Football Foundation – Grant Panel Member

  • Employer The Football Foundation
  • Town / City National
  • Job Type Voluntary
  • Salary Voluntary
  • Closing Date 07/04/2019
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Football Foundation: Grant Panel Member.

A commitment of around 12 days per year. Non-remunerated; paid expenses

About the Football Foundation

FA grassroots surveys consistently identify the provision of football facilities as the number one issue impacting growth and retention, and the number and quality of pitches has been highlighted as one of the biggest barriers to long-term, sustainable England international success. Do you want to help us put this right?

Established in 2000, the Football Foundation is one of the largest sports charities in the World. It is a partnership between the Premier League, The FA and the Government, who between them contribute more than £60 million per year towards the development of football facilities across the country, 40% of which is targeted at the 20% most deprived communities. The Football Foundation is responsible for the execution and delivery of the National Football Facilities Strategy.

The role

The Football Foundation is looking for an exceptional candidate to join its Grants Panel. This independent panel of experts is responsible for scrutinising grant applications to ensure consistency of assessment against approved processes and criteria, value for money and the potential to achieve strategic objectives. The Panel approves grants and makes recommendations as appropriate.

What are we looking for?

We are looking to maintain a Panel that is as inclusive as possible and which effectively represents the broad, diverse constituency that the Foundation is looking to support; therefore, we would welcome applications from the broadest spectrum of backgrounds.  The successful candidate will have a genuine interest in the charitable sector, as well as an interest in sport.  They will be able to demonstrate sound business judgement, effective communication and interpersonal skills, and a willingness to work as part of a team to help the Foundation achieve its aims.  We will expect you to be ‘challenging’, but at the same time respectful of the views of others, and to adopt a constructive, collegiate and supportive approach to this very important role.


If you are inspired by the work of the Foundation and attracted by this opportunity, please download the recruitment pack for this role, which includes full details about the role, the qualities and expertise we are looking for.

To apply, please email your CV along with a covering letter to, explaining how your skills, abilities and experience equip you for the role as set out in the recruitment pack, together with your reasons for applying.

To help us track the success of our recruitment campaign, it would be helpful if you could state in your covering letter where you saw the role advertised.

The Foundation encourages all applicants to complete the automated equality and diversity form. which is available on our website. This confidential form helps us to build up a picture of who is applying to join the organisation.

The details

  • The closing date for applications is midnight on Sunday 7 April 2019.
  • 1st round interviews will be held on 16 April 2019.
  • 2nd round interviews will be held the week commencing 29 April 2019 (provisionally set for Thursday 2 May 2019).

The Football Foundation positively welcomes and seeks to ensure we achieve diversity in our workforce and within our governance structure and that all applicants and employees receive equal and fair treatment.  We value diversity, promote equality, and challenge discrimination. We encourage and welcome applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates of all backgrounds.

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