RDO Manager – RYA

Do you have proven experience of motivating and managing a field-based team to achieve challenging individual and team objectives?

Our seven Regional Development Officers (RDOs) are responsible for the development of regular long-term participation in sailing and windsurfing, primarily through affiliated clubs and organisations. We are looking for an experienced Manager to lead and support the RDO team to achieve their objectives and the RYA’s strategy.

The role requires an effective planner with strategic understanding who is an experienced performance manager. The successful candidate will have excellent inter-personal skills at all levels and be an effective advocate and negotiator. You will be numerate with well-developed analytical skills, the ability to intepret and present data and an understanding of market segmentation. Knowledge and understanding of the RYA’s activities and voluntary sports club culture is highly desirable.

The post is mainly office based but will involve some travel throughout England.

Salary in the region of £40,000 pa – 35 hours per week

Range of benefits including pension scheme, free life insurance, 25 days annual leave plus public holidays.

Closing date for applications: 10.00 am on Monday 13 October 2014

An application form and job description can be downloaded from the links on the right of this page or e-mail

Please note that we do not accept CVs in lieu of a fully completed application form

The RYA is committed to equality of opportunity.

National Swimming Development Officer

Organisation: Cerebral Palsy Sport

Salary: £25,000

Location: Nottingham, East Midlands

Closing date: 10/10/2014

Contract type Full time


The job holder will be responsible for developing and implementing CP Sport’s national SwimStart programme and supporting junior SportStart development programmes to increase opportunities for those with cerebral palsy and other physical impairments. The programmes will cater for all levels of ability and impairment, catering for the needs of those with a severe impairment and also those with minimum impairment.

The role will also focus on the development of coach and volunteer engagement, support and mentoring to enable the delivery of the Swim Start swimming development programmes and supporting a parent liaison programme for CP Sport.

How to apply:

For applications details and if you would like to apply for this position, please contact: or download the post details from our website:

Interview dates:

Interviews will take place on 21st October 2014

Sports Facility Development Officer


Salary Range: 10 – £25,752 – £28,926

Contract Type: 2 years (subject to annual funding)

Appointment Type: Full-time

Closing Date:

Hours: 37 hours per week

Locations: SportPark at Loughborough University

A unique and exciting position is now available for a motivated and ambitious individual who has a passion and an understanding about sports facilities and the role they play in increasing participation in sport and physical activity. Leicester-Shire and Rutland Sport is seeking to appoint a full time Sports Facilities Development Officer to work with all of our Local Authority partners to create an integrated plan for sports facilities across the Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland area. You will have responsibility for:

Supporting the production of local sports facility plan for each of our Local Authority partners,Developing a supply and demand evidence base for existing and new sports facilities across the partnership area,Providing support to Local Authorities on developer contributions for sport and recreation facilities as part of local planning applications.Work with Leicester-Shire and Rutland Sport colleagues to provide design, procurement and funding advice for sports facility providers across the partnership area.

If you have a knowledge and experience of operating or developing sports facilities together with experience of supporting the production of strategies and delivery plans we would like to hear from you. You will need to be a self-starter, well organised, highly motivated with the ability to engage people, and develop effective working relationships. Some knowledge of planning policy and development control would be advantageous but not essential.

If you would like to join a successful and high performing team and think you can support us in our mission to make Leicester-Shire and Rutland the most sporting and physically active place in England by 2025.

If you feel you have the right skills and passion for this area of work we would like to hear from you by completing an application form via the link below.

For more information contact Dave Stock, Business Development Manager, Leicester-Shire & Rutland Sport, / 01509 564888.

Closing date for applications: Thursday 2nd October 2014

Interviews will be held on Monday 13th October

Closing Date: Thu, 02 Oct 2014

More Information:

Club and Coach Support Officer – England Athletics

East Midlands

25,000 per annum

England Athletics delivers services, support and funding within Athletics. Our role includes working with affiliated clubs, officials, schools, and coaches. We also provide national level competition and work on athlete development beneath world class performance level.

We are currently recruiting for a Club and Coach Support Officer (CCSO) post to cover Lincolnshire, Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire as part of the Midlands and South West Area team.

This role involves working as part of a team to provide high quality support to athletics clubs and coaches in their local area. A key part of the role will be to effectively deliver the Local Coach Development Programme to raise standards in coaching and support EA affiliated clubs, Athletics Networks and key partners.

The successful candidate will have detailed knowledge and experience of the voluntary sports club sector. Good coaching knowledge or evidence of ability and willingness to acquire coaching knowledge is essential.

All activities delivered must also be inclusive of disability athletics and therefore an inclusive approach to working is essential.

Excellent Microsoft Office Skills are essential, and candidates must either be educated to degree level (or equivalent) or have evidence of continuing professional development.

An understanding of performance sport is desirable.

