Participation Manager – England Squash and Racketball

England Squash & Racketball (ESR), the National Governing Body for Squash & Racketball, is seeking to appoint 2 Participation Managers to join the participation department.

This dynamic and strategic role is responsible for driving sustained growth in participation and raising the visibility and profile of squash.

The Participation Manager will operate within the defined geographical area, but also provide wider specialist support and expertise to other team members under a national remit. The successful candidate will be able to engage with people and build strong outcome-orientated relationships with existing and new partners. There will be a requirement to be adept at working across multiple environments including within education, local authorities and club sectors; so it is essential the successful candidate understands the sport and leisure markets; and are confident and experienced at working creatively to seek out new opportunities to achieve results.

If you feel you have the suitable skills and attributes for this position, we would like to hear from you.

How to apply:

Please follow the link below to the ESR website, where you can access the full job description and person specification:

To apply, please submit your CV and covering letter to Mark Williams at

For an informal discussion, please contact Mark Williams on 07918 775 423

Interview dates:

W/C 26th January 2015

Sports Enrichment Officer – DRET Sport

Salary: £15,000 per year. 9am‐ 5.30pm (must be flexible) with 30 days holiday (pro rata)

Closing date: Noon Friday 23rd January 2015

Interview date: Week commencing 2nd February

Contract: Fixed 5 month term starting 2 March 2015 with option to extend for a further year.

Reporting to: Shane Ward, Sport Enrichment Manager

The David Ross Education Trust is looking for an enthusiastic individual to deliver the Trust’s sports enrichment agenda at our newest Secondary academy, Thomas Middlecott Academy, Kirton, Lincolnshire.

Alongside PE staff, the successful candidates will be responsible for helping to create and promote the academy sports offering and work with students to encourage them to take part in the unique opportunities the Trust offers.

The role will include working with our Olympian partners to supporting the management of our major tournaments, delivering sports programmes within academies and playing a key role in increasing participation.

Sport is at the heart of the David Ross Education Trust (DRET), a multi-academy Trust with a geographical focus on Northamptonshire, N.E. Lincs /Lincolnshire and Yorkshire/Humber regions.  The network is a mix of primary, secondary and special academies.

As a DRET Sports Enrichment Officer (SEO) you will support the academy in delivering the Trust’s sports enrichment agenda. Alongside PE staff you will help create, promote and drive the sports offering and encourage and enthuse our students to take part. From working with our Olympian partners to supporting the management of our major sporting tournaments, DRET is looking for individuals to help our students access the unique opportunities the Trust offers.

Candidates must have a passion for sport and will ideally be seeking experience in the education or sport sector or be considering a PGCE.  Individuals will need to be energetic and inspiring, as well as outcome driven.

Anyone interested in these positions should send the completed application form, CV and covering letter to


Head of Support Services – England Squash and Racketball

Finance Controller, Support Services Administrator

Circa £40k & Excellent Benefits Package

To lead and manage across ESR’s administrative support services and ensure that all organisational requirements are met.

To have the responsibility for:

§  HR

§  Finance

§  Legal / Corporate Governance

§  Office Management

§  IT

Ensure policies, protocols and processes involving the above services are effectively developed, implemented, maintained, reviewed and updated.

Act as a main contact point for external partners, consultants, contractors and businesses covering ESR’s support services.

§  Provide detailed information when required to the Chief Executive and Department Heads.

HR Leadership

§  To be responsible for ensuring recommended HR policies and protocols are put in place, regularly updated and followed accurately.

§  Lead the liaison with HR advisors, ensuring robust processes and procedures are in place, regarding the recruitment of new staff, all the way from interview to contract offer and commencement of role.

§  Create and establish appropriate processes within the whole organisation regarding annual leave, sickness records and all other absences.

§  Lead the review of the staff handbook to ensure it is up to date, appropriate and a reference point for all employees.

§  Establish and ‘champion’ an integrated Performance Management and Development programme across the whole organisation to monitor, measure and support staff to achieve the organisations objectives.

Financial Support

§  Effectively manage ESR’s contract with financial consultants, implementing and efficiently maintaining all recommended processes and procedures.

§  Support ESR’s auditors with the preparation of annual accounts.

§  Work alongside the Heads of Department to establish and drive a system of improved financial planning and monitoring.

Legal Co-ordination

§  Liaise with ESR’s Legal advisors and establish all recommended protocols.

