Thank you for your interest in the role of Chief Executive of Leeds United Foundation.
The Leeds United Foundation is the official charity for Leeds United Football Club which aims to use the power of sport to educate, motivate, inspire and support people in a catchment area which is one of the most economically and socially diverse communities in the UK. As a major organisation in the region we are in an excellent position to make a difference to the people we serve.
As Chair of the Board of Trustees I augment the work I do as substantive Director of Communities and Environment at Leeds City Council to help the Foundation to do more to support and regenerate the communities we serve. As part of this I want to appoint a Chief Executive who can develop and deliver a strategy to help us achieve our aspirations of delivering significant growth. With a football club aspiring to join the Premier League, so too is our aspiration of being one of the best Foundations in the country in terms of delivering impact and influence to change peoples’ lives for the better.
A natural collaborator, you will build relationships internally and externally and develop innovative ways to address current and emerging needs to improve outcomes for the people in our community. You will leverage our considerable profile and be proactive in identifying opportunities to build strategic partnerships, raise income, and invest funds to develop programmes which deliver real impact.
If you are entrepreneurial and have a significant track record of managing in a complex charitable giving/grant-making organisation at a senior management level - or in a corporate organisation with an impactful CSR function – and if you have strong communication and interpersonal skills, then I would like to hear from you.