Football Facilities and Investment Officer

  • London FA
  • Hybrid (Hybrid working arrangements (minimum of one day per week at London FA’s office – Wembley Stadium))
  • 13 May, 2024
Full time Maintenance Safeguarding

Job Description

Job DescriptionWe are looking to appoint someone who is passionate about developing quality grassroots football facilities and supporting our key partners in applying for funding.

We have big plans to improve our grass pitches across London and the role will play a big part in delivering this priority ensuring that our clubs and partners are able to access advice, support and funding through the Football Foundation Grass Pitch Improvement Programme. Many clubs require support in accessing grants for small scale projects. Under your guidance, you will help them through the maze of opportunities available in the county and nationally.

Job purpose
• To support delivery of The FA Grassroots Football Strategy and the London FA Strategic Plan.
• To ensure that every affiliated football fixture is played on a ‘good’ quality pitch.
• To identify and activate priority projects for Football Foundation investment via Local Football Facility Plans.
• To develop a facilities workshop programme.
• To protect existing football facilities from planning applications.
• To contribute to the effective implementation of The FA’s Safeguarding Operating Standard for County FAs.
• To support the adoption of FA technology systems across grassroots football.

Experience and Skills
• Ability to build positive relationships with partner organisations across different sectors to deliver football facility outcomes.
• Project management skills and experience – to plan, set and achieve objectives to deadlines.
• Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
• Excellent time management and prioritisation.
• Excellent problem-solving and decision- making.
• Good communication and presentation skills.
• Exceptional customer service skills.
• Ability to use data to monitor and evaluate programmes.
• Practical experience of sports / football / facility development.
• Demonstrate a working knowledge of inclusion, equality, anti-discrimination and safeguarding.
• Excellent IT skills, including the use of Microsoft Office applications.