Football Foundation

Football Foundation

Trustee - National Football Trust (multiple opportunities)


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Posting Date

Jun 14, 2022

Role description

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.

Trustees 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

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