Huddersfield Town Foundation, are looking for new Trustees, who wish to actively contribute, and use their skills to enhance the Board in its oversight of the Foundation. Importantly, to also, provide professional insight across the Foundation and its staff.

It is an exciting time to be joining the Charity as we embark on a period of significant transformational change. For over 10 years as the official charity of Huddersfield Town Football Club the Foundation has been inspiring people, creating opportunities, and working with other local organisations to deliver a variety of projects across Kirklees   The Charity is an extraordinary place, and it is impossible not to feel a daily sense of pride at the collective dedication, knowledge and passion of its staff, and the sheer scale, depth, and quality of our services and support to those with whom it interacts. As we embark on our next phase, our priority is to ensure that we continue to evolve but also, transform our culture, support our people, but crucially, redouble our efforts as a Charity to succeed in our goal of being even stronger and more resilient than it was before. The unique needs of Kirklees are part of how we define our purpose, along with our passion for sport and football can bring a unique response to social inclusion. The Huddersfield Town Foundation can’t meet all the challenges that face our community but there are issues where we strongly believe we can make a difference.

Successful candidates will be able to contribute to the strategic leadership of the Foundation and will be equipped with the skills and knowledge to meet the challenges and opportunities faced by the charity. You will also be able to demonstrate success in a senior role in the private / public / voluntary sector, to think creatively and strategically and possess the skills to challenge current thinking at a Board level.

We are particularly looking for individuals with any of the following skills / experience:

Finance including risk and auditEquality, Diversity and Inclusion
Human Resources, Organisational Development and LeadershipFundraising and Business Development
Organisational and Corporate Governance and Charity RulesMarketing & Communications
Community and PolicySafeguarding

Given the importance of reflecting our communities within the Board, we are taking this opportunity to actively seek applications from individuals considered under-represented across all parts of the community, specifically by, gender and ethnicity.

To download and read the Trustee Recruitment Information Pack please CLICK HERE

If you would like to speak to someone in more detail about the role, please contact Siobhan Atkinson, Foundation Chief Executive,

To apply please submit a CV and a persuasive covering letter (no more than 2 sides of A4) setting out your interest in becoming a Trustee and the skills and experience you would bring. Please provide the names and contact details of two references. References will only be taken up when an offer is made.

Please submit by Friday 10th May 2024 to the CEO


Huddersfield Town Association Football Club (HTAFC) Ltd. and the Huddersfield Town Foundation are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

To ensure good practice the role of a Trustee will require an Enhanced Criminal Records Check (CRC) through the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and clearance for work in football by the FA.

Applicants must disclose all previous convictions including spent convictions in accordance with the associated legislation.

The amendments to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (2013 and 2020) provide that when applying for certain jobs and activities, certain convictions and cautions are considered ‘protected’. This means that they do not need to be disclosed to employers, and if they are disclosed, employers cannot take them into account.

Guidance about whether a conviction or caution should be disclosed can be found on the Ministry of Justice website.

Trustees will also be required to undergo safeguarding training, to be agreed with the Foundation Safeguarding Manager.

Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion

Huddersfield Town AFC and the Huddersfield Town Foundation are diverse environments in which we respect all characteristics under the Equality Act 2010; we want everyone to feel valued and included within the Club and Foundation and to be able 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. All Trustees are required to always support and uphold this zero-tolerance approach