Female Development Officer

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    Greater Manchester, England

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    HR Administrator Jobs

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  • Salary:

    Pension, PDR bonus

  • Contact:

    Kirsty Wilson

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  • Published:

    9 months ago

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Manchester United Foundation are recruiting a Female Development Officer to join their girls football development team. Manchester United Foundation works in some of the most disadvantaged areas across Greater Manchester, taking Manchester United to the heart of the community.

The Foundation delivers a wide range of educational, leadership and personal development programmes designed to develop young people to achieve their potential, with female engagement and development being a fundamental within those programmes.

Aligned to strategic objectives the main purpose of the role is to create and support the delivery of tangible and impactful activities that enhance the well-being, physical & mental health and employability prospects of girls and young women.

Key Responsibilities:
Leadership and Strategy

1.Create a fun, structured, safe & enjoyable learning environment that is inspiring, dynamic, challenging & educational.

2.Support the creation & development of activities that will increasingly challenge & enhance skills, shape a positive attitude and foster a confident approach to meeting the objectives of each programme.

3.Develop and manage effective working relationships with key stakeholders including the Premier League, The FA, Manchester United, partner schools, the South Manchester Girls League and other recognised funders.

4.Work with the Operations Director and the Girls Football Development Manager to manage, monitor, evaluate and innovate funding and service level agreement objectives to ensure they remain relevant, unique and aligned to the strategic vision of the Foundation and partners.

5. Contribute to the strategic planning and lead the preparation and implementation of engagement programmes in schools and other community settings.

6.Strategically support other divisions within the Foundation on the development and delivery of female only activities, e.g., STEM events, volunteering, employability workshops and work experience. This support will include the recruitment of participants.

7.As directed by the Operations Director and/or the Girls Football Development Manager attend meetings, seminars, workshops, networking events and exhibitions relevant to the role, proactively using information and learning to influence current and future programmes and activities.

8.Undertake personal development as and when required by the Foundation and the club.

9.Ensure that the Foundation's code of conduct is upheld in all activities, delivery and physical appearance.

Management and Operations

10.Work with the Girls Football Development Manager to ensure partnerships are satisfying all required monitoring and evaluation requirements including the management of budgets.

11.Coordinate and facilitate external events to support objectives and to foster a team ethos within the Girls Football division. In addition, support other divisions within the Foundation in meeting female engagement objectives and delivering football/sports events/tournaments & miscellaneous enrichment events.

12.Maintain registers, collect all relevant data, information and evidence of good practice to support funding conditions and for the formulation of case studies.

13.Uphold and promote the Foundation's Safeguarding policy and those of partners, working in conjunction with both Manchester United FC's Safeguarding team and partner leads.

14.Complete risk assessments to ensure a safe and healthy working environment at all times in accordance with Foundation and Manchester United Football Club's policies.

15.Arrange for all staff under your direction to be supplied with kit, ensuring all equipment and vehicles are maintained in accordance with policy and procedures.

16.Maintain FA coach license and other qualifications where applicable, ensuring all staff under your lead do the same.

17.Any other reasonable duty as may be assigned that is consistent with the purpose of the role and its level of responsibility, including the ability to work flexible hours and travel.

Education and Qualifications

Demonstration of academic achievement in secondary and/or further education.
Strong functional skills in Mathematics and English.
A full and clean UK driving licence (or recognised equivalent).
FA Level 2 in coaching football and relevant support qualifications.

Minimum GCSE Grade C or Level 4 in Mathematics and English.
NGB Level 2 coaching qualification in a sport other than football

Essential experience:
A minimum of two years experience working (paid or volunteering) with children and young people, preferably within a charitable, school or sporting environment.
Proven ability of engaging with a range of stakeholders and external partners in order to achieve strategic and contractual objectives.
Experience of scoping, delivering, monitoring and evaluating a range of educational and physical activity programmes for specific target audiences and hard to reach groups.

Experience of managing partnerships and programmes, demonstrating a passion for innovation, creativity and excellence.
Experience of working in school environments and knowledge of the National Curriculum.
Personal Attributes

Empathy towards others.
Ability to enthuse and communicate with children, young people and hard to reach groups.
Self-driven individual who brings life and energy to their delivery.
The capability to communicate effectively with all stakeholders.
Ability to be a positive role model.
Excellent organisational skills.
Ability to adapt and diversify delivery in programmes/sessions.
Innovative and able to convert difficulties into successes.
Ability to work effectively as an individual and as a team member.
Forward planner.
Effective communication skills (written, verbal and listening).
Excellent digital skills.

Manchester United is an Equal Opportunities Employer and recognises the importance of safeguarding children and vulnerable adults in our work place.