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Vacancies for Parklife Project Managers and Engagement Managers

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Vacancies for Parklife Project Managers and Engagement Managers

The Football Foundation is seeking to expand their team of ‘Engagement Managers’ and ‘Parklife Project Managers’. Deadline: 13 August 2017

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 - with investment provided by the Premier League, The FA and the Government, via Sport England. The Foundation is responsible for the delivery of over £60m of funding each year, in support of a new ‘National Football Facilities Strategy’, including the exciting Parklife Football Hubs programme. To ensure that the best projects are identified and developed, we’re now seeking to expand our team of ‘Engagement Managers’ and ‘Parklife Project Managers’ to sit within the Grant Management team.

Parklife is an exciting development for grassroots football, with the programme providing significant new investment into a network of new and accessible football hubs located in the heart of communities across the country. With Parklife projects providing an area-wide solution, rather than a one-off site investment, Parklife Project Managers are responsible for leading the implementation of projects across a number of local authority areas within a defined region.

As an Engagement Manager, you will be working within a designated region, and in close liaison with our experienced teams of Technical Project Managers and Grant Managers. You will be making sure that the right projects are identified against ‘Local Plans for Football’, which will have the greatest impact in the areas that really need them. You’ll then work with the key project stakeholders to develop the proposal to the point of submission of an application.

Both roles will require you to use your advanced sports development knowledge, coupled with your astute business planning and negotiation skills, to ensure that projects not only meet the new strategy, but also give the best return on the investment.

These roles represent an exciting opportunity within the Football Foundation to be able to guide and shape facility projects within grassroots football. The successful applicants will be used to managing complex, multi-stakeholder projects working both independently as well as part of a team. They must also be willing to go the extra mile in driving plans forwards to ensure project success. In return, you’ll have the satisfaction of knowing that you’ve made a difference in the national game. 

Successful applicants will be assigned a role with regional coverage, so homeworking will be a key element, unless London based.



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