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Club Vacancy | Head of Foundation

24 May 2024


Club Vacancy | Head of Foundation

24 May 2024

Harrogate Town AFC Community Foundation have an exciting opportunity for a dynamic, creative person to lead our charity,

You will continue the growth of the Foundation, developing a strategy which will extend our reach as well as increasing financial and organisational stability.

The successful candidate will have a proven record in developing effective partnerships, working with key stakeholders and excellent communication skills. If you have a strong commitment to improving the lives of others and are able to lead a team that is committed to quality and excellence we would love to hear from you.

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Click here to download an application form

Key Responsibilities

  • To provide senior leadership of Harrogate Town AFC Community Foundation
  • Developing and delivering a strategic plan that increases both the charities and the football club's brand, impact and reputation
  • Manage the financial growth of the Foundation ensuring sustainability and diversity of income streams to enable investment in community based activities and programmes
  • Ensuring robust policies and procedures are in place to ensure safe and inclusive service delivery
  • Representing the Foundation on a local, regional and national level, working with key stakeholders including the English Football League Trust and the Premier League Charitable Trust

Person Specification

  • An exceptional leader with experience within the sector, or a similar one, with the energy and enthusiasm to drive Harrogate Town AFC Community Foundation forwards, increasing our impact and reputation
  • It would be desirable for you to have a working knowledge of the sector and/or experience of leading a community foundation or charity Experience of community development with a good understanding of local demographics and target groups/areas
  • An excellent communicator, skilled at building relationships Strategic thinker with commercial astuteness that takes into account the values of the Foundation and Club and their commitment to the community
  • Able to develop teams and individuals, nurturing and cultivating enthusiasm and motivation of staff
  • An excellent working knowledge of safeguarding, health and safety, data protection and equality, diversity and inclusion Flexibility in hours of work

How to apply

Interested parties should complete the above application form and email it to Please include: 'Head of Foundation application' in the email subject line. 

The closing date for applications is Friday 7th June. Applications submitted after this time may not be considered. 

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