Wakefield Trinity Community Foundation

Vacancy: Head of Foundation

Job Description

Closing Date: Friday, 16th July 2021 (5pm)

How to Apply: Please send a CV and Cover Letter titled Head of Foundation to mc@wakefieldtrinity.com.

Job Summary (The main purpose of the job)

Wakefield Trinity Community Foundation (referred to as the “Foundation”) aim to deliver projects in the heart of the community by harnessing the power of sport, health, and education to make a lasting, positive impact on individuals’ lives.

The Wakefield Trinity Community Foundation delivers a range of projects under the three principles of Sport, Health and Education. Sport is an engaging tool that allows our staff to work with a whole range of individuals, delivering important lifestyle messages to inspire others to make positive changes to their own lives.

The Head of Foundation will oversee the Community department and ensure that targets are delivered within appropriate timescales.  They will seek relationships with businesses, schools, and other organisations to expand the brand and profile of the Trust. They will focus on income generation through grants, fundraising, donations, and sponsorships to help grow the charity.

The Head of Foundation will report to the Wakefield Trinity CEO. The Head of Foundation will provide leadership to ensure a positive working relationship with all staff. They will monitor and appraise Community Foundation staff and ensure that targets are challenged and driven to a positive outcome.

Key responsibilities:

  • Oversee Community program of delivery ensuring targets and reporting procedures are met.
  • Manage financial growth of Trust through Grants, Donations, Fundraising and Sponsorships.
  • Have an awareness of local funding and other opportunities – Local funding to be sourced through local area committee/transition money.
  • Deliver appropriate grant funding bids within the capacity of Trust staff.
  • Record observations and create case studies – Build evidence to secure year on year funding /attract new schools.
  • Always ensure safeguarding/child protection – Working with the school and ensuring measures are in place.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Additional work for the Wakefield Trinity Community Foundation as requested.
  • Serving the Board of Trustees, and in consultation with the Chair, ensure that items requiring consideration of the Board are placed on the agenda of their meetings as appropriate.
  • To report to the Board as and when invited regarding the  progress of the Foundations work, together with other matters which are relevant to the Board of Trustees and work of the Foundation.
  • To maintain the Foundations Documents and submit the required documents to the Charity Commission.
  • Offer added value by providing additional activities in the Community and Schools – Player appearances, Daddy Cool appearances, and incentives to reward achievement.
  • Attendance at all core Wakefield Trinity Community Foundation events including Wakefield Trinity match days.
  • Attendance at RFL Foundation Manager Meetings as required.

Key Skills:

The Head of Foundation is required to be professional, smart, honest, competent, punctual and deliver excellence in their role. You are required to be confident, display good communication skills and be an effective team leader.

You will be able to manage your workload accordingly and ensure deadlines are met. You will have the skills to be able to deliver quality and ensure that guarantees to organisations or people are met. You will build and maintain relationships with Schools, Businesses, other Sporting Organisations and Governing Bodies through excellent interpersonal skills.

Qualifications Required:
  • A degree in Sport, associated program of study or experience is preferred but not essential.
  • Minimum requirements are, UKCC Level 2 RL, Multi Skills L2, Safeguarding, First Aid, DBS.
  • As a commitment to the employee, we will up skill you to the minimum requirement and fund the qualifications.
  • A driving license and vehicle are a requirement of the job. Expenses provided.

Wakefield Trinity Community Foundation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and employees to share this commitment. This role involves work with young people and is subject to DBS checks. As such this post is exempt for the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974) and the applicant must disclose all previous convictions including spent convictions. Two references will also be required. Applicants will, in addition be expected to undertake training appropriate to the role.

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