About the Football Foundation

Established in 2000, the Football Foundation is the largest sports charity in the UK. It is a partnership between the Premier League, The FA and the Government, who between them contribute more than £72 million per year, which is invested into grassroots football.

The role

We are looking for a Personal Assistant to provide a comprehensive and proactive secretarial approach to the Chief Executive. You will provide a wide range of personal administrative support, such as diary management, briefing for meetings, drafting correspondence, opening post and emails and dealing with sensitive information. An important aspect of the role is supporting the Board and Panel Secretary with the preparation of the Board packs and minuting meetings as well as preparation for other key internal meetings by creating agendas and action trackers.

This role requires excellent interpersonal, organisational and communication skills and a high level of discretion, as it involves regular communication with high profile figures from the world of football and other national governing bodies of sport and government.

What are we looking for?

We are looking for an intelligent, professional and motivated Personal Assistant who has worked in a similar role. The post holder will have strong communication skills both verbal and written. Flexible, adaptable and intuitive, the ideal candidate should be able to work under pressure, balance a number of key tasks and be driven to develop a thorough understanding of the Foundation and how it functions. The successful applicant will be a self-starter and a team player, willing to play their part in an exciting environment.

What will we offer you in return?

  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays which increases after 2 years), plus additional time off to volunteer.
  • A generous salary sacrifice pension scheme with an 8% employer contribution
  • Free health insurance with Bupa
  • Additional health cover with Westfield, including dental and optical cover
  • A monthly gym subsidy
  • Death in service benefit
  • Access to selected match tickets
  • The option to buy and sell annual leave
  • An interest free season ticket loan
  • Flexible working around core hours to help you achieve a healthy work-life balance


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, the qualities and expertise we are looking for, as well as details of how to apply. Please go to the following address:

Please note that applications without a cover letter will not be accepted.

The closing date for applications is midnight on Sunday 1 December 2019

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 and monitor our progress in this area. Please click the link below to fill out the form:

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.


  • Flexible working hours
  • Subsidised gym membership
  • Childcare
  • Life insurance
  • Private medical/dental insurance

Reference ID: 0

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: £27,000.00 to £33,000.00 /year


  • high-level support: 1 year (Preferred)
  • diary management : 1 year (Preferred)