General Manager


Premier League Charitable Fund
Not For Profit
GBP Up to £100,000


Established in 2010, the Premier League Charitable Fund (PLCF) is one of the biggest sports charities in the world, with an annual budget in excess of £35m. The independent charity supports Club Community Organisations (CCOs) in delivering high quality projects and evidences its success to key stakeholders.  We are now looking for an experienced senior leader to take on one of the best jobs in the sports charity sector.

Aligned with the Premier League Communities strategy, the PLCF is highly ambitious and aims to create positive and lasting sporting, social, health and education outcomes for a wide range of beneficiaries, especially children and young people. The PLCF team supports and inspires impactful work via 92+ CCOs, including those in the PL and English Football League (EFL). In turn, their work directly benefits more than 500,000 individuals at thousands of community venues and schools each year.

The successful candidate will lead the strategic direction of the PLCF and ensure the charity’s objectives are delivered, with effective governance of funding directed principally via the charitable community foundations/trusts linked to professional football clubs across England and Wales. Providing strong leadership and clear direction, the post holder will ensure high performance of national Premier League (PL) community and education programmes including PL Primary Stars, PL Kicks, PL Girls Football and PL Enterprise.

You will need to have strong strategic leadership and partnership experience, ideally at a national level, and be able to demonstrate that you can manage, motivate and guide high-performing teams. You will have extensive knowledge of managing complex budgets, ideally including charitable grant giving and have an awareness of the community sport sector and relevant government policy. You will have an excellent grasp of sport / football community and education development. This is a post that requires an inspiring individual with a proven ability to present to a wide variety of audiences and a deserved reputation for their interpersonal skills and a collaborative working approach. You will be entrepreneurial and forward thinking, whilst always maintaining diplomacy, resilience and a calm, friendly manner.

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Recruitment timetable

Timetable of the recruitment process
Closing Date Friday 10 November 2017
Final Panel w/c 27 November 2017

To apply for this post, please submit:

  • A comprehensive CV.
  • A supporting statement that addresses the criteria as set out in Part One of the Person Specification and your motivation for applying for this role.
  • Details of two referees from whom we may be able to secure telephone soundings prior to final interview.

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The closing date for applications is Friday 10th November 2017.

If you have any queries about any aspect of the appointment process, need additional information or wish to have an informal and confidential discussion, then Rebecca O’Connor or Juliet Taylor (0207 426 3373) will be pleased to take your call. Gatenby Sanderson will respect the privacy of any initial approach or expression of interest in this role, whether formal or informal.

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