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Two exciting opportunities on offer to join our team - Business Operations Manager and Referee Development Officer

Cambridgeshire FA has vacancies for the following full-time (37.5 hours p/w) positions:

Business Operations Manager
Referee Development Officer

Location: Both roles are based at Cambridgeshire FA HQ, Bridge Road, Impington, Cambridgeshire, CB24 9PH. We are currently operating a flexible hybrid working model with our staff splitting their time between site based and home working. We believe this maintains the benefits of home working, while allowing for collaboration, interaction, and business functions.

About Cambridgeshire FA

Our vision: Your game, your experience, our goal.

Our mission: Working with you to support, inspire and develop the best football experience for all.
Cambridgeshire FA is the not-for-profit, governing body of football in Cambridgeshire. We grow participation, promote diversity and regulate the sport for everyone to enjoy.
Approximately 200 clubs, 6 leagues, 1000 teams, 350 referees, 2000 managers and coaches and thousands more volunteers enable over 20,000 players of all ages and abilities to play football in Cambridgeshire. Our role is to govern, develop and innovate the game in a manner that is inclusive and supportive of our predominantly volunteer workforce.

Cambridgeshire FA is proud to support football for all. 

Our 2021-24 Strategy sets out how we aim to achieve safe, fun inclusive football for all to enjoy.

Our values: Service, collaboration, friendliness, excellence, passion, and professionalism.

Business Operations Manager (starts from £29,753)

We are looking for a self-motivated team player, with leadership experience, to provide strategic direction and management of the operations aspects of the business. This includes football governance and discipline, building and office management, and commercial operations. The Business Operations Manager will be part of the management committee and support the CEO with day-to-day finance and corporate governance tasks.

Click here for a role profile and person specification

Referee Development Officer (starts from £24,378)

We’re looking for a pro-active self-starter to work within our football development team on all aspects of referee development. The referee development officer will support delivery of the Cambridgeshire Football Association 2021-24 Strategy, The FA Grassroots Football Strategy, and the FA Referee Strategy. They will recruit, convert, retain, develop and progress referees to service the game and maximise coverage of affiliated league and cups fixtures. The ideal candidate will have experience of refereeing or referee development and be able to plan, implement and evaluate initiatives to have a positive impact on the football environment.


Please see the full role profiles which include the responsibilities and person specification. For further information on a role please contact Joanne Bull, Chief Executive, on 01223 209035 or email

The CFA is committed to safeguarding children and adults at risk. Due to the nature of the work, the successful candidate will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check through The FA DBS process. The possession of a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an applicant from obtaining this post, as all cases are judged individually according to the nature of the role and information provided. 

The CFA welcomes applications from all parts of the community from people who have the necessary skills and attributes to make a positive contribution to inclusive football. If required, alternative formats of the application form will be provided on request.

To apply:

Please complete the online application form here

Equality monitoring: The online application form also contains a link to an equality and diversity monitoring form. We would be grateful if you could complete this. However, it is not mandatory or linked to your application. This is used to monitor our recruitment practices and ensure/improve equality of opportunity in our employment policies. 

Closing date: 14th August 2022 

Interviews are planned for 30th and 31st August. We will contact you to arrange interview details if you are shortlisted. 

Thank you.