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How we recruit

Applying for a vacancy at the PFA

What we look for

Whilst skills and experience are important, what we really want to know is what motivates you to work for the PFA and what excites you about the role you’re applying for. We want to recruit the right people, not only with the right skills, but with the right mindset who can contribute to our cultural growth.

What we can offer you:

  • The opportunity to work in the football industry.
  • As an SME, you will gain exposure and insight into areas of the wider business.
  • Learning and Development opportunities, both practical and theoretical, enabling you to succeed and progress regardless of your starting point.

The Process

1. Application

For all of our vacancies, we ask that you submit a cover letter to give us an insight into your drive, and a CV to demonstrate relevant experience and essential criteria. Once you submit your application to our dedicated recruitment inbox, you will receive an auto email to confirm receipt. As you can imagine, we often get a high volume of applications, therefore unfortunately we are unable to give individual feedback if we chose to not progress your application to interview stage.

2. Shortlisting and Interview

After our shortlisting process, if we think you’re a potential match for the role you’ve applied for, we’ll invite you to interview with our friendly and carefully selected interview panel. This will usually be an initial first stage telephone call, followed by an online or face-to-face interview. Some of our roles may require a related task to be completed as part of the interview process, don’t worry as we will always give you advance warning. If any reasonable adjustments are needed, just let us know.

We appreciate the time taken to prepare for and attend interviews, therefore if you are unsuccessful at the interview stage, we will give you feedback.

Our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity

The PFA understands the importance of a diverse workforce within a representative industry. We prioritise being a diverse, inclusive and responsible employer. Our aim is for our people to reflect and understand the communities and players we work with.

The PFA is proud to be an equal opportunities employer and not only welcome, but strongly encourage applications from all backgrounds, cultures and perspectives so we can create as diverse a workforce as possible. Our employment policies for recruitment ensure that no job applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of age, disability, gender re-assignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, or sexual orientation.

We embrace and value difference. That’s why we aim to ensure we provide a culture that supports growth and development, whilst being able to show up as your whole self.

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