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Referee abroad

Every year many young and up-and-coming match officials take part at our tournaments around the world. In order to support them and offer them the “experience of a lifetime” we need help from passionate staff members, who are willing to offer a hand in running our various tournaments.

Join our lively, young, creative staff members! It’s a unique experience managing, in real time, some of world’s top youth tournaments. It may mean long days or high pressure, but the reward is well worth the effort.

We are currently looking for people who are passionate about sports and love travelling and the idea of working in event management. In particular, we are looking for people to cover both senior and junior roles within our event management department. 

Successful candidates will get free travel (or travel reimbusement up to a fixed amount), accommodation, food and a range of other benefits during out events. Please note that being a not-for-profit organization, we are not able to offer full-time paid positions. All the positions we offer are “expenses paid only”. 

These are the available positions: 

The Referee Manager is in charge of all refereeing logistics at a specific tournament. He coordinates a team of up to 15 people in our bigger events. As Referee Manager you’ll be responsible for:

– Coordinating all referee logistics during the event, including referee transport, accommodation and assignments;

– Deal with any queries and/or problems referees may have during the tournament;

– Coordinate and assign tasks to the members of the referee office and the rest of the referee staff. 

This is a senior role, as such the ideal candidate has previous experience in managing groups and working in groups. You must be able to speak and write in English fluently, any other language is considered an asset. Having participated in Referee Abroad tournaments before is also beneficial. 

If you are interested in one of these senior positions, email our President to express your interest. Make sure you specify what tournament you’d like to apply for. 

These are junior positions, ideal for younger staff members. You’ll be part of the referee office team and either work in the office during registration and check-in or on the fields once the tournament starts. You’ll deal with the referees and observers, make sure all their needs are taken care of and that the refereeing “machine” works properly. The Referee Manager (position above) will be your main point of contact. For this position we need people who are happy to work in a team, and are passionate about international events. You must be able to speak English a good level.

We need all candidates for these positions to fill out a “personality test”, which will be the first step of our selection process. If the answers you give to this test are satisfactory, you’ll be contacted by a member of our staff for more details about how the selection process works. 

This junior position is ideal for a person who, while new to the Referee Abroad “world”, is interested in learning more about how a group or event is managed. 

You’ll work in close contact with a tournament’s Referee Manager assisting him in his daily tasks. For this position we need people who are happy to work in a team, and are passionate about international events. You must be able to speak English a good level.

We need all candidates for these positions to fill out a “personality test”, which will be the first step of our selection process. If the answers you give to this test are satisfactory, you’ll be contacted by a member of our staff for more details about how the selection process works.