Digital and Social Media Manager

£45,000 - £52,000 p.a. (dependent on skills and experience) plus generous benefits. Location: Hybrid working split between the Foundation’s office at Wembley Stadium (London) and home.

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 Digital and Social Media Manager to lead the development and delivery of our digital and social media strategy to drive reach, positive coverage and increased awareness of our funding opportunities and amazing work. This is an exciting time to be joining the Football Foundation and this is a great opportunity if you have extensive experience in a Digital Marketing role to use your skills to support grassroots community sports.

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. 

The role

As Digital and Social Media Manager, you’ll have a broad and varied role, providing strong project leadership for our digital and social media strategy at a critical time for the Football Foundation and for grassroots sports. Working within the Brand, Marketing and Communications Team, and line managing the Marketing and Communications Executive, you’ll oversee all our digital and social media channels, campaigns and content. 

This will include maintaining all our digital assets; managing contacts with agencies and suppliers; planning, managing and delivering impactful digital campaigns; tracking and managing budgets; and working with internal and external stakeholders, including our funding partners at the Premier League, The FA, Department for Culture Media and Sport and Sport England. Due to the breadth of the role and the variety of the projects, you can expect it to be an exciting role, with no two days the same.

With the additional investment in community sports facilities, we have a great deal to get done, but how we do it matters too. We’re 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.

What are we looking for?

We’d love to hear from you if you have extensive experience in a Digital Marketing role, with a track record of successfully planning and delivering digital and social media campaigns. You’ll be knowledgeable and up to date on industry trends, with an understanding of how to use marketing techniques to increase the visibility, profile, and reputation of an organisation. 

You must be organised, flexible, able to manage competing demands, and be confident managing a diverse portfolio of projects. You’ll also have strong relationship management skills, with the confidence to work with senior executives and talent. 

You don’t need to follow football or understands the grassroots game to apply, but you should 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 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 £45,000 - £52,000 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), 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 hybrid working and 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.

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

How do 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 Wednesday 24 May 2023. First interviews are currently scheduled for the week of 29 May 2023.

All applications received will be shortlisted 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.