North Riding Needs Referee Coaches

Due to an expansion of North Riding FA's refereeing structure its Referee Development Team is seeking to recruit a number of Referee Development Group Coaches (RDGC) in order to support our Referee Development Group Programme during season 2017/18.

We require coaches to reside in all areas of the County FA - Dales, Middlesbrough, Scarborough & York. These exciting new positions report directly into the Head of Referee Development Group (HORDG).

The role will include the following key responsibilities: 

  • Working with a small cohort of Referees throughout the season
  • Attend a number of Referee Development Group Training Camps
  • Provide match day coaching at both Middlesbrough & York City FC Academy training grounds on Sunday mornings - approx. 2 Sundays per month as agreed with the HORDG
  • Complete a Referees Coach report when observing Referees in action with key strengths and areas for development to be identified for their review
  • Maintain regular contact with a group of Referees and ensure they receive the appropriate support
  • Working closely with the HORDG, Referee Development Manager (RDM) & Head of Referee Training & Development (HORTD) to develop the RDG further
  • Attendance at a Referee Coach Development Workshop

Referee Development Group Coaches will be paid a £350.00 honorarium per season plus benefits.

To apply you need to be passionate about, and committed to, the development of refereeing at a local level and be able to work under pressure, handle multiple priorities and meet deadlines as the role will be challenging

To apply, please send a covering letter to or by post ‘Private and Confidential RDGC Role’ - Ross Joyce, Referee Development Manager, North Riding FA, Broughton Road, Stokesley, TS9 5NY detailing why you feel you are suitable for the role and any experiences you may have.

Closing date: Midnight Sunday, 20 August 2017

As this role involves direct access to young persons under the age of eighteen, within the context of the job or any subsequently related activities or responsibilities, the successful candidate will undergo a thorough screening process, which will include a Criminal Records Check to ensure their suitability for the role.

The North Riding Football League is committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

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