Framework and Procurement Manager

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Framework and Procurement Manager
£50,000 – £55,000 per annum (dependent on experience) plus generous benefits *

Location – home or office based

This is an exciting opportunity for a suitably qualified and experienced professional to use their specialised experience and training to make a real difference to grassroots community football.

About the Football Foundation

The Football Foundation is the country’s largest sports charity. It funds the improvement of public sports facilities across the country – especially grassroots football facilities – with investment provided by the Premier League, The FA and the Government, via Sport England.

Since it was launched in 2000, the Foundation has delivered projects worth more than £1.5 billion, which has developed more than 780 third-generation (3G) artificial grass pitches (AGP) with floodlights, more than 1,000 modern changing pavilions, and helped to renovate and properly maintain thousands of natural turf football pitches up and down the country. These high quality, sustainable facilities are helping to improve the experience of those who play football for the love of doing so, to stay fit and healthy, and to help better players be as good as they can be by developing their potential.

The role

As part of the National Football Facilities Strategy, the Foundation has a responsibility to deliver high quality 3G Football Turf Pitches (FTPs), whilst ensuring best value is achieved through responsible procurement. To achieve this, a new iteration of the Foundation’s ‘Artificial Grass Pitch (AGP) Framework’ is currently being established, and is due to commence early in 2020.

The Framework and Procurement Manager will have the exciting opportunity to develop this new role at the Foundation. They will establish and oversee the management and maintenance of the new Framework and ensure its success in delivering high quality pitches across the country. Within this, there will be a focus on environmental impact, sustainability and performance, as examples.

What are we looking for?

You will need a construction-related degree or professional qualification (for example Civil Engineering, Quantity Surveying or other relevant discipline) and professional experience in a construction management or technical role. Experience of project management principles; framework and construction contracts; and procurement and management of supply chains are also essential requirements of the Framework and Procurement Manager. A detailed knowledge and understanding of the design and construction of synthetic turf pitches will also be necessary, due to the technical nature of the role.

You must also have strong negotiating and communication skills, good commercial awareness and the ability to work collaboratively with people at all levels.

As you will undertake site visits across the area, you need to hold a current, clean driving licence and have access to your own vehicle.

What can we offer you?

In addition to a competitive salary, 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.

Location

The role will be either home or office-based and will depend on the location of the successful candidate.

Interested?

This is an excellent opportunity to join a team of talented individuals within the Grant Management Team at the Foundation, and to make a real difference to grassroots football. For more information on this vacancy, please download the full recruitment pack, which you can find on our website at https://footballfoundation.org.uk/framework-manager-job-role

If you would like an informal chat about the role, please contact us at jobs@footballfoundation.org.uk and we can arrange this for you.

To apply, please send us your CV and a covering letter explaining what motivated you to apply and why you are suitable for the role. This should be sent to jobs@footballfoundation.org.uk. To help us track the success of our recruitment campaign, please also state in your covering letter where you saw the role advertised.

The closing date for applications is midnight on Sunday 12 January 2020.

Interviews will take place on Monday 20 January 2020.

We encourage all applicants to complete the automated equality and diversity monitoring form which is available on our website. This confidential form helps the Football Foundation build up a picture of who is applying to join the organisation.

The Football Foundation is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.

* The scope of the role and remuneration package will be matched to the experience of the successful candidate and will be dependent on qualifications and experience specific to the role requirements.