Management Traineeship – Football Governance

£21,000p.a.starting salary, rising to £28,000 on successful completion of the traineeship

The ESFA is offering a management traineeship opportunity for an aspiring leader in football administration. The Football Governance Manager will, once qualified, be responsible to the CEO for managing the administration of football regulations such as discipline, safeguarding, sanctioning and player registration. The qualification period is anticipated to be between 12-14 months, during which time the successful candidate will be supported by a coach/mentor and undertake formal training including a management qualification with time off to study, as part of a personalised support and development plan. You can find further details via the link below:

The role will primarily be based in our offices in Stafford, although a degree of flexible working may be offered upon qualification. The successful candidate will hold a degree, have demonstrable interest in the subject of football governance and will have some experience of leadership. The deadline for applications is  Monday 31st October and the assessment day is likely to be during w/c  14th November. Further details about how to apply are provided on the link above. Applications should be submitted by email to the chief executive at

The ESFA is committed to safeguarding children and expects the postholder to be the same. The post will be subject to an enhanced DBS check and mandatory safeguarding training.

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