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Development Manager: School Relationships - South West

  • Location: South West
  • Organisation: Youth Sport Trust
  • Salary: £32,000-£35,000
  • Closing Date: 27 June 2022 | Strategy & Research

Support us in creating a world leading sport system that reaches, inspires and engages all young people – whatever their age or ability. That’s our aim at Youth Sport Trust (YST) and, if you join us, you’ll be helping children and young people in your region achieve their full potential by ensuring they have access to high quality physical education and sport.

You will translate YSTs mission and national programmes and embed them locally to ensure maximum impact with schools. You will establish and implement regional and local level strategies that positions our services to schools and network leaders to add value, support and contribute to achieving objectives.

You will work strategically with network leads across the national programmes of the School Games and Barclays FA Girls Partnerships within your region, to support them in attaining national strategy objectives at a local level. You will engage and work with schools and educators across a region, equipping them to maximise their development of PE and school sport and show them how sport can improve wellbeing and raise achievement. You will be expected to increase our influence into schools (particularly those from areas of disadvantage) through relationships and our advocacy networks working with them to understand the benefits of being part of YSTs School Engagement and membership networks.

Much of your success will depend on you winning support from colleagues, influential network leaders, schools and other organisations. You, therefore, must be able to express yourself persuasively in speech and writing, with the authority of impressive experience. A background of working in Education or Sports Development is essential, your background should encompass providing development support to schools and implementing national educational programmes at a regional level. You certainly need to be familiar with education and sport policy, and the organisations that can help schools develop PE and sport.

You will be used to providing high level development support to education/sport organisations as well as implementing and managing strategies that contribute to the development of an organisation to effectively deliver outcomes. You also have to know how to develop and use PE and sport to bring about positive outcomes for young people.

In return you will get to join a dynamic and energetic charity passionate about improving children’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. Benefits include generous annual leave entitlement, health cash plan, employee assistance programme and volunteering days. In 2021 we were ranked one of the best places to work in the UK by the Sunday Times Best Mid-Sized Companies to Work For.

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

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

Closing date: 27 June 2022 at 11:59pm

Interview date: 5 July 2022 in Loughborough

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