The All England Lawn Tennis Club has recently announced the establishment of the Wimbledon Foundation, a non-profit making organisation, to co-ordinate and enhance the programme of community, development and charitable activities currently undertaken by the Club and The Championships.
This new role is an exciting opportunity for a senior manager to help shape and lead the Foundation, using the heritage and resources of Wimbledon. You will co-ordinate existing activities, develop and establish new projects, partnerships and programmes to advance the Foundation’s aims and manage the grant-aid programme and wider community relationships.
You will have a proven track record of successful senior management with a charity, foundation or grant-aid organisation, with relevant experience in key areas of the job, including establishing community based projects and partnerships and administering charitable funds. Strong leadership, interpersonal, team building and organisational skills along with experience of managing the relationships of a variety of stakeholders are essential, together with imagination and drive. An interest in educational initiatives and sport is also relevant.
Further detail on the activities of the Foundation:
The Foundation will initially focus on three themes: Community – activities and support within the local boroughs of Merton and Wandsworth; Charity – particularly charities supported by key groups involved in The Championships; Development – support for projects and charities using sport, particularly tennis, to provide opportunities to assist people, especially the young, with education and personal development.
For a job specification and further information on current activities which will be co-ordinated by the Foundation, please see below.
Eden Brown is handling the applications for this job. For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Tim Barnes at Eden Brown on 0207 422 7339 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
The closing date for applications is Friday 19 July 2013
The All England Lawn Tennis Club (Championships) Limited is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applicants from all sections of the community. Appointments are made on merit.
Job title: Community & Foundation Manager – Wimbledon Foundation
Reports to: the AELTC’s Club Secretary and the Board of Directors of the Foundation.
The Wimbledon Foundation is a non-profit making organisation recently established by the All England Lawn Tennis Club to develop its charity and community programmes. Using the heritage and resources of Wimbledon, the Foundation’s principal aim is to co-ordinate and enhance the extensive programme of community, development and charitable activities currently undertaken by the All England Club and The Championships.
The Foundation will focus on three themes:
Main responsibilities of the role
Note: this role does not involve public fund raising. Initially, part of the role will focus on co-ordinating activities and communications with neighbours.
- setting up and leading community related projects and programmes
- working with local authorities, schools and local associations
- administering the allocation of charitable funds
- budget management
- organising and chairing meetings, note taking and keeping records
- project management
- working in a ‘committee-led’ organisation
Education and training
Abilities, skills and knowledge
OTHER RELEVANT FACTORS
The job is based at the AELTC, Wimbledon. DBS clearance may be required.
The basic working week is Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm. However, the Community & Foundation Manager must be prepared to work some evenings (eg to attend local meetings) and occasional weekend days to meet the requirements of the role. The job holder may need to work additional hours during The Championships fortnight.
Taking tennis to local juniors – the Wimbledon Junior Tennis Initiative (WJTI)
HSBC Road to Wimbledon National 14 and Under Challenge
Charity and benefits to the local community
Ball Boys and Ball Girls
Museum Education Programme
Creating tennis opportunities for juniors in less developed countries
Supporting grass-roots British tennis