Head of Health

  • Wycombe Wanderers
  • Wycombe Wanderers Football Club, Hillbottom Road, Sands Industrial Estate, High Wycombe, UK
  • 12 Jan, 2021
Full time Health & Safety Leadership & Management

Job Description

Wycombe Wanderers Sports & Education Trust (“WWSET"), the charitable arm of Wycombe Wanderers Football Club, is seeking to fill the role of Head of Health.

Based at Adams Park, the home of Wycombe Wanderers FC, WWSET is a thriving charity that exists to educate, motivate, and inspire the local community using the power of sport and the brand of Wycombe Wanderers Football Club.

The Head of Health will play the leading role in maximising the charity’s health related offerings and the successful candidate will be responsible for the development, management and delivery of numerous existing and new activities and partnerships.

WWSET recognise that employing talented and dedicated staff is critical if we are to continue increasing our range of programmes, growing our strong reputation, and maximising the positive impact we have within High Wycombe and the surrounding areas.

Therefore please ensure that your application takes into account the necessary skills and experiences that are required to complete the role successfully, all of which can be seen below.

Please note that as part of the recruitment process a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check as well as satisfactory references must be obtained.


Role Accountabilities & Key Duties

1 Efficiently manage the day-to-day running of the WWSET health related activities

2 Gather knowledge and information on local community health needs and issues in order to facilitate provision

3 Identify and develop strategic relationships with relevant stakeholders/external organisations that will assist WWSET in achieving its health related aims and objectives

4 Source external funding streams to carry out activities that meet the aims and objectives of WWSET’s health programme

5 Successfully plan and write applications to achieve external funding

6 Plan, organise and deliver health related community events and activities

7 Increase the awareness and popularity of WWSET’s health related activities within the local community

8 Recruit, manage and develop delivery staff involved with health related activities

9 Manage all health related activities in accordance with financial targets

10 Identify and develop opportunities to create operating growth of the health programme

11 Consistently monitor and evaluate all current and future health related activity in order to demonstrate impact and achievements

12 Sit on the WWSET Senior Leadership Team which exists to develop WWSET’s internal culture and external offerings

13 Act as an ambassador for WWSET and Wycombe Wanderers Football Club

14 Attend training courses and CPD sessions as and when required

15 Assist in ensuring WWSET complies with all relevant health and safety, legal, regulatory, ethical and social requirement policies

16 Maximise the frequency and impact of player appearances at health related activities




17 Academic qualification (preferably degree level or equivalent) in an area associated with either Health and/or Community Development 

18 An approved Disclosure & Barring Service certificate (to be carried out by WWSET prior to commencement in post)


19 An NGB sports coaching certificate


Skills, Knowledge & Experience


20 Prior experience working in a community setting planning and delivering health improvement interventions 

21 Knowledge and understanding of safeguarding issues

22 Experience of financial planning and management

23 Excellent organisational skills and ability to manage high work loads

24 Experience of managing and developing staff

25 Experience of project management 

26 Excellent verbal, written and presentation skills

27 Outstanding customer service skills

28 Ability to work without constant supervision 

29 Experience securing external funds plus satisfying funding criteria throughout the complete funding cycle

30 Ability to advocate/persuade/challenge in order to achieve desired outcomes


31 Understanding of football club charitable arms


Personal Qualities


32 Full appreciation and commitment to the WWSET vision, mission, aims & objectives 

33 Able to forge strong working relationships both internally & externally 

34 Flexible and positive attitude towards duties and working hours 

35 Passionate about helping others to achieve personal health gains

36 Highly motivated and enthusiastic

37 Committed to continuous learning and improvement 

38 Innovative 

39 Efficient




40 Driving licence and access to a vehicle with insurance for business use


The closing date for applications is 5.00pm on Friday 5th February 2021.