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Development Officer – Girls’ Football Programmes

  • Location: East Midlands
  • Organisation: Youth Sport Trust
  • Salary: £28,000 - £30,000 per annum
  • Closing Date: 23 April 2019 | Coaching & Sports Development

Development Officer – Girls’ Football Programmes

Salary: £28,000 - £30,000 per annum

Contract: Up to 12 Months Contract - Maternity Cover

Location: Loughborough, Leicestershire

As someone who has managed projects in sport development you have an insight into the power of sport to transform the lives of young people. You are now looking for an opportunity to use your experience and drive to make a difference. This maternity cover role as Development Officer for Girls’ Football Programmes at the Youth Sport Trust (YST) is the platform you are looking for. We want you to be part of the team delivering the Youth Sport Trust’s unique work with The Football Association (FA) to transform Girls’ Football.

Join us and you will help increase girls’ participation in school football, broaden the participation base and the development of character skills through football. Your remit will be to collaborate with colleagues and external stakeholders to help run The Football Association Girls’ Football School Partnership network including overseeing the deployment and management of the YST Development Coach team. This will involve marketing and promoting the benefits of the programme to the key target audiences utilising a variety of different communication methods as well as developing content and supporting event delivery. You will also create project plans to support the delivery of programme elements, ensuring activity is delivered on time and to budget. Importantly you will have the ability to evaluate a programmes effectiveness, produce progress reporting and share learning with colleagues and external partners.

Much of your success will depend on you having supported or project managed complex, long term projects in sports development. You will have experience of working within the school landscape and/or grass roots sport. You will be used to co-ordinating work with external partners, including National Governing Bodies of Sport, and are effective at building relationships. You must possess strong analytical, problem solving and communication skills too. You will also have good knowledge and understanding of The Football Association’s strategy for Girls and Women’s Football.

The Youth Sport Trust is a passionate and forward thinking organisation 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.

How to apply

If you possess all these attributes and share our passionate belief in the benefits of sport for young people, please go to  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, religion, sexual orientation, disability, or nationality. 

Closing date for applications is 10am on 23 April 2019

Interviews will take place on 30 April 2019 in Loughborough

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