Closing Date: 21 February 2018

Employer: Saints Saints Southwest

Location: South West      

Contract: Full Time

Salary: Competitive                  

Interview Date: Friday 23rd February 2018

Entry Level:  FA Level 2 and relevant Sports Degree


The successful candidate will be part of a professional team of Saints Southwest coaches, coaching young people using the Saints methodology, providing participants with an opportunity to develop on and off the pitch. You must be flexible and adaptable with high levels of self-motivation. Available to work late afternoons, evenings and occasional weekends. Good communication skills will be vital for regular interaction with current and prospective new clients players, staff, parents and external representatives while representing the Club in a professional manner at all times. Further to the role of Development Officer, this exciting opportunity will require successful applicants to deliver creative and enthusiastic sessions in accordance with the Saints Southwest expectations.


  • To lead, manage, enhance and influence the development of a team of coaches
  • To ensure the team works effectively to deliver the Saints Southwest programme
  • Maintain and grow relationships with internal and external partners
  • To organise and deliver various sessions to the highest standards
  • Actively generate and manage new business leads
  • Qualify new business opportunities through cold calling
  • Schedule introductory meetings for team members
  • Manage prospect relationships through punctual follow up calls and email correspondence
  • To support the coaching programme ensuring all deliverables are executed with precision
  • To promote Saints Southwest programmes through the delivery of taster days/sessions
  • To exceed targets that are in place/Executed an agreed development plan
  • To actively promote/market events and programmes
  • Support general administration


If you are successful you can look forward to:

  • Competitive hourly rate
  • Kit and equipment
  • Full SFC Under Armour Uniform
  • Learning and development from CPD sessions covering a variety of topics
  • Experience of working within an innovative club
  • Deliver community coaching sessions and help to make a difference

Person Specification

Education and Training:

  • FA Coaching Qualification (Level 2) or Youth Leadership Award for at least 1 year (essential)
  • FA Coaching Qualification (Level 3) (desirable)
  • Ability to demonstrate numeracy and literacy skills  (essential)
  • Competent in a range of information technology applications, including word processing and spreadsheets (desirable)
  • First Aid (essential)
  • Safeguarding (essential)
  • Full driving licence (essential)



  • Experience of working with hard to reach young people (essential)
  • Experience of running events and activities (essential)
  • Experience of working with diverse communities and in particular working with targeted groups in sport, education and leisure (essential)
  • Experience of delivering  outreach programmes at a local level for  local communities (desirable)
  • Experience of working within a professional sports environment (desirable)



  • Able to work using own initiative  and manages time and prioritises work in an effective and productive way(essential)
  • Communicates orally in a fluent and concise manner (essential)Able to produce appropriate, clear written communication (essential)
  • Able to use Substance (desirable)
  • Establishes and maintains constructive and open relationships with a wide range of people, achieving positive shared outcomes and sharing feedback (essential)
  • Displays a sound understanding of equality issues, respecting and valuing individuals diversity and variety of contributions (essential)
  • Maintains confidentiality, shows integrity and is reliable and trustworthy (essential)

To apply for this vacant position please send CV [email protected].

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