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Database Engineer - Microsoft Dynamics, SQL Server, SQL Azure

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Recruiter: Football Foundation
Listed on: 20th September
Location: Paddington, London
Salary/Rate: £50,000 - £60,000
Salary Notes: plus benefits (based on experience)
Type: Permanent
Start Date: ASAP

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Location: Our office is based in Paddington, London, although most of our staff are temporarily working from home during the pandemic

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced database engineer to use their professional experience and training to help improve lives and strengthen communities through grassroots football.

Together for Football.

We're the Football Foundation - the Premier League, the FA and government's charity.  We champion and support fair access to quality football facilities for everyone, regardless of gender, race, disability or place.

The Foundation receives money from the Premier League, The FA and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, through Sport England. This is matched with partnership funding and awarded as grants to create outstanding grassroots facilities that enable better games and attract more players, helping to transform communities. Over the last 20 years we've been planting the seeds to grow grassroots football, and we have worked closely with passionate people in communities up and down the country to deliver over 17,000 sports projects worth over £1.68 billion.
We've got big plans to revolutionise England's grassroots facilities and are looking for a Database Engineer to help support our ambitions. We have recently embarked on a critical strategic project to develop and implement a new grant management system and CRM solution based within Microsoft Azure and Microsoft Dynamics. Our grant management system plays a critical part in helping us support grassroots football and we are now looking for an experienced Database Engineer to be part of this key strategic project.

As Database Engineer, you will lead on the system development with our implementation partner and will ensure the new system is fully supportive of any future strategic objectives and innovation strategies. You will develop a relational database model that will ensure we employ the most efficient methods of recording, organising, and implementing data.

Once the new system is implemented, you will manage and maintain the system, optimising data integrity and continuously looking at ways to improve performance.

What are we looking for?

You will have a degree or relevant professional qualification in IT or a similar area, along with:

  • Knowledge of current versions of Microsoft Dynamics and Microsoft SQL Server, including SQL Azure.
  • Experience of configuration, customisation and management of platform solutions, such as MS Dynamics 365.
  • An understanding of current Windows Server Operating systems.
  • Experience in the development of tools to analyse and report on data for business intelligence, (e.g. Crystal Reports, Dashboards, SSRS, SSAS, Excel etc.).
  • Experience of creating scripts, stored procedures & DTS.

What can we offer you?

You will start on 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays (which increases after 2 years), plus additional time off to volunteer. We also offer a generous pension scheme (8% employer contribution), free health care provision, a monthly gym subsidy, interest-free season ticket loan, death in service benefit and access to selected match tickets

We are committed to helping our staff maintain a healthy work-life balance, so offer flexible working around core hours to help you achieve that.


If you're an experienced data modeller, looking for a new challenge and a chance to work for a sports organisation that makes a difference, we would welcome your application. Please download our Recruitment Pack for full details about the role, the qualities and expertise we are looking for. Remember, you don't have to love football, just be a great database engineer.

To apply:

  1. Send the following by clicking 'Apply Now':
  • CV
  • Cover letter - please highlight briefly and clearly how your skills, abilities and experience equip you for the role, together with your reasons for applying. 
  1. Complete an anonymous Equal Opportunities form. You will receive a link by email when you submit your application to our jobs inbox. Please only fill out one form when you apply. If you need any help please let us know.

Database Engineer Recruitment Pack

The closing date for applications is 9am, Monday 11 October 2021

We encourage candidates to apply as soon as possible, as we will close the advert once we have received sufficient applications.

The Football Foundation is committed to, and values the principles of diversity, equality and inclusion. We strive to provide an inclusive and supportive working environment where all our team feel respected and supported in fulfilling their potential. We encourage and welcome applications from all, regardless of background and are particularly interested to hear from individuals belonging to under-represented groups including individuals from minoritised communities, individuals with a disability and LGBTQI+ individuals.

Please note that you must be eligible to work in the UK to apply.