Sports Development Manager

Job title: Sports Development Manager Salary: Band 4. S.C.P 10 - 14 (£23,268 - £28,282).
Type of contract: Full Time 37 hours per week (exclusive of breaks)
Location: Blackpool FC Community Trust, Bloomfield Road Stadium
Closing date deadline: 5pm on Friday 4th June 2021
Interviews: Week commencing 7th June 2021
Responsible to: Head of Early Years and Primary Programmes Team: Early Years and Primary Programmes
How to apply: Please complete our application form and email to [email protected] or post it to: Blackpool FC Community Trust, F.A.O. Marc Joseph, Head of Early Years and Primary Programmes, Bloomfield Road Stadium, Seasiders Way, Blackpool. FY1 6JJ. The application form and JD can also be downloaded from our website

Job Purpose: Blackpool FC Community Trust is the charitable arm of Blackpool FC, delivered as a separate organisation, in partnership, with a focus on engaging, developing, inspiring and supporting the people of Blackpool to live better lives.

The Head of Sport Development post is a very exciting opportunity for an individual to support the Community Trust in the next phase of progression, to enhance the current offers available whilst leading on new developments.

Reporting to Head of Early Years and Primary Programmes, the post holder will be appointed to oversee the Community Trust’s new Sports Development areas of work, to support delivery, enhance provision and develop new opportunities for people in Blackpool engage in regular physical activity and live better lives.
Programmes including Sports Camps, Holiday Activity and Food Programme, Tiny Tangerines mini football and Girls football will be the main features of this posts area of work.

The post will also develop and oversee a new marketing strategy and take a lead of event management for the organisation within this area of work.

The post holder will be expected to develop and deliver sports and football programmes under the Primary Provision strand of the Trust’s corporate strategy. You will be expected to develop existing and new partnerships with key agencies from across Blackpool and the Fylde areas whilst building strong working relationships with Blackpool FC, BFC Academy, BFC Women and Girls, Blackpool and Fylde Councils, Blackpool and Fylde Schools, The Premier League, The English Football League Trust, The Professional Footballers’ Association and the County FA amongst others.

Blackpool FC Community Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This role involves the supervision of and work with children and young people or vulnerable adults and therefore you will require an Enhanced Criminal Records Check (CRC) through the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and clearance for work in football by The FA. As such, this post is exempt for the rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974) and the applicant must disclose all previous convictions including spent convictions.

As Blackpool FC Community Trust is a diverse organisation that respects differences in race, disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, faith, background, or personal circumstance we welcome all applications. We want everyone to feel valued and included within the organisation to achieve their full potential. Blackpool FC Community Trust is opposed to any form of discrimination and commits itself to the redress of any inequalities by taking positive action where appropriate.

You provide several pieces of data to us directly during the recruitment exercise. In some cases, we will collect data about you from third parties, such as employment agencies, former employers when gathering references. Should you be successful in your job application, we will gather further information from you.
If you would like to know more about the data we collect and how we use the data please email [email protected].

This job will be subject to satisfactory references and enhanced DBS procedures.

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