All application forms should be completed and submitted via the official recruitment email address firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please remember to include the reference number stated on the job description to ensure your application is processed correctly.
You will receive an auto acknowledgment email when your application is received. Please check your Junk mail to ensure that it has not been redirected.
Applications will be accepted until 23.59 on the stated closing date.
Dependent on the volume of applications received, it may be necessary to close some of the vacancies earlier than planned. Communications will be sent out via the Scottish FA social media pages (LinkedIn/Twitter) should this be the case, to inform of the new closing date. It is therefore advisable to apply for the role you are interested in earlier rather than later.
If you are successful in your application, you should receive an invite to interview within 4 weeks of the closing date. Due to the volume of applicants expected for the project, if you do not receive an invite within 4 weeks of the closing date, please assume that your application will not been taken any further.
The application process is consistent with that of the Scottish FA and therefore CVs alone will not be accepted at application stage. Should you wish to include a CV or covering letter with your application you are free to do so.
We would love to be able to give feedback on individual applications, however due to the expected the volume of applicants this will not be possible.
Each vacancy will be shortlisted based on the skills, qualifications and values required for the role. There are a number of stages you may to have prepare for dependant on the role:
Stage 1 – Video Interview (recorded and submitted to the Scottish FA)
Stage 2 – Face to face interview or Skype interview dependant on location
Stage 3 – Skype interview with the UEFA representative for the relevant operational area
If you have been invited to interview, all relevant details will be provided within your invite email. Please ensure you arrive on time and report to the reception desk to announce your arrival.
Interviews will be at Hampden Park or via Skype should you not be able to attend in person. Skype interviews will only be offered if there are truly unavoidable circumstances in attending a face to face interview and this will be handled on a case by case basis.
The recruitment team will endeavour to be as flexible as possible, however due to the timeframes of the recruitment campaign, some dates may be difficult to move.
Your referees will only be contacted if you are offered a position. Your references must cover the last 2 years of employment. Any gaps should be explained at interview stage if necessary.
You should receive the outcome of your interview within one week of attending. The same timeframe should be expected after a 3rd stage interview with UEFA. Should there be any discrepancies in the timeline the recruitment team will be in touch to inform you.
We expect a high volume of qualified candidates and the shortlisting process for the available roles will be extremely stringent. Only the top quality candidates with the relevant skills and experience will progress to interview. Please ensure you apply for a role that is closely matched to your skillset to avoid disappointment.
You must have the right to work in the UK in order to be employed via the Scottish FA.
You are eligible to work in the UK, and therefore don’t need to obtain a work permit, if any of the following apply:
- You are a British citizen
- You are a European Economic Area (EEA) citizen – see list below
- You are a Swiss national
EEA countries: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and the UK.
You will also need to apply for a UK residence card or be able to prove your right to work in the UK as an EU citizen (for example, a valid UK National Insurance number).
For more information related to EU, EEA and Commonwealth citizens and your rights to working in the UK, please visit: https://www.gov.uk/browse/visas-immigration/eu-eea-commonwealth
If you’re not a British citizen, EEA citizen or Swiss national, you may need to apply for a visa in order to be able to work in the UK.
You should be able to apply for a visa via a British Overseas Mission in your own country, or the British Embassy. For more information specific to your own country, please visit https://www.gov.uk/government/world/organisations
For a full list of the visas available to you, and to check if you need a UK visa, please visit: https://www.gov.uk/visas-immigration
But remember, having a visa doesn’t necessarily mean you are automatically able to work in the UK, and you may also need a work permit in order to begin working.
Due to the timeline of recruitment, applicants should be able to show their eligibility to work in the UK at interview stage.
Yes you can apply for as many roles as you wish within your remit of skills and experience. Please note that if you are offered a role, we will require acceptance as soon as possible in order to issue contracts. Should you be awaiting the outcome of an application for a role that closes at a later date, we would automatically withdraw you from that particular shortlisting process.
Whilst the stated profile, skills and experience are essential for those applying for available roles, we also looking for the right fit for the organisation. For this reason we will be looking for a clear demonstration of the Scottish FA values during the recruitment process. The Scottish FA takes its values seriously. They are more than a set of words: they represent the organisation as a whole, to ensure the highest standards of professionalism are achieved and maintained. The Scottish FA’s values are reflected in all that we do, both internally and externally. For more information on those values please visit: https://www.scottishfa.co.uk/scottish-fa/organisation/working-at-the-scottish-fa/our-strategy-values/
Not all roles requires Scottish FA hardware in order to perform the role. UEFA adopt a Bring Your Own Device policy for some roles which will be explained in further details should you be successful. Should you have to use your own mobile for work purposes, this will be reimbursed by the organisation.
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