Head Office Management and IT

§  To lead and manage Head Office and ensure an effective working environment

§  Be a key driver of organisational change and improvement by establishing more efficient day to day operations within ESR’s Head Office.

§  Establish an inclusive culture within Head Office staff and those based in the field that develops a shared understanding of the organisations vision and mission.

§  Be the main point of contact for ESR’s IT consultants.

Executive Support

§  Assist with the annual schedule of corporate meetings including:

§  AGM

§  Council

§  Board of Directors

§  Other Committees and Groups as recommended by the CEO

§  Support the CEO in the role of Company Secretary.

§  Act as a contact point for external professional organisations

§  Act as a contact point for the Chairman and other Board Members

§  Collate information as required for reports.

Line Management

§  In partnership with the Director of Participation, line manage the Administrative Team.

§  To undertake other duties from time to time as reasonably required by the Chief Executive

Director of Marketing and Communications – England Squash and Racketball

Reporting to: Chief Executive

Responsible for: Marketing & Communications Department

Salary:  Circa £50k & Excellent Benefits Package

Scope:  Main purpose;

Provide senior-level direction in the development and implementation of a marketing, communications and commercial strategy.

Key responsibilities:

§  To provide guidance and management to the Marketing and Membership departments

§  Develop and implement a marketing, communication and commercial strategy that generates greater awareness and support for England Squash & Racketball (ESR), with an emphasis on the organisation’s mission and development offerings

§  To manage the marketing of ESR, its branding, products, services and programmes

§  Manage the delivery of ESR’s communications strategy

§  To manage the relationships and contracts with external consultancies (for example PR, creative, marketing agencies)

§  Oversee the content and quality of communications and marketing messaging in publications, marketing material, ESR website and social media channels

§  To set, oversee and manage budgets for all areas of the departments

§  Oversee partnerships and make connections that will allow ESR to achieve their targets and maximise opportunities

§  Ensure all ESR activities are consistent in maintaining brand objectives and develop appropriate collateral materials

§  Provide analysis and reporting on the effectiveness of ESR marketing, communications and commercial activities

§  Manage our membership services and administration to increase membership and affiliation maintaining a high level of service and quality to members

§  To work with our Coaching and Performance Department to manage where appropriate the communications of our professional athletes and England representation at all levels

§  Carry out any other reasonable management request
This job description is not intended to be regarded as inclusive or exhaustive and will be amended in the light of the changing needs of the organisation.

Recruitment process;

Competency based interview

Creation and submission of report in response to brief

Exercise to test communication skills

Intermediate Apprenticeship in Activity Leadership – Positive Futures

Location: 2 x Lincoln, 1 x Gainsborough, 1 x Boston, 1 x Grantham

Salary:  £84 per week

Hours:  30

Job type: Community Sports

Employer: Roots Project CIC

Placement: Positive Futures Lincolnshire

Training Provider:  Activfirst

Closing date: 2nd January 2015 – please note the interviews will take place on the 9th Jan


Roots Project is seeking to employ 5 Community Sports Apprentices in the Lincolnshire area who will be placed with the Positive Futures Lincolnshire team.

The post will involve working on a number of local & national sports initiatives alongside partner organisations including, sports clubs, district councils, voluntary clubs and preventative services for young people.

This placement requires self motivated, highly organised and caring individuals with well developed interpersonal skills. You will be expected to be flexible to the specific needs of the young people attending the sessions and work as part of a fast moving and energetic team.

Pay is a minimum of £84 per week, with the placements lasting 12 months long. If a candidate can demonstrate a strong and effective work ethic then a coaching position as part of the Roots Project or Positive Futures Lincolnshire Team may be offered

You can apply for this apprenticeship by either visiting the National Apprentice Services website by clicking here or alternatively complete and return the attached application form.

Please feel contact your local Positive Futures worker for further information or call Dave Sampher on 01522 691879 or email

 Corporate Communications Officer – England Netball

Organisation – England Netball

Salary – £23,500.00 pro-rata per annum

Location – EN Head Office, Hitchin, Hertfordshire

Type of Contract – Fixed term for one year – 21 hours (3 days) per week, 9am-5pm

Job Description

These are exciting times for England Netball as we are currently ranked No.3 in the World. With a growing membership and regular television coverage we are seeking to appoint a Corporate Communications Officer who is a high achiever and has the will to succeed in helping us take the next step to being a world leading Governing Body of Sport.

We are looking for a highly creative individual with the ability to grasp complex concepts and information in minimal time with experience of working in a press office and implementing national media activity, including digital media.

