Trustee of the Board

£ Expenses only

About the Football Foundation

The Premier League, The FA and the Government’s charity, the Football Foundation, is the largest sports charity in the UK – with an annual budget of c. £72 million, which is invested into grassroots football. The prime objective of the Foundation is to deliver the National Football Facilities Strategy, a targeted investment into local grassroots football facilities to improve the quality and experience of playing at this level, while improving lives and strengthening communities.   

The Foundation is seeking to appoint an altruistically minded figure to join the Board of Trustees, which comprises influential figures from across football who are dedicated to supporting the national game at the grassroots level.  


  • Attend four meetings of the Board of Trustees per calendar year.  
  • Promote the highest standards of governance and transparency, ensuring that the Board fulfils its responsibilities for the governance of the charity.
  • Together with the Chair, Board colleagues and the Chief Executive, determine the strategic direction of the Foundation and set policy.


You will be able to demonstrate sound business judgement, effective communication and interpersonal skills, and a willingness to work as part of a team to help the Foundation achieve its aims.  We will expect you to be ‘challenging’, but at the same time respectful of the views of others, and to adopt a constructive, collegiate and supportive approach to this very important role. 

We are looking to develop a Board that is as inclusive as possible and which effectively represents the broad, diverse constituency that the Foundation is looking to support; therefore, we would welcome applications from the broadest spectrum of backgrounds.  

A working knowledge and genuine interest in the charitable sector; an interest in sports and an understanding of the inter-relationships between Sports Governing Bodies in the UK will be advantageous.

Download the recruitment pack


This is an opportunity to make a major contribution to football at the grassroots level.  If you are interested in applying, please read our recruitment pack and send the following: 

  • Letter of application
  • CV
  • Names and contact details of two referees (referees will NOT be contacted before the interview)
  • Additionally, please let us know where you came across this role.

Please send the above to:

Or by post:
Nominations Committee (c/o Jennie Goodman)
The Football Foundation
10 Eastbourne Terrace
London W2 6LG

The closing date for applications is:  Midnight, Sunday, 1 March 2020

Interviews are currently scheduled for week commencing 23 March 2020

We encourage all applicants to complete our automated equality and diversity monitoring form by clicking here.  This confidential form helps the Football Foundation build up a picture of who is applying to join the organisation.

The Football Foundation is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity. Reasonable adjustment to the interview process can be made for any candidates with a disability.