The FA

The FA

Trustee - National Football Trust


Role Type



Posting Date

Jun 9, 2022

Role description

Trustee - National Football Trust

Multiple opportunities

A commitment of around 6 days per year

Non-remunerated; paid expenses

About the National Football Trust

The National Football Trust (the Trust) was created in 2021, to allow football to have more responsibility and involvement in the management of grassroots facilities.

Its purpose is to promote community participation in healthy recreation, which it does by managing football hub facilities and providing communities with a great place to play football and other sports and activities, within safe, inclusive and welcoming facilities. The Trust then reinvests surplus income back into grassroots football to help make the game more sustainable.

With a portfolio of 10 hub facilities across Sheffield, Liverpool and Sunderland, we have an ambition to develop our portfolio to 16 sites within the next 18 months. To support this growth, we are looking for new Trustees to join the Trust Board.

The role

Trustees will be required to work collectively to ensure that the Trust operates effectively and efficiently; that the Trust's property and facilities portfolio is managed appropriately; and that the Trust complies with charity law and other relevant legislation.

Trustee's will be required to attend four Board meetings per calendar year.

What are we looking for?

This is an exciting time for the Trust as it embarks on a period of significant growth, with the number of facilities it manages set to more than double over the next three years. We are looking for applications from candidates that can demonstrate sound business judgement, effective communication and interpersonal skills, and a willingness to work as part of a team to help the Trust achieve its aims.

A working knowledge and a genuine interest in the charitable sector and, the role sport and leisure facilities can play in bringing communities together, will be advantageous. A background in property / asset management or equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) would be particularly welcomed. An interest and understanding of the inter-relationships between Sports Governing Bodies in the UK is welcomed, but not essential.

For more information, please see the recruitment pack for the role.

Equality and Diversity Commitment

The Trust is striving to do everything we can to ensure that our Board is representative of the communities using our facilities and are committed to, and value, the principles of diversity, equality and inclusion. We encourage and welcome applications from all, regardless of background and are particularly interested to hear from individuals belonging to under-represented groups including diverse ethnic communities, individuals with a disability and those from the LGBTQI+ community.

The closing date for applications is: 5pm on Wednesday 22 June. Thursday 7 and Friday 8 July have been provisionally identified for interviews.

Due to the expected volume of applications, only candidates shortlisted for interview will be contacted. If you do not hear from us within two weeks of the closing date, you should assume your application has not been successful.

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

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