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20 June 2017

New role at Town’s official charity

- New role at the Town Foundation
- Charity recruiting a Head of Inclusion
- Full job specification below

The Town Foundation – the official, registered charity of Huddersfield Town – is looking for an individual to join its growing team as Head of Inclusion.

Full information on the role, including job specification, is below:


Commensurate with experience

Leeds Road Sports Complex, Leeds Road, Huddersfield, HD2 1YY

Type of Contract
Full Time

Closing Date
2 July 2017

Interview Date
Week Commencing 17 July

The Town Foundation is the charitable arm of Huddersfield Town. As the Foundation continues to develop we wish to appoint in conjunction with our funding partners One Kirklees a full-time Head of Inclusion to lead and drive the charity’s Inclusion strategy and work.

Reporting directly to the Head of Community, the post holder will be expected to devise, develop, and deliver, with numerous partners, the Town Foundation’s Inclusion Strategy. You will be expected to develop existing and new partnerships with key agencies from across Kirklees and the surrounding areas whilst building strong working relationships with the Premier League, The English Football League Trust, The Professional Footballers’ Association and the County FA. The role will be initially on a two-year contract and sufficient funding will need to be secured by the post holder to sustain the post beyond the initial period.

How to apply
Please forward a covering letter and CV detailing how you meet the person specification, to Julie Nolan on or post it to the John Smith’s Stadium, Stadium Way, Huddersfield, HD1 6PG FAO Dean Grice, Head of Community, the Town Foundation.

Please note that the job will be subject to satisfactory references and enhanced DBS procedures.


Job title
Head of Inclusion

Huddersfield Town Foundation

Position and reporting line
Head of Foundation

No of direct reports

Contract Type
Two Year Fixed


Closing date
2 July 2017

Interview date
Week commencing 17 July 2017

How to apply
Please send your most recent CV along with a covering letter to

Purpose of role
To manage and oversee the inclusion strand of the Foundation and the Club by working with the Club’s management team, staff, partner staff and young people to implement and deliver a first-class community cohesion strategy.

Working alongside the Head of the Foundation, the Head of Inclusion will be responsible for the coordination and implementation of the Inclusion programme.

This includes overseeing partnership agreements, working effectively with key partners, keeping the projects on schedule, under budget and gaining maximum exposure through effective dissemination of the projects impact.

The job holder will play a powerful and influential role in many people’s lives by promoting the club and its values, whilst also promoting the benefits of a positive education, physical activity and community cohesion.

Key relationships

Internal – Head of Foundation, Trustee’s, Club Directors, CEO

External – One Kirklees, Kirklees Council, KAL, West Riding County FA, Kick it Out, Club Ambassadors, English Football League, Premier League and others to be determined.

To drive and deliver the Inclusion strategy for the Foundation and demonstrate the One Club One Community ethos of Huddersfield Town Foundation and One Kirklees. This role will be a fixed term 2-year contract, funding will need to be brought in to ensure the post can be sustained past this point, and then the role will become permanent.

Key Tasks
- Create a relevant strategy to engage and maintain of the relevant target groups. This involves outreach work and general marketing and promotion
- To create a market leading range of community workshops and sessions, in consultation with schools, community organisations and young people to ensure innovative and creative delivery
- Develop links with key community leaders and individuals to form innovative projects to promote the inclusion strategy
- To report quarterly to One Kirklees the project funders
- To support the Foundation and the Club in achieving the Premier League Equality Standard.
- To develop relationships with key organisations in Kirklees and beyond in order seek funding opportunities to enhance the Inclusion work of the Foundation / One Kirklees
- To ensure monitoring and evaluations of all social inclusion projects is on track and up to date
- To work with the EFL Trust and Premier League and look at opportunities around Inclusion including the NCS Innovation Fund, and Kicks
- To work with the Head of Foundation to support the budget for the social inclusion programmes, ensuring spend is correctly planned and on track.
- To create and maintain Service Level Agreements with external providers.
- Manage the delivery of all event focused aspects of the One Club One Community ethos
- Work with senior colleagues to develop and maintain partnerships with key media colleagues to promote the social inclusion programme throughout a range of mainstream and diverse print, online and broadcast media
- Plan campaign goals for social media output and co-ordinate activity with the relevant team
- Produce reports and presentations showing evaluation of project outcomes and outputs for the public and funding partners including One Kirklees
- Provide case study evidence for all social inclusion programmes.
- Ensure thorough and complete analysis is provided both in advance of events and post events to ensure delivery against relevant targets.
- Develop pertinent project plans and communication schedules around project outcomes to ensure objectives are continually met, and exceeded.
- To work closely with the Head of Foundation to develop new areas of delivery.
- Work with delivery staff to ensure they are up to date on project targets and have a thorough knowledge of the projects
- To perform other duties as reasonably assigned or under the authority of the senior management team.
- To work first team home matches when required.

Essential Skills
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Ability to think clearly, creatively, and imaginatively
- Positive attitude and strong focus on teamwork
- Proven ability to engage with a range of stakeholders and external partners to facilitate and promote the HTFC foundation throughout Kirklees
- Ability to effectively introduce individuals and organisations from underrepresented groups to the work of the Foundation and the Cub.
- To provide inspirational leadership and guidance to team members and volunteers
- Encourage and promote the values of Huddersfield Town Football Club Foundation and to comply with the required standards of conduct and to promote the Club with the community and beyond by acting with integrity and honesty
- The job holder can ensure all work is completed in a priority basis, and work meets a high degree of professionalism, quality and craftsmanship
- Focused on achievement, targets and continuous improvement
- A high degree of flexibility and confidentially is needed
- Capable of presenting information, orally and written
- Have skill to plan and organise information
- Have a good knowledge of equality legislation
- Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines
- Ability to work on own initiative
- Competent IT skills

- Safeguarding
- First Aid

- Detailed knowledge of current and future funding streams and requirements
- Knowledge of the diverse makeup of Huddersfield, Batley, Dewsbury, Heckmondwike, Cleckheaton, Mirfield, Ravensthorpe and surrounding areas
- Knowledge of local youth groups and support services
- Knowledge of NCS

- Designing and developing schemes of work to a high standard
- Working with local community groups, external providers and funders
- Organising groups based on development plans
- Monitoring and evaluation of programmes
- Proven ability to work with and inspire young people and young adults
- Conducting staff training and development
- Maintaining budgets
- Achieving set targets and outputs
- Project management

Other Comments – the job holder:
- Must keep up to date with new methods and undertake any necessary internal or external training in accordance with company procedure/policies.
- Has a statutory duty to observe all health and safety rules and take all reasonable care to promote the health and safety at work of themselves and their fellow employees. The Job Holder must report any health and safety issues immediately to their Line Manager in writing.
- Will be required to demonstrate positive attitudes and values towards others and work in a non-discriminatory way
- The job holder must promote and adhere to the Club’s equality and diversity policy and to work consistently to embed equality and diversity within the club

Desirable Skills
- Experience of working in the Charitable sector
- Previous experience working at a football club Trust / Foundation

Huddersfield Town is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. If this role involves the supervision of and work with children and young people or vulnerable adults you will require an Enhanced Criminal Records Check (CRC) through the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and clearance for work in football by the FA. As such, this post is exempt for the rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974) and the applicant must disclose all previous convictions including spent convictions.

As Huddersfield Town is a diverse club that respects differences in race, disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, faith, background or personal circumstance we welcome all applications. We want everyone to feel valued and included within the club to achieve their full potential. Huddersfield Town is opposed to any form of discrimination and commits itself to the redress of any inequalities by taking positive action where appropriate.

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