Vacancies at EFL Trust

Formed in 1888 by its twelve founder members, the English Football League is the world’s original league football competition and is the template for leagues the world over. With 72 member clubs, it is also the largest single body of professional clubs in European football and is responsible for administering and regulating the Sky Bet EFL, Carabao Cup and the Trophy, as well as reserve and youth football.

EFL Trust is the charitable arm of the EFL and oversees the inspiring work of the 72 EFL clubs’ community organisations (CCOs), which engages with more than 1.5 million people every season. The key themes of the EFL Trust are Health and Wellbeing, Education & Employability, and Participation & Community Engagement.

Benefits Package:

  • Car allowance
  • Generous company pension scheme, with an EFL Trust contribution of 10% of basic salary.
  • Healthcare cash plan and Opt-in private healthcare
  • 23 days holiday (plus 8 bank holidays), rising to 25 days after 5 years. Holiday year commences from 1st January (Holiday purchase scheme is in operation.)

Finance Assistant

Role status: Full time 35 Hours per week – to be worked 9 am to 5 pm, Monday to Friday.

Organisational base: EFL House, 10 – 12 West Cliff, Preston PR1 8HU

Special requirements of the role: Some travel and evening work may be required from time to time.

Reporting to: Head of Finance

Salary: Band £16,600 – £21,000 (starting salary dependant on qualifications, skills and experience)

Job Advert     Job Description and Person Specification

Application Form

Due to growth of the business the finance team is looking for an articulate finance assistant with experience of working in an accounts environment. The role will undertake entry level accountancy activities as well as provide general administrative support for the finance department. Strong IT skills and and the ability to prioritise are essential requirements of the role as is the ability to prioritise and effectively manage a busy workload.

The successful candidate will be joining a dynamic and supportive team in an organisation which is ambitious for growth and development. Our recent staff survey highlighted EFL Trust as a great place to work, 100% of our employees said they were proud to work for EFL Trust with 93% confident of an exciting future.

The role is based in modern, purpose built offices with private parking in the centre of Preston. The office is 5 minute walk from the Preston Rail Station.

Closing Date: 5pm 3rd February 2020
Interview Date(s): 17th February 2020

Candidates must be available for interview on the dates indicated.

Interviews will be held at EFL House, 10 – 12 West Cliff, Preston PR1 8HU

National Development Manager – Health and Wellbeing

Role Status: Full time (35 hours), Permanent.                                   

Organisational Base: Home Based with an option to be based at EFL House 10 – 12 West Cliff, Preston PR1 8HU.

Reporting To: Head of Health and Wellbeing

Salary:   Starting salary (dependant on experience) £30,000 to £37,500 + £4,800 car allowance and benefits package

Job Advert      Job Description & Person Specification

Application Form

If you have the skills, creativity and commitment, if you share our passion and determination , if you can influence people and build partnerships, and if you can manage complex programmes at national level, there is an exciting new role in our team. This is an exciting time to join us. Supporting our Head of Health and Wellbeing, you will join our team taking forwards our work to tackle the health inequalities in the communities we serve. You will have previous experience working within either NHS England, Public Health England, local authority public health or a leading national health charity. You will understand the health commissioning landscape and be able to lead on one of our national programme themes.

You will be in the right place to develop your career and to help us build new partnerships across the health and social care sector that drive our innovation and growth.  You will have the support of experienced and supportive colleagues in an organisation which values people. The EFL Trust is the charitable arm of the EFL and uses the power of sport to improve lives and make a positive contribution to 72 communities across the country across our key themes of education and employability, participation and community engagement, and health and wellbeing. Formed in 1888 by its twelve founder members, the EFL (English Football League) is the world’s original league football competition and is the template for leagues the world over. We have a big ambition. We want to help improve the health and wellbeing of people across England and Wales. Some of our existing work is already transforming the lives of thousands of people. We can do so much more.

We use the profile of professional football to reach and engage people but what we do as a charity goes far beyond football.  You might be surprised that our network is already conducting NHS health checks and screening programmes, cancer recovery packages, mental health interventions for children and adults, weight management and cardiovascular disease prevention, and support for people living with dementia and their caregivers.

Regular travel is a feature of the role and occasional evening and weekend working including some overnight stays.

To apply for the role please return the completed application form to

Closing Date: 10.00 am 10th February 2020       

Interview Date(s): 27th Feb at EFL House, 10 – 12 West Cliff, Preston PR1 8HU

Candidates must be available for interview on the stated date.

