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Head of Delivery

London FA
13 October 2016
26 October 2016
London, UK
Contract Type
£34k-£40k (based on experience)

Full Job Description

Job Purpose

  • Effectively lead the day to day delivery the London FA’s participation priorities and targets in partnership with keystakeholders.
  • To lead and to manage the Facilities investment for the London FA and to develop and leverage external investment and partner relationships with both public and private sector organisations across London.

Principal Accountabilities/Responsibilities

Key Responsibilities:

  • Effectively lead, manage and develop the delivery team to deliver the LFA strategic plan and funder targets through a geographically based account management system.
  • Effectively deliver key Geographical accounts linked the in need of the London FA StrategicPlan
  • Strategic area wide planning for borough wide football partnerships, effectively engaging leagues, clubs, local authorities, workforce development plans and assess the technology needs.
  • Strategic responsibility for facilities development, and delivery of the facilities improvements across London.
  • Use national and local insight to develop and deliver programmes and services to customers that met customer expectations
  • Develop a culture of performance management and maximise the use ofresources
  • Support the production of strategies, operational and project plans and monitor and evaluate all programmes and report progress to CEO, Board, The FA and other partners
  • To lead on the protection and enhancement of football facilities across theCFA.
  • Provide a high quality support service to London FA affiliated clubs and leagues to enable the delivery of facility priorities across London.
  • In partnership with the FA Regional Facility & Investment Manager and LFA colleagues, identify a portfolio of facility development priority projects that will support the delivery of the London FA strategic Plan.
  • Support the identified projects for investment through pre – application stage to ensure that projects maximise return on investment
  • Develop and sign off project Football Development Plan and ensure they are underpinned by a robust and sustainable business plan through Local Authority Football Partnerships
  • Contribute to the development of Local Authority Playing Pitch Strategies in line with the FA offer of support
  • Work with the Football Foundation and ensure all project are monitored and evaluated and agreed actions are carried out across the delivery team
  • Support facility planning and protection of playing fields under threat by working with colleagues from FA, Sport England and LPFF to form robust and evidence based responses
  • Lead the roll out of facility improvement scheme across the London FA that support clubs and leagues to help drive significant improvements for themselves for example
  • Be first point of contact for volunteers from London FA affiliated leagues and clubs for information, advice and support for developing, managing and maintaining football facilities in the capital.
  • Working with London FA colleagues to promote market and communicate delivery opportunities and good practice modelsto all relevant stakeholders.
  • Effectively manage and administer budgets and resources, providing monthly reports and delivering results on time and within budget.
  • Identify, develop and maintain key partnerships both internal and external to ensure delivery of London FA Business Plan and KPIs
  • Commitment to on-going professional development.
  • To support the delivery of other key areas of the business asrequired.

Knowledge/Experience/Technical Skills/Behaviours


  • Significant experience of strategic SportsDevelopment
  • Significant experience in influencing
  • Significant people management experience
  • Experience of working with partner organisations to deliver strategic plans that have resulted in sustainable outcomes
  • Proven track record of effectively managing staff and teams
  • Ability to monitor and evaluate programme delivery across a diverse range ofsubjects
  • Knowledge and experience of the development and protection of sportsfacilities
  • Significant experience in securing external funds from a range of sources (capital andrevenue).
  • Sports / Management qualification
  • Ability to monitor and evaluate programme delivery
  • Demonstrate a working understanding and application of inclusion, equality and anti – discrimination, safeguarding and best practice
  • Experience of delivery presentations and workshops to wide and diverse stakeholding to influence positive change.
  • Experience of managing budgets and delivering savings
  • Able to multi-task and with results on time and within budget
  • Experience of report writing, ability to use emails and Microsoft Office including Word andExcel

Behaviours – as defined in County Football Association Competency Model

  • Problem Solving
  • Teamwork
  • Communicating
  • Delivery
  • Customer Excellence
  • Developing Self and Others
  • Integrity
  • Conflict Management
  • Leadership

To apply for the role please submit a covering letter and CV by no later than 12pm on 26th Oct 2016.

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