Football Foundation Grant Panel Member

Organisation Football Foundation


Hours of Work A commitment of around 10 days per year

Salary & Benefits Non-remunerated; paid expenses

Closing Date 12 November


Football Foundation Grant Panel Member

A commitment of around 10 days per year

Non-remunerated; paid expenses


About the Football Foundation

FA grassroots surveys consistently identify the provision of football facilities as the number one issue impacting growth and retention, and the number and quality of pitches has been highlighted as one of the biggest barriers to long-term, sustainable England international success.

Do you want to help us put this right?

Established in 2000, the Football Foundation is one of the largest sports charities in the World. It is a partnership between the Premier League, The FA and the Government, who between them contribute more than £60 million per year towards the development of football facilities across the country, 40% of which is targeted at the 20% most deprived communities. The Football Foundation is responsible for the execution and delivery of the National Football Facilities Strategy.

The role

The Football Foundation is looking for exceptional candidates to join its 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 approves grants and makes recommendations as appropriate,

What are we looking for?

We are looking to develop a Panel 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. Successful candidates will have a genuine interest in the charitable sector, as well as an 

interest in sport. They 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.


If you are inspired by the work of the Foundation and attracted by this opportunity, please visit the Foundation website for full details about the role and the qualities and expertise

we are looking for, as well how to apply, click on the following address:


The Foundation encourages all applicants to complete the automated equality and diversity monitoring form which is available on our website. This confidential form helps us to build up a picture of who is applying to join the organisation.

The details

· The closing date for applications is midnight on Sunday, 12 November 2017.

· 1st round interviews will be held on 17 November 2017.

· 2nd round interviews will be held in late November 2017 (provisionally set for 29 November).

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 identity, religion or belief, marital status, or those who are pregnant or on maternity leave.

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