Full-time FARE co-ordinator sought18 December 2009

FARE was established a decade ago as a European network to campaign against all forms of discrimination in the sport. It has been very successful in raising awareness at all levels of the game and its work has expanded to extend across nearly 40 countries. FARE is currently reforming its governance arrangements so that they remain fit for purpose, becoming a formally constituted democratic entity in its own right. This includes establishing a small professional secretariat, headed by a co-ordinator with administrative/financial support. The secretariat will also be responsible for contracted functions of project and communications management.

FARE now seeks to recruit a full-time co-ordinator. S/he will ensure that the secretariat functions as a coherent and effective unit, supporting the board and implementing its decisions. It will be critical that the secretariat supports the activist fabric of the network rather than becoming bureaucratic and remote from it. It will also represent FARE on a day-to-day basis with the governing bodies of the sport, funders and the wider public.

The role of co-ordinator is thus an exciting but also demanding one. The successful candidate must be self-starting and dynamic, and able to manage a range of relationships with colleagues across the continent. They must be committed to contesting intolerance wherever it is to be found in the sport and to the empowerment of members of minority communities. They must ensure that FARE behaves in an impeccably professional manner in delivering on its commitments to funders and other stakeholders.

The chosen candidate will enter discussions with the FARE management board as to the location from which s/he and their back-up will work, which could involve a personal arrangement or an arrangement with one of the FARE partner organisations. A competitive salary, and assistance with any reasonable relocation costs, will be offered.


The sole means of application is by email; the job advert and job description & person specification are available for download from the FARE website. Completed applications, including a CV and a covering letter indicating how the requirements of the position would be met, should be emailed to board@farenet.org.

The closing date for applications to be received is 31st January 2010. Interviews will take place in February.

Potential applicants wishing to discuss the post should contact Howard Holmes at Football Unites, Racism Divides, on 00 44 114 255 3156, or via email at howardfurd.org.