Warriors in the Community

Job Description


Title:                     Community Football Development Officer

Location:             Ochilview Park, Gladstone Road, Stenhousemuir, FK5 4QL

Reports to:         Head of Charity

Hours:                  Full-time (37.5 per week)


Salary:                 £20,000-£23,000 (depending on relevant experience)


About Us

Stenhousemuir Football Club has an excellent reputation as a community-focused club, where people of all ages can enjoy the benefits of playing football. At Warriors in the Community – the charity arm of Stenhousemuir Football Club – we are looking for an enthusiastic, positive and reliable person to join our small and dedicated team and drive our community programme forward.

Job Purpose

The Community Football Development Officer (CFDO) will lead on specific areas of a high performing Community Football programme, and must be able to act with integrity and a high-level of professionalism at all times. They will report directly to the Head of Charity and have overall responsibility for the administration, leadership and growth of our Boys Community Teams. They will work closely with our other Community Football Development Officer and be responsible for other delegated programmes, including all duties related to our Scottish FA partnership and funded projects. They will be responsible for setting their own working pattern but will be expected to be visible and available to support teams, coaches and volunteers at evenings and weekends.


Main Responsibilities:


  • Lead our Boys Community Teams programme, including all administrative tasks – liaising with Scottish FA, Scottish Youth FA, and other stakeholders.
  • Mentor, develop and support the Volunteer and Casual Coach Workforce, including through delivery of club-organised CPD where appropriate.
  • Lead all Scottish FA funded projects and be point of contact for SFA partnership.
  • Lead our Holiday Camp programmes.
  • Act as Child Protection and Well-being Officer, ensuring all policy, procedures and practices are up-to-date and communicated clearly.
  • Work closely with other Community Football Development Officer to ensure ALL programmes and projects are delivered to an exceptional standard.
  • Be a role model in our Community by living the ethos and values of our Club and Charity, and build strong, positive relationships with young people in our programmes.
  • Positively promotion ALL our Community Teams, programmes and projects.



Key Tasks

  1. Leadership and development of Warriors in the Community / Stenhousemuir FC Boys Community teams. Ensure that all duties related to training & match scheduling, player & coach welfare, player registrations, and training structure & content, is delivered to a high standard.
  2. Ensure Volunteer and Casual Coach Workforce are compliant with coach education requirements, and organise meetings and CPD (where appropriate) to upskill workforce.
  3. Be open and approachable to all coaches, staff, volunteers and parents and deal with any feedback or concerns in a timely, professional and positive way.
  4. Develop and maintain positive relationships with external stakeholders (such as Scottish FA, Scottish Youth FA. local league associations, Larbert High School, Active Schools, etc) and all local community clubs.
  5. Ensure all Scottish FA funded programmes and projects are delivered to a high standard, Scottish FA Live administration is completed accurately and to deadline.
  6. Be proactive about developing own Coaching practice, ensuring high delivery standards for
  7. Ensure knowledge of all Safeguarding / Child Protection & Well-being legislation, procedure and process is up-to-date and communicated effectively.
  8. Any other tasks, related to the work of the Club and Charity, where appropriate and / or directed by the Head of Charity.



The Responsibilities and Tasks above reflect the CFDO role at this time. As the individual and Charity grows, it is expected that these will evolve over time.




Experience ·       Evidence of developing grassroots football programmes.

·       Delivery of coaching sessions for children and adults across a wide spectrum of ages and abilities.

·       Mentoring and development of volunteers (including coaches).

·       Liaising and supporting parents & carers of young people in grassroots football.

·       Oversight/understanding of working to and within a budget.

·       Knowledge of SFA Coach Education


·       Experience of all aspects of project


·        Experience of working in the Charity sector

·        Experience of partnership working and of building positive relationships with stakeholders.

·        Experience of delivering

·        Coach Education / CPD.

·        Experience of

·        dealing with individuals/ groups with challenging behaviour/ complex needs


Education, Qualificatio ns & Training ·        Qualified to Degree level (any subject) OR HND sport-related/equivalent qualification OR significant relevant experience in a similar role.

·        Scottish FA C LIcence and / or Children’s Coaching Licence.


·        UEFA B Licence

Skills, abilities & Knowledge

·        Confident, positive communicator.

·        Knowledge of Safeguarding processes and procedures

·        Excellent organisational skills.

·        Personal responsibility for dealing with issues and solving problems.

·        Identifies and acts upon areas for personal development.

·        Enthusiastic and committed to

·        providing excellent customer service.

·        Develop  excellent  working

·        relationships with staff, volunteers, parents / carers and all other stakeholders.

·        Ability to prioritise workloads and deadlines.

·        Ability to use Microsoft packages – Word, Excel etc.



·        Knowledge of Scottish FA Coach Education pathway.

·        Knowledge of Scottish FA Live administration system

·        Knowledge of local grassroots football community, structures and processes.



Personal Attributes and Other Requirements

·        Prioritise and remain calm while working in a fast-paced, fluid and sometimes pressurised environment

·        Dedication to follow work through from beginning to the end of issues and projects.

·        Organised and and be self-motivated

·        Approachable with a flexible and positive attitude.

·        Requirement to undertake any relevant training to undertake the roles

·        Must have clean UK driving licence and access to a car for business purposes.

Employment is conditional on the successful applicant undergoing reference and PVG checks, plus successful completion of a 3-month probation period.


Warriors in the Community welcome all applications from people who can demonstrate the necessary motivation, skills and experience as shown above.

Please send a CV and cover letter outlining your suitability to Blair Cremin (Head of Charity) at blair.cremin@stenhousemuirfc.com.

Closing date will be Friday 17th February at 12pm.

Interviews will take Friday 24th February at Ochilview Park, Stenhousemuir.