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Oldham Athletic Community Trust is looking to recruit and add to the board of trustees in a voluntary capacity.

Oldham Athletic Community Trust is the charitable arm of Oldham Athletic Football Club with a mission to provide positive opportunities through sport. Oldham Athletic Community Trust (OACT) delivers engaging activities that positively impact on lives within communities across Oldham through a wide and expanding range of projects which provide opportunities for people across the town to develop and improve their lives, using sport as a means to engage across communities.

On a yearly basis Oldham Athletic Community Trust engage with thousands of people across a variety of different projects. As an organisation across 2020 we engaged with 10,213 pupils through our schools programme, provided 576 hours of provision through PL Kicks & collected/distributed over 15,000 food items as part of the Food For Thought initiative.

To continue the growth of the charity, OACT are looking for trustees with expertise and experience in the below areas:

  • Legal
  • Communications
  • Commercial
  • Fundraising

If you feel you have the experience and skills to support the trust at board level to develop our ongoing charitable work in the community we would be delighted to receive an application from you.

Are you the person we are looking for?
We are looking for committed individuals to expand the range of trustee skills that we already have at board level. We need motivated people who will strategically assist us to meet the aims and objectives of Oldham Athletic Community Trust. We require our new trustee to contribute actively to the board by giving strategic direction; setting overall policy; defining goals and setting targets; evaluating performance; ensuring the charity’s effective and efficient administration and financial stability. We are keen to have a wide range of people on the board, and seek to be representative of the diverse population of the borough. No previous experience at trustee level is required.

Becoming a trustee will provide you with an opportunity to further develop your skills, contribute to your local community, and share your skills with others in the charity sector, working within a small but committed team.

Trustees are expected as a minimum to:

  • Attend quarterly board meetings.
  • Contribute advice and support on an ad-hoc basis.
  • Lead and participate in sub-groups in their areas of expertise
  • Attend community events.

How To Apply
A Trustee Recruitment Pack is available upon request. Requests for further information should be made to

If you would like to express your interest in this position, please send a covering letter (maximum 500 words) along with your CV for your application to be considered by the board.

Applications should be submitted ASAP but in any event no later than 30th June 2021.