£40,000 - £45,000 p.a. (dependent on skills and experience) plus generous benefits. Location: Hybrid working - Foundation office and home working
With the recent announcement that £205 million of government funding will be made available to invest in community sports facilities across England in the next three years, the Football Foundation is well-supported to continue to invest in pitches and communities across the nation. This investment will be used by the Football Foundation to target communities up and down the country who will benefit most from access to better sports facilities.
To help us with this important mission, we’re looking for an experienced and enthusiastic Business Analyst to join our Technology team, where you’ll play a vital role as the interface between our development and stakeholder teams for our technology solutions.
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 our investment. 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 have been planting the seeds to grow grassroots football, transforming communities where demand is greatest, and the 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.
The Business Analyst is responsible for gathering functional requirements and undertaking feasibility analysis, liaising with both internal and external stakeholders to ensure that the system is enabling a smooth and efficient grant application process. You’ll be responsible for ensuring that business requirements are accurate, prioritised effectively and contain enough detail to allow the delivery of efficient development cycles, including understanding the acceptance criteria for user testing.
You’ll act as the interface between the development and stakeholder teams within the organisation for any new grant schemes and will ensure that the system supports the application process, enabling an optimal user journey and providing an excellent user experience for both applicants and staff.
How we achieve our goals is equally important to us. We are striving to be an inclusive and diverse organisation which reflects the diverse communities, users and beneficiaries of our work and the outcomes we deliver. Becoming part of the Football Foundation team, will give you the chance to deliver a positive impact in every community in England; to help transform lives and communities through great places to play; and to be part of a supportive and inclusive staff team that works hard and plays fair to achieve its goals.
This is an ideal opportunity for an experienced and enthusiastic business analyst who is looking to take a central position within a sport-focussed organisation and enjoys developing the skills within an organisation following the implementation of a new technology solution.
What are we looking for?
You don’t need to be passionate about football to apply, but it is expected that you have a genuine interest in using your skills and experience to help the Foundation achieve our charitable and strategic objectives.
You should hold a degree in a relevant subject, or have equivalent industry experience. You’ll have proven ability in Business Analysis methodologies and techniques, with extensive experience of the end-to-end software delivery cycle and experience of translating business requirements into technical design.
You’ll have a good technical understanding of Business Analysis frameworks, value cycles, business processes, business requirements and UAT methodologies, as well as working knowledge of Microsoft Dynamics 365, PowerApps, Power BI technologies and JIRA.
You’ll be highly organised, with strong time and capacity management skills, whilst also being flexible and adaptable. You’ll have exceptional interpersonal and stakeholder management skills, with the ability to communicate technical matters to non-technical people.
Most of all we want someone who reflects who we are as an organisation. We refer to our values as our four corners:
- Fair Players – open and inclusive in our approach
- Star Performers – trusted to deliver
- United Team Player – collaborative and easy to work with
- Passionate Supporters – flexible and willing
For full details of the role and requirements, please download our recruitment pack below.
What can we offer you?
The salary band for this role is £40,000 - £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 & 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.
Should you need any adjustments to the recruitment process, at either application or interview stage, please contact us at email@example.com.
How do I apply?
To apply, please follow the steps outlined below:
1. Please send the following to firstname.lastname@example.org
- 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:
Click here to fill it out. Please only fill out one form when you apply. If you need any help, please let us know.
The closing date for applications is midday on 30 November 2022.
We encourage candidates to apply as soon as possible, as we may close the advert and application window early if we have received sufficient applications.
All applications received will be short listed against the role requirements and person specification. Those most closely matching our requirements will be invited to take part in an online interview.
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.