Ray Simpson / 1st December 2019

Job vacancy at Darlington FC -- Community Engagement Officer

Job vacancy at Darlington FC -- Community Engagement Officer

Exciting voluntary role to strengthen the club's relationship with the community

Darlington FC seeks Community Engagement Officer

The Board of Directors is committed to taking Darlington Football Club to the heart of our community by forming long lasting, mutually beneficial partnerships and engaging all elements of the community with the Club. The common aim of Darlington Football Club is to provide the best possible experience and an unrivalled opportunity for fans and communities to participate in, and benefit from, football at both a local and national level. DFC prides itself on having a diverse family of employees who share a passion for football and a steadfast commitment to the local community. DFC people are innovative, collaborative and motivated by success.


The Board is therefore pleased to announce a vacancy for a brand new volunteer role of Community Engagement Officer.


The Role of the Community Engagement Officer

DFC continues to experience new fans attending matches and engaging with us; however there’s a clear opportunity to accelerate this growth as we get closer to aspiring to play in the Football League once more. This is a new volunteer role with the responsibility to build on our engagement in the local community through establishing a focused programme of work through community hubs and schools.


Initially reporting to the Club’s Community and Operations Consultant, this role will be responsible for building our Club’s engagement within and across our community and schools in partnership with the DFC Foundation and Football in the Community, creating and facilitating value-based programmes, driving acquisition of data and ultimately generating increased ticket sales.


The postholder will be part of the Club’s Operations Management Group and the successful candidate will have a proven track record in community engagement and delivery, be commercially savvy and always innovating. The full Job Description can be downloaded here https://darlingtonfc.co.uk/about/job-description-community-engagement-officer



Darlington Football Club promotes equal opportunities in employment and we positively welcome applications from all candidates regardless of age, disability, race, religion or belief, and under-represented and minority groups, as we seek to broaden the appeal of our club in the wider community.


Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults

Darlington Football Club is also fully committed to safeguarding children and other vulnerable people across our business. As such, appointment to this post may be subject to Safer Recruitment processes including a satisfactory enhanced disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service and prior to taking up the role.


How to apply

In writing, by emailing your Letter of Application and your CV to



Closing date for applications: Thursday 12th December 2019