The Community Trust seek additional Trustees to join the Charity.

The Community Trust is seeking dynamic, enthusiastic and committed Trustees who can use their skills and experience to support the charity, helping it achieve its aims.

The Community Trust is a registered charity, established in 2008, which works closely with Gillingham Football Club, to deliver a variety of engagement projects to support and benefit the communities in Medway and Kent. Among the projects is a school for pupils who have become disengaged in mainstream education, classes to teach English to young people who have arrived in the UK, a scheme to provide apprenticeships for young people interested in getting involved in sport in schools, After School Clubs, football coaching and centres of excellence for young footballers, both girls and boys. We’d also like to get involved in healthy eating and healthy living projects.

The Foundation’s activities have grown in the past twelve months and the Board is in the process of reviewing its governance.  Currently existing of five members, the Board is seeking to appoint three additional independent Trustees to guide the charity towards its objectives and to help meet the challenges of growth. 

The Board meet six times per year as a minimum, with additional meetings scheduled in good time when required. Meetings are generally held at MEMS Priestfield Stadium in Gillingham.

Applications are invited from people who have operated at a senior level in the public, private or voluntary sectors and who can commit up to fifteen days a year for an initial term of three years. Expertise in health and wellbeing, fund raising and working with disadvantaged young people would be an advantage. 

Women and people from ethnic minorities are under represented on the Board and applications are welcomed from these groups particularly.

Applicants must be at least 18 years old and you must not be disqualified under the Charities Act, including if you:

• have an unspent conviction for an offence involving dishonesty or deception (such as fraud).
• are bankrupt or have entered into a formal arrangement (e.g. an individual voluntary arrangement) with a creditor.
• have been removed as a company director or charity trustee because of wrongdoing.

As an appointed Trustee you would fulfil six key roles:

1. Ensure the charity is carrying out its purposes for the public benefit.
2. Comply with the charity’s governing document and the law.
3. Act in the charity’s best interests at all times.
4. Manage the charity’s resources responsibly.
5. Act with reasonable care and skill.
6. Ensure the charity is accountable.

Please note this is a voluntary position. 

Please send your applications, detailing why you would be suitable for the position to Mr John Sands,
Closing Date: 5:00pm Friday 29th April 2016
Job Reference: GFCCTTRUM16

To find out more about our Community Trust please click here. 

Gillingham Football Club, Community Sports & Education Foundation actively promotes Equal Opportunities in employment, and welcomes applications from all parts of the community. If you have any particular requirements in respect of the recruitment or interview process please mention this in your covering letter.