFA can be found at www.schoolsfootball.org Job Description - Social Media Intern Vacancy 2020 - final

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GRADUATE INTERNSHIP/SANDWICH YEAR VACANCY

PR & COMMUNICATIONS INTERN

The English Schools’ FA is the governing body for schools’ football in England. We are a membership charity and our key activities include:
  • Providing a national competitions programme each year: This year, over 40 competitions are being run and each culminates in a national final at a prestigious football venue;
  • Defining the regulations under which schools’ football is played;
  • Supporting our membership to increase opportunities to play football, particularly (currently) for girls and for players with a disability;
  • Providing opportunities for school pupils to play representative football at district, county and national level, the pinnacles of which are the Under 18 English schoolboys’ national team and the Under 15 English schoolgirls’ national team.
The ESFA has a small paid workforce but its activity is primarily run by volunteers. We are now offering a graduate internship in our Stafford headquarters. The opportunity is open to graduates from bachelors, honours or foundational degree programmes in a related subject. The ESFA also welcomes applications from those in the “sandwich” year of their degree. The internship vacancy is a voluntary post and as such is unpaid. It is offered in the first instance for the 2020/21 season (July 2020 – June 2021) on a four day/week basis. It is the ESFA’s intention to seek funding to convert this internship to a paid post at the end of the, but this is not guaranteed. Those applying as a graduate (rather than a placement year student) should therefore give careful consideration to this factor when determining whether to apply: placement year students should note that their intention to return to their study after their year with the ESFA will in no way disadvantage them as applicants, given that future funding is unconfirmed. Whilst undertaking the internship, the successful candidate will benefit from:
  • A full personal training programme to enable them to complete their internship successfully;
  • Any team development undertaken as part of the ESFA’s team training plan;
  • Reimbursement of approved and essential travel costs;
  • Cost of overnight stays to support ESFA activity, where this is essential to ESFA business;
  • The opportunity to develop experience in and a good working knowledge of sports administration, including sports governance, event management, communications, PR,  sports sponsorship and general administration in a small but busy office;
  • A reference and summary of achievements at the end of the tenure.
Interested candidates should read the attached role profile carefully, and prepare an expression of interest, evidencing ways in which they meet the person specification and demonstrating their interest in football and/or events. Completed expressions of interest should be submitted to Andrea Chilton, CEO, at andrea.chilton@schoolsfa.com, on no more than two sides of A4, no later than 14th April 2020. In the meantime, further details about the ESFA can be found at www.schoolsfootball.org Job Description - PR Comms Intern Vacancy 2020 - final

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GRADUATE INTERNSHIP/SANDWICH YEAR VACANCY

NATIONAL COMPETITIONS CO-ORDINATOR

The English Schools’ FA is the governing body for schools’ football in England. We are a membership charity and our key activities include:
  • Providing a national competitions programme each year: This year, over 40 competitions are being run and each culminates in a national final at a prestigious football venue;
  • Defining the regulations under which schools’ football is played;
  • Supporting our membership to increase opportunities to play football, particularly (currently) for girls and for players with a disability;
  • Providing opportunities for school pupils to play representative football at district, county and national level, the pinnacles of which are the Under 18 English schoolboys’ national team and the Under 15 English schoolgirls’ national team.
The ESFA has a small paid workforce but its activity is primarily run by volunteers. We are now offering a graduate internship in our Stafford headquarters. The opportunity is open to graduates from bachelors, honours or foundational degree programmes in a related subject. The ESFA also welcomes expressions of interest from those in the “sandwich” year of their degree. The graduate internship vacancy is a voluntary post and as such is unpaid. It is offered in the first instance for the 2020/21 season (July 2020 – June 2021) on a four day/week basis. It is the ESFA’s intention to seek funding to convert this internship to a paid post at the end of the season, but this is not guaranteed. Those applying as a graduate (rather than a placement year student) should therefore give careful consideration to this factor when determining whether to apply: placement year students should note that their intention to return to their study after their year with the ESFA will in no way disadvantage them as applicants, given that future funding is unconfirmed. Whilst undertaking the internship, the successful candidate will benefit from:
  • A full personal training programme to enable them to complete their internship successfully;
  • Any team development undertaken as part of the ESFA’s team training plan;
  • Reimbursement of approved and essential travel costs whilst on ESFA business;
  • Cost of overnight stays to support ESFA activity, where this is essential to ESFA business;
  • The opportunity to develop experience in and a good working knowledge of sports administration, including sports governance, event management, sports sponsorship and general administration in a small but busy office;
  • A reference and summary of achievements at the end of the tenure.
Interested candidates should read the attached role profile carefully, and prepare an expression of interest, evidencing ways in which they meet the person specification and demonstrating their interest in football. Completed expressions of interest should be submitted to Andrea Chilton, CEO, at andrea.chilton@schoolsfa.com, on no more than two sides of A4, no later than 14 April 2020. In the meantime, further details about the ESFA can be found at http://www.schoolsfootball.org Job Description - NCD graduate internship vacancy 2020

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ENGLISH SCHOOLS' FA VOLUNTARY VACANCY

INDEPENDENT COUNCIL MEMBER

The English Schools’ Football Association (the ESFA) is the governing body of schools’ football in England and is responsible, in conjunction with affiliated County and Local District associations, for providing competitive schools’ football at all levels. National competitions for both representative teams and individual schools are organised by a permanent staff, led by the Chief Executive, at headquarters in Stafford. The ESFA organises two school based England international representative teams. As a registered charity, the Association is governed by an elected Council - volunteer members from the various regions of the country. The Association holds a seat on the Football Association Council, and represents schools’ football on the National Game Board.   In accordance with government recommendations, the Association is inviting applications from those with a genuine interest in the Association’s role within the football family to join the Council. As the unpaid Independent Council Member, you would provide impartial advice and challenge to help maximise the Council’s effectiveness. You would help to ensure that the organisation promotes exemplary corporate governance whilst continuing to develop as an effective and representative governing body.   You would have significant experience operating at a strategic level in either the private or public sector; equally you could bring a breadth and depth of experience from the football, education, and/or sport industry. You would have a proven track record of building and maintaining constructive relationships and partnerships using a collaborative approach to gain results.  You would have strong interpersonal and influencing skills, be able to become an effective member of the Council team, and have a personal style that promotes openness and gains trust. The ESFA particularly welcomes applications from those with a background in legal practice or in charitable income diversification.   For more information and application details, email your details to andrea.chilton@schoolsfa.com - quoting reference ESFA/IND Closing date for applications is 1st May 2020

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