The Albion Foundation (registered Charity 1081948) works in partnership with West Bromwich Albion and uses the power of football to make a difference, raise aspirations, grow their people and participants and connect West Bromwich Albion Football Club to its communities.
They pride themselves on inspiring to achieve and delivering the highest quality of provision to show that "Albion Cares" in key focus areas of Sport Development, Education, Engagement & Disability.
As they grow and strive to be the best in the country they have created an exciting and challenging senior management role - Head of Operations
Responsibility for all areas of Back Office Operations to compliment all delivery departments of the Foundation, with specific responsibility for Quality Assurance, Public Relations, Media, HR & Finance Administration and Fundraising & Sponsorship
To be responsible for creating, implementing and monitoring a robust quality assurance model that incorporates all areas of the Foundation and is working towards and achieving an external quality assurance Kite mark.
To be responsible for the strategic development of Public Relations and Media Communications across the Foundation ensuring we have a comprehensive, modern communications platform across all areas of social media and that we are constantly raising the profile and awareness of the Foundation’s good work.
To be responsible for the line management of the Human Resources & Administration, Finance and Facility Operations of the Foundation ensuring a co-ordinated approach across all back office areas of the Foundation that then provides a high quality consistent support mechanism to all delivery departments.
To be responsible for the Staff Support Team ensuring we have a high quality, customer friendly, efficient and supportive back office function and a high quality recruitment, induction and professional and personal development pathway for volunteers, casual and new contracted staff.
To be responsible for continually embedding a learning culture and ethos of continuous professional development across the Foundation, supporting each department leads, overseeing cross departmental training and our “Inset Programme”.
To line manage and work closely with the Director to provide strategic and operational support for Fundraising Events and Sponsorship To be a key strategic link to West Bromwich Albion Football Club and all Club/Foundation joint initiatives.
To ensure safeguarding requirements underpin all Operations.
To be an active member of The Albion Foundation’s Senior Management Team.
What is required:
An understanding of Human Resources, Administration & Financial Management
An understanding of Quality Assurance
Understanding of Public Relations and Media Communications
An Understanding of Fundraising & Sponsorship
Understanding of Football Clubs Foundations
You must be able to communicate effectively with a range of people
Able to lead staff and manage and implement change
Have the ability to be forward thinking and act strategically
Ability to set and adhere to significant financial budgets
Ability to prioritise workload, work meticulously with attention to detail
A minimum of 3 years' experience working as a senior manager in a foundation or similar organisation
You will hold a valid driving licence and have access to own transport
Strive to achieve 'The Albion Foundation's Core Values'
Be committed, hardworking with a flexible approach to working hours