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Board of Trustees

We are seeking 4 individuals with the skills, knowledge, experience to join the Board of Trustees to support the growth, profile, strategic direction and governance of the Trust in accordance with the FITC governing document, legal and regulatory guidelines.

About Notts County FC Football in the Community (FITC)

FITC is the registered charity associated with Notts County Football Club.

FITC’s aim is to provide high quality, accessible, life changing opportunities through sport and physical activity, improving people’s education, health, confidence and skills, increasing positive behaviours and bringing enjoyment to the people we work with.

FITC has a wide range of community projects, working with people of all abilities, disabilities, ages and cultural backgrounds.  In addition to this grassroots work, during the last year FITC took over the operation and management of Portland Centre, as well as playing a key role in Nottingham’s successful bid to become Sport England’s first City of Football. FITC is highly respected locally, regionally and nationally

ROLE DESCRIPTION

Time Commitment

The Board will usually meet four times in each year. The Trustees may also be involved in meetings of other committees or working groups relevant to their area(s) of expertise.  Trustees are expected to be accessible to provide guidance in their expertise when required by the CEO and the FITC team.

Functions

The key functions of the role of a Trustee are:

  • To be legally and morally bound to manage the trust property in a responsible and productive manner, and to be obliged to act solely for the benefit of the Trust’s beneficiaries and carry out its purposes for the public benefit
  • To manage the charity’s resources responsibly
  • To act with reasonable care and skill, complying with the Charities Commission, the governing document and law, EFL and Trustee handbook
  • To support the growth, profile, strategic direction of the Trust
  • To review and make recommendations on delivery strategies and business plans
  • To play a large part in assisting the team in its fundraising activities and provide help to gain valuable new contacts
  • To bring knowledge, skills and experience from his/her work, voluntary activities and/or relevant qualifications
  • To attend regularly in the meetings of the Board and any associated sub groups
  • To maintain such contacts with stakeholders as may be requested by the NCFC FITC
  • To support the Trust in promoting the work of NCFC FITC in the public arena

 

Time Commitment

The Board will usually meet four times in each year. The Trustees may also be involved in meetings of other committees or working groups relevant to their area(s) of expertise.  Trustees are expected to be accessible to provide guidance in their expertise when required by the CEO and the FITC team.

Functions

The key functions of the role of a Trustee are:

  • To be legally and morally bound to manage the trust property in a responsible and productive manner, and to be obliged to act solely for the benefit of the Trust’s beneficiaries and carry out its purposes for the public benefit
  • To manage the charity’s resources responsibly
  • To act with reasonable care and skill, complying with the Charities Commission, the governing document and law, EFL and Trustee handbook
  • To support the growth, profile, strategic direction of the Trust
  • To review and make recommendations on delivery strategies and business plans
  • To play a large part in assisting the team in its fundraising activities and provide help to gain valuable new contacts
  • To bring knowledge, skills and experience from his/her work, voluntary activities and/or relevant qualifications
  • To attend regularly in the meetings of the Board and any associated sub groups
  • To maintain such contacts with stakeholders as may be requested by the NCFC FITC
  • To support the Trust in promoting the work of NCFC FITC in the public arena

 

PERSON SPECIFICATION

Candidates for the roles of Trustees of NCFC FITC need to meet the following personal specification:

Required key skills, knowledge and experience

  • Work-related and/or voluntary organisation-related knowledge, experience and skills in one or more of the following areas:

Please indicate, with appropriate explanation in your Expression of Interest and/or CV, the area, or areas, listed below in which you have specific knowledge and expertise.

  • Business/business development
  • Finance
  • PR/marketing/media/advocacy
  • Education
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Skills and experience to develop and maintain effective partnership working with key stakeholders.
  • Good connections in the Nottinghamshire area
  • Skills and experience, both to support and to challenge, and to work collaboratively with teams and the Board of Directors.
  • An interest in sport and healthy wellbeing and an understanding of how this can benefit the community.

 

Desirable skills, knowledge and experience

  • A degree and/or professional qualification(s) relevant to the individual’s area(s) of required knowledge and expertise as listed above.

Required behavioural competencies and qualities

  • An ability to demonstrate a strategic perspective
  • Strong intellectual and analytical capacities.
  • Enthusiasm, energy and an ability to make things happen.
  • A willingness to devote the necessary time and effort to develop and promote the organisation.
  • Integrity and honesty, accountability, openness, honesty
  • A willingness to commit to the Charities Commission and EFL capability rules

How to Apply

Please submit your Expression of Interest and Curriculum Vitae to Nicola Burley, CEO at nb@nottscountyfitc.org.uk

 

Deadline

Deadline for submission of your application is 5pm on 31st May 2018