Date published: 24/01/2013
The Football Foundation is the country’s largest sports charity. It funds the development of better sports facilities for communities across the country with money provided by the Premier League, The FA and the Government (via Sport England). Launched in July 2000, the Foundation has so far supported around 9,000 community sports projects worth £1billion.
A valuable opportunity now awaits you - the Foundation is offering a year-long work placement to an undergraduate student in full-time education within its Communications and External Relations team. The successful candidate will experience a unique year-in-industry placement in the exciting world of football and in a friendly environment. This is your chance to work with famous names from sport to deliver events and build an impressive portfolio. You will be supported with on-the-job training and receive guidance from experienced colleagues. It is your opportunity to support the Foundation’s events programme from organising grant announcements, cheque presentations and openings, through to branding and recording events in line with Foundation processes.
"My internship at the Football Foundation gave me a diverse, hands-on and exciting incite in to all kinds of high profile events and marketing"
Bournemouth University Student
Key Skills and Attributes:
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Ability to work under pressure
Planning and organisation skills
Diligence and attention-to-detail
Proactive self starter
- Some experience in events is ideal, but not essential
- An interest in football is ideal, but not essential
The successful applicant will be on a suitable sandwich degree course requiring a year in industry or on a gap-year prior to starting a degree course (with a university place confirmed). If you are interested in this unique opportunity to kick-off an exciting career in events, then please e-mail email@example.com with your CV, any event portfolio examples and answers to the following questions:
How does the Football Foundation relate to your career plans for the future?
How will working within this department develop your skills in line with your career aspirations and vocational options?
What skills and experience do you want to gain from this internship?
Which competency areas are you most keen to develop?
Are there any areas where you would like to improve on and be challenged on during this internship?
What skills and attributes do you intend to bring to your role that the Foundation will benefit from?
Please note that you will only be contacted by the charity should you be invited for an interview.
For more information and a job description, go to Job Opportunities.
The closing date for applications is 5pm on 24 March 2013. Interviews are scheduled for April 2013.