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 are 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.
We are looking for an exceptional candidate to join our 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 then has the important role of approving grants and making recommendations.
What are we looking for?
As a Member of the Grants Panel, you should have knowledge or understanding of grant management, and of assessing projects and identifying desired outcomes. You will need to demonstrate sound business judgement, effective communication and interpersonal skills, and a willingness to work as part of a team to help the Football Foundation achieve its aims. You should also have a genuine interest in the charitable sector, as well as an interest in sports.
We are looking to develop a Panel that is as inclusive as possible and which effectively represents the broad, diverse constituency that the Football Foundation is looking to support. We encourage and welcome applications from all, regardless of background.
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 a Member of our Grants Panel, 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 is committed to, and values the principles of equality, diversity and inclusion. We strive to provide an inclusive and supportive environment where our Panel effectively represent the broad, diverse national constituency that we support, and which provides for the broadest range of opinions to improve debate and decision-making. We encourage and welcome applications from all, regardless of background and are particularly interested to hear from individuals belonging to under-represented groups and minority communities, those with a disability and the LGBTQI+ community.
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