Investment Planning & Performance Analyst

£30,000 - £36,000 (dependent on skills and experience) plus generous benefits Location – Paddington, London with flexible working options available (temporarily home-based during COVID-19)

About the Football Foundation

The Football Foundation is the country's largest sports charity. It funds the improvement of public sports facilities across the country – especially grassroots football facilities. 

Since it was launched in 2000, the Foundation has delivered projects worth more than £1.5 billion, which has developed more than 780 third-generation (3G) artificial grass pitches (AGP) with floodlights, more than 1,000 modern changing pavilions, and helped to renovate and properly maintain thousands of natural turf football pitches up and down the country.  These high quality, sustainable facilities are helping to improve the experience of those who play football for the love of doing so, to stay fit and healthy, and to help better players be as good as they can be by developing their potential.

The role

As part of the Investment Planning and Performance team, you will play a vital role in helping the Foundation measure the impact of its investment so that it can maximise the benefit to grassroots football. You will analyse data to make specific recommendations to inform our strategic decision making and to allow our funding partners to evaluate the impact of their investment.  

You will be involved in developing and maintaining PowerBI dashboards for the ‘Insight Suite’, the Foundation’s interactive monitoring tool. You will also manage the the end-to-end surveying approach for the Foundation and ensure the data we hold in our databases is accurate and reliable.

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced analyst to use their knowledge and experience of applied data analytics to make a real difference to grassroots community football. 

What are we looking for?

We would love to hear from you if you are educated to degree level in a related subject coupled with an understanding of the key principles relating to planning, data analysis, research and monitoring and evaluation to demonstrate outcomes and inform strategic planning. 

You will also need experience of utilising SQL databases, experience of automating and improving tasks/processes using VBA, database management skills and experience or a working knowledge of Microsoft Power BI or other data visualisation tools.

We’re looking for a good problem solver with excellent IT and interpersonal skills, who is able to derive insights from complex data sets and present analysis and recommendations in clear, concise and comprehensive way. 

You don’t need to be passionate about football to apply, however, an appreciation of the work of the Foundation and our aim to get more people across the country taking part in football and being active is important.  

For a full job description, person specification and details about the role, please download our recruitment pack here 

Download the recruitment pack

What can we offer you?

In addition to a salary of £30,000 - £36,000 per annum (depending on your 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), 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 hours around core hours to help you achieve that.


Our office is based in Paddington, London, though you will temporarily home-based during COVID-19. We have flexible working options available.

Equality and Diversity Commitment

The Football Foundation values diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive culture where everyone is able to be themselves and to reach their full potential. We actively encourage applications from people of all backgrounds and cultures. Should you need any adjustments to the recruitment process, at either application or interview stage, please contact us at

The FF requests that all applicants complete an Equal Opportunities form as part of the application process. This anonymous and confidential form helps us to build up a picture of who is applying to join the organisation and to monitor our progress in this area. 

How can I apply?

The closing date for applications is 11:59pm Sunday 25th April 2021.

To submit an application, please read the recruitment pack and follow the steps outlined below:

1. Complete an anonymous Equal Opportunities form: please click here to fill it out.

2. Then send the following by email to: 

  • Letter of application highlighting your motivation for the post and relevant experience.
  •  CV

Interviews will take place around the start of May 

Please note that you must be eligible to work in the UK to apply for this role.