£37,000 – £45,000 per annum (dependent on relevant experience and skills) plus generous benefits
Location: Home-based, with occasional travel to Football Foundation offices and other sites
We are the Football Foundation – the Premier League, the FA and government’s charity that delivers outstanding grassroots facilities, more and better places to play, transforming lives and communities where it is needed most.
To help us with this important mission, we currently have a vacancy for a Framework Manager. Working within the Technical function of the Grant Management Team, you will provide the overarching management and scrutiny of the Playzone Framework to ensure that suppliers and consultant services comply with the Framework requirements and meet stringent Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s). PlayZones are safe, inclusive and accessible outdoor facilities that bring communities together through recreational forms of football and a range of other sports. https://footballfoundation.org.uk/playzones-programme
You will also drive initiatives that ensure an innovative approach to the procurement and management of supply chains for a variety of ‘Ancillary Items’ to determine if economies of scale could be established, whilst considering environmental impact, sustainability, and quality performance.
This is an exciting opportunity to use your professional experience in construction to help improve lives and strengthen communities through grassroots football.
About the Football Foundation
Over the last 22 years, the Foundation has awarded more than 23,000 grants to deliver outstanding grassroots facilities across England worth more than £877 million. This year, the Foundation will be investing more money than ever into facilities across England and is committed to improving the experience of playing football for everyone.
The Foundation’s goal is to unlock the power of pitches ensuring everyone has a great place to play regardless of gender, race, disability or place.
What are we looking for?
You will need a construction-related degree or professional qualification, or the equivalent experience in supply chain management. Experience in sports facility construction is desirable but not essential.
You must also have great people skills and the ability to work with people at all levels, from clients and suppliers to volunteers. You must be accurate, systematic, and flexible with the ability to juggle a wide range of activities.
We’re looking for a team player with a keen attention to detail and strong organisational skills who takes pride in delivering excellent customer and administrative service.
You don’t 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.
For more details about the role and full person specification, please download the recruitment pack at.
What can we offer you?
The salary band for this role is £37,000 – £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 team members 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 diverse ethnic communities, individuals with a disability and those from the LGBTQI+ community.
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How do I apply?
To apply, please follow the steps outlined below:
1. Please send the following to email@example.com
o Cover letter – please highlight briefly and clearly how your skills, abilities and experience equip you for the role, together with your reasons for applying.
2. Complete an anonymous Equal Opportunities form:
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The closing date for applications is: 9am Monday 10 July 2023.
First interviews are currently scheduled for 17 & 18 July.
Due to the volume of applications received for most roles, the Foundation only contacts candidates if they are shortlisted for interview. If you do not hear from us within two weeks of the closing date, you should assume your application has not been successful.
Please note that you must be eligible to work in the UK to apply.