The FA’s Football Leadership Diversity Code Careers platform

To support the FA’s commitment to improving equality and diversity of the workforce across the English elite football game, Global Sports developed the FLDC Careers Platform. Providing a central website, for all code members to post their available jobs and reach a diverse range of candidates

The platform was one of a number of initiatives invested in by The FA for the launch of FA’s Football Leadership Diversity Code (FLDC).


Our Scope

In collaboration with The FA, the platform was designed, developed and is now currently managed exclusively by Global Sports.

From initial scoping, platform specification through to build and launch, including inducting various stakeholders in football.

Global Sports now proactively manages the job platform, including its promotion and marketing to diverse audiences, partnership development and EDI reporting on recruitment activity through it, on behalf of The FA and FLDC Code members.

“It’s been a pleasure working with Global Sports on the FLDC Careers Platform. Their support and expertise in the digital talent attraction space has been pivotal in supporting an increased desire to recruit in a more transparent way (54 clubs recruiting through the platform) and from a more diverse talent pool (40% of job applications coming from Black, Asian or minority ethnic candidates)."

Mannie Neville  |  Resourcing & Talent Manager, The FA


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The Outcome 

Over the first full season from launch, 54 clubs have signed up to the platform posting over 2,500 vacancies across the EFL, Premier League and associated organisations. Attracting over 12,000 applications while increasing the diversity of candidate applications month on month, delivering 40% of applications from minority ethnic groups and 71% of clubs saying diversity of their applicants has improved, delivering on its core objectives.


"The platform has delivered some positive early results, and creates a solid foundation for a number of new and exciting ideas to be launched across this season and beyond. We look forward to seeing further progress in recruitment across football and for all types of roles in the game."

Mannie Neville  |  Resourcing & Talent Manager, The FA 


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