Referee Development

Devon FA Coach Mentors Vacancies

The Football Association Coach Mentors                                                           

The Football Association is looking to appoint 2 Coach Mentors, covering the following locations in Devon – to an extent we are flexible within these boundaries:

- North Devon and/or Torridge
- Exeter and/or East, Mid & West Devon

They will work with specific projects, supporting:

FA Charter Standard Clubs
Specific target groups (BAME, Female and Disability)
Grassroots Clubs
League Support
Post Qualification Support 

FA Coach mentors are recruited on a part-time basis to deliver an agreed sum of hours of mentoring support to grassroots coaches across a 12 month period. Mentors will provide quality targeted support that challenges coaches to excel in their work and enhance coaching standards nationally. 

The aim of the Mentoring programme is;

To support the development of coaches in Grassroots football  leaving a lasting legacy
To work with Clubs to identify the needs of coaches
To  mentor and support coaches
To observe, provide feedback and create action plans for clubs and individuals  
To develop and deliver a programme of support for coaches across the 4 corners 
To support coach development, focusing upon the knowledge, skills and attributes to be an effective coach
To support and develop reflection skills 
To deliver individual, bespoke club based events to support the learning of coaches  

The mentoring programme will meet the needs of coaches at a local level, promoting and cascading the principles of the England DNA, as well as linking with The FA Respect programme.

We now seek applications from perspective mentors with the right credentials, knowledge, skills attributes and time to provide mentoring opportunities for coaches.

Application Process

If you wish to be considered for one of the Coach Mentor positions please click here to complete the application form and attach your CV. Please note that only electronic applications will be accepted. Unfortunately, as we will not be able to respond to everyone individually if you do not hear from us by Friday 25th May 2018, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful.  

The deadline for receipt of applications is 5pm on Tuesday 15th May 2018. Any applications received after this deadline will not be considered. 

Interviews are scheduled to take place within the region on 21st May, at the Offices of the 2017/18 Charity Partner of Devon FA: Living Options Devon, in Exeter (EX2 8PW)

Following interview, successful candidates accepted as a FA Coach Mentor will be required to attend a 1 day training / familiarisation session at St Georges Park on Saturday 23rd June 2018 (for which no fee will be payable). Please note that it is essential that you attend this date prior to being appointed as an FA Coach Mentor.

You will also be required to attend a regional training day on 21st July in Taunton. 

No further Interview or Induction dates will be available this year, therefore please only apply if you are able to commit to attend these dates. If you have any queries please contact us on

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