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Development Manager – Leadership and Volunteering

Posted about 1 year ago

Excited by the power of sport to energise young people you are looking for a leadership role where your knowledge and expertise can make a difference. That is the unique opportunity we can offer you at the Youth Sport Trust. We want you to help us create aworld leading sport system that harnesses the power of sport to enhance wellbeing, build leadership and raise achievement and work to make it happen.
As Development Manager for Leadership and Volunteering you will ensure that young people develop through leadership and are able to utilise skills learnt in a variety of roles. Leading a small team you will set performance targets and provide expert knowledge, creativity and direction as well as nurture and assist a network of lead schools and practitioners to support the development of this field of expertise. You will build effective and influential working relationships with colleagues and outside stakeholders, from Government to corporate partners, to ensure an external presence as well as consistent focus and use across the organisation. We will look to you to maximise and grow our intellectual property in this field by driving the profile, reach and importance of our work within and beyond the sport and education landscape. To guarantee effectiveness you will ensure our approach is representative of young people, oversee stakeholder reporting, monitor success and implement continuous improvement initiatives.
Much of your success will depend on you having leadership experience in Youth Leadership / Sports Development, Events and/or Education in a role where you will have provided support and guidance to a network of professionals involved in leadership and volunteering in and through sport. You will have been involved in the development of young people and are used to measuring impact and using insight to drive change. You must have a strong understanding of the Youth Social Action Agenda and education system. This must be complemented by good knowledge of the latest developments in national and regional sports strategy too. Familiar with the organisations and agencies that can support schools in developing PE and School Sport, you will be effective at building relationships and are able to communicate with audiences of differing backgrounds. You must also possess strong analytical, problem solving, project management and communication skills too.
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.
Youth Sport Trust 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, religion, sexual orientation, disability, or nationality.  
Interview date: 13 July 2017 in Loughborough
Registered charity number: 1086915

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£30,000 - £35,000