Grant Panel Member
A commitment of around 12 days per year. Non-remunerated; paid expenses
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 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 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.
We are looking for an exceptional candidate to join our Grants Panel. This independent panel of experts is responsible for scrutinising grant applications to ensure consistency of assessment against approved processes and criteria, value for money and the potential to achieve strategic objectives. The Panel then has the important role of approving grants and making recommendations.
What are we looking for?
As a Member of the Grants Panel, you should have knowledge or understanding of grant management, and of assessing projects and identifying desired outcomes. You will need to demonstrate sound business judgement, effective communication and interpersonal skills, and a willingness to work as part of a team to help the Football Foundation achieve its aims. You should also have a genuine interest in the charitable sector, as well as an interest in sports.
Due to the current economic climate, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from candidates with excellent knowledge of delivery of capital projects, with an in-depth understanding of how best value can be achieved.
We are looking to develop a Panel that is as inclusive as possible and which effectively represents the broad, diverse constituency that the Football Foundation is looking to support. We encourage and welcome applications from all, regardless of background.
This is an exciting opportunity to make a contribution to grassroots football. If you are inspired by the work of the Football Foundation and attracted to becoming a Member of our Grants Panel, please see the recruitment pack for more details about the role and how to apply.
Equality & Diversity
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
How do I apply?
To apply, please follow the steps outlined below:
1. Please send the following to email@example.com
- Cover letter (one-page of A4) highlighting your motivation for the post and indicating how your skills and experience meet the criteria for the role
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 Monday 13 March 2023 at 9:00am.
We encourage candidates to apply as soon as possible, as we may close the advert and application window once we have received sufficient applications.
First interviews will be online and are currently scheduled for 21 March 2023. Second interviews will be in person at Wembley Stadium and are currently scheduled for 30 March 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.