Job Title: Commercial Manager
Organisation: Leatherhead Football Club, Fetcham Grove, Leatherhead KT22 9AS
Position Type: Volunteer [ with commission opportunities ]
Leatherhead Football Club is seeking a dedicated and passionate Commercial
Manager to help drive revenue generation and sponsorship opportunities for our club.
Commercial Manager, you will play a vital role in expanding the club commercial activities and
contributing to its overall success.
This is an exciting opportunity to make a significant impact in the world of non-league football and
develop your skills in sports management and commercial operations.
You will work closely with – and be supported by – an energetic, ambitious and talented leadership
team at the club. So, this is a great opportunity to become involved in developing the future of the
football club and the achievement of its ambitious plans.
Although this is a voluntary role, commission opportunities are available.
1. Sponsorship and Partnerships:
Identify and engage potential sponsors, partners, and advertisers to generate revenue for the
Develop and maintain strong relationships with existing and new sponsors and partners,
including renewal of existing partner/sponsor deals.
Negotiate sponsorship agreements and contracts in collaboration with the club & leadership.
2. Advertising and Marketing:
Working with the Media Team, create and execute marketing and promotional strategies to
promote the club's matches, events, and merchandise.
Oversee the creation of promotional materials and online and offline advertising campaigns.
Support the Media Team in managing the club's presence on social media platforms to maximise
3. Matchday Revenue Generation:
Coordinate matchday activities, including matchday sponsorships.
Explore opportunities for merchandise sales and concessions at home games.
4. Fundraising and Grants:
Identify potential grant opportunities and fundraising initiatives to support the club & operations.
Assist in the development of fundraising campaigns and grant applications.
5. Community Engagement:
Foster connections with local businesses, business forums/organisations (e.g. Chamber of
Commerce) and the community to enhance the club outreach and support.
Attend community events and represent the club at various gatherings.
6. Financial Management:
Working with the Finance Director, track and report on revenue and expenses related to
7. Collaboration and Reporting:
Collaborate with the club leadership team to align commercial strategies with the club & overall
Provide regular reports and updates on commercial activities and outcomes.
Passion for football and in particular non-league.
Excellent communication and negotiation skills.
Proven experience in sales, marketing, or commercial roles (preferred).
Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
Strong organisational and time-management skills.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office and other relevant computer tools.
Willingness to commit time and effort on a voluntary basis to support the club & mission.
Gain valuable experience in sports management and commercial operations.
Networking opportunities within the football and local business communities.
Gain wider exposure to the workings of a non-league football club and the other opportunities
that may bring.
Work with others in the common goal to move Leatherhead FC forward to the next level.
Working in a supportive and passionate team environment.
Potential for commission earnings.
How to Apply:
Interested candidates are encouraged to submit their CV and a cover letter outlining
their relevant experience and why they are interested in the Volunteer Commercial Manager
position at Leatherhead FC.
Please e-mail David Pope, Chairman, Leatherhead FC: firstname.lastname@example.org
Leatherhead Football Club is over 100 years old and has a rich non-league history. We currently play
at Step 4 of the non-league pyramid in the Isthmian League South Central division. Please see
www.leatherheadfc.com for further information.
Leatherhead Football Club is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from
individuals of all backgrounds and experiences.
We encourage candidates with diverse backgrounds to apply.