Inclusion and Equality Programmes Executive (Premier League) Ref: IEP18

This vacancy has now expired, and is not accepting any new applications.

Role location
Premier League Charitable Fund 30 Gloucester Place London W1U 8PL
Type of contract
Full Time


Inclusion and Equality Programmes Executive


Closing Date: Friday 16th March 2018 



As part of a growing team, this is a new role in the Premier League Charitable Fund (PLCF) focusing on inclusion and equality-related programmes, policies and practices.

Working closely with the Community Programmes Manager you will deliver on PLCF-led elements of key Premier League (PL) community programmes and projects, including the PL/BT Disability Fund. This role includes supporting Club Community Organisations’ (CCOs) delivery across the PL and English Football League (EFL).

You will coordinate relevant aspects of the grants process for your programmes, including application briefing and assessment. You will regularly interact with key partners who champion inclusion and equality, working with CCOs to ensure they are supported to deliver programmes to the best possible standards, whilst understanding the specific needs in local communities. You will play an active role in programme ideation and seek ways to enhance existing work, improving reach and impact.

Your role will support a focus on inclusivity and fairness across all PLCF strategies and programmes, ensuring that people of all backgrounds and abilities can benefit.

The role

  • Work with the Community Programmes Manager to effectively deliver and manage national programmes that sit within the ‘Inclusion and Equality’ portfolio.
  • Ensure that day-to-day programme delivery is effective, of sufficient quality and deemed value for money in accordance with the programmes’ standards and any other contractual obligations.
  • Create high-level and detailed programme designs, including investment cases, objectives and delivery plans (covering proposed partnership strategy, capability and workforce requirements).
  • Manage relationships with relevant staff from PL, EFL and National League, including CCOs, throughout the life cycle of their project grants. Your support to the CCO network will include coordination of a CPD strategy for equality and inclusion. You will manage regular forums for programme staff to share learnings and best practice.
  • Responsibility for effective use of selected monitoring systems and provision of regular reports on the range of programmes delivered. You will consolidate performance data within reports back to stakeholders.
  • Develop and maintain effective relationships with funders and partners, including PL/PLCF partners who focus on inclusion and equality. A collaborative approach will ensure that the PLCF offer complements/integrates with other programmes and campaigns.
  • Review, create and update relevant policies and procedures which support all PLCF activities, identifying and addressing any barriers to inclusion; aiming to ensure that beneficiaries feel safe and welcome, regardless of disability, age, sex, gender identity, race, religion and belief or sexual orientation.
  • Working with the Quality Assurance & Governance Executive and the Research & Insight Executive, undertake visits to individual CCOs as part of project standards assessment.
  • Regularly liaise and consult with delivery partner staff at a range of levels to ensure that PLCF services and requirements, including project monitoring and quality assessment, are appropriate to their needs and as efficient as possible.
  • Use all performance monitoring data and information gathered from assessment of project delivery quality to inform future funding decisions and recommend actions ranging from recognition of best practice delivery models to identification of required improvements.
  • Work closely with the PL Communities Team, PLCF staff and relevant external consultants to develop and deliver a range of inclusive programme events and competitions.
  • Work in collaboration with the PL Communications and Digital teams to provide relevant information and identify best practice/case studies.
  • Ensure PLCF is well-linked to other initiatives and organisations working in the same fields through participation in a range of relevant external forums and networks.
  • Share in PLCF’S values, participate as a full member of the PLCF team and, where appropriate, carry out other duties as may reasonably be required, including deputising as appropriate and giving support to other members of the team at busy times.


  • Significant experience of working in the voluntary, education and/or sports sector with expertise in inclusion and equality
  • Education to degree standard or equivalent
  • Strong analytical skills and an understanding of measuring impact, both qualitatively and quantitatively in a community environment
  • An understanding of relevant policy, initiatives and legislation linked to inclusion and equality
  • Demonstrable understanding of disability sport/physical activity and potential barriers to participation
  • Ability to write and edit to an excellent standard, as well as to communicate well to a range of audiences using different mediums
  • Project management, planning and organisational skills, including the ability to manage a complex network of stakeholders
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure, make sound judgement calls and solve problems
  • Excellent negotiation, interpersonal and relationship management skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively and maintain confidentiality
  • High level of computer proficiency, particularly with MS Office packages
  • Ability to define equal opportunities and diversity and understand how it relates to the role
  • Willingness to travel within England and Wales
  • Satisfactory enhanced DBS check


  • Knowledge of how Club Community Organisations operate as charitable businesses
  • Experience of working in the charity and/or sports sector
  • Football and sport knowledge/interest
  • A knowledge of grant-making processes

The Premier League Charitable Fund is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. All appointments will be made based on merit.

To apply please email with your CV and cover letter. The closing date for applications is Friday 16 March 2018.

This vacancy has now expired, and is not accepting any new applications.

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