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Events and Training Assistant

The Premier League
Contract Type
Charity, Events
Expiry Date
As part of a growing team, this role is instrumental in ensuring the Premier League Charitable Fund (PLCF) delivers a high quality programme of events and training to Programme participants and Club Community Organisations (CCOs) that the PLCF funds

Job Description

You will be responsible for supporting across the team to plan and deliver events including tournaments, festivals, training and professional development.
Within the Premier League Charitable Fund (PLCF) you will have responsibility for event logistics, timetabling, liaison with event partners including venues, delivery partners, programme co-ordinators, participants and others. You will report to an experienced PLCF team member, who will help to guide you, but you will need to manage logistics including delegates joining instructions and follow up information, ensuring everyone involved in the events has a smooth and enjoyable experience. You will help to create programmes for innovative and exciting events which will deliver once in a lifetime opportunities. This will range from national football and sporting tournaments to Trophy Tours at individual schools.

You will need to enjoy working as part of a team, at pace and often under pressure, and you will be passionate about the power of football to change lives. You will need to be highly organised, an excellent communicator, and able to get on with people at all levels and from all walks of life.

Who we are

Established in 2010, the PLCF is one of the biggest sports charities in the world, with an annual budget in excess of £35m. The independent charity supports Club Community Organisations (CCOs) in delivering high quality projects and evidences its success to key stakeholders.
Aligned with the Premier League (PL) Communities strategy, the PLCF is highly ambitious and aims to create positive and lasting sporting, social, health and education outcomes for a wide range of beneficiaries, especially children and young people. The PLCF team supports and inspires impactful work via 92+ CCOs, including those in the PL and English Football League (EFL). In turn, their work directly benefits more than 500,000 individuals at thousands of community venues and schools each year.

The role

  • Management of event logistics including invitations, bookings, delegate management (before and after events) and trainer liaison for PLCF events and training sessions;
  • Administrative and logistical support to ensure the safe and successful delivery of PLCF events including PL Kicks Cup, PLPS Tournament, Disability and Girls Festivals, Enterprise Challenge etc
  • Preparation in the run up to events (invitations, event materials, brochures etc, badges, goody bags, delivery of kit and equipment etc) and on the day (registration duties, participant and guest management, venue liaison, etc);
  • Co-ordination of evaluation and feedback from events and training, collation of findings for lessons learned reports;
  • Production and maintenance of training calendar and monthly/6 weekly training update – to include PLCF events and events run by others – Charity Commission, NCVO etc;
  • Booking venues, travel and accommodation for events and training as required;
  • Processing and managing invoices in relation to events and WFD;
  • Support co-ordination and delivery of twice annual programme co-ordinator events for each programme (delivering in support of Programme leads who would develop programme but delegate logistics).


Requirements for the role

  • Experience of working on events or in a customer facing role
  • Ability to communicate well to a range of audiences, and using different mediums, with written skills to an excellent standard
  • Good numeracy and financial management and budgeting experience
  • Project management skills, including the ability to manage a complex network of stakeholders
  • Strong interpersonal, influencing and relationship management skills
  • Team player with excellent planning and organisational ability.
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure, make sound judgement calls and solve problems
  • High level of computer proficiency, particularly with MS Office packages
  • Willingness to travel within England and Wales
  • Satisfactory enhanced DBS check


Nice-to-haves for the role

  • Knowledge of event management systems and software (Eventbrite etc)
  • Football and sport knowledge / interest


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 Monday 20 August 2018.