Grant Support Executive (Research and Data)

£24,000 - £26,000 (pro-rated to the duration of the role) plus generous benefits. 6-month fixed term role. Location: Hybrid working between the Foundation's office in 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 two 6-month vacancies for Grant Support Executives (Research and Data). Our Grant Support Executives form part of a pro-active, centralised function who support each other and work together to deliver the greatest impact wherever it’s needed the most. 

You will support our Programmes team with contacting sites via email and phone to collect data on 3G Football Turf Pitch sites that have received Foundation funding, and then ensuring key information is captured within Foundation systems. You will also connect with applicants to arrange monitoring and evaluation meetings and work together as part of a united team to provide administrative support across the Foundation - always delivering high levels of customer service. 

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.

What are we looking for?

We would love to hear from you if you have experience of office administration, especially of contacting customers via email and phone and of entering data into a database. It would also be beneficial if you have some knowledge of sport and how it can be used for community benefit.

We’re looking for a team player with a keen attention to detail and strong organisational skills who takes pride in delivering excellent customer and administrative service. 

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.

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 £24,000 - £26,000 per annum (pro-rated to the duration of the contract), dependent on relevant skills and experience. 

You will start on 25 days annual leave (Pro-rata – so 12.5 days over 6-months) plus bank holidays, plus additional time off to volunteer. We also offer a generous pension scheme (8% employer contribution), free health care provision, a monthly gym subsidy, 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. 

Our office is currently based in Wembley Stadium, London. Like many organisations, we're currently trialling a hybrid working model which we call One+, which is designed so that we can collaborate, connect and create a positive culture together. During this trial, we ask everyone to come into the office on Mondays plus any other days we occasionally require, driven by business needs. As part of One+ we also hold quarterly two-day organisation-wide get-togethers that every team member attends that we call Squad Meetups. The rest of the time we all have the flexibility to choose to work from home if we aren't needed in the office in person. 

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. Please also confirm if you are applying for a permanent role, the temporary role, or are happy to be considered for both opportunities

2) Complete an anonymous Equal Opportunities form:

Click here to fill it out. Please only submit one form, if you have any issues get in touch.

The closing date for applications is midday on Monday 6 November 2023. 

Interviews are currently scheduled for Tuesday 14 November.

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.