Global Sports has recently been busy supporting The Football Association [The FA] launch a central careers platform for English football, with the objective of creating greater transparency of roles available to individuals across English football.
The new platform is part of a wider initiative the FA has launched call the Football Leadership Diversity Code. The FDLC careers platform, which is now live (www.fldccareers.com) will help organisations and clubs reach a larger and more diverse audience of candidates and for individuals, provide a centralised platform and transparent process for career opportunities available across English clubs, who have signed up to the code.
The FA launched the Football Leadership Diversity Code for the professional game in October 2020, with signatories including the Premier League and over 50 clubs across the Premier League, English Football League, Barclays FA Women’s Super League and FA Women’s Championship. Its aim is to increase equality of opportunity, moving away from recruitment practices focused on personal networks, and ensuring that candidates across the game are recruited from diverse talent pools.
With the visibility of roles across English football identified as a key issue during the development of the Football Leadership Diversity Code, the new platform aims to address this issue and help clubs reach a broader audience and attract more candidates from both within and outside of the game.
"A key aim of the Football Leadership Diversity Code is to ensure recruitment processes across English football become fairer and more transparent. The launch of the careers platform will support signatory organisations and clubs in reaching a broader and more diverse pool of talent. We hope that this centralised mechanism will create greater visibility and awareness of the roles available across football, which will enable individuals from other industries to consider coming into the game, whilst increasing equality of opportunity for those already in the industry and looking for their next role."
Edleen John, The FA’s Director of International Relations, Corporate Affairs and Co-Partner for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
The number of members signing up to the code continues to grow with the English Football League and other key organisations within English football committing to the code.
"We are delighted that more clubs continue to sign up to the Code, evidencing their commitment to this important agenda. We truly believe it will lead to positive, long-term change across the game, ultimately changing the landscape of English football for the better."
The platform for FLDC Careers has been developed by Global Sports and we are proud to have played our part in supporting the initiative to drive greater diversity and transparency across English football through The FA launching this careers platform.
"The Football Leadership Diversity Code is a significant step for the FA and for English Football and it has been a privilege to play our part in supporting its goals. Diversity and Inclusion is key to the future success of the industry and is an integral part of our own values. The FLDC Careers platform helps provide a central place for candidates of all backgrounds to simply access and understand the career opportunities available to them in football."
Will Lloyd, Global Sports CEO
Global Sports candidates will be able to access the platform directly using their Global Sports Login details, providing a world of new opportunities and greater support for those looking to grow their future career within football.
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