For more information and to apply for this role, please contact the Area Manager Matt Foad at

The closing date for applications is midday on Wednesday 1st October 2014. Interviews will take place on Tuesday 14th October 2014.

Youth Sports Worker -  The Showroom

We require an energetic and enthusiastic person to create and implement youth, physical and sporting activities for young people aged 5-25 years old, including holiday clubs and youth nights both in The Showroom in Lincoln and occasionally at other locations and venues.

To work as part of a team to interact with, support and signpost young people to local services.

Working as part of the team on a 5 out of 7 day rota to include evenings and weekends.

An enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service check will be carried out.

Closing date: Midday, Monday 29th September.

Interviews will be held on Wednesday 15th October.

Lincolnshire YMCA is an equal opportunities employer. Charity No: 24301

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English Federation of Disability Sport: Research and Insight Advisor (RIA1)

Job Details


Post date: 9 September 2014

Closing date: 30 September 2014


Contact address: EFDS, St James’ Building, 79 Oxford Street, Manchester, M1 6FQ

Research and Insight Advisor Job Description

Directly responsible to: Research and Insight Manager

Salary Range: £24,993-£29,583

Job type: Full time, permanent role

Location: Manchester or Loughborough office (two days a week minimum in Manchester)

Job ref: RIA1

The English Federation of Disability Sport (EFDS) is the national charity dedicated to disabled people in sport and physical activity throughout England. Working hard to make active lives possible, we have ambitious plans to ensure disabled people can be active for life. EFDS is now looking to appoint a proactive and self-motivated research and insight professional. This role has been created to solely support the National Disability Sport Organisations (NDSOs) to deliver their Inclusive Sports Fund programme.

NDSOs are an important part of EFDS’s Membership and focus on increasing opportunities for people with specific impairments, providing bespoke advice and expertise. They are British Blind Sport, CP Sport, Dwarf Sports Association UK, LimbPower, Mencap Sport, Special Olympics GB, UK Deaf Sport and WheelPower.

Sport England has provided funding to NDSOs through the Inclusive Sports Fund. This enables NDSOs to support National Governing Bodies of sport (NGBs) and other providers to deliver more opportunities for disabled people. In this funding cycle, Sport England is funding EFDS to support NDSOs to deliver their Inclusive Sports Fund programme in the following ways:

Helping to develop research project plans for individual NDSOs, ensuring impairment specific knowledge is captured whilst providing complementary information to other research work being conducted in the sector

Helping to identify possible common research projects across NDSOs and to ensure EFDS research plans reflect NDSO plans

Assisting and guiding NDSOs through the planning, set up, implementation, reporting and presentation of research projects

The post holder will sit within EFDS’s Research and Insight team but act as a central resource for NDSOs on agreed aspects of research and insight.

We offer 25 days holiday plus bank holiday, pension contribution, childcare vouchers and cycle to work scheme. EFDS is an equal opportunities employer and aims to provide a discrimination-free working environment.

Closing date for applications: Tuesday 30 September 2014

Interview date: Interviews will be held in the Manchester offices on Thursday 9 October 2014

To apply for this post please complete and return an application form along with the equal opportunities form. All forms are below.

Completed applications are to be returned by email to

For any queries, or support with filling out your application, please call Emma Spring, Research and Insight Manager on 07817 787542 or email

Various positions – United in the Community (UITC)

UITC has developed into one of the largest, and most respected sports community coaching programmes in the area, delivering a diverse range of activities including dance; cheerleading; netball; golf; cycling; fitness; multi sport participation, and of course our core football development programmes.

Voted Blue Square Bet North Community Club of the Year in 2012 (and we were runners up again this year!), we are looking to grow and expand our programme even further.

There is a range of exciting opportunities for a suitably experienced and qualified people to join our team, and help us develop and expand our range of community activities ahead of our move to a new glitzy stadium at The Quadrant.


Full Time – 35 Hours a week – Permanent – Competitive Salary


Full Time – 35 Hours a week – Permanent – Competitive Salary


Full Time – 35 Hours a week – Permanent – Competitive Salary


Full Time – 35 Hours a week – Permanent – Competitive Salary


Casual – Competitive Salary


Part Time – 25 Hours a week – Permanent – Competitive Salary


Full Time – 35 Hours a week – Permanent – Competitive Salary


Full Time – 35 Hours a week – Permanent – Competitive Salary


Part Time – 20 Hours a week – Fixed Term (3 Years)– Competitive Salary

*Full job descriptions are available on request **All posts are subject to satisfactory DBS Checks and references


Closing date for applications is Thursday 2nd October at 5pm, and interviews are likely to take place week commencing Monday 13th October 2014 at The Jakemans Stadium, the home of Boston United Football Club.

One of our application packs can be obtained by contacting:




01205 364406


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:

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;

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


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