Working closely with the Senior People and Partnerships Manager and wider team, you will deliver on Premier League Charitable Fund (PLCF) led elements of the Premier League Fans Fund and deliver key people and partnership team priorities. This includes supporting Club Community Organisations (CCOs), the charitable arms of professional football clubs, to apply for funding and to deliver against approved project plans. You will regularly interact with key partners in relation to the Fund including the Premier League, the CCO network and associated professional football clubs across the Premier League, English Football League (EFL), National League, Women’s Super League and the Women’s Championship; as well as other key partners and stakeholders.
The Premier League Fans Fund will invest a further £5m over the next two seasons into initiatives that will help strengthen the bond between clubs, fans and local communities. The Fund will support a range of fan-focused projects which aim to:
• Strengthen links between clubs and their fans.
• Diversify their fan base by engaging historically underrepresented groups.
• Enhance the matchday experience in partnership with their fans.
• Ensure projects are improving the connection between fans and their community.
Your role will support the PLCF’s focus on inclusivity and fairness across all PLCF strategies and programmes and CCO strategies and delivery, ensuring that people of all backgrounds and abilities can benefit from the Premier League Fans Fund and the work of PLCF more broadly.
You will coordinate relevant aspects of the grants process, from application briefings, through to payment schedules including grant documentation, performance monitoring and gathering of insight and best practice. You will interact with CCOs on a daily basis, ensuring they have the capabilities needed to deliver funded projects to the best possible standards, whilst understanding the specific needs in local communities and those of CCO/delivery partners. You will play an active role in Fund ideation, training and development needs, partner engagement to enhance the fund, and regularly seek ways to enhance our approach to improve both reach and impact.
The right candidate will have strong project and/or programme management skills and a demonstrable commitment to the role football can play in communities.
Who we are
Established in 2010, the PLCF is one of the biggest sports charities in the world, with an annual budget of around £35m. The independent charity supports CCOs in delivering high quality projects and evidences its success to key stakeholders.
Aligned with the Premier League Wider Football and Communities Strategy, the PLCF aims to create positive and lasting sporting, social, educational and health outcomes for wide range of beneficiaries, especially children and young people. The PLCF team supports and inspires impactful work via 92+ CCOs, including those in the Premier League, EFL and National League. In turn, their work directly benefits more than 500,000 individuals at thousands of community venues and schools each year.
The Premier League Charitable Fund is an equal opportunities employer and strives to create an inclusive culture where talent can flourish. We believe in the potential of everyone and open our doors to those who share those values. All appointments will be made based on merit; however, we particularly encourage applications from women, people from minority ethnic communities, LGBTQ+ people and disabled people.
Our hybrid-working model also allows you some variety on your place of work, offering you the chance to work from home on some days each week. You will attend the office or site visits in line with our company policy. All staff liaise closely with their line manager to manage their time appropriately and according to their work and team requirements.