Delivery Officer

  • Employer Football Foundation
  • Town / City Location – Home-based, with travel to funded sites within a designated area (North; Midlands & South West, or South & South East areas
  • Job Type Full-time
  • Salary £30000.00 - £30000.00 per annum
  • Closing Date 14/08/2022
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Delivery Officer – multiple opportunities

£30,000 per annum plus benefits

Location – Home-based, with travel to funded sites within a designated area (North; Midlands & South West, or South & South East areas

With the recent announcement that £205 million of government funding will be made available to invest in community sports facilities across England in the next three years, the Football Foundation is well-supported to continue to invest in pitches and communities across the nation. This investment will be used by the Football Foundation to target communities up and down the country who will benefit most from access to better sports facilities.

Our Delivery Team at the Foundation is pivotal to the successful execution of our work.  Based across the country, they work together to provide strategic insight and identify which projects should be prioritised to receive our funding. They then work proactively with applicants on the delivery of their projects, from inception to completion of facility construction.

The role of the Delivery Officer is at the heart of this process, working closely with our Delivery Managers and Facilities Planning Managers, as well as our technical team, to contribute to and support them across all areas of their work.

About the Football Foundation

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, and we’ve got big plans to revolutionise England’s grassroots facilities over the next decade.

The role

As a Delivery Officer, you will support the maintenance of Local Football Facilities Plans to help develop a pipeline of projects which deliver agreed investment priorities within your areas.; you will provide support, guidance and advice to organisations developing applications for funding; and you will prepare reports that will equip our decision-makers with the information to make robust investment decisions.

The role will be broad and varied, with no two days the same, and with the opportunity to work alongside experienced Managers and learn about the end-to-end process of grant management and facility development. One day you could be working with our Facilities Planning Managers in one of the country’s largest local authorities helping refresh a Local Football Facilities Plan, while the next you could be supporting an applicant and the Delivery Manager in developing their exciting submission for funding for a new 3G and the improvement of grass pitches.

What are we looking for?

You must have an understanding of sports development and how it can be used for community benefit. You’ll have experience of providing advice or support to community groups, grassroots sports clubs or voluntary organisations and have gained an understanding of their operations, requirements and challenges. You’ll also have experience of building and maintaining strong relationships with stakeholders, and ideally managing those relationships to ensure their needs are aligned to organisational objectives.

You’ll be a proactive, motivated self-starter committed to supporting our applicants. You’ll be a great communicator with the ability to build strong relationships. While you’ll operate within one of three specific geographical areas, you’ll also need to be flexible and adaptable to respond to business priorities and peaks in demand.

Most of all we want someone who reflects who we are as an organisation. We refer to our values as our four corners:

  • Fair Players – open and inclusive in our approach
  • Star Performers – trusted to deliver
  • United Team Player – collaborative and easy to work with
  • Passionate Supporters – flexible and willing

If you share these values and have the necessary skills and experience for the role, then we look forward to hearing from you.

What can we offer you?

The salary for this role is £30,000 gross per annum.

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.

Equality and Diversity Commitment

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 diverse ethnic communities, individuals with a disability and those from the LGBTQI+ community.

Should you need any adjustments to the recruitment process, at either application or interview stage, please contact us at jobs@footballfoundation.org.uk

How do I apply?

To apply, please follow the steps outlined below:

  1. Please send the following to jobs@footballfoundation.org.uk
  • CV
  • Cover letter – please highlight briefly and clearly how your skills, abilities and experience equip you for the role, together with your reasons for applying.
  1. Complete an anonymous Equal Opportunities form:

Click here to fill it out. Please only fill out one form when you apply. If you need any help, please let us know.

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