Job Description

Post Title
Health Manager (Fixed-term to 31st August 2023 in the first instance)

Health team within the Huddersfield Town Foundation, the Leeds Road Sports Complex

Reports to
Head of Health and Wellbeing

Purpose of the Role
To deliver and manage the Huddersfield Town Foundation’s ‘Health Initiatives’ projects, which includes programmes focused on weight management, lifestyles, healthy minds, sporting memories, walking football, a range of health-based community activities and the development of peer educators. All health initiatives will have an offer for both adults and young people and/or families.

The post holder will be required to establish a delivery schedule across community settings for all areas of the Health Initiatives project, also managing the associated casual workforce, controlling the project budget, booking venues, arranging sessions, liaising with partners, ensuring the quality of all programmes and that the project outcomes are met.

The Health Manager will work collaboratively with the Head of Health and Wellbeing to explore and secure additional funding for further health-related projects within the Huddersfield Town Foundation. The Health Manager will also be expected to contribute to the further development of the collective work of the Huddersfield Town Foundation, ensuring a high-quality and professional approach at all times.

Functional Links

Internal: Huddersfield Town Foundation Chief Executive Officer
Head of Health and Wellbeing
Huddersfield Town Foundation team, including the Senior Leadership Team, project leads and other staff
Board of Trustees
Club CEO
All Club and Foundation personnel

External: Including but not limited to:
Kirklees Council Public Health
Third Sector groups
Community Hubs
Youth Work Organisations
Careers agencies
Education providers

Key Performance Indicators

• Improved health and wellbeing of programme participants, measured by a range of different health indicator tools such as body mass index, blood pressure, resting heart rate, and proven academic questionnaires.

• Health Initiatives projects are delivered within the allocated budget.

• The health offer has a broad mix of interventions offered across the geographical area of Kirklees.

General Responsibilities

The post holder will be required to:

• Work in partnership with Locala, Kirklees Council Public Health, Sporting Memories, education providers, parents, programme participants and other stakeholders, and maintain positive relationships with them.

• Work closely with the Head of Health and Wellbeing to ensure all KPIs are agreed for individual projects and that these are achieved.

• Plan and deliver high quality interventions across the full range of Health Initiatives projects.

Role Specific Responsibilities


The post holder will be required to:

• Work with partners and key stakeholders to deliver all health initiatives and projects.

• Seek out opportunities to grow the programme into new geographical areas.

• Use appropriate internal and external toolkits and methods to collect information on health needs and priorities to shape targeted delivery.

• Research other Trusts/Foundations running similar programmes, also arranging visits and sharing ideas and good practice.

• Take responsibility for the day-to-day management of programmes, liaising with partners throughout the lifetime of projects/initiatives (attending meetings etc.).


The post holder will be required to:

• Plan, deliver and manage programmes, initiatives and events to the highest possible standards, including: hiring venues; purchasing equipment; recruiting participants (focusing on targeted groups/geographical areas as required; screening sign-ups and referrals (as appropriate); organising presentations and celebration events; booking player appearances; and, follow-on activities etc.

• Liaise with appropriate Public Health and health care experts to ensure our delivery resources used by staff are quality assured.

• Provide participants with information, advice and guidance on further sports and physical activity opportunities in their locality, based on individuals’ interests and ability.

• Signpost individuals with additional lifestyle issues to appropriate health and social care professionals/services, or other relevant exit routes.

Funding and Finance

The post holder will be required to:

• Deliver activities in partnership with funders and sponsors, and meet all obligations in respect of grant-based funding and sponsorship.

• Work with the Huddersfield Town Foundation Senior Leadership Team to identify and submit relevant grants, funding applications and tenders.

• Secure funding and increase income streams to support ongoing programme delivery and sustainability.

• Ensure programmes/events are financially sound and sustainable.

Marketing and Promotion

The post holder will be required to:

• Work with relevant staff and external agencies to produce bespoke project resources as well as high-quality marketing and promotional materials (e.g. to support specific campaigns);

• Utilise social media and technology to communicate with course participants and promote the programmes (where appropriate).

• Utilise existing and established marketing and promotional routes to promote the programmes by liaising with partner agencies across the appropriate geographical areas.

Health and Safety

The post holder will be required to:

• Ensure that all health and safety procedures are in place for activities and that risk assessments have been completed as necessary.

• Ensure that appropriate insurance is in place for programmes requiring specific insurance cover.

Measuring Impact (Monitoring and Evaluation)

The post holder will be required to:

• Make use of the VIEWS on-line monitoring and evaluation system (or other similar systems as appropriate).

• Capture the social impact/value of programmes/events using outcomes-based evidence and a variety of methods such as reports, case studies, testimonies, media articles, feedback surveys etc.

• Ensure questionnaires and measurement tools are quality assured and robust, and where possible are in line with those used for evaluating other mental health interventions.

• Commission project evaluation reports as appropriate.


The post holder will be required to undertake any other duties as required by the Huddersfield Town Foundation Chief Executive Officer, the Head of Health and Wellbeing, and/or any other Senior Manager/Director.