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Facilities & Investment Officer Vacancy

Join our team!

We are seeking to recruit a Facilities & Investment Officer to develop and improve grassroots football facilities across Sussex. 

There has never been a better time to join us and play a leading role in the improvement of grassroots football facilities. 

The post-holder will support our Project Manager to work with a range of stakeholders across Sussex to improve grassroots football facilities, with particular focus on enhancing the quality of grass pitches.

We are looking for someone who has a knowledge of grassroots football facilities, and has the ability to work with Local Authorities, Education providers and grassroots clubs to support the development ideas and apply for available funding to improve their facilities.

The post holder will support Local Authorities within the Local Authority Pitch Pilot Programme and assist our clubs and partners with advice and support to access funding through the Grass Pitch Maintenance Fund Programme to improve the quality of grass pitches. 

Lots of our clubs require support to access Football Foundation and other small grants for small scale projects. Using their skills, the post holder will guide clubs through the maze of opportunities available in the County and nationally.

To join the team and be successful, the individual must be able to demonstrate an understanding of the role on offer and how their knowledge and experience meets the essential and desirable criteria for the role.

Due to the nature of the role, and the stakeholders involved the individual should be able to work occasional evenings and weekends.

Closing date for applications is: 12 Noon, Sunday 9 October 2022, with interview date on Friday 21 October. 

The successful applicant will report to the Project Manager

Applicants should be computer literate, ideally have a football interest though not essential, with presentation and communication skills capable of carrying out and implementing administration systems.

We are committed to safeguarding children and adults at risk, and anyone working with us will be required to follow the Sussex County FA safeguarding policies.

What can we offer?
• An exciting opportunity to join a forward thinking, progressive business
• A chance to work with key stakeholders within the grassroots and professional game
• A commitment to empowered and supportive personal development
• A Workplace Pension Scheme
• A Personal Accident policy
• 20 days’ annual leave as standard
• Additional leave after 5, 10 years’ service
• Flexible working hours
• Long Service Awards for 10, 15, 20 years’ service
• Health Scheme
• Multi Faith Prayer Room available
• Employee Assistance Programme
• Access to FA Cup Final & England tickets at Wembley
• Additional time off over Christmas
• Personal Development Budgets
• Free Nike Staff Uniform every year

Disability Confident  
The Sussex County FA prides its-self on being an employer who are committed to supporting candidates with disabilities throughout our recruitment and selection process. We have a dedicated team to support any employee with a disability. If you require any reasonable adjustments to support your application, please do not hesitate to get in touch. 

Equality Statement  
We believe that Football belongs to, and should be enjoyed by, anyone who wants to participate in it. The Sussex County FA is committed to promoting equality within the business in every aspect of its work and we encourage applicants from all backgrounds, cultures, beliefs, and experiences to apply for this role, regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnership. 

If any questions arise about the role or clarity is required on the recruitment pack, please contact:

Project Manager - Paul Saunders
T: 01903 753547 (#235)