Data & Insight Analyst

£40,000 - £45,000 (dependent on skills and experience) plus generous benefits. Location – Hybrid working split between the Foundation’s office in London and home.

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 currently have a vacancy for an experienced Analyst to join our team, where you will play a vital role in helping the Football Foundation measure the impact of its investment, so that it can maximise the benefit to grassroots football. 

About the Football Foundation

We’re 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’re 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 busily 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.

The role

This vital role will help analyse data to make specific recommendations to inform our strategic decision making and to allow our funding partners to evaluate the impact of their investment. You will be involved in developing and maintaining PowerBI dashboards and manage the end-to-end surveying approach to ensure the data we hold in our databases is accurate and reliable.

This is an exciting opportunity for an Analyst with at least 2 years’ experience to use their knowledge and experience of applied data analytics to make a real difference to grassroots community football.

What are we looking for?

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 Football Foundation achieve our charitable and strategic objectives.

We would love to hear from you if you are educated to degree level in a related subject – or have equivalent experience – coupled with an understanding of the key principles relating to planning, data analysis, research and monitoring and evaluation to demonstrate outcomes and inform strategic planning.

We’re looking for a good problem solver with excellent IT and interpersonal skills, who is able to derive insights from complex data sets and present analysis and recommendations in clear, concise and comprehensive way.

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.


Recruitment Pack

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'll 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.

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 individuals from minoritised communities, individuals with a disability and LGBTQI+ individuals.

Should you need any adjustments to the recruitment process, at either application or interview stage, please contact us at

How can I apply?

To apply, please follow the steps outlined below:

1.    Please send the following to

  • CV
  • 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 Sunday 15 January 2023.

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 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 the Football Foundation is not on the Home Office’s Register of Licensed Sponsors, so is unable to sponsor any applications for a work visa.

Please note that you must be eligible to work in the UK to apply.