Safeguarding Statement
EFL 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 Basic DBS Check (with children’s barred list check) and references.

Equality Statement
The EFL 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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If you’ve got suitable levels of experience to inspire these 15, 16 and 17-year-olds – as well as a decent gap in your calendar during June, July and August plus other selected dates – we’d love to hear from you!

Further Information

We’re accepting applications until midday on Friday 14th February, so if the role appeals, make sure you’ve applied by that date!

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Further Information

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NCS Manager

Job Title: NCS Manager

Reporting to: CEO

Location: Crawley Town FC, RH11 9RX

Salary: £24,000 to £32,000, p.a.

Hours of work: 40 hours per week, The role will require some evening and weekend working

Contract: For the duration of the NCS contract

Closing Date: Open until the right person is recruited

Full Information

Huddersfield Town Foundation

Foundation Trustee

  • Voluntary position
  • Fixed-term

The Huddersfield Town Foundation is the registered charity of the football club.  The overarching aim of the Foundation is to help improve the quality of life for people across Huddersfield and the West Yorkshire area. An exciting opportunity has now arisen for suitably qualified and experienced candidates to join our Board of Trustees.  The Board members operate in a governance capacity, to ensure that the Foundation and our associated programmes and initiatives are consistent with our community aims and compliant with the Charity Commission regulations.

As a Trustee, you will be required to attend Board meetings every two months, which is a time commitment of approximately 2-3 hours per meeting, plus prior preparation in reading the associated Board papers.  Trustees are also required to attend a range of events and programmes throughout each year, to promote and support the Foundation and its associated work.

Job Advert    Job Description    How to Apply

To apply, please submit a CV and covering letter to  by 12 noon on Friday 27th January 2020.

Health Manager

  • £25,000 per annum
  • 35 hours per week
  • Fixed-term for two years in the first instance

In this recently created role you will support the aims The Huddersfield Town Foundation by helping to improve the quality of life for people in our local and regional communities, through health interventions and associated projects. This is a role, therefore, in which you can truly make a difference to the lives of many people.
The Health Manager will develop and deliver a range of health-related educational programmes, including in relation to weight management, healthy lifestyles, and mental health, ensuring an inclusive offer for adults, young people and families. The Health Manager will play a crucial role in influencing participants to make informed choices regarding positive health and wellbeing.

Job Advert    Job Description    How to Apply

To apply, please request an application form by email to or by telephone to 01484 960641. Completed applications must be submitted by 12 noon on Wednesday 29th January 2020.

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NCS Team Leaders

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Full Information

Closing date: 3rd February 2020

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Job Advert      Job Description

Closing date: Friday 24th January 2020

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Finance Co-Ordinator

Salary: starting at £24,000 pro rata

Hours: Part Time 22.5 flexible hours per week

Reports to: Head of Community

Based at the Ricoh Arena Stadium, we the official charity arm of Coventry City Football Club. This puts us in a unique position to address local priorities and national issues using the branding of the football club to impact positively in our community. We see it as our responsibility to utilise our position for the benefit of the community across Coventry & Warwickshire and have a positive impact in our local area.

Job Advert  Job Description & Person Specification

The closing date for applications is Friday 31st January 2020

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Project Co-ordinator – Targeted Kicks ‘Breaking the Cycle’

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The Tigers Sport and Education Trust has been running a range of programmes supported by the Premier League Charitable Fund (PLCF), the English Football League Trust and other funders and stakeholders. This is an exciting time for the Trust as we expand the range of activities we deliver and integrate our quality programmes. The Targeted Kicks Programme has been designed to divert young people away from serious youth violence, knife crime, gang membership, child criminal and sexual exploitation by forming trusted relationships with those identified at being at risk.

Job Advert     Job Description

Applications close at noon, on Monday 3rd February 2020, with interviews scheduled for the week commencing 10th February 2020.

Yorkshire Cricket Foundation

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We are looking for a highly motivated, enthusiastic, self-starter, with experience and a proven track record of delivering a range of high-quality marketing and PR campaigns. In addition, we would like the preferred candidate to have excellent communication skills, both written and verbal. Experience of writing marketing and content strategies would be an advantage.

Further Information

The closing date for applications is Friday 31st January 2020 at 5pm, with interviews scheduled for week commencing 10th February 2020.