LFC Supporters' Committee Vacancy
ALONGSIDE making noise or waving banners at matches (or maybe using social media when not at the match), there are a number of different ways that Liverpool fans can make themselves heard.
Independent of the club is the supporters’ union, Spirit of Shankly, set up at a dark time for Liverpool when there were strong concerns about the ownership of the club – concerns that time showed were well founded. The country’s first supporters union, the SoS continues to operate today on issues that might not be quite as dire for the future of the club seven years later but are still important to those impacted. For more information see their site: www.spiritofshankly.com
Another method is to get in touch with the official Supporter’s Committee. Set up by the club, it is made up of fans from different walks of like including some key members of the Spirit of Shankly. The Honorary President is Karen Gill, Bill Shankly’s granddaughter.
A vacancy has now arisen for a fan to take up the role as representative of supporters in the Merseyside area. If you’re interested, full details are below.
Would you like the opportunity to represent Liverpool Football Club’s global fanbase and play a part in helping to shape the future of your club?
If so, the Liverpool FC Supporters’ Committee (LFC SC) is looking for a passionate and knowable fan to represent the Reds’ fans in the Merseyside area – a position that has been successfully held by James Benson since 2011.
A dedicated individual is required to listen to, support and represent the club’s Merseyside fanbase through the ongoing work of the Supporters’ Committee.
The committee, consisting of 12 voluntary fan representatives and an honorary president, helps the club to better understand the vital issues for supporters and consider their views and opinions.
Members meet with senior club officials in Liverpool at least four times per season to discuss the matters and raise the questions that are most pertinent to the section of fans they represent.
If you believe you have the knowledge and skills to represent this category, then we want to hear from you. Scroll down for application instructions now, with the closing date fast approaching.
Member application and selection process
Before submitting your application, please click here to read the recruitment pack, which provides information regarding the role, time commitments and responsibilities involved in being a committee member.
If you feel you can devote the necessary time and resources to being a committee member and would like to represent supporters in this category, please submit your application online by 10am GMT on Monday 23rd February 2015.
Click here to apply now. Please note only one application per person will be accepted.
Application – the next steps
Following the closing date, a three-member panel will read the applications and shortlist applicants. The panel members are: Karen Gill, honorary president of the Supporters’ Committee; Andrew Parkinson, operations director at Liverpool FC; William Montgomery, independent panel member.
Profiles of the shortlisted candidates will be placed on the official club website and supporters will have the opportunity to vote for the candidate of their choice – and the person polling the most votes will join the committee as the representative for fans in the Merseyside area.
Accessible versions of the documents listed above are available on request. If you have any problems filling in the application form or have any queries, please contact the customer services team on 0151 264 2500, choosing option 1 or 2.
For visually-impaired applicants who may experience difficulties in accessing the application form, please call our disability team on 0151 264 2500 and choose option 3.