Tottenham Hotspur Foundation is a registered charity and is the community arm of Premier League football club.The Club, through the Foundation, seeks to use the power and attraction of football to reach into its local communities to provide opportunities that can transform their lives, especially children and young people.

The Foundation is based at the recently restored 18th century Percy House in Tottenham High Road and is part of the Club’s new stadium complex. It is driven by a passion to contribute to making a positive difference to and in area where in spite of the significant socio-economic challenges there is a vibrancy and richness of talent and no short of ambition. The Foundation harnesses and builds on this through a range of projects and initiatives that will achieve and sustain the desired impacts and outcomes. It does this utilising its unique relationship with Spurs to deliver services and to co-invest with like-minded partners from the private, not-for-profit and public sectors, to achieve the public benefit that is integral to our status as a charity.

As the CEO for the Tottenham Hotspur Foundation you will work with the Board of Trustees to develop a strategic vision and delivery plan for the Tottenham Hotspur Foundation which positions the Foundation as the leading community programme linked to a professional sports club anywhere in the world. 

Reporting to the Trustees you will maximise impact and participation within our local communities. You will manage and further develop all aspects of the Community Programme and its initiatives, ensuring that Community activities meet the Project aims and grant objectives, whilst fulfilling Tottenham Hotspur Football Club’s commitment to the community that it serves.

Key Responsibilities

  • To continually develop the Tottenham Hotspur Foundation’s purpose.
  • Develop focussed action plans that enable the Foundation to implement its strategy, goals and objectives.
  • Establish and monitor KPI’s to reviews the Foundation’s impact with the local community and its projects.
  • Represent and promote the Tottenham Hotspur Foundation externally, maximising collaboration with the local area.
  • Build, develop and embed a culture of engagement with all employees and workers at the Foundation.
  • Develop further and support a dynamic and cohesive Foundation delivery team that share a ‘can do’ and committed approach to providing a high quality offer
  • Ensure that the Foundations day-to-day operations are effective, impactful and are implemented with good financial and risk management.
  • Identify and access new funding streams to increase the output of the Community Programme, ensuring long-term sustainability and diversification of the Foundation
  • Optimise revenue generation for all planned and potential projects allied to the Tottenham Hotspur Foundation in partnership with Football National Governing Bodies, Premier League, The Football Association and the Football League.
  • Build/acquire and embed monitoring and evaluation frameworks and methodologies for all Foundations projects ensuring the ability to measure impact – and report to funding bodies – along with, safeguarding and EDI considered and ingrained throughout. 
  • To assess, manage and mitigate risk, ensuring the safeguarding of our staff and participants
  • Work with the Foundation senior leadership team, to provide clear and inspirational leadership to the wider Foundation team.
  • Build strong relationships with key stakeholders at the Club
  • Maintain a strong governance framework to meet internal and external legal and regulatory requirements.
  • Work with the Club’s PR team to publicise and maximise to work of the Foundation
  • Ensure the annual budget setting and longer term strategic financial planning is robust.
  • Ensure regular reports and information are presented to the Board of Trustees in a clear and effective manner.
  • Use the diversity of our teams to engage with our communities, establishing new & strong links with relevant stakeholders to increase of reach and improve uptake in our services

Personal Attributes

  • Strategic thinker, generates innovative ideas
  • Values & respects others, builds relationships, collaborates
  • Delivers to highest of standards – performance driven, and results orientated
  • Proven experience in developing and maintaining strong relationships with key stakeholders in public, private and non-for-profit sectors
  • Commercial acumen and demonstrated capacity to effectively manage risks, bids, grants and budgets
  • An active commitment to safeguarding, equality, diversity and inclusion
  • Has credibility in their professional field and is able to influence and to lead to achieve results
  • Can relate comfortably with those at the most senior level, front-line staff, and diverse communities
  • Communicates confidently and sensitively
  • Is passionate about supporting others to achieve and the Foundation’s overall purpose, aims and values
  • An effective communicator with compelling presentation and excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrate honesty, integrity, reliability and the ability to ensure confidentiality at all time
  • Resilient with the ability to maintain professionalism, multi task and perform well under pressure using a calm demeanour at all times

Skills & Experience

  • Demonstrable history of success and achievement in a leadership role.
  • Substantial experience of business and strategic planning within the not-for-profit sector
  • Extensive experience at managing multiple functions and projects
  • Experience with working with and advising a Board of Trustees
  • A dynamic, forward thinking people manager who leads through actions and behaviours, engenders a culture of trust, collaboration and co-working, and can demonstrate success in having created motivated and high performing teams
  • Experience of developing and embedding culture, vision and values within an organisation
  • Experience of working in a culturally diverse environment to a predominantly culturally diverse customer base.
  • Ability to devise, implement and apply policies and procedures that underpin the daily operations of the Foundation.
  • Experience of financial administration and management within the not-for-profit sector
  • Experience as Chief Executive or equivalent (desirable)
  • High level of understanding and experience of the expectations and standards set by the Premier League, Premier League Charitable Fund, the FA and other sporting bodies (desirable)
  • Experience in working in a not-for-profit in Haringey and Enfield boroughs (desirable)

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