Senior Commercial Project Manager - The Greater Game (FTC)

Federations & Major Events
United Kingdom
Full Time
3 / 10
We have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Project Manager, who will be responsible for the overall coordination and delivery of all 'The Greater Game' project activity, working in collaboration with Commercial Partnerships, Marketing, Grassroots and the principal partners of the FA (M&S Food, Mars, Nuffield, Nike, and Howdens.)

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We have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Project Manager, who will be responsible for the overall coordination and delivery of all 'The Greater Game' project activity, working in collaboration with Commercial Partnerships, Marketing, Grassroots and the principal partners of the FA (M&S Food, Mars, Nuffield, Nike, and Howdens.)

What will you be doing?

Core Responsibilities:

  • Overall project coordination and management of The Greater Game (TGG.)
  • Lead development of master project plan with all workstream milestones.
  • Lead implementation of master plan coordinating across stakeholders.
  • Working alongside marketing to develop the marketing communications plan.
  • Lead the development of project delivery processes and communications.
  • Lead workstream meetings, bringing cross-functional teams together on a regular basis.
  • Responsible for coordinating project delivery across all areas.
  • Responsible for senior stakeholder management, communications, and approvals.
  • Responsible for developing future workstreams to elevate health & wellbeing across The FA and partners.

Agency Management:

  • Manages the day-to-day retainer relationship with external agency including but not limited to monthly finance tracking, scope of work and wider onboarding and relationship building. Supported by PR & Campaigns Manager.
  • Manages wider relationships with agencies on an ad hoc basis, depending on the role they play in the planning and delivery of The Greater Game.
  • Manages the relationship with long-term ambassadors and influencers overseen by PR & Campaigns Manager

Wider project deliverables

Project deliverables below will be led by the division with the role holder responsible for coordinating and managing delivery:

Grassroots Programme:

  • Works closely with the Grassroots Football (GRF) team to plan and deliver the TGG programme from pilot to launch including leading briefs to consultants, agencies, and internal stakeholders.
  • Lead the agency pitch process for event management company - from briefs, procurement process and stakeholder management with GRF and Marketing.
  • Supports GRF team and consultants on the rollout of the GR programme, acting as brand guardian and partner representative.

Brand & Marketing (Youth focussed campaigns:)

  • Support Marketing by co-ordinating the delivery of the integrated marketing campaigns focussed on youth (12-16s) inspiring them to make one healthier action per week during the 'post-school period', taking pre-approved campaign strategy into the planning and delivery phase.
  • Leads workshop sessions with partners (Nuffield, M&S Food, ITV) to amplify campaigns relevant to the partners focus areas, with the support of agency partners.
  • Supports Marketing by coordinating delivery of all brand and marketing-related event planning and delivery for grassroots programmes and content capture for TGG commercial activities.

Partner Management:

  • Build a solid relationship with the wider Partnerships team to understand partner objectives and focus, and how the ethos of TGG can permeate through England or partner Grassroots activities.
  • Leads partners meetings and workshop sessions to amplify TGG initiatives and campaigns relevant to the partners focus areas.
  • Mines additional opportunities to elevate TGG and the 'ethos' of TGG across relevant partners (i.e., M&S Food, Mars, Nuffield, Nike, Howdens).

Please note, this role is advertised on a fixed-term basis until 31st July 2024.

What are we looking for?

Essential for the role:

  • Project Management qualification (e.g. Prince) or qualified by strong experience.
  • Experienced managing complex projects with multiple stakeholders across a large organisation.
  • Flexible approach able to adapt and manage multiple stakeholders with different objectives and deadlines.
  • Strong influencing skills and ability to present to a wide range of stakeholders.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.

Beneficial to have:

  • Marketing & communications expertise ideally with a sports background.

What's in it for you?

We are committed to ensuring everyone can flourish in their roles, to achieve this we have unique office spaces under the arch of the iconic Wembley National Stadium, which is the home of English Football. We are also delighted to offer a world-class, Elite Performance Centre, St. George's Park in Staffordshire which is an exceptional setting to develop and inspire high-performing England teams and leaders.

We pride ourselves in offering a competitive salary as well as great opportunities to develop and grow in your role. But that is not all; we also have a range of exciting benefits, some of which can be found below:

  • Access to event day tickets at Wembley Stadium, alongside a host of regular internal events throughout the season encouraging you to connect and learn with your colleagues and look after your mental health and wellbeing.
  • Free, nutritious lunches, at Wembley Stadium and St. George's Park.
  • Free private medical cover.
  • A contributory pension scheme.
  • An additional Thank You days leave, volunteering days as well as 25 days annual leave.
  • A hybrid working model offering flexibility on where you work.

For more information on what it is like to work at The FA, please visit our FA Careers page,

Our Organisation

The Football Association [The FA] is the not-for-profit governing body of football in England. It is responsible for promoting and developing every level of the game, from grassroots through to the professional game, and generates significant revenue to support investment into English football each year.

The FA oversees England international teams across men's, women's, youth and disability football, as well as running the National League System and FA Competitions including the Emirates FA Cup, Barclays FA Women's Super League, FA Women's Championship, and Women's FA Cup, and the world-class facilities of Wembley Stadium and St. George's Park, all with a purpose to Unite the Game and Inspire the Nation.

We currently work within a hybrid working model whereby the expectation is to work from your contractual location for part of the week, and as and when required by the team. The remaining days can be worked remotely. We will continue to monitor this model and it may be adjusted in future if deemed necessary.

Your contract with The FA will specify a fixed location of either Wembley Stadium, St. George's Park or our Processing Centre, unless the role is advertised as a homebased contract. The contractual location of this role can be found at the top of this advert on our FA vacancy page.

The FA, For All, For You

Our equality, diversity and inclusion strategy forms an integral part of our long-term commitment to using our influence across English football to create a game free from discrimination.

A Game For All outlines three key strategic commitments - Lead the Change, Be the Change, and Inspire the Change - which will ensure tackling discrimination remains a core priority for English football for years to come.

We are a diverse workplace, aspiring to represent football across the country. The Football Association actively promotes inclusion and diversity, encouraging you to be the best version of yourself at work.

We welcome applications from everyone and are proud to be an equal opportunities employer. If you have any particular requirements in respect of the recruitment or interview process, please mention this during your application.

As part of The FA's commitment to ensuring a safe environment for everyone in football, every employee will be required to complete a DBS check. The level of the check required will be based on the activity of the specific job role and in line with legislation and government guidance.


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