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Vacancy - Chief Executive Officer

We're looking for a CEO to lead our team as we continue to work to ensure football is accessible to everyone across Liverpool and Merseyside.

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

As the governing body of the game across Merseyside, Liverpool County FA is responsible for setting high standards and values throughout the game at every level. 

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

We're looking for a new CEO to be responsible and accountable for the day-to-day running of Liverpool County FA & LCFA Sefton CIC, and to spearhead the strategic direction and culture of the Liverpool FA and act as an ambassador for grassroots football.

We are seeking to recruit an inspiring, dynamic and highly motivated individual with a proven track record in business. The successful candidate will have a passion for football and demonstrable experience of leading organisations through change.

This is a crucial role for Liverpool 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 The Association’s Business Strategy and continue the ongoing development at LCFA Sefton CIC – a subsidiary of Liverpool County FA.

The successful candidate will lead, coach, develop and mentor a talented team that works across six Local Authorities: Liverpool, Knowsley, Sefton, St Helens, Warrington & Halton.


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

To apply for the role please complete:

  • A CV setting out your career history, with responsibilities and achievements, details of your salary and benefit expectations (in confidence) and preferred contact details 
  • A supporting statement (or covering letter) of no more than two pages, which fully addresses the criteria in the job description and person specification 
  • Details of two referees who can speak authoritatively about you together with a brief statement of the capacity and over what period of time they have known you.

Please then email your covering letter and CV, marked ‘Private & Confidential – CEO Job Application to by Wednesday 21st December 2022.

Please note, first round interviews are scheduled to take place on Thursday 5th January 2023, with second round interviews taking place on Thursday 12th January 2023. Applicants successfully shortlisted must be available to attend.

If you would like to talk to someone about the role please contact either Ian Wild (Chairman) or Alice Watson, (Regional Manager, The FA)