The Palace for Life Foundation is the official charity of Crystal Palace FC.
Our mission is to help young South Londoners grow through the power of sport, inspiring them to find a better path in life, for a better life.
We believe that everyone matters, irrespective of race, religion, beliefs or background. And by giving extra support to the most vulnerable, we will help create a better community and society.
Although the name is new, we’ve been working with young people in our area for over 25 years. At our heart, we believe in the value of positive action and through the ‘Power of Palace’ helping young South Londoners enjoy the good that comes from taking part in sport and team activities. And, most importantly, keeping our young people safe is at the core of everything we do.
Our vision is to be recognised as the charity of choice for Crystal Palace fans, the foremost youth development organisation in South London and amongst the most pioneering football community foundations in the UK.
We run a range of programmes for young, and some not so young, people in South London. These include football academies, holiday courses, primary stars, disability football, women and girls, Kicks (community activities in areas of deprivation), employability and volunteering.
We are recruiting now for new members for our Board of Trustees, to serve for three years starting June 2017, to work on an unpaid basis to help steer the charity through the next phase of its development. Our aim is to build a team with the range of skills to take the Foundation to the next level and to support our three growth priorities of:
We are looking for candidates with proven track record to enhance our current team of four Trustees, with expertise in one or more of the following areas:
General responsibilities of the Board of Trustees
Key personal qualities
The Palace for Life Foundation endorses the principle of equality and will strive to ensure that everyone who wishes to be involved in the club whether as players, match-day fans, staff, board members, participants in Foundation programmes and other people engaged with the club’s activities (for example, suppliers, corporate partners):
Please email Donald Forde at firstname.lastname@example.org with a CV and a covering letter explaining how you meet the requirements of the roles and why you want to be considered.
Closing date for applications 5pm on 31st May 2017.
A small number of successful applicants will be invited for interview in June with the Board of Trustees and CEO, with a view to joining the Board in July.