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Diversity and Inclusion Officer (WNSL0028)

Wembley, London, United Kingdom, Permanent


Our Organisation

The Football Association (The FA) is the governing body of football in England. We are responsible for promoting and developing the game at all levels; from grass roots through to the professional game, The FA Cup and the England International teams, and has two core assets: Wembley Stadium and St George’s Park.

The Role

At the FA, inclusion means valuing and celebrating our differences. It means nurturing a working environment and culture where everyone thrives. Diversity for us means the ways in which we differ. On an active level, it means seeking participation and representation from everyone. It refers to our more tangible and visible differences such as gender, race and ethnicity. But it also includes our intangible differences such as sexual orientation, heritage, religion, unseen disabilities, family/social status and age.

In August 2018 The FA launched a new three year diversity and inclusion strategy. We are now looking to expand the team dedicated to supporting The FA with its diversity and inclusion activity.

This role will play an important part in the overall execution of the strategy and the achievement of its targets through direct accountability as well as supporting others. The role will be based at Wembley Stadium with part of each week working at our National Football Centre - St. George's Park near Burton-on-Trent.

Key Accountabilites

  • Support the diversity and inclusion leads in a matrix management structure and with the leadership team across each FA division to support in the delivery of divisional and overall objectives.
  • Help identify appropriate external network groups and develop the FA's employer brand through proactive engagement and membership; building the brand as a serious option for diverse candidates.
  • Provide expertise and guidance on diversity and inclusion matters.
  • Represent the FA with internal and external stakeholders, campaigners and networking groups, positively engaging and informing on our diversity and inclusion strategy, targets and activities.
  • Plan and manage a range of diversity and inclusion events across key areas such as our inclusion programmes focussing on ‘faith in football', ‘Asian Inclusion' or LGBT+ for example.
  • Support in the development of activities and campaigns which will help  the achievement of our diversity and inclusion targets
  • Work with the FA's Technical Division based at St. George's Park on football facing diversity and inclusion initiatives particularly around coaching and national teams support.
  • Compile case studies and author award entries.
  • Support the creation of the annual external report on the progress of the FA's diversity and inclusion programme and its published targets.

What we are looking for



  • Extensive knowledge and appreciation of the diversity and inclusion challenges facing a large public facing organisation today.
  • Solid networks in the diversity and inclusion arena.


  • A genuine interest/passion in sport as a force for good. A love of football or knowledge of the game will help.
  • Experience of a diversity and inclusion function in a large organisation, preferably a public facing institution
  • A proven track record improving an organisation's performance on diversity and inclusion

Technical Skills

  • A good understanding of programme management techniques
  • Advanced Reporting Writing skills
  • Ability to create presentations and present to a wide range of key stakeholders


  • Relationships with key campaigners and thought leaders in the diversity and inclusion space.
  • Experience of working in a matrix environment.
What we can offer you
  • An exciting and challenging role within a changing, dynamic and world-renowned sports organisation.
  • Attractive benefits and a competitive salary for the right candidate.

The Football Association Group promotes inclusion and diversity, and welcomes applications from everyone. If you have any particular requirements in respect of the recruitment or interview process please mention this in your covering letter.

Job Details

Full Time
Wembley, London, United Kingdom