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Are you able to provide strong, inspirational, and mature leadership, developing and delivering ambitious strategic plans that increase brand, impact, and reputation? 
 
If you are, here is an exciting and unique opportunity to lead a passionate and talented team, and one of the most respected club community organisations in the country. 
 
The Tigers Trust’s current CEO, Catherine Bishop, has led the charity amazingly for over 5 years. Under Catherine’s remarkable guidance the Tigers Trust has gone from strength to strength, significantly influencing and positively impacting the lives of communities across Hull and East Yorkshire, and beyond. 
 
The Board of Trustees are now looking to appoint an inspirational and strategic leader as the Tigers Trust’s new Head of Community, taking over from Catherine as she moves across to join the senior management team at Hull City Football Club later this year. 
 
Job title: Head of Community 
 
Reports to: Chair of the Board of Trustees 
 
Location: Tigers Trust Arena, West Park, Walton Street, Hull, HU3 6GA 
 
Hours: 37.5 per week. This is a senior position, match days and occasional unsocial hours are a requisite of the role 
 
Salary: £55k - £60k (dependent on experience) 
 
Key Relationships: Chair of the Board of Trustees, Board of Trustees, Tigers Trust Senior Management Team, COO/Vice Chair and Senior Executives of Hull City Football Club, Premier League Community Fund, EFL in the Community, Government Departments, and stakeholders across strategic areas of work 
 
JOB VACANCY 
 
This is an exciting and unique opportunity to lead a passionate and talented team. The Trustees are looking for an exceptional Head of Community to provide strong, inspirational, and mature leadership to the Tigers Trust. 
Developing and delivering our ambitious strategic plan to increase the brand, impact and reputation of both the Trust and Hull City Football Club, the Head of Community will lead one of the most respected club community organisations within the network. 
 
THE TIGERS TRUST 
 
The Tigers Trust reached its milestone of 30 years amidst the pandemic and supports communities across Hull and East Yorkshire with a variety of delivery programmes related to sport, physical activity and education. The Trust is an independent charity operating as the affiliated community arm of Hull City Football Club and is based at the Tigers Trust Arena on West Park, Hull. We support 30,000+ people in our communities each and every year, using the power of the Hull City badge to reach out and offer support beyond the 90 minutes on the football pitch. 
 
We are proud of our ability to be creative and innovate in order to continue to adapt to the ever changing operating landscape. We are essentially a small business with a big heart. We are governed by a Board of 8 Trustees to achieve our vision and mission via our key objectives, and underpinned by our core values: 
 
Tigers Trust Vision 
 
Inspired and integrated communities, living active, healthy and happy lives 
 
Key Objectives 
 
1. Inspiring Communities 
2. Improving Health and Wellbeing 
3. Creating Pathways to Employment and Education Opportunities 
4. Connecting with Key Stakeholders and Collaborators 
5. Sustainable and Viable Operations 
6. Building Capacity 
 
Core Values 
 
- Fun 
- Ambitious 
- Inspiring 
- Respectful 
- Passionate 
- Inclusive 
 
THE ROLE 
Our current CEO, Catherine Bishop, has led the charity amazingly for over 5 years. 
 
Under Catherine’s remarkable guidance the Tigers Trust has gone from strength to strength, significantly influencing and positively impacting the lives of communities across Hull and East Yorkshire, and beyond. 
 
With a strong, dedicated Board, a great staff team and culture in place, and a clear vision and mission, Catherine is rightly proud of her legacy and truly believes that the Tigers Trust is set for a very exciting future. 
 
The Board of Trustees are now looking to appoint an inspirational and strategic leader as our new Head of Community, taking over from Catherine at the Tigers Trust as she moves across to join the senior management team at Hull City Football Club later this year. 
 
Working closely with the Board, the Tigers Trust Team and the senior leadership team, the Head of Community will have executive responsibility to maturely lead the governance, development, growth and financial sustainability of the charity. 
 
THE INDIVIDUAL 
 
We are looking for a Head of Community who is agile, resilient, and has a mature and adaptable attitude towards work, with the capacity to be creative, innovative, and continually motivate and inspire those around you. 
 
You will be able to provide strong and inspirational leadership to the Tigers Trust, developing and delivering our ambitious strategic plan to increase the brand, impact and reputation of both the Trust and Hull City Football Club. 
 
You will have a proven track record of working effectively with Board and Senior Management teams to achieve excellence across governance, safeguarding, talent development whilst also developing impactful partnerships with a range of stakeholders; such as police, health, education, local government, appropriate regional and national organisations. 
 
Importantly, the successful candidate will embody the values of the Tigers Trust and in partnership with Hull City Football Club, drive our aim to Inspire and integrate communities, and to live active, healthy and happy lives for years to come. 
 
 
APPLICATIONS 
 
Recruiting a new Head of Community is one of the most important things we will do, which is why we are pleased to have appointed Jim Lord of iWonder Group to help us through the process. 
 
We strongly recommend an informal discussion about the role with Jim before you apply and would ask you to contact him to arrange a call back via [email protected] 
 
If you wish to apply for this position, please supply the following: 
 
- A CV setting out your career history, with responsibilities and achievements, details of your current salary and benefits (in confidence) and preferred contact details 
 
- A supporting statement (or covering letter) of no more than two A4 pages, which fully addresses the person specification criteria in the job description 
 
- Details of two referees who can speak authoritatively about you together with a brief statement of the capacity and over what period they have known you. Referees will not be contacted without your prior consent 
 
- Please also see the Tigers Trust Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form. We ask applicants to complete this form to assist us in checking that our recruitment methods conform to equal opportunity guidelines. Completing this form is voluntary, and the information will not be used as part of the shortlisting or selection process. Please return completed forms to [email protected] 
 
CV and supporting letters are to be sent via email to [email protected] 
 
A full job description can be found here 
 
Tigers Trust Head of Community - Recruitment Timeline: 
 
- Role Advertised 
1st July 2024 
 
- Closing Date 
24th July at 5pm 
 
- Shortlist 
25th July 2024 
If you have not heard back by 6 August 2024, please assume that unfortunately your application has not been successful 
 
- Interviews 
Stage One – 15/16 August (MKM Stadium) 
Stage Two (Board Panel Interview) – w/c 2 Sep (MKM Stadium) 
 
- Announcement and Start Date 
ASAP 
 
Safeguarding Statement 
 
Tigers Trust is committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and adults at risk and require all employees to share this commitment and promote the welfare of these groups. 
Applicants will be asked about any previous convictions, cautions, reprimands, including those that are considered ‘spent’ as defined by the Rehabilitation Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amended 2013). Appointment to this role is subject to a satisfactory Enhanced DBS Check (with children’s barred list check) and references. 
 
Equality Statement 
 
Tigers Trust is committed to creating an inclusive and diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, religion or belief(s), gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age or with regards to pregnancy or maternity 
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