Huddersfield Town

Huddersfield Town

Chief Operating Officer

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Country

Role Type

England

Community

Posting Date

Apr 6, 2022

Role description

Job Description Responsible for Head of NCS Head of Health and Wellbeing Senior Education Manager Head of Business Development and Operations Overview of the Role The Chief Operating Officer will be responsible for supporting the Chief Executive Officer with the strategic development and implementation of the Huddersfield Town Foundation’s work. The post holder will manage and oversee the delivery and development of the Foundation’s activities as well as line managing members of the Senior Leadership Team. The post holder will be required to work with a range of partners and stakeholders across the public, private, and voluntary sector to further enhance our range of activities, as well as supporting the Chief Executive Officer with creating and identifying new initiatives which meet local priorities. There is an expectation that the post holder, in conjunction with the Chief Executive Officer and colleagues, will explore new funding opportunities and secure additional capacity for the work of the Foundation. The post holder will be a leading decision-maker, working closely with the Chief Executive Officer to lead and manage the Senior Leadership Team and to help shape the future direction and sustainability of the Foundation. The post holder will deputise for and represent the Chief Executive Officer when required. The post holder will have operational responsibility for all functions and will support the Chief Executive Officer with the strategic direction and the continued growth of the Foundation by providing inspirational leadership to the team of staff. Functional Links Internal: Huddersfield Town Foundation Chief Executive Officer Senior Leadership Team Project Managers and delivery staff Board of Trustees Club CEO Head of Safeguarding All Club and Foundation personnel External: Including but not limited to: Kirklees Council Schools and Colleges in Kirklees Community Groups and Leaders Kirklees Active Leisure Other Football Club Community Trusts The Premier League Charitable Fund (PLCF) Key Performance Indicators • The Huddersfield Town Foundation continues to demonstrate successful outcomes from its community programmes, evidenced through both qualitative and quantitative feedback and data. • The Huddersfield Town Foundation continues to be financially sustainable and can fund community initiatives including the Breakfast Clubs. • The post holder upholds and implements the Foundation’s strategy in all aspects of their work. • The post holder supports the Club’s ‘Terriers Together’ Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion Strategy and ensures that the Foundation’s work aligns with this strategy. Role Specific Responsibilities and Accountabilities The post holder will be required to: • Work with partners, key stakeholders, and external agencies (public, private, and voluntary sector) at a senior level to implement programmes and activities that meet the Foundation’s strategic objectives, as well as supporting local priorities. • Take a proactive role in supporting and developing the Senior Leadership Team and the Middle Management Group. • Represent the Foundation and support the Chief Executive Officer by sitting on relevant external strategic groups and ensuring the Foundation is well-represented within local, regional, and national networking, partnerships, and strategic events. • Ensure that all contracts and funding grants achieve the required KPIs as well ensuring that required reports are completed and that obligations in service level agreements are fully met. • Be accountable for developing and implementing quality assurance processes across the Foundation. • Work with the Chief Executive Officer to set appropriate budgets and to oversee, manage, and monitor these, ensuring defined targets are achieved and that programmes and financially viable and sustainable. • Identify opportunities and grow fundraising activity, submit relevant grant applications, and tenders/bids for commissioned work. • Develop and execute departmental operational plans, and EDI delivery plans, across the organisation. • Support the Chief Executive Officer and the Senior Leadership Team to ensure that staff performance-related objectives are relevant for the individuals and the organisation and are measured, monitored, and fulfilled. • Support the Chief Executive Officer to ensure the Foundation’s delivery model remains fit for purpose and that appropriate resource and skill sets are in place for the Foundation to function. • Support the Chief Executive Officer to produce an annual Impact Report and ensure that the organisation captures the social impact and value of programmes and events using a wide variety of methods such as reports, case studies, testimonies, media articles, and feedback surveys. • Ensure the Foundation’s mission and key values are upheld throughout all delivery. • Collaborate with all areas of the Club’s business, proactively forging relationships with all staff and managers. • Support the Chief Executive Officer to produce timely and appropriate information and papers for the Foundation’s Board of Trustees. • Support the Club’s Equality and Safeguarding Working Group to fulfil the requirements of the Premier League Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion Standard and other associated frameworks. • Work occasional match days, evenings, and weekends as required. The post holder will be required to undertake any other duties as required by the Huddersfield Town Foundation Chief Executive Officer and/or the Board of Trustees, commensurate with the level of the post. recruitment@htafcfoundation.com

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