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Development Officer – Girls’ Football Implementation

  • Location: East Midlands
  • Organisation: Youth Sport Trust
  • Salary: £28,000 - £30,000 per annum
  • Closing Date: 26 July 2019 | Coaching & Sports Development

Development Officer – Girls’ Football Implementation

Salary: £28,000 - £30,000 per annum 

Location: Loughborough

With the Women’s World Cup currently taking place, and a record TV audience of 7.6million for England's quarter-final win over Norway, this is an incredibly exciting time for Girls Football. We are looking for someone to use their experience to maximise the current profile and attention on women and girls’ football to drive change within the school sector. As someone who has managed projects in sport development you have experience of working with grassroots sport to transform the lives of young people. 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 project manage the delivery of programmes in Primary and Secondary schools through the FA Girls’ Football School Partnership network and develop pathways at a local level. 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 strong relationships with a range of community partners. You will also create project plans to support the delivery of programme elements, ensuring activity is delivered on time and to budget. Important will be the ability to evaluate programme 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 FA’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, we would love to hear from you.  Please click here 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 26 July 2019.

Interviews will take place on 21 August 2019, in Loughborough. 

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