Paddington, Greater London (On-site)
Unpaid role, expenses paid
Voluntary, A commitment of around 8 days per year
Job description

We are looking for an exceptional candidate to Chair our Audit Remuneration & Governance Committee (ARG Committee). This panel of experts is responsible for providing scrutiny of the Football Foundation group’s systems and processes, ensuring that these are robust and fit for purpose, and to keep the Boards informed about their financial and governance duties and responsibilities.  

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 grants. We’re 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 we’ve been planting the seeds to grow grassroots football, transforming communities where demand is greatest, and 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 we’ve got big plans to revolutionise England’s grassroots facilities over the next decade.

What are we looking for?
As Chair of the ARG Committee, you will be expected to add value through your expertise, counsel, and sound judgement. In support of this, it is essential that you have a professional accounting qualification, with a minimum 6+ years of post-qualified financial and operational experience. You should have knowledge of auditing practices and risk management, with the experience of chairing forums or committees. You will need to demonstrate effective communication and interpersonal skills, and a willingness to work as part of a team to help the Football Foundation achieve its aims.  

This is an exciting opportunity to make a contribution to grassroots football. If you are inspired by the work of the Football Foundation and attracted to becoming Chair of the ARG Committee, please see the recruitment pack for more details about the role and how to apply.

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 group is committed to, and values the principles of equality, diversity and inclusion. We strive to provide an inclusive and supportive working environment where all our team and volunteers 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.

More about The Football Foundation

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Refreshed on: 22 January 2022
Closed date: 06 February 2022 at 23:59
Tags: Finance, Governance

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