Do you have the skills, knowledge and experience to provide guidance and advice to new / newly qualified referees?
Could you have constructive conversations that help these referees to identify their own strengths and development areas and opportunities?
North Riding County FA is constantly reviewing the support and development structures for their match officials to ensure they can be as effective as possible. The Association recognises that every game needs a Referee with the right competency level to perform well; providing development opportunities for officials to progress through to the refereeing pyramid system.
The NEW North Riding County FA Mentoring Scheme will complement the Centre of Referee Development Programme by focussing on approximately 130 new / newly qualified referees with the potential to extend this into their 2nd season; thus ensuring a comprehensive support and development structure for referees, as they take their very first steps into grass roots football.
We are now seeking to appoint approximately 16 Mentors.
Working as a 1:1 point of contact for their group of approximately 9 new / newly qualified referees, each Mentor will help their officials identify their own strengths, development areas and goals and offer advice and ideas for improvement and progress.
Mentors will also be required to observe each Referee officiate a minimum of once per season. Mentors may also be required to attend additional games, providing more structured support when a critical need arises.
Operating under the leadership and support of the Referee Development Officer and Mentor Scheme Leader, these pivotal roles will contribute to driving forward development and, as such, require the right calibre of people to make the scheme a success.
Some of the key attributes expected for these roles are:
- Has refereed / referees to at least Level 6 Status.
- Be up to date with modern thinking and practices of Refereeing
- Be able to build relationships, give advice and guidance, and have constructive conversations both over the phone and face-to-face.
- Has experience of providing ‘ideas for consideration’ rather than direction to improve performance.
- Attend annual NRCFA Mentoring Meetings / Training.
Please see full details in the Role Specification - Below
This is initially a ‘pilot’ scheme for season 2012/13 with a season long role, however the NRCFA hopes to extend and implement the Mentor Scheme in subsequent seasons should it be a success.
All newly appointed Mentors must attend the new Mentor meeting on Thursday 16th August 2012 at North Riding County FA, commencing at 6.30pm.
An annual honorarium of £150.00 and £50.00 towards any expenses is payable for these roles.
For an informal conversation regarding the Mentor role please contact Ross Joyce, Referee Development on 01642 717774 or 07872 469 952.
To apply for one of these roles, please send your application letter outlining your skills and experiences relating to the full role to Ross Joyce at email@example.com by Noon on Friday 20th July 2012.
All roles will be confirmed by Tuesday 31st July 2012. If you have not heard anything by this date then unfortunately you will have been unsuccessful on this occasion.