Technical Project Manager
£37,000 – £47,000 per annum (dependent on relevant experience and skills) plus generous benefits
About the Football Foundation
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.
To help us with this important mission, we currently have a vacancy for a Technical Project Manager. Working within the Technical function of the Grant Management Team, you will lead on the technical/construction aspects of capital grant projects, ensuring their design, procurement and delivery meet relevant requirements, whilst safeguarding the Foundation’s investment. You will take a hands-on approach, involving site visits and providing technical advice to a wide range of applicants – from schools and clubs to community groups.
This is an exciting opportunity to use your professional experience in construction to help improve lives and strengthen communities through grassroots football.
You don’t need to follow football to apply, but it is expected that you appreciate the power of sport to change lives and have a genuine interest in using your skills and experience to help the Football Foundation achieve our charitable and strategic objectives.
What are we looking for?
You will need a construction-related degree or professional qualification (for example RICS, CIOB, RIBA or equivalent), or the equivalent experience in a construction management or technical role. Experience in sports facility construction is desirable but not essential.
You must also have great people skills and the ability to work with people at all levels, from clients and suppliers to volunteers. We are looking for someone who can inspire and excite our applicants. You must be accurate, systematic, and flexible with the ability to juggle a wide range of activities.
You must hold a current, clean driving licence, have access to your own vehicle, and be willing to undertake site visits to be able to undertake the role.
For more details about the role and full person specification, please download the recruitment pack.
What can we offer you?
In addition to a salary of £37,000 – £47,000 per annum (depending on your 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), 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 staff maintain a healthy work-life balance, so offer flexible working hours around core hours to help you achieve that.
How can I apply?
To apply, please send your CV and a covering letter highlighting briefly and clearly how your skills, abilities and experience equip you for the role, together with your reasons for applying.
Equality and diversity commitment
We request that all applicants complete our equal opportunities form as part of the application process – you’ll find the link to this in the recruitment pack. 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.
The closing date for applications is 11:59pm Sunday 17 April 2022.
Remote interviews are currently scheduled for 5 and 6 May 2022.
Please note that you must be eligible to work in the UK to apply for this role.