Football Foundation

Football Foundation

Data & Insight Analyst


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Posting Date

Jun 6, 2022

Role description

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 Data Insight Analyst o support us measure the impact of out investment so that we can maximise the benefit to grassroots football. This is an exciting time to be joining the Football Foundation and this role is a great opportunity for the successful candidate to use their skill and experience to support grassroots community football.

About the Football Foundation

We the Football Foundation - the Premier League, the FA and Government charity delivering upon a shared vision to help communities improve their local football facilities through our investment. We the only example of a partnership between a national Government and a national sport coming together to support communities throughout the country.
Over the last 20 years weve been busily planting the seeds to grow grassroots football, transforming communities where demand is greatest, and the impact will be strongest. We have worked closely with local authorities, County FAs and other passionate people in communities up and down the country to deliver over 17,000 sports projects worth over £1.8 billion and weve got big plans to revolutionise England grassroots facilities over the next decade.

The role

As part of our data and insight team, you will play a vital role in helping the Foundation measure the impact of its investment so that it can maximise the benefit to grassroots football. You will analyse data to make specific recommendations to inform our strategic decision making and to allow our funding partners toevaluate the impact of their investment.
You will be involved in developing and maintaining PowerBI dashboards as part of the Foundation interactive monitoring tools. You will also manage the end-to-end surveying approach for the Foundation and ensure the data we hold in our databases is accurate and reliable.
This is an exciting opportunity for an analyst with at least 2 years experience to use their knowledge and experience of applied data analytics to make a real difference to grassroots community football. You dont 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 Foundation achieve our charitable and strategic objectives.

What are we looking for?

We'd love to hear from you if you are educated to degree level in a related subject – or have equivalent experience – coupled with an understanding of the key principles relating to planning, data analysis, research and monitoring and evaluation to demonstrate outcomes and inform strategic planning.
We looking for a good problem solver with excellent IT and interpersonal skills, who is able to derive insights from complex data sets and present analysis and recommendations in clear, concise and comprehensive way.
For a full job description, person specification and details about the role, please download our recruitment pack.


What can we offer you?

The salary for this role is £36,000-£45,000 per annum, dependent on 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), 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 staff 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 individuals from minoritised communities, individuals with a disability and LGBTQI+ individuals.

The closing date for applications is Sunday, 19 June 2022, however, we encourage candidates to apply as soon as possible, as we may close the advert and application window early if we have received sufficient applications.

Please note, you must be eligible to work in the UK to apply for this role.

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