Stevenage FC Foundation is seeking a highly motivated, enthusiastic and committed individual to take up a key role within its expanding community programme. 

The Foundation is looking to appoint a Community Participation Manager to lead, manage and develop a number of community-based projects including Premier League Kicks, holiday football camps, pay & play, walking football, active tots and other football related projects. As well as linking their own projects to other key Foundation projects including Premier League Girls and all school-based projects.

Job Title: Community Participation Manager

Reports To: Head of Foundation

Location: Based at Stevenage FC Foundation office, The Lamex Stadium, Broadhall Way, Stevenage, SG2 8RH. Travel to various locations across Stevenage and Hertfordshire is involved

Contract: 40 Hours Per Week. Due to the nature of the post late night, weekend, match day and bank holiday work may be necessary

Salary: £18,000 – £20,000 per annum

Job Purpose

To lead on all community engagement, football development and matchday projects creating opportunities for participants to make positive choices to lead active and healthy lifestyles. The role forms part of the Foundation’s senior management team, with the expectation to support the Head of Foundation with the strategic direction of the charity.

A suitable candidate would experience of managing and developing football participation programmes, including a proven track record of generating income from football related activities, managing and working with budgets and be able to demonstrate partnership working from previous roles.

Experience of working in youth engagement and using football as a tool to engage with hard to reach areas of the community and leading a team to utilise seed funding to create sustainable projects delivered against predetermined key performance indicators is desirable.


As part of your involvement with Stevenage FC Foundation the following benefits are available to staff:

  • Stevenage FC staff kit & equipment provided
  • Access to bespoke CPD from our partners including Stevenage FC Academy, Premier League, English Football League Trust, The FA, Professional Footballers Association and other key partners
  • Opportunities to work match days at Stevenage FC
  • A pension scheme is available for eligible applicants

Are You Eligible

To be eligible for shortlisting a candidate must have a minimum FA Level 2 Coaching Certificate, which includes up to date Safeguarding and Emergency Aid certificate. 

This isn’t a 9:00am-5:00pm job, so commitment, passion and a love of knowing that you will be making a difference is going to be vital to your success within this role. The successful applicant will need to be available to both midweek and also for regular evening and weekend work.

All eligible candidates must have a full UK driving licence.

How To Apply

If you meet the essential criteria (as a minimum) and are interested in applying, please send your CV and a covering letter addressed to Joe Goude either by email or post, marked “Private & Confidential”, to: Joe Goude, Head of Foundation, Stevenage FC Foundation, The Lamex Stadium, Broadhall Way, Stevenage, SG2 8RH.

  • Closing date for applications – 5pm, Friday 30th November 2018
  • Interview date – week commencing 3rd December 2018