Network & Partnership Officer joins SPFL Trust
Written By SPFL Trust Media Centre
The SPFL Trust is delighted to announce the appointment of Caroline Farquhar, who takes up a new role of Network and Partnership officer for Tayside and Angus.
Based in Brechin, Caroline will work with clubs within the region on a variety of areas, including raising awareness of their presence in the community, showcasing how their charity work benefits the community, as well as building external partnerships.
The clubs involved are: Arbroath, Brechin City, Dundee, Dundee United, Forfar Athletic and Montrose.
Caroline said: “My role is a pilot role part of the wider five-year strategy for the SPFL Trust, giving clubs the capacity across Tayside and Angus to make a real difference in people’s lives.
“It includes increasing awareness for clubs on national outcomes set by the Scottish Government, as well as local outcomes set by community planning partnerships.
“My job acts a bridge to bring to the clubs and communities together.”
Capacity building is a major priority for the SPFL Trust, with a strong focus on helping clubs and their charity’s or community departments scale up. Being very focused and targeted will be a key part of this process.
Caroline added: “It’s about finding out what the clubs need, where they want to go and how we can make that happen.”
SPFL Trust chief executive Nicky Reid welcomed Caroline to the team, which now includes seven full-time staff.
“We are pleased to welcome Caroline to our team,” Nicky said.
“This is a new role, and one which we hope can expand across other regional areas in Scotland as time goes on.
“Right now, the focus is to test the concept of having an SPFL Trust member of staff directly based in a specific region, providing real, tangible support to allow clubs the opportunity to learn from best practice, look at the most effective way of identifying need and measuring impact.”