Community Activator Officer Apprenticeship - Advanced (Level 3)

Berks and Bucks Football Association Limited (Employer)

Lifetime Training Group (Training Provider)

Weekly wage £180.00
30.0 hours per week Monday - Friday 9am - 4pm
15 months (duration)
14 February 2022(start date)
Community sport and health officer (apprenticeship standard)
7 February 2022 (application closing date)
Register interest

Job Description

Berks & Bucks County Football Association is seeking to appoint an apprentice Community Activator Officer. The successful candidate will support the engagement -of new referees and coaches from all communities and aid the with co-ordination of courses and training.


What is it like to work for Berks & Bucks FA?
Berks & Bucks FA is a great place to work. We are a relaxed, friendly workforce with a positive culture. We know that we are only as good as the people we employ. We offer a flexible working environment and we have embraced a hybrid method of working allowing our staff to work from the office as well as the flexibility of working remotely. 

Our staff see working in football as a privilege and all have one thing in common, we all believe in why we come to work, to connect people and change lives. We know the opportunities that football has on wider learning and wellbeing and this is our motivation to succeed.
Daily responsibilities:
•    Support the planning and production of an annual coach development programme
•    Carry out all necessary tasks to promote, organise, support delivery and review the events/learning experiences
•    Support the planning and production of an annual referee education programme
•    Ensure that all referees have the required safeguarding qualifications in place
•    Recruit, retain and develop diverse coaches and referees through The FA qualification framework and local CPD opportunities, with a focus on BAME and female coaches.
•    Provide the highest level of customer excellence to support volunteers across all FA Technology systems (FA Events, Whole Game System, Matchday app and Full-Time).
•    Support the collection of EDI information at priority CFA events
•    Execute tasks as required to meet the Berks & Bucks FA changing priorities.

Equality and Diversity 

Berks & Bucks FA promotes inclusion and diversity and welcomes applications from all parts of the community. If you have any requirements in relation to the recruitment or interview process, please include details on the application form.

We also ask all candidates to submit the optional Equality and Diversity Monitoring Form to support our commitment to ensuring we are inclusive in our approach.  This will be sent to you following your application via email.


The Berks & Bucks FA is committed to safeguarding children, young people and adults at risk. All eligible roles are subject to a DBS Check.

Through your apprenticeship you will be working towards your Community Sport and Health Officer Level 3 Apprenticeship over the course of 15 months.

Future Prospects

Ongoing support and development.

Reality Check

This role is based at our headquarters in Abingdon. Due to the nature of the work there may be a requirement to a small amount of evenings through the season to support and monitor courses and events. Flexible working arrangements, including adjusted hours and home working opportunities, are available.

Skills Required

•    Familiar with the use of Microsoft Office applications. 
•    Ability to work independently and as part of a team           
•    Strong Communicator – verbally and in writing
•    Good Time management & organisation skills
•    Adaptable & Flexible
•    Passion & Enthusiasm for Inclusion & Equality

Qualities Required

We are looking for someone who is:
- Respectful
- Determined
- Progressive
- Seeks to achieve the highest levels of performance at all times.

Qualifications Required

No qualifications needed!

Training Provided

  • Community Sport and Health Officer Level 3 Apprenticeship
  • Functional Skills in maths and English
Register interest


This page contains public sector information licensed under the Open Government Licence v3.0. The information provider is the Education and Skills Funding Agency.