The SWFC Supporters’ Trust is looking for talented members to Co-opt to our Board

What do Board Members do?

Board members are responsible for running the Trust. They work as a team to set strategy and tactics for the organisation, make helpful links with the community and outside organisations, deliver projects and act on behalf of members. 

This can mean a range of activities from organising consultations events or meetings to generating ideas and project planning their delivery. 

Board meetings take place monthly online, but the team communicates regularly outside of meetings and there are opportunities to do external engagements on behalf of the Trust. 

Because meetings are usually online it’s not imperative to live in Sheffield or the surrounding area. 

There are some specific Board roles:

• Chair

• Communications

• Treasurer

• Diversity

• Female Supporters Representative

• Women’s Game Lead

• Membership

• Community

• FSA Liaison

The Board allocates specific roles depending on preference, skills or abilities and experience - but there are some ‘generic’ roles that can take responsibility for specific projects, for example. 

How many people are needed? 

We currently have 7 elected Directors which means we can co-opt up to 4 members on to the Board. 

Co-optees would be expected to stand in the elections in 2022 along with other Directors whose term ends then. 

You need to be a Trust member and be committed to the aims of the Trust. We will be happy to chat through your skills and abilities and how they can be best used on the Trust Board if you are interested but don’t know where to start. 

What support will I get?

Some of the Board members have been around for over a year and are willing and able to pass on their experience and knowledge. Others have been around less time and still remember what it’s like to be new. 

The Football Supporters Association also provides training and briefings for Trust Board members and is there to help us out when needed. 

We always aim to create a welcoming and inclusive environment for board members, and no one is required to work on projects alone. 

We are also supported by a wider group of volunteers who are happy to help us deliver Trust activities but who don’t want to be Board members.

Like to know more?
Board members are happy to have informal discussions with any member who might be interested. Just email us and we’ll be in touch, or send us your CV

You can read more about the current board here - we’re a friendly bunch. 

More about the Trust

The Trust is Community Benefit Society that is registered with, and regulated by, the Financial Conduct Authority. The Trust can operate like any business, but it is not for profit and is controlled by the Trust members and the Directors they elect. In day-to-day terms the Society is referred to as “The Trust”. You can read more about our aims here

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