UK Sport

Location: United Kingdom & Ireland

Closing date: 26 July 2024

On 10 October 2023, the UK & Ireland were awarded the rights to host UEFA EURO 2028 – the world’s third largest sporting event.

Hosted in Summer 2028, UEFA EURO 2028 will see Europe’s top 24 national teams compete in a 31-day, 51 match tournament which will be attended by over 3 million spectators, with a global tv audience of upwards of 2 billion people.

UEFA EURO 2028 will be the largest sporting event jointly hosted by the UK and Ireland and it represents a pivotal moment for football and major events in the UK and Ireland.

As one of the world’s largest and highest-profile sporting events, it will attract the attention of the sporting and major event communities, the media, and the public at large across the UK & Ireland, Europe and the World. With its unique hosting model, the event promises to spread the impacts and benefits of the tournament across the nations and communities of the UK & Ireland.

The tournament will be planned and delivered by a variety of partners including:

  • UEFA
  • The English Football Association, Football Association of Ireland, Football Association of Wales, Irish Football Association and Scottish Football Association
  • Host Cities across the UK & Ireland
  • Host Stadia across the UK & Ireland
  • Government Partners of the UK & Ireland

To deliver their responsibilities, the Football Association partners are establishing a new company, UK & Ireland 2028 Limited.

The Football Association Partners will jointly own UK & Ireland 2028 Limited, with a Board of Directors overseeing the activity of an executive workforce.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an exceptional individual to join the Company Board for a 4-year period as the Independent Non-Executive Director – Audit and Risk.

Hosting partners have devised a vision for the tournament of Football for All, Football for Good and Football for the Future, with an aspiration to generate tangible impacts and spread benefits as broadly as possible across the UK and Ireland. More information on this can be found in the UK & Ireland UEFA EURO 2028 Bid Brochure.

Independent Non-Executive Directors will play an integral role in shaping the strategic direction of the tournament and supporting this vision.

Further details can be found in the Job Description and Person Specification and Additional Information documents linked below.

How to Apply


  • To apply interested parties should:
    • Complete this Diversity Monitoring Questionnaire
    • Submit via email to a CV and accompanying cover letter setting out their experiences and relevance for the role
  • The CV and cover letter should have a combined maximum length of no more than five A4 sides
  • Applicants should also confirm in their cover letter if they would like to be considered for the Senior Independent Director, Independent Non-Executive Director – Remuneration, or Independent Non-Executive Director – Audit & Risk position (or more than one role)
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  • The deadline for applications is 5 pm on 26 July 2024

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