Henry secures full time role with Harrogate Town thanks to Kickstart

Harrogate Town Community Foundation are happy to announce the appointment of Henry Whitaker as Marketing Officer. He joins Harrogate Town Community Foundation after successfully completing his Kickstart Placement.

Henry is the first ‘Kickstarter’ to complete his placement and move into full time employment within the EFL Club and CCO network.

To celebrate his appointment, he was presented a Harrogate Town shirt by club captain and PFA representative Josh Falkingham, who will be liaising closely with Henry throughout the season to help the players and community stay connected.

With a First Class Honours degree in Journalism, Henry joins the Foundation while continuing his role with the club’s first team working as a media assistant.

“I’m delighted to join the Community Foundation as a Marketing Officer,” Henry said.

“I’ve been involved with the club for a few months now and have had the opportunity to see glimpses of the fantastic work that the Foundation does. In this Marketing Officer role, I’m looking forward to making sure everyone gets to know what amazing work people at the Foundation are getting up to.”

Community Foundation Manager Iain Service had this to say on the appointment:

“Henry will be a huge asset to the Foundation and brings plenty of energy and enthusiasm. His knowledge of media and marketing will connect us further with the local community. We are thrilled that the Kickstart Scheme allowed this appointment to be possible.”

As the Marketing Officer for the Community Foundation, Henry will be helping to highlight the good work that the foundation does in Harrogate. He will also be looking after the social accounts, taking photos and creating videos, as well as getting first team players involved with community activities.

At the beginning of October, Henry will be taking to the stage at the EFL Trust Conference at St. George’s Park, where community leaders from across the EFL will be gathering to share best practice, hear inspirational speakers and celebrate the impact of the network over the past two years.