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Youth Sport Trust

Youth Sport Trust

Development Officer - Girls Football Programmes


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Posting Date

Aug 30, 2023

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About the job
Development Officer – Girls’ Football Programmes

£28,000 per annum

Fixed term contract to 31 July 2024

Hybrid – up to 1 day per week in Loughborough Office

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. Now you are looking for an opportunity to use your experience and drive to make a difference. This 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 YST’s unique work with the Football Association (The 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 lead the development and implementation of high-profile programmes such as Disney Inspired Shooting Stars and Barclays Game On – GO Lead. This will involve marketing and promoting the benefits of the programmes 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. Important will be the ability to evaluate programme effectiveness, produce progress reports 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. You will also have good knowledge and understanding of The FA’s strategy for Girls and Women’s Football.

In return you will get to join a passionate and forward-thinking charity committed improving children’s lives. 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. Our values 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 2022 we were ranked one of the best Mid-Sized Companies to Work For.

If you have the skills to support our work and share our passionate belief in the benefits of sport and play for children, we would like to hear from you.

To apply please visit 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 Baring Service (DBS) check.

Closing date: 7 September 2023 at 11:59pm

Interviews planned for: 19 September 2023 in Loughborough

Registered charity number: 1086915

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