Development Manager

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Development Manager

This is an incredible opportunity to use your background in sports development or education support to tackle the deep. rooted inequalities that exist for young people to participate in sport and plays a vital role in reaching, inspiring and engaging all children and young people.

Loughborough, LE11 3QF
Contact Telephone
01509 462900
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Youth Sport Trust

About Development Manager

As Development Manager within the Youth Sport Trust (YST), you will help achieve this for a high-profile programme by providing leadership, expert knowledge, creativity and direction to the development of young people at any level of sport. You will work to understand the needs of a diverse range of young people seeking out awareness (domestically and internationally) on the latest models and practice on tackling the inequalities that exist for children and young people to engage in sport.

You will maintain and build credibility with local and national agencies to ensure stage appropriate multi-sport environments and activities are provided for all young people. You will also work with colleagues and external bodies to develop profile, relationships and connectivity with other work areas. You will oversee programme communications within YST and with key external partners and stakeholders too. Critical, will be the ability to control budgets, monitor and evaluate programme performance and identify areas for improvement.

Much of your success will depend on you having experience in a relevant sector, such as sports development, youth work and education, coupled with a strong understanding of participation and competition pathways. You will have a track record of providing high level development support and thought leadership to sport/education/youth organisations too. Knowledge of the latest developments in national and regional sports strategy is a must, as well as current education and policy trends.

Your technical skills will be complemented by the ability to express yourself persuasively in speech and writing and build relationships with internal and external stakeholders. You will also be the sort of person who is comfortable monitoring and evaluating performance as well as creating and implementing initiatives to deliver programme improvements.

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 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.

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