Leeds United Foundation: Trustee and Trustee Designate Roles Available

Leeds United Foundation: Trustee and Trustee Designate Roles Available

Looking to develop Charity leadership experience?

Are you passionate about the City of Leeds and committed to supporting improvements for the communities across Leeds? 

You could be just the person we are looking for to become a Trustee or Trustee Designate of the Leeds United Foundation. 

Experienced in third sector leadership through Charity Governance? You may be interested in our Trustee opportunities. 

Looking to develop Charity leadership experience? We would welcome your interest in our Trustee Designate roles where we will offer learning support alongside Board and Committee participation.

The Foundation, a registered charity with its own Board of Trustees is the official charity for the Leeds United Football Club (LUFC). The Foundation uses the power of football to transform lives by educating, motivating, inspiring and supporting everyone throughout the Leeds community, particularly from areas of disadvantage.

The Foundation offers a wide range of programmes which are all designed to improve physical health, mental health or the wellbeing of everyone, providing educational opportunities and increasing the opportunities for all people to play football. 

Supporting over 20,000 participants each year through over 25 programme types which deliver 7 days a week.

You can find out more about all of the programmes on offer through the Leeds United Foundation by visiting: https://www.leedsunited.com/foundation


We are looking for experienced Trustees to join our Board in addition to a number of Trustee Designates who may not have governance experience but can provide skill or expertise in a particular area to support the Board and its sub-committees and are keen to progress to become a Trustee. The roles are unremunerated although reasonable travelling expenses can be paid.

The Board meets four or five times a year and Trustees and Trustee Designates may also serve on sub-committees appropriate to their skills, experience or for development, and to attend other events as and when appropriate to help support the work of the Foundation.

We welcome and encourage applications from people from all communities and backgrounds as we recognise that a diverse Board is beneficial for the organisation and the communities it serves.

We particularly need to strengthen the skills mix of the Board in the following areas of expertise –. Community representation, equality, diversity and inclusion, environmental sustainability, education – in particular primary & secondary schools, fundraising and grant bidding.


For an informal discussion about Trustee positions available, please contact our Executive Assistant to arrange an informal chat with John Mallalieu, CEO of the Leeds United Foundation;

Email: helen.marshall-groot@leedsunited.com

To request a Recruitment Pack including role descriptions and details of how to apply, please email foundationrecruitment@leedsunited.com

The closing date for applications is 30th September 2022


As we are a diverse organisation that respects differences in race, ethnicity, religion or belief(s), gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age or with regards to pregnancy or maternity, we welcome all applications. We want everyone to feel valued and included in the football community and to achieve their full potential. The Leeds United Foundation is opposed to any form of discrimination and commits itself to the redress of any inequalities by taking positive action where appropriate.