U19 Regional Football – general manager x 2 – North and South (volunteer role)

Posted 4 weeks ago

The role

U19 11v11 Regional Football will be launching in September 2024 and we are looking for two enthusiastic General Managers – one for each of North and South – to help build and establish these Regional Franchises.

Responsible to:  U19 & U16 Development Managemer/ National Programme Lead
Length of term: One year competition cycle – which will be followed by a review.
Position type: Voluntary.
Commitment: Up to 10 hours per week. This may vary depending on the point in the competition cycle and during planned events.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

This role description is not to be regarded as exclusive or exhaustive. It is intended as an outline indication of the areas of activity and will be amended in the light of the changing needs of U19 Regional Football.

  • Support and management of regional franchise development for U19 11v11.
  • Organising Practice & Gameday logistics
  • Ensuring sound financial management takes place through the use of open, robust management processes
  • Ensuring coaches, players and staff of the team are aware of and adhere to the National Programme’s risk assessments and welfare policies
  • Monitoring, evaluating and suggesting improvements for the team
  • Maintaining and demanding the highest personal standards from staff, ensuring that the Regional Franchise Code of Conducts are adhered to
  • Liaising with all the other parts of the BAFA National Programme & Competition Management, where necessary
  • Ensuring clear lines of communication are established with all participating clubs & their players
  • Ensuring clear and accurate information is provided to parents/guardians for participating members of Regional Franchises
  • Maintaining excellent communication with, and reporting progress on a regular basis to U19 & U16 Competition Management
  • Being well-briefed about any special needs of players and coaches and ensuring the reasonable adjustments are made for medical conditions, accessibility needs, etc.
  • Protecting confidential information and adhering to BAFA policies
  • Abiding by and promoting sound ethics and BAFA policy regarding equality, safeguarding, and health and safety to all persons involved with the team.
  • Ensuring a positive team environment


The Men’s Silver Lions Manager will be required to:

  • Have the ability to inspire, enthuse and motivate others.
  • Demonstrate the ability to manage individuals, groups and organisational interactions, especially in high-stress situations.
  • Have excellent organisational and management skills.
  • Have excellent communication and presentation skills (in both verbal/non-verbal and written formats).
  • Demonstrate good IT and administration skills, typically using Google Docs for organising, presenting, and gathering team information.
  • Show experience in a sports management role (U16 / U19 experience would be preferable).
  • Have a willingness to volunteer irregular hours, and travel both within the UK as needed.
  • Have strong interpersonal skills and be willing to establish strong relationships with the National Program and Competition Management.
  • Be based in the regional franchise area applied for.

A satisfactory BAFA DBS check will be required before the post-holder commences the position.

Key competencies

● Ability to build positive relationships with staff, coaches, players and parents.
● Well-developed active listening skills, showing an ability to take direction, as well as to direct.
● A commitment to their own continued and innovative development.
● Convey an exemplary image that is consistent with BAFA values.
● Be fully committed to the development of British American Football and In particular U16 & U19 American Football.
● Highly developed level of professionalism and a collaborative approach to working with others.
● Highly committed to equality, diversity and inclusion, and to safeguarding individuals.

Diversity and inclusion

The British American Football Association embraces equality, diversity and inclusion both on and off the field of play, where everyone can bring their whole selves to the organisation. We encourage job applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates irrespective of their age, disability, gender reassignment, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marriage and civil partnerships.

How to apply

Upload a CV and a cover letter, explaining why you would be an excellent candidate for the role, by 10pm on Friday 17 May 2024. . If you have any questions regarding the position, please contact u16-u19development@britishamericanfootball.org

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