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Marketing & Communications Manager @ The Football Foundation

Salary: £45,000 – £50,000 (depending on relevant skills and experience) 

Location: Football Foundation offices – Paddington (though you will temporarily be home-based during COVID-19)

Closing Date: 21st February @ 11:59pm

The Football Foundation are looking for a Marketing & Communications Manager. They will be responsible for creating and implementing marketing and communications plans to promote the ambition, programmes and campaigns of the Football Foundation, driving reach, positive coverage and increased awareness of the investment and work of our funding partners.

The successful applicant will be able to juggle a diverse range of projects, managing campaigns, press and media relations, public affairs and general marketing and communications as part of a small but hard-working team. 


  • Degree qualification or equivalent experience, preferably in Marketing, Media, Communications or Journalism (Essential).

Knowledge and experience:

Knowledge of football, in particular the grassroots game (Desirable).

Extensive experience in a marketing or communications role (Essential).

Extensive experience planning and delivering marketing and communications campaigns and delivering excellent results; including writing agency briefs, reviewing work, and creating presentations with a strong creative instinct (Essential).

Excellent understanding of how to use marketing techniques to increase the visibility, profile, and reputation of an organisation (Essential).

Good experience of social media as part of marketing and communications plans (Essential).

Knowledgeable and up to date on industry trends (Essential).

Dealing with media, with a strong interest in the news and good media contacts (Essential).

Confidence in working with senior executives and talent (Essential).

Measuring the impact of marketing and communications and changing approach as a result of the findings (Essential).

Familiarity with data protection principles, particularly in the context of marketing and communications e.g. PECR (Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations) (Essential).

Essential skills

  • Excellent executional operator with first class organisation and planning skills and the ability to adapt and respond to changing situations.
  • Accomplished writer and storyteller – able to identify and tell stories/narrative and pitch them appropriately to the relevant audience.
  • Strong attention to detail and excellent time management.
  • Excellent project management and project leadership; adept at handling multiple internal and external stakeholders.
  • The ability to build and maintain highly effective working relationships with a range of people (both internally and externally).
  • Excellent verbal and written communication with the ability to communicate clearly with a range of people.
  • An enthusiastic self-starter, proactive and adept at identifying and following-up opportunities and able to multi-task in a complex and demanding environment.
  • Great team player, proactive and driven with a commitment to working in a collegiate manner.
  • Strong creative judgement, with the ability to develop creative ideas and make them a reality.
  • Comfortable using data and research to generate insights to inform planning.
  • Enthusiastic, diplomatic, and calm under pressure.
  • Committed to self-development to support the growth of the business and requirements of the role.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office packages, particularly Word, PowerPoint and Excel.
  • Flexible approach to working hours – there is an expectation that there will be occasional out of hours travel and external/internal events.

To apply, Please send your CV and a covering letter outlining your suitability for the role to jobs@footballfoundation.org.uk

Please also complete our anonymous Equal Opportunities form at https://footballfoundation-self.achieveservice.com/service/Equal_opportunities when you apply.

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