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This role provides an opportunity to be a part of a small registered Charity affiliated to professional Rugby League Club Featherstone Rovers RLFC.



To be able to attend in person bi-monthly meetings at The Millennium Stadium, Post Office Road, Featherstone WF7 5EN


Key Tasks & Accountabilities


  • Make arrangements for each Trustee and Grant Committee meetings, Usually six Trustee meetings and additional Foundation events should they arise

  • Work effectively with the Chair before meetings to prepare a purposeful agenda which takes account of the Trust’s governance and legal requirements

  • Produce, collate and distribute the agenda and relevant papers so that recipients receive them at least seven clear days before the meeting

  • Maintain the Trust’s registers (attendance, conflicts of interest and appointments / retirements)

  • Attend virtual meetings via Zoom / Teams and occasional meetings face to face when appropriate

  • Advise the Board of Trustees on governance legislation and procedural matters where necessary before, during and after the meeting

  • Take notes of the Board of Trustee meetings to prepare minutes, indicating who is responsible for any agreed action

  • Record all decisions accurately and objectively with timescales for actions

  • Send drafts to the Chair for review before circulating to Trustees post meeting


  • Reply to correspondence as required

  • Ensure that the Trust’s entry on the Charity Commission register is up to date

  • Keep Trustees abreast of any relevant information from the Charity Commission

  • Submission of a copy of the annual audited accounts to the Charity Commission


Experience, knowledge and skills


  • Excellent knowledge of IT systems including, Office programmes (word, outlook, excel) facilitating online meetings via Zoom or Teams, and Google Drive

  • Experience of providing secretarial support and minute taking

  • Experience of maintaining financial and administrative systems

  • Understanding of Charity governance

  • Able to quickly develop a sound knowledge and understanding of the Trust’s priorities and ways of working

  • Excellent communication skills and interpersonal skills and the confidence to interact with the Trustees and external organisations at various levels

  • Ability to work in a highly organised, methodical, diligent manner and act with initiative where appropriate

  • Proactive and flexible in managing competing priorities

  • Able to identify problems and provide solutions

  • Flexible and positive approach

  • Ability to present information clearly, concisely, accurately and relevantly in ways that promote understanding, either verbally or in written/electronic form


  • Experience of working with a Board of Trustees, or equivalent

  • Previous experience in administration and working with charitable organisations

  • Strong understanding of governance, ideally within the charity or not for profit sectors


About the Foundation

Featherstone Rovers Foundation is the official charity of Featherstone Rovers RLFC, registered Charity No. 1118452. We deliver projects and activities within the Featherstone, former 5 towns area and wider parts of the Wakefield District.


We use the power of sport and the Featherstone Rovers RLFC reputation to give the community skills to lead fulfilled, healthy and active lifestyles. Last year we engaged with over 26,000 people, across the Wakefield District.


‘Our aim is to inspire and motivate individuals to create positive changes in their community’


To apply please send CV and covering letter explaining why you would be suitable for the role to

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