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Technical Project Manager

Technical Project Manager

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 - with investment provided by the Premier League, The FA and the Government.    

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

Technical Project Managers are responsible for the scrutiny of the technical/construction aspects of capital grant applications and ensure the successful completion of new and improved sports facilities. The role works in collaboration with partner organisations to provide professional advice and guidance to applicants to assist with the development of capital projects, both at grass-roots level and within the Football League and National League system.    

The role will be either home or office-based, with responsibility for projects within the South of England, with a particular emphasis on ensuring that the design, procurement and delivery of capital projects meet relevant requirements, whilst safeguarding the Foundation’s investment. The regions within the South of England that are assigned, and whether the role is considered home or office-based, will be dependent on the location of the successful candidate.    

You must hold a current, clean driving licence, have access to your own vehicle, and be willing to undertake site visits to be able to undertake the role.

What are we looking for?

We are looking for applicants to have a construction-related degree or professional qualification in surveying, engineering or architecture, for example RICS, CIOB, RIBA or equivalent.   

Ideally, we are looking for candidates with a number of years’ experience in a construction or technical role who have the competence, knowledge and know-how to quickly take on the full responsibilities of the TPM role.    

However, it is possible for the level of responsibility to be tailored to match the skills and experience of the successful candidate; so whether you are an experienced technician, a newly qualified graduate, or are in the early stages of your career, we look forward to hearing from you. The salary quoted is for those candidates who have two or more years’ experience, however, the salary will be adjusted for a newly qualified candidate, or those with minimal experience.

Key responsibilities of the role include:

  • Liaising with organisations and their representatives to assist them through the grant application process.

  • Undertaking site inspections as necessary, to ascertain the nature, background and viability of proposals.      

  • Overseeing the Foundation’s End-2-End process from the submission of an application through to project opening and final payment.
  • Advising on design solutions and compliance with relevant technical policy guidelines, and statutory requirements.
  • Assessing the technical aspects of applications and producing reports for the Foundation Board and Grants Panel to allow informed funding decisions to be made.

In return you can expect a competitive salary and benefits package, including 25 days annual leave (plus bank holidays), a generous pension scheme, health care provision, gym subsidy, interest-free season ticket loan, volunteering scheme, death in service benefit and access to selected match tickets.


The role will be either home or office-based, with responsibility for managing a portfolio of projects within the South of England. The regions within the South of England that are assigned, and whether the role is considered home or office-based, will be dependent on the location of the successful candidate.


This is an excellent opportunity to join a team of diversely talented Technical Project Managers within the Grant Management Team at the Foundation, and to make a real difference to grassroots football.  For more information on this vacancy, the full job pack is available to download at the end of this page. 

To apply, please send your CV and a covering letter (one-page of A4) explaining what motivated you to apply and how your experience and expertise meets our needs. This should be forwarded to jobs@footballfoundation.org.uk. To help us track the success of our recruitment campaign, please also state in your covering letter where you saw the role advertised.

We encourage all applicants to complete the automated equality and diversity monitoring form which is available at the link below:


This confidential form helps the Football Foundation build up a picture of who is applying to join the organisation.

The closing date for applications is 11:59 on Sunday 9 June 2019.

Interviews have been provisionally set for Thursday 20 June 2019.

* The scope of the role and remuneration package will be matched to the experience of the successful candidate and will be dependent on qualifications and experience specific to the role requirements

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.

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