Mixed Ability Sports Regional Development Manager - International Mixed Ability Sports
This is an exciting opportunity for you to join the team and make a significant contribution to the future direction of our organisation, as well as to positively change the lives of many people. We are seeking an experienced, committed Regional Development Manager who will assist interested coaches, clubs and NGBs in developing their Mixed Ability offer. You will support key strategic partners, including County Sports Partnerships (CSPs), National Governing Bodies of sport (NGBs) and community sports clubs, enableing IMAS partners to engage effectively with more disabled people and other groups who face barriers to participation in sport.
- North of England, BD1 3ET
- Contact Name
- Mark Goodwin
- Contact Telephone
- Contact Email
- £24,174 pro rata with 28 days holiday including 8 bank holidays.
- Full Time
- Placed On
- Tue 23rd June, 2020
- 12:00am - Mon 13th July, 2020
- Sport / Activity
- Job Reference
- IMAS - RDM
About Mixed Ability Sports Regional Development Manager - International Mixed Ability Sports
Regional Development Manager
International Mixed Ability Sports (IMAS) is an award-winning not-for-profit organisation, who promote a radical change in the way we think of, join in, and enjoy sport, leading to a fairer and more equal society.
Mixed Ability was conceived to promote social inclusion and meaningful interaction between individuals and groups who would not necessarily share paths in their local communities. Over the past 10 years, the model has been adopted by more than 15 sports across more than 10 countries.
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Sport England funding and your role
For the next three years, IMAS will receive Sport England funding with the aim to grow the Mixed Ability Model across the North of England and lay the foundations for organisational sustainability.
This is an exciting opportunity for you to join the team and make a significant contribution to the future direction of our organisation, as well as to positively change the lives of many people.
We are seeking an experienced, passionate, and committed Regional Development Manager who can effectively assist interested coaches, clubs and NGBs in developing their Mixed Ability offer. You will have a key role in support key strategic partners, including County Sports Partnerships (CSPs), National Governing Bodies of sport (NGBs) and community sports clubs, enable IMAS partners to engage effectively with more disabled people and other groups who face barriers to participation in sport.
You can find the full Job Description and Job Specifications in Annex1.
Who we are looking for
The successful candidate will have some relevant experience and understanding of working in the Sport, Disability or Community Development sector, with particular reference to social inclusion and barriers to participation. They will also have a track record of independently manage and successfully deliver sport/community-based programmes.
Many of the participants have experienced – or still, experience – exclusion, social isolation, and segregation daily because of their perceived diversity. Mixed Ability is their only asset, access to their physical, social, and mental wellbeing, a space of equality, rights and equal opportunities. It is, in short, a crucial part of their identity.
With the current and fast deteriorating situation created by COVID-19, we believe 'physical distancing' should not turn into 'social isolation'. New initiatives and projects are needed. Bold, innovative ideas to ensure so we keep promoting social inclusion and social cohesion.
The application process
The closing date for applications is 12noon on Monday 13th of July 2020, however we encourage early applications.
Interested candidates shall send their CV jointly with a covering letter or a presentation video (max 2 mins, WeTransfer files are accepted) to firstname.lastname@example.org, with the reference: "RDM Application".
General enquiries or requests for an informal conversation about the role can be made to the same email address.
Applications will be reviewed as received. After the closing date, shortlisted applicants will be invited to complete an online interview including a presentation.
We look forward to hearing from you!
Regional Development Manager
Duties and Responsibilities
Job title: Regional Development Manager
E or D*
S or I**
Knowledge and experience
Understanding and experience of working in the Sport and Disability sector, with particular reference to social inclusion and barriers to participation
Understanding how to engage with Public and Private sector organisations, Sport National Governing Bodies, Sports Clubs and Community and County Sport Partnerships
Understanding of the Mixed Ability Model– (full understanding post appointment)
Understanding of community sports club management and sustainability
Experience of delivering community-based training and learning
Experience of working in non-sports settings to deliver sporting activity
Understanding of the Social Model of disability
Up to date training on safeguarding
Skills and attributes
Ability to develop and maintain successful networks of contacts and stakeholders
Proven problem solving, teamwork and decision-making skills
Self-starter who shows initiative and takes personal responsibility for completing tasks
Inspires trust and has credibility when talking to potential and existing partners
Excellent communication (written and verbal) and IT and social media skills
Able to show commitment to/passion for the Mixed Ability vision
Shows confidence when talking to a variety of people
Ability to work independently and use own initiative to address unexpected situations
Good time management and organizational skills, with excellent attention to detail
Creative, adaptable and dedicated
Educated to degree level, with sport, education or voluntary & community sector experience
Sports coaching or teaching qualification
Full clean driving licence
This post is based at home with regular visits to our Head Office in Bradford.
Post will require travel across the North of England.
The post is 2-year fixed term contract with a potential extension to a 3rd year subject to funding.
All contracts are subject to a six-month probationary period and clear enhanced DBS checks.
Salary based on skills and experience will be £24,174 pro rata with 28 days holiday including 8 bank holidays.
Flexible working hours are available for this post.
There is an occasional requirement for evening / weekend work.
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