AFC Knowsley CIC, located at the Lord Derby Playing Fields, Knowsley Lane are
providers of grassroots football for over 375 local players since 1987.
Players range from 4 years old through to open age. Our 34 teams compete in a
number of leagues throughout our local counties and we provide a pathway of
football through to our open age 1st team who currently compete in the Cheshire
Premier League which is in the 11th Tier of English Football. In addition to the 375
registered players and 34 teams (girls, boys, mens and disabled), we also have
over 50 registered volunteers making us one of the largest grassroots clubs in
We have recently been in receipt of a £1.2 million development at Lord Derby
Playing Fields. This was funded by the FA and a local redevelopment grant (901).
The funding was used to provide a purpose built pavilion, improve access and
redevelop the land to provide a quality playing surface and headline pitch which
includes a drainage system.
The club has vastly grown over the last 3 years in reflection to the outstanding
facilities we have and we recognise that we have only scratched the surface with
our potential. Whilst maintaining our core values which are Teamwork, Respect,
Community, Growth and Enjoy – we aim to double our growth over the coming
years in order to enhance our provisions to the local community.
The club is looking to appoint a chairperson who holds strong Knowsley
community links and values. The ability to lead is imperative and must have a
passion and ability for growth. You will be responsible for overseeing the running of the club and ensure that it is run efficiently and managed appropriately always aligning the club with the clubs
values and a sound governance.
You will lead club meetings (committee / AGM) and provide leadership in all areas
such as commercial business development, networking, club tournaments etc.
There are usually approx 15 face to face meetings per year.
In addition to meetings, you will be expected to visit the club grounds at times so
you can interact with the members and community.
The club is looking to appoint a treasurer who has book keeping/accounting
experience and is good at communicating at board level. Initial support in the role
will be offered along with XERO face to face / e-learning if required.
You will be responsible for overseeing the day to day finances of the club and that
the club stays financially sustainable, paying all expenses, collecting any monies
owed and keeping a record of the accounts via XERO. You will also be responsible
for purchases such as tournament / end of season trophies, grounds maintenance
equipment and resources etc.
The clubs current turnover is £85k and expects such a position to take approx
1-3hrs per week. An overview of the accounts can be provided on request to help
understand the accounts better. We are not VAT registered and the annual
accounts will be completed by our accountant.
If you are interested in making a difference, leading with passion, drive initiatives and inspire change then please contact me:
Paul Hennessey, AFC Knowsley CIC, Club Secretary