Reporting to the Communications Manager, the Corporate Communications Officer will be responsible for:

• The creation of newsletters for key stakeholders
• The writing of press releases
• Writing marketing copy for websites and maintaining activity on these websites
• Assisting with the promotion of ticket sales for Major events
• Active promotion of England Netball events and commercial activities

For an informal discussion about the role please contact Alex Sexton on

For a full job description/person specification please click here.

Closing Date

Friday, 19th December 2014

Interview Date

W/c Monday 12th January 2015

Strategic Lead, County Sport Partnerships – Sport England

Full Time, Permanent

£53,781 pa (national)

£57,861 pa (London based)

Sport England is committed to getting more people doing more sport and creating a habit for life through our investment of over £1bn in community sport. Key to this is investing in County Sports Partnerships.County Sports Partnerships are essential delivery partners and of growing importance in enabling Sport England to achieve our strategic outcomes. The 44 County Sports Partnerships covering England are local networks of the key providers for sport and through our investment directly help National Governing Bodies of sport implement their plans. We also invest in County Sports Partnerships to directly deliver key programmes such as Sportivate and Satellite Clubs.

We are looking for an exceptional individual to lead on all aspects of our relationship with County Sports Partnerships and to take to the next level, from a strong position, their effectiveness, efficiency and achievement. You will provide strong leadership for our work with individual County Sports Partnerships developing and implementing a strategic improvement plan. You will ensure effective performance management of the network. Your leadership will ensure consistency and high standards from all CSPs.

You will be responsible for the significant financial investment of around £30million per year in and through County Sports Partnerships and be able to quantify their impact on our strategic outcomes. You will build a high performing CSP team within Sports England and lead the relationship with the national body that represents the 44 County Sports Partnerships – working directly with its Board and executive. You will be a strong relationship manager able to influence relevant stakeholder’s at the most senior levels in order to achieve key outcomes.A proven ability to drive improvement will be a given alongside extensive experience of leading a results focused team. You will have excellent communication skills and be able to act as a strong advocate. You’re analytical and problem solving skills will need to be exemplary. Previous experience at a senior level in a sport related role is desirable but not essential. .

Discover more by visiting for further information. Although the location of the post is flexible (home-based, or based in one of Sport England’s offices) the post-holder will be expected to travel extensively within England.

Should you have any questions or require further information regarding this role please contact

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Lincolnshire Sport Board of Trustees

Lincolnshire Sport is looking to recruit new members to the board of Trustees. The Trustees are responsible for the strategic direction, governance and development of this highly regarded sports charity based in Lincoln. The role requires someone with strategic vision and an understanding of the voluntary, community and sport sector. The Trustees set overall policy, targets and evaluate performance for this thriving sporting organisation that supports voluntary and community sports groups throughout Lincolnshire.

This is an exciting opportunity to support a dedicated staff and volunteer team who offer a range of services to local sporting groups, community clubs and other charitable organisations.

Trustee Board Meetings are held six times a year, you will also be expected to attend various meetings and events throughout the year. The constitution reflects this as a 3 year post.

For more information please contact Janet Inman (CEO) on 07766 540 735, or email your CV to

Become a Coach and Instructor Pro Member with Lincolnshire Sport

Lincolnshire Sport is looking for coaches who can deliver sports within a Primary school setting. We require lead coaches to deliver sessions across a number of different sports, within the Educational environment. Sign up to the Lincolnshire Coach and Instructor Network (CIN) and become a Pro Member to have:

  • Opportunities to increase deployment through being seen as a quality deliverer as checks are completed by Lincolnshire Sport and endorsed by Lincolnshire County Council Children’s Services
  • Coach observation and Personal Development Planning
  • The opportunity to become a coach in a select group of coaches to be utilised by Lincolnshire Sport which can lead to possible opportunities for paid work
  • Opportunities to link with Regional and National Partners

Lincolnshire Sport, works collaboratively with National Governing Bodies, Sport England and Sports Coach UK to ensure the following Minimum Standards for active Coaches are in place and/or coaches/instructors have the opportunity to achieve them.

All ‘Pro’ Members must have or be working towards;

  • Minimum Level 2 Qualification (National Governing Body or Fitness related)
  • Public Liability insurance
  • Safeguarding Course Attendance
  • First Aid
  • Able to link sports sessions to National Curriculum Standards (through relevant training or experience)
  • Fully DBS Checked (previously Enhanced CRB)

Contact or call 01522 585580 and ask for Tom Armstrong for more information.