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Development Manager - Girls Football Programme

Excited by the power of sport to energise young people you are looking for a leadership role where your knowledge of girl’s sport and project management expertise can make a difference. Look no further than this Development Manager role with the Youth Sport Trust.

Loughborough, LE11 3QF
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01509 226600
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Youth Sport Trust

About Development Manager - Girls Football Programme

As Development Manager you will work with senior level stakeholders to strategically position and connect the girls' football ambition in the education landscape. You will also lead the team to ensure the effective delivery of a range of bespoke football-based interventions for girls in schools in England. This will include implementing strong corporate procedures and processes to ensure the effective delivery of projects. You will also help influence the positioning of girls' football in schools and facilitate a joined-up approach to transition girls from school to community settings by working with colleagues to nurture, grow and support a network of The FA Girls' Football School Partnerships and their practitioners. Critical in this role will be the ability to engage with The FA and other stakeholders.

Confident project managing multiple, complex, long term projects in sport development you will have experience of working within the school landscape and grassroots sport. This will have involved co-ordinating work with external partners, including National Governing Bodies of Sport. You must have a strong understanding of the challenges facing girls' participation in sport and the education system in general. You will also possess sound knowledge of the latest developments in national and regional sports strategy as well as an understanding of The FA's strategy for Women's and Girls' Football.

Good at managing budgets you must also have well developed analytical, problem solving, project management and communication skills.

The Youth Sport Trust is a passionate and forward thinking charity full of committed professionals. As a member of the team we guarantee you will feel very much part of our mission and will experience fun, challenge and fulfilment in your role.

In return you will get to join a dynamic and energetic charity passionate about improving young people's lives where all staff are given the opportunity to engage in the leadership and direction of the organisation. Our values of trust, responsibility, integrity and partnership working underpin everything we do and we pride ourselves on a work culture which fosters innovation, creativity and personal passion. All staff are encouraged to engage in physical activity with opportunities put on every lunchtime and free yoga sessions. Benefits include generous annual leave entitlement, health cash plan, employee assistance programme and volunteering days. In 2018 we were ranked one of the best places to work in the UK by the Sunday Times Top 100 Not for Profit Companies to Work For list.

If you possess all these attributes and share our passionate belief in the benefits of sport for young people, we would love to hear from you. Please click the apply button and complete an online application.

The Youth Sport Trust believes that diversity drives excellence and that representation is important. The Trust therefore positively welcomes and seeks to ensure we achieve diversity in our workforce and that all job applicants and employees receive equal and fair treatment. We encourage applications from all candidates regardless of age, race, gender, gender identity, gender expression, religion, sexual orientation, disability, or nationality.

Please note that this position is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

Closing date: 10am on 27 January 2020

Interview date: 5 February 2020 in Loughborough

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