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Darlington Football Club

Ray Simpson / 4th February 2021

Job vacancy: Darlington FC website manager

Job vacancy: Darlington FC website manager

A great chance to be involved at the club

A vacancy has arisen in the club's media team for a voluntary website manager, who will be responsible for the ongoing development and design of our popular official website.

Job Description:       Voluntary Website Manager of Darlington FC

 Reporting:               Head of Media & Communications


There have been many changes to our football club, particularly over the last 20 years, but through all this change we’ve stayed true to our local roots and loyal fans.

To us, being Darlington’s local club isn’t just about location. It’s an attitude, a set of beliefs and an approach that has got us to where we are today and will be part of everything we do as we write new chapters in the Club’s history. The future is brighter than ever.

We now seek a Website Manager to develop a cohesive and improved media presence across all of our platforms, working with an experience and committed team of volunteers. We also intend to review our entire digital media offering and this post is pivotal to this important development.

The Role of the Website Manager

Job Responsibilities:

  • To continue the ongoing development of the DFC official website
  • Take ownership of design projects
  • Consider UX, marketing and media aspects and work with colleagues collaboratively to finalise design
  • Define and use data and analytics in making design decisions
  • Work with front end web developers to deploy designs
  • Overall monitoring and evaluation of the design projects
  • Produce regular reports for the DFC Board on digital media performance and subsequent outcomes


  • Demonstrated ability in website development and to take a project from concept to launch
  • Understanding of image composition, and typography
  • Excellent time-management skills
  • Awareness of User experience principles
  • Comfortable working in a deadline-driven environment often at short notice
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Attention to detail with a high degree of accuracy

Education and Experience Requirements:

There are a wide range of qualifications and experience available but we would expect experience in most of:

  • Relevant qualifications or studying towards qualification in Web creation
  • Portfolio of creative work
  • Experience with HTML, Javascript, and CSS
  • Experience with creative design tools such as Adobe Creative Cloud (Dreamweaver, Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator)
  • High level understanding of PHP programming language
  • Experience with the Laravel framework
  • Experience building / working with content management systems
  • Experience with creation and Management of MySQL databases & Servers
  • Knowledge of Linux (Ubuntu distribution)
  • Knowledge of either the Apache or nginx web server
  • Version control experience


Personal Qualities:

The Website Manager is a key part of the media team and will help to take forward the media plan for Darlington Football Club, working with the various stakeholder groups. A strong interest in football would be a great advantage and we particularly welcome applicants in the local area with good communication skills keen to build or develop a career with a prominent local brand. Confidentiality and non-disclosure are prerequisites to this post


Key Internal Relationships:

  • The Head of Media and Communications
  • The Community and Operations consultant
  • Commercial and Marketing teams
  • Darlington FC Supporters Group
  • Quaker Retail


If you feel that you are the type of motivated person that can help take the club forward in this voluntary role, please send your details, along with your CV, to media@darlingtonfc.org.

We would be interested in talking to students who wish to build their CVs and obtain work experience.