Vacancy: Huddersfield Town Foundation Chief Executive Officer

A rare, exciting opportunity has arisen for a suitably experienced and qualified candidate to join the Huddersfield Town Foundation in the role of Chief Executive Officer.

The overall aim of the Huddersfield Town Foundation is to help improve the quality of life for young people and adults across Huddersfield and the West Yorkshire area; the role of Chief Executive Officer is therefore one in which you can truly make a difference to the lives of many people, particularly those most in need of support.

This is a crucial role in our structure and one in which you must be prepared to work at a fast pace, as the Foundation continues to grow, develop and create more opportunities for the people we serve.

Candidates must have previous, proven experience as a Managing Director/CEO or similar, ideally in the charity sector, combined with a genuine interest in the aims of the Foundation and the needs of our community. 

Previous experience within a football environment would also be particularly advantageous, as the successful applicant will need to assimilate and demonstrate results quickly. 

You will be responsible for leading and developing a talented team, maintaining their interest and motivation and providing them with opportunities for personal and professional growth. 

Previous experience of successfully leading team is also a significant requirement for this role.

Applicants must be commercially astute with the ability to manage a delegated budget, as well as the ability to write funding bids and maximise funding opportunities. Therefore, candidates must have a good standard of general education and experience of financial management to be able to perform well in this role.

Click HERE for a role specification in PDF format.

Click HERE for the job description in PDF format.

Click HERE to see How to Apply.

Click HERE to see a covering letter from Town’s Chief Executive.

Competitive Salary + benefits

35 hours per week


We receive a high volume of applications for our vacancies and as such we encourage you to include with your CV a covering letter detailing how you feel you match our requirements. Please read the ‘How to Apply’ document for further detail of the application process. Please note that the volume of applications received prevents us from being able to provide feedback at short-listing stage.


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. As this role is likely to involve the supervision of and work with children and young people or vulnerable adults, the successful candidate 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 applicants must disclose all previous convictions including spent convictions.

Equality & Inclusion

Huddersfield Town AFC and the Huddersfield Town Foundation are diverse environments in which all characteristics under the Equality Act 2010 are respected and celebrated. We are committed to making our employees feel valued and included and to achieve their full potential. We have a zero-tolerance approach to any form of discrimination and we are committed to the redress of any inequalities by taking positive action where appropriate. We therefore welcome applications from all individuals who feel they meet the requirements of the role, and particularly from BAME applicants who are currently under-represented within the organisation.

To apply please forward your CV and covering letter to by 12 noon on Monday 8 October 2018.