Recruitment Coordinator

Part Time 0.6FTE (21 hours per week) for an initial 10-month fixed term contract, which may be extended. £25,000 – £30,000 PLUS BENEFITS PRO RATA (BASED ON EXPERIENCE) LOCATION: One day per week in our office in Paddington, London, with the remainder working from home.

Together for Football

We’re the Football Foundation - the Premier League, the FA and Government’s charity. We champion and support fair access to quality football facilities for everyone, regardless of gender, race, disability or place.

The Foundation receives money from the Premier League, The FA and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, through Sport England. This is matched with partnership funding and awarded as grants to create outstanding grassroots facilities that enable better games and attract more players, helping to transform communities. Over the last 20 years, we’ve been planting the seeds to grow grassroots football, and we have worked closely with passionate people in communities up and down the country to deliver over 17,000 sports projects worth over £1.68 billion.

The role

Over the last 20 years we’ve been planting the seeds to grow grassroots football, and we have worked closely with passionate people in communities up and down the country to deliver over 17,000 sports projects worth over £1.68 billion.
We’ve got big plans to revolutionise England’s grassroots facilities. With the recent announcement of an additional £205m government funding over the next three years as part of the Prime Minister’s ten-year manifesto commitment to invest in grassroots football, we’re now planning to scale up our operations and need a Recruitment Coordinator to help us bring on board the people that will make this happen. 

As Recruitment Coordinator, you’ll work with managers and other members of the HR team to coordinate the Foundation’s recruitment campaigns, including advising on timescales, where and when to advertise and advert wording optimisation, to maximise the effectiveness of our campaigns. You will also support the selection process, including drafting interview questions and assessments, shortlisting and interviewing candidates, and will also manage the onboarding process for new starters. 

What are we looking for?

We’re looking for candidates with experience of managing the full recruitment process and with a good understanding of recruitment best practice; including advert optimisation, timescales and most appropriate job boards. Candidates should also have experience of recruitment selection, including shortlisting, interviewing and other selection assessments. Ideally, you’ll also have experience of working with Applicant Tracking Systems and LinkedIn or similar platforms to recruit candidates, although this isn’t essential. 

We’d like candidates to have a good understanding of equality and diversity and how this can be applied to recruitment and selection processes, along with some experience of managing onboarding processes for new starters. 

You’ll be a real people person, friendly helpful and supportive, and taking pride in delivering excellent customer service with a ‘can do’ attitude’.

Download the recruitment pack

What can we offer you?

You will start on 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays (prorated to the duration of your contract and your FTE). 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 team members maintain a healthy work-life balance, so offer flexible working around core hours to help achieve that.


If you’re a recruitment professional, looking for a new challenge and a chance to work for a sports organisation that makes a difference, we would welcome your application. Remember, you don’t have to love football, just be a great recruiter.

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. 

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 9am, Wednesday 17 November 2021 

We encourage candidates to apply as soon as possible, as we will close the advert once we have received sufficient applications.
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.

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