Jersey Football Association (Jersey FA) are inviting applications for several new Referee Mentors.
These Jersey FA Mentors will be appointed to help referees through the early months of Refereeing. This will include supporting young referees through their first five matches and transition from being a trainee to a Level 7 or Youth status.
Reporting directly into the Jersey FA, successful candidates will need to be passionate about and committed to the development of referees.
The key characteristics of a good mentor are friendliness, approachability and patience. Experience as a referee is helpful but it’s not necessary. In many ways, someone who qualified a year or so ago will be an ideal mentor for someone who is newly-qualified as the issues that challenge a new referee will still be fresh in the mind of the mentor.
As a Referee Mentor you will work as part of a team focused on developing and retaining referees within the grassroots game. Mentors will be allocated a trainee referee who has successfully completed the practical and theory part of the FA Referee Training Course and is ready to begin their initial five matches. You will need to contact the trainee and make yourself available as someone they can call upon for help, advice and support. We ask our mentors to watch their trainee’s initial five matches and give informal feedback afterwards.
You should be in possession of a valid and current driving licence.
Those selected for the role will be expected to attend an induction session (2 hours) and the FA Mentoring Adults Course (3 hours) date to be arranged. From time to time we will also arrange online training sessions for mentors.
The Jersey FA is committed to safeguarding children and adults at risk. Due to the nature of this role, the successful applicant will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check through the FA DBS process. The possession of a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an applicant from obtaining this post, as all cases are judged individually according to the nature of the role and the information provided.
We also ask mentors to have up-to-date Safeguarding children certificates (these should be not more than three years old) and to attend some specific Jersey FA Safeguarding training and sign a Code of Conduct.
We will provide help and funding for mentors who need to update their CRBs and Safeguarding certificates.
Mentors will also receive an agreed payment per mentee and some Jersey FA branded kit.
If you are interested in volunteering and believe you have what it takes to be an effective Jersey FA referee mentor then we would be very pleased to hear from you.
For an informal discussion about the role or to arrange a visit to the Jersey FA please contact Brian Oliver (Football Development Manager) on 07797 752215 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Jersey FA is committed to safeguarding children, young people and adults at risk. All eligible roles are subject to a DBS check.
As an equal opportunities employer the Jersey FA welcome applications from all part of the community.
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