EA/Business Support Manager

£38,000 to £42,000 p.a. (dependent on skills and experience) plus generous benefits. Location: Hybrid working - Foundation office and home-working.

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 role

We have an exciting opening for an EA/Business Support Manager, who’s a great all-rounder and on the look-out for their next challenge. You must be a capable and experienced EA/ PA, who’s looking for a broader, more fulfilling role, where you’ll have the opportunity to handle a variety of tasks and responsibilities.

You will be responsible for providing comprehensive EA/ PA support for the Chair and CEO, as well as supporting executive team activity and organisation-wide initiatives that will help to connect all the Foundation team. Alongside this, you will provide secretarial and governance support for some of our formal Panel and Committee meetings, and business support services to ensure the smooth running of the office space, ensuring best practice and legal/regulatory compliance.

What are we looking for?

You don’t need to be passionate about football or have a detailed knowledge of how to improve grass pitches 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.

We’re looking for a confident candidate who’s a real team player, happy to roll up their sleeves and take on responsibility, with exceptional people skills. You will be super enthusiastic, have strong organisational ability and be able to prioritise and manage multiple projects. Event management or office management experience would be a plus, but you must be an experienced and effective minute-taker.

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 £38,000 - £42,000 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.

Should you need any adjustments to the recruitment process, at either application or interview stage, please contact us at jobs@footballfoundation.org.uk.

How can I apply?

To apply, please follow the steps outlined below:

1.    Please send the following to jobs@footballfoundation.org.uk

  • CV
  • Cover letter (one-side A4 maximum) - 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 23:59 on Sunday 13 November 2022.

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.