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Foundation Vacancy: Charity Development Manager

The Clyde FC Community Foundation is taking applications for the role of Charity Development Manager. The role profile and experience & skills required for the job can be found below.

To apply please send a CV and cover letter outlining what you can offer the Foundation as we rebuild our activities, to The closing day for applications is 28th June.


At Clyde FC Community Foundation, we are committed to supporting our local community through our programmes and we aim to improve the lives of those we work with through physical activity and education. As the official charity of Clyde Football Club, we are proud to represent the club and its values in all that we do throughout West Central Scotland.

The Charity Development Manager is a senior role with the overall responsibility to rebuild the activities of the Foundation, many of which have not recovered to pre-pandemic levels.

You will be responsible for the supervision, development and coordination of Clyde FC Community Foundation’s community programmes and the development of a structured growth plan to be built in conjunction with the acquisition of a base of operations for the foundation, leading to a significant growth in existing activities. A competitive salary package will be offered to the successful candidate.

Role Profile

Ensure the effective delivery of foundation programmes and activities, including oversight of day-to-day operations, coordination of resources, marketing and budget management.

Source relevant funding opportunities for community activities and lead on the creation of bids, tenders and applications.

Identify opportunities for new community activities and programmes, developing ideas through to implementation.

Develop and deliver a community engagement plan, working closely with key stakeholders to build effective relationships with communities and promoting the foundations vision and mission.

Line management of a small team of sessional coaches and staff, ensuring the effective coordination of resources across foundation programmes and activities.

The post will be office based, initially in Hamilton, and travel to and from the base to programmes and activities will be required.


We are interested in applications from candidates from a wide variety of backgrounds who are capable of growing with the role and dealing with increasing responsibility.

This is a full-time post, however reflecting the development nature of the post we will consider requests for part time working.

The successful candidate should ideally have demonstratable experience or transferrable skills in the following:

  • Delivering charitable activities and programmes within communities.
  • Strong organisational, coordination and delivery management skills.
  • Financial/Budget management.
  • A proven ability to cultivate and steward relationships with multiple stakeholder groups.
  • Experience of producing compelling high-quality funding proposals and applications
  • Excellent communication, influencing and negotiation skills.
  • Empathy with The Clyde FC Community Foundation’s aims, values and vision.
  • Be resilient and highly self-motivated.
  • Conversant with the effective use of social media and marketing.
  • Be happy to work with the community in an inner-city environment.
  • Be a car owner/driver.