Non-Executive Independent Director Vacancies

Devon County Football Association is seeking to appoint three new Non-Executive Independent Directors to our Board.

As a Director you will provide expertise and guidance to the Board and to the Executive Team.

The Board is collectively responsible for the Association’s culture and leadership through sound corporate governance, the implementation of our strategic vision, strengthening of corporate identity, and stakeholder engagement. The Board facilitates the achievement of our strategy and oversees effective resource allocation whilst managing associated risks. It is accountable for fostering our sustainable success, as well as enhancing our profile and reputation, both regionally and nationally. Successful candidates will have a track record of inclusive leadership, as well as a strong appreciation of the role of corporate governance and the responsibilities of Non-Executive Directors. They will be excellent communicators, with the ability to work creatively and collaboratively in a predominantly voluntary stakeholder environment. They will bring a strong empathy for, and embed themselves within, the broader culture of Devon County FA and the Devon Football Family.

We are committed to improving diversity within our organisation, starting at Board level, and we would like to specifically invite applications from from female applicants and under-represented groups. We would be delighted to hear from interested individuals who share our vision and have the ambition and expertise to help us to deliver a bright future as we look to enhance a strong Board connected to the communities we serve.

We are seeking to appoint the following roles;

Business Development Director

The Business Development Director will be the strategic lead for the creation of a commercial strategy and provide informed advice and support to the organisation on business development and partnerships.

Marketing and PR Director

The Marketing and PR Director will provide direction and leadership in shaping the Associations marketing and communications strategy and improving the PR.  They will evaluate and develop marketing strategies to support the Association in delivering its strategic business plan.

People Director

The People Director will provide lead and provide direction on supporting all people involved in the game across the County.  They will support the senior management team and executive workforce to develop people plans to support internal staff and our external volunteer workforce.

The commitment

This is a volunteer role in which you will be expected to work closely with the Chair and CEO.  You will need to attend regular Board and FA meetings and events to collaborate with Board Directors and other stakeholders in the strategic development of the Association. Whilst the role is voluntary, reasonable expenses will be paid. The role requires a commitment to attend around seven Board meetings a year.  These are usually held on a Thursday evening at the County FA offices in Newton Abbot from 6pm.  The Association accepts the need for flexibility, so while attending the meetings in person is preferable, there is the opportunity to attend remotely via Microsoft Teams.

download the application pack here

How to Apply

To apply for the role please submit the following to Dawn Rainbow via email dawn.rainbow@devonfa.com.

  • Your CV
  • A covering letter outlining why you feel you are suitable for the role
  • Complete the equality and diversity form here.

For an informal conversation about the role please contact Chris French, CEO by email chris.french@devonfa.com or 01626 332077.

The closing date for applications is 5pm on Friday 1st March 2024, though Devon County Football Association reserve the right to close the process earlier than advertised.

Interviews will be conducted on w/c Monday 4th March 2024.