We are the Football Foundation - the Premier League, the FA and government’s charity delivering upon a shared vision to help communities improve their local football facilities through our investment. We are the only example of a partnership between a national Government and a national sport coming together to support communities throughout the country.
Over the last 20 years we have been planting the seeds to grow grassroots football, transforming communities where demand is greatest, and the impact will be strongest. We have worked closely with local authorities, County FAs and other passionate people in communities up and down the country to deliver over 17,000 sports projects worth over £1.8 billion and we’ve got big plans to revolutionise England’s grassroots facilities over the next decade.
Our Delivery Managers have a broad and varied role, working within a geographical region. They operate at the heart of the Foundation’s ambition to improve the experience of playing football for everyone, and work with applicants, partners and communities to support project delivery throughout the end-to-end process. Our Delivery Manager’s portfolio includes all types of priority projects, including 3G FTPs, Changing Facilities, Grass Pitches, Small-Sided facilities and Hub sites, where appropriate. Due to the breadth of the role and the variety of the projects, you can expect it to be an exciting role, with no two days the same.
With the additional investment in community sports facilities, we have a great deal to get done, but how we do it matters too. We are striving to be an inclusive and diverse organisation – not only in the outcomes we deliver – but in how it feels to be one of the team. Helping to support the Football Foundation will give you the chance to deliver a positive impact in every community in England; to help transform lives and communities through great places to play; and to be part of a team that works hard and plays fair to achieve its goals.
The role is home-based, with responsibility for managing a portfolio of projects within a geographical region, as required by the Foundation. We welcome applications from all interested applicants, however, have a focus in the following areas: the East, the South East; and the South West of England.
Applicants must have an excellent working knowledge and understanding of sports development, sustainable sports facility operational management, and financial management. You must have an astute understanding of the operations, requirements and challenges faced by grassroots football clubs, community organisations and the voluntary sector, as well as sound knowledge of how Local Authorities operate.
We’re looking for applicants with experience of capital project development and first-class stakeholder management. You must be able to act flexibly, manage competing demands, and be confident managing a diverse portfolio of projects.
The salary band for this role is £38,000 - £42,000 per annum, dependent on relevant skills and experience.
You will start on 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays (which increases after 2 years), plus additional time off to volunteer. We also offer a generous pension scheme (8% employer contribution), collective bonus scheme, free health care provision, a monthly gym subsidy, interest-free season ticket loan, death in service benefit and access to selected match tickets
We are committed to helping our team members maintain a healthy work-life balance, so offer flexible working around core hours to help achieve that.
We request that all applicants complete our equal opportunities form as part of the application process. This anonymous and confidential form helps the Football Foundation to build up a picture of who is applying to join the organisation, and to monitor progress in this area. The link to complete this is in the application process.
The Football Foundation is committed to, and values the principles of diversity, equality and inclusion. We strive to provide an inclusive and supportive working environment where all our team feel respected and supported in fulfilling their potential. We encourage and welcome applications from all, regardless of background and are particularly interested to hear from individuals belonging to under-represented groups including individuals from minoritised communities, individuals with a disability and LGBTQI+ individuals.