Opportunity | PFA Charity Trustees

Everton in the Community

About the PFA Charity and the PFA

The PFA Charity supports young, professional and former footballers in important areas such as Education, Coaching, Community, Equalities and Wellbeing. The PFA Charity has over £63.5m in Total Charity Funds and last year alone spent nearly £23m on Charitable Activities. The PFA Charity is therefore in a position to effect significant change in the lives of beneficiaries.

One of the most important supporters of the PFA Charity is the PFA itself, which is the trade union that represents the interests of current and former professional football players.

To reflect this relationship, the Management Committee of the PFA now seeks to nominate two trustees to the board of trustees of the PFA Charity (“Nominated Trustees”).  The Nominated Trustees play a vital role in acting as a link between the leadership of the PFA and the PFA Charity, while ensuring that the PFA Charity fulfils its duty to its beneficiaries through its charitable activities.

PFA Charity
The PFA Charity helps players in areas such as Education, Coaching, CSR and Wellbeing

Role Description

We expect the Nominated Trustees to contribute actively to the PFA Charity Board in giving strategic direction to the organisation, setting overall policy, defining goals and setting targets and evaluating performance against agreed targets.  We also expect the Nominated Trustees, together with the other trustees of the PFA Charity, to ensure that the PFA Charity pursues efficiently and effectively the objectives of the PFA Charity.  This includes being responsible for the performance of the PFA Charity while ensuring that the charity complies with all legal and regulatory requirements.  The trustees of the PFA Charity act as careful guardians of the PFA Charity’s property and funds, taking all care over their proper maintenance and deployment.

Your Qualities

It is essential that you have a clear understanding of the duties of trustees, a commitment to the PFA Charity’s objects, aims and values, and a demonstrated willingness to devote time to carry out your responsibilities.  Whilst not essential for this role, the PFA would welcome applications from those with a finance and/or accounting background.

We expect you to be strategic and forward looking, exercising good, independent judgement, and be able to think creatively in the context of the evolving organisation and challenging external environment.  We expect that the Nominated Trustees will make full use of their skills, knowledge and experience to help the PFA Charity make good decisions.

Time Commitment and Remuneration

The successful candidate will be required to spend a minimum of 4 days per annum on work for the PFA Charity, including attendance at quarterly meetings. In addition to meetings of the board of trustees, other contact – usually electronic or by telephone – will be necessary.  

Whilst this position is not accompanied by any financial remuneration, all reasonable expenses incurred whilst performing the duties of a PFA Charity trustee will be reimbursed.

Applications

If you would like to apply for the position of a Charity Trustee please send your CV and a covering letter, outlining your suitability and relevant skills and experience for the role to charitytrustee@thepfa.com.

Closing date for applications is: 12th November 2020.

Candidates will be assessed after closing date. Those who have been shortlisted will be notified of interview date.

If you have any requirements in respect of the recruitment or interview process please include this in your application.

The PFA is committed to achieving equality in football, wider society and within our own organisation. 

Given the under-representation of women and BAME groups in governance positions in football the PFA welcomes and encourages applicants from women and candidates from a BAME background to be Nominated Trustees. 

All candidates who meet the criteria will receive consideration without regard to race, ethnicity, religion or beliefs, gender, gender identity or expression of sexual orientation, marital status, disability or age or with regard to pregnancy or maternity/paternity.