Referee Assessors

Vacancy: Referee Development Officer

An important and exciting opportunity has arisen to join our team.

We are seeking to recruit an inspiring, dynamic and motivated individual as our Referee Development Officer who will lead on the recruitment, conversion, retention and progression of Referees within the game. 
This is a crucial role for Liverpool County FA and the wider grassroots game locally and so we are looking for a highly skilled, knowledgeable and qualified candidate who can contribute to the delivery of our Grassroots Development Plan and The FA National Game Strategy. 

The successful candidate will be joining a talented team that works across six Local Authorities: Liverpool, Knowsley, Sefton, St Helens, Warrington & Halton. This is an incredibly exciting opportunity and a fantastic time to join our Team as we continue to transform our organisation and focus on creating a better football experience for all. 

This is a full-time permanent role with a salary of up to £28,000 plus benefits, dependent upon experience. 


The closing date for applications is Friday 19th January 2024 at 5pm.

Interviews for the positions will be held on Friday 2 February with representatives from Liverpool County FA and The FA. 

For an informal discussion about Liverpool County FA and the role of Referee Development Officer, please contact: 

Steve Swinnerton | Football Services Manager 
0151 523 4488 

To apply for the role of Referee Development Officer please submit a CV and covering letter detailing the qualities and attributes you would bring to compliment Liverpool County FA’s Team. Before applying, please see the relevant role profile below. 

Completed applications can be sent to along with a completed Equality & Diversity Form

All applications should be marked ‘Private & Confidential – LCFA Referee Development Officer’. 

Liverpool County FA promotes inclusion, values diversity and welcomes applications from everyone. If you have any particular requirements in respect of the recruitment or interview process, please highlight this in your application or contact the Chief Executive Officer who will be happy to offer support.
Disclosure and Barring Service Check 

As this role involves direct access to young people under the age of 18, within the context of the job and any subsequent related activities or responsibilities, the successful candidate will undergo a thorough screening process that will include an enhanced level Disclosure and Barring Service check to ensure their suitability for the role. 

Liverpool FA is committed to achieving equality and fairness in employment and service delivery and we welcome applications from all sections of the community.