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Event Co-Ordinator

We are seeking a passionate and dedicated individual to join our Trust Board as an Event Co-Ordinator. If you are passionate about creating unforgettable experiences and bringing people together through events then read on to find out more about the role we are currently looking to fill at Magpies Trust.


  1. Plan, coordinate, and execute various events
  2. Collaborate with the Magpies Trust Board and Chorley Football Club to define event goals, themes, and strategies to ensure successful outcomes.
  3. Source and negotiate with vendors, suppliers, and partners to secure required services and resources for events.
  4. Manage event budgets, keeping track of expenses, and finding cost-effective solutions without compromising on quality.
  5. Create detailed event timelines and schedules to ensure seamless event execution.
  6. Oversee event logistics, such as venue selection, audiovisual setups, catering arrangements, and transportation.
  7. Liaise with the Digital Co-Ordinator to promote events through various channels, including social media, email campaigns, and partnerships, to maximise attendance and engagement.
  8. Coordinate event registration processes, ticketing, and attendee communication.
  9. Provide on-site event support, troubleshooting issues, and ensuring a positive experience for participants and guests.
  10. Conduct post-event evaluations to assess event success and identify areas for improvement.

Qualifications and Skills:

  1. Being a member of the Magpies Trust Board is essential
  2. Proven experience as an Event Coordinator or in a similar role is ideal
  3. Excellent organisational and time management skills
  4. Exceptional attention to detail and ability to anticipate potential challenges.
  5. Outstanding communication and interpersonal abilities
  6. Strong problem-solving skills and ability to remain composed under pressure.
  7. A passion for community engagement and a desire to contribute positively to Magpies Trust.
  8. The flexibility to be available evenings and weekends as required, given the nature of football events, supporter activities and meetings.
  9. Computer literate

How to Apply:

If you are excited about the opportunity to contribute to the success of Magpies Trust and Chorley Football Club, and create events to make a difference to our supporters experience, please submit your application via a cover letter outlining your relevant experience and your vision for events, and any other supporting documents to alison@magpiestrust.org

50/50 Draw Seller

We are looking for reliable, enthusiastic, sales driven individuals to help maximise the sales of the half time draw tickets.


  1. Attending as many home games as possible.
  2. Maximise the sales of the 50/50 half time draw.
  3. Promote the 50/50 half time draw.
  4. Answer all customer queries in a friendly and professional manner.

Qualifications and Skills:

  • You must be aged over 16 years old.
  • Candidates must be friendly, outgoing, and have good communication skills.
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment with both cash and card handling.
  • Customer service skills are preferred but not necessary.

Further to the above:

  1. Applicants must have access to their own personal smart phone on home match days, with card payments being taken via a downloadable mobile app.
  2. No experience is necessary, with full training provided.

How to Apply:

If you want to apply for this position then please send an email to info@magpiestrust.org or contact a Trust Board member on any match day.

What do you get?

Magpies Trust are a non-profit organisation who rely solely on volunteers, with this in mind we can unfortunately offer no monetary benefit for these positions.

We strongly believe that these voluntary positions would be seen as vital workplace experience which can be used for your CV and personal development.

Meet the trust board

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Margaret Rogerson
, Board Member
Margaret has lived in Chorley all her life and started watching Chorley FC around 1968-69 home and away. She quickly began volunteering around the ground such as selling programmes painting plus other voluntary roles.
Martin Ramsbotham
, Digital Co-Ordinator
Born in Chorley, three generations of Martin's family have been Chorley supporters, his father having served a short spell as goalkeeper at the club in the 1970s. He spent part of 2019/20 on the Trust board and has decided to return for 2023/24. Martin works as an Archivist for an International Architecture and Engineering firm.
Alison Butcher
, Secretary
Football has always been part of Alison's DNA. Her Uncle played for Blackburn Rovers as she was growing up and she has had an affinity for Chorley for many years. She trained as an accountant and legal secretary and is advocate for the disabled community. She now helps the trust in her role as trust secretary, contributing in a wide variety of ways.
John-Paul Lynch
, Treasurer
John-Paul has lived, attended school and worked in accountancy in the Chorley Borough for his entire life. JP has been a Chorley fan since 1997 and has followed them ever since. In recent JP has become more involved with the running of the club by selling half time draw tickets, helping out at quiz nights and doing sponsored walks. He has been treasurer of the Supporters Trust since 2012.
Peter Thompson
, Supporter Director
Born in Chorley, and a lifelong supporter of Chorley FC, Peter is an writer and editor. He is the author of the ‘Going Up! Going Up! Chorley FC’ book, commemorating the club’s promotion from the National League North in 2019. He has been on the board since 2019 and has held the role of Supporter Director at Chorley FC since 2020. Peter currently works for an educational consultancy.
Julian Vass
, Chair
Julian was born in Chorley and has been a regular visitor to Victory Park since around 2002/03. Throughout his years connected with the club he has held various voluntary roles ranging from assisting with the club shop in his early teens to most recently being the match day stadium announcer until December 2019. Julian currently works as a Network Manager.
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