Vacancy - Chief Executive Officer

An exciting opportunity has arisen, as Devon County FA begin the search for a new Chief Executive Officer to lead the organisation.

An exciting opportunity has arisen, as Devon County FA begin the search for a new Chief Executive Officer to lead the organisation.

As the governing body of the game across Devon, we are responsible for setting high standards and values throughout the game at every level.

Devon FA is responsible for providing the structure and support that enables players, coaches, volunteers and referees from across Devon to develop and enjoy the beautiful game.

We are looking for a new CEO to be responsible and accountable for the day-to-day running of Devon FA and its facilities, and to spearhead the strategic direction and culture of the organisation, as well as to act as an ambassador for grassroots football.

This is a crucial role for Devon County FA and the wider grassroots game locally, so we are looking for a highly skilled, knowledgeable and qualified candidate who can contribute to the delivery of our Business Strategy and continue the ongoing development of the organisation.

The successful applicant will be an enthusiastic individual with a passion for football and a track record in strategic leadership of a small to medium sized business.

We are offering a salary of around £50,000 per annum depending on experience.


Download our Chief Executive Officer Recruitment Pack and full Job Description and Person Specification for further detail on the role and Devon County FA, click here.

To apply for the role please:

  • Send your CV setting out your career history, which should include your current/previous responsibilities and achievements and preferred contact details.
  • A covering letter of no more than two pages, which fully addresses the criteria in the job description and person specification, explaining why you think you are suitable for this role.
  • Complete the Equality and Diversity form here.

Please then email your covering letter and CV, marked ‘Private & Confidential – CEO Job Application to paul.morrison@devonfa.com by Monday 20th March 2023.

Please note, first round interviews are scheduled to take place on Wednesday 29th March 2023. Applicants successfully shortlisted must be available to attend.

If you would like to talk to someone about the role please contact Paul Morrison (current Chief Executive Officer) – paul.morrison@devonfa.com / 07766 770764

Devon FA is an equal opportunity employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, ethnicity, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion and belief.