Football Foundation

Football Foundation

Senior Premier League Stadium Fund Manager


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Posting Date

Jun 20, 2022

Role description

The Premier League Stadium Fund is the new name of the Football Stadia Improvement Fund (FSIF). It takes on the existing work of the FSIF with an extended remit, providing financial support to clubs throughout the football pyramid. The Premier League Stadium Fund is fully funded by the Premier League and delivered and administered by the Football Foundation.
To help us with this important mission, we currently have a vacancy for a Senior Premier League Stadium Fund Manager to oversee the delivery of the Premier League Stadium Fund for the Football Foundation.

About the Premier League Stadium Fund

The Premier League Stadium Fund awards capital grants to clubs to support the improvement of their stadium facilities for players, supporters and officials. Funding is available to clubs who play in Steps 1 to 6 of the National League System, Tiers 1 to 4 of the Women Football Pyramid and clubs promoted into the English Football League.
Whilst the Senior Premier League Stadium Fund Manager will be responsible for the successful delivery of the Fund, they will be employed by the Football Foundation.

About the Football Foundation

The purpose of the Football Foundation is to transform individual lives and communities by providing people with a great place to play. That an inspiring thought – but behind it sits a great team. The Foundation is an independent charity, but has at its heart a collaboration between the Premier League, The Football Association and Sport England. Our role is to facilitate their joint investment into community sports facilities. We do this through partnership working – being part of a team is really important to us.
Becoming part of the Football Foundation team, will give you the chance to deliver a positive impact in every community in England; to help transform lives and communities through great places to play; and to be part of a supportive and inclusive staff team that strives to work hard and plays fair to achieve its goals.

About the role

As the Senior Premier League Stadium Fund Manager, you will have responsibility for overseeing the delivery of the Premier League Stadium Fund for the Football Foundation. You will need to ensure that the Fund is effectively managed, that funding is committed in line with agreed criteria, and that best value is achieved. Careful coordination with external stakeholders will be required, in particular representatives from the Premier League and The FA; as well as other functions within the Foundation Grant Management Team.
As well as the delivery of the Premier League Stadium Fund, you will also lead the development and implementation of a new Ground Grading assessment process. This will require strong project management skills to support the build and deployment of a new digital tool, and once implemented, the oversight and management of the Ground Grading assessment process. This is an exciting opportunity to be involved with the development of this new tool to support the work of the Foundation and our funding partners.

You will have excellent working knowledge and understanding of the politics, dynamics and intricacies of The FA National League System and Women Football Pyramid and an understanding of the processes to deliver capital sports facility/stadium development projects from inception to construction completion, and an awareness of the hazards which may prevent successful delivery. Ideally, you will also have a working knowledge of The FA National Ground Grading Criteria, National League System/Women Football Pyramid Regulations and Standardised Rules.
You will have detailed knowledge of different Project and Programme Management techniques and an ability to flexibly apply these in a practical manner to a dynamic and evolving role. You will have strong stakeholder management skills with the ability to navigate the complexities that arise from working in a multi-stakeholder environment. 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

About you

What can we offer you?

The salary band for this role is £47,000 - £52,000 per annum, dependent on relevant skills and experience.
You will start on 25 days of 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.

Closing: 24 Jul 2022

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