Below are detailed the vacancies with Volleyball England, including both full-time and voluntary positions.

If no roles are advertised, then there are currently none available, so please check back again soon.

To apply for a Volleyball England role, please send a completed copy of the relevant application form detailed on to, unless otherwise specified.

Candidates may be asked to take part in a telephone interview, or invited to attend for interview, where they may be requested to carry out tasks/tests that assess their suitability for the role.

Please note we cannot reply to every application for a vacancy, only those invited for interview.

For jobs relating to other clubs or organisations, please follow the instructions as indicated on the vacancy.

Current Vacancies

Referee Pathway Development Working Group

Volleyball England is seeking two or three people to join the Referee Pathway Development Working Group to help drive the implementation of a new Referee Pathway.

The group will report to the Ace Service Sub-group and be led by VE Strategic Manager Gillian Harrison. 

Evolving from Proposal 4 of the Referee Review, the group will be tasked to investigate the possibility of a two-tier Grade 4 structure, completely redesigning the referee pathway. 

Working alongside Nick Heckford (Indoor), Glynn Archibald (Sitting Volleyball) and Debra Smart (Beach Volleyball), the group will meet regularly over the next eight to 10 months to create the new pathway.  

Referee Development Pathway aims 

  • Create a Referee Development Pathway that prepares referees for the environment in which they work   
  • Provide learning and development opportunities at each stage of the Pathway; to aid progression and to maintain current Grade status  
  • Give referees greater control over their own development and progression   
  • Provide a route for accelerated progression for those able to commit to more games   
  • Increase the number of women and ethnic minority referees on the Pathway   
  • Have a highly skilled referee workforce of tutors, observers, coaches, and mentors who are confident and competent in their roles.   

Project Brief  

A more detailed project brief is available by clicking here.  

If you have a clear vision for referee development, share Volleyball England’s ambitions and have time to commit (circa two hours per week), then your application would be very much welcomed. The ideal people will be collaborative, strategic thinkers, with knowledge of contemporary approaches to learning and development who understand refereeing, are willing to innovate and can inspire others to follow.  

Application process   

Please complete the short online application form by clicking here. CVs are not accepted for this role. 

Talent Pathway Coaches (Indoor and/or Beach) 

The purpose of these role is to be a member of the England Talent Pathway coaching staff in one or more roles, as designated by the appropriate Performance Director. 

Roles assigned will be based on current needs and priorities, as well as the volunteer’s skills, experience, and developmental potential. 

Talent coaches also help build a strong community of supporters who can aid in administering and promoting the England Talent Pathway. 

Please note: Candidates will need to fulfil several requirements, including, but not limited to: a current enhanced DBS check, carried out through Volleyball England, which is no more than three years old (costs covered by VE), and attendance at a recognised and valid Safeguarding and Protecting Children training course in the last three years (costs covered by VE). 

For full role description, person specification and how to apply, click here. 

Volleyball England Foundation Trustees

The Foundation wants to develop a diverse group of people with a wide range of skills, experience and knowledge. Understanding the role of a trustee would be an advantage, but the organisation is prepared to provide support and training for individuals if they are committed to the aims and objectives of the Foundation. 

Particular skills that are sought are those in IT, Fundraising, Marketing, and Copy Writing. 

The aims of the foundation are: 

  • To support the development, to educate and promote the health and wellbeing of individuals and groups through taking part in all forms of volleyball.  
  • To help ensure the opportunity to play volleyball is available to all and not limited by income, facilities, location or ability.  


This is a non-salaried position. Travel and other reasonable out-of-pocket expenses will be reimbursed for attendance at meetings and events on behalf of the Volleyball England Foundation. 


Most meetings are held over the internet, but when needed meetings will take place at various locations in central England.  

Key trustee responsibilities  

Ensuring strong governance and management for the Foundation. 

Attending trustee meetings, which are usually held once a quarter. 

Supporting fundraising and developing partnerships – building connections and helping to secure funds from a wide range of sources 

Be willing to be a spokesperson and ambassador for the Foundation, when appropriate. 

Attending events and external meetings, when appropriate. 

Upholding the values of the sport and to ensure these are applied in its work. 

For a full role description, click here. 

How to apply 

For an application form and an information pack please contact Izzy Donson on     Closing Date: 1st March 2024. Interview Date: During April - will be carried out virtually. 

Deep Dish Head Coach and Faciilty Manager

Deep Dish Crystal Palace is seeking a full-time Beach Volleyball Head Coach and Facility Manager. 

The successful applicant will be responsible for the delivery of activities and programmes, as well as the management and maintenance of the facility and staff. 

The ideal candidate will have a passion for coaching at all levels (adult and junior), an eye for detail when it comes to the upkeep of the centre and must be based in London (Ideally close proximity to Crystal Palace/South London). 

The position is full-time, with a start date of March/April 2024. More information and to applyclick here.

Further Information

Volleyball England has an equity policy and is committed to equal opportunities. The equity policy can be found on

Volleyball England is committed to best practice in the care of children and as such this post may be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. The child protection policy can be found on