£24,000 - £26,000. 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 organised, enthusiastic and customer-focused Finance Assistant to join our team, where you will play a vital role in supporting the Football Foundation team to make a real difference.
If you have some experience of finance administration, this is an excellent opportunity to step up and develop your knowledge by operating at the heart of a broad range of finance activity.
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.
As the Finance Assistant, you will have a varied role providing support across the whole finance function to ensure the efficient and smooth running of the department. You will be a main point of contact within the team for staff and for any external queries.
On a typical day you might be checking invoices and then supporting the Business Accountant to process them, reconciling the charity’s bank accounts and company credit cards, checking staff expenses and preparing claims for payments of grants. You will also provide ad hoc support across the finance team, such as providing calculations or analysis.
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 Foundation achieve our charitable and strategic objectives.
You’ll have some experience of finance administration and of supporting internal and external customers with routine queries. You’ll be a real people-person, friendly, helpful and supportive. You’ll be highly organised with excellent administration and numerical skills and strong attention to detail. You’ll be proficient with Microsoft Office and comfortable learning new software as well as a willingness to learn new systems and controls.
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 £24,000 – £26,000 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 staff maintain a healthy work-life balance, so offer flexible working 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 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 Wednesday 12 October.
We encourage candidates to apply as soon as possible, as we may close the advert once 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.