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PARTICIPATION PROGRAMME MANAGER X 2 POSITIONS

19th March 2015

Salary circa £37k - plus expenses and incentive based pay

British Fencing, the National Governing Body for Fencing, is seeking two Participation Programme Managers to join their small but dynamic team. British Fencing is positioning itself at the leading edge of NGB participation work through innovative and insight-led strategies to drive sustainable participation. This is the opportunity to be involved by ‘changing the game’ in terms of its approach to delivering participation increase and long term sustainability in sport development.

Responsible for increasing participation at a grass root level, each Participation Programme Manager (PPM) will work with national and regional strategic partners that are contracted to British Fencing to support growth. In addition, the role of the PPM is to empower and support local delivery partners, committed to front line delivery, to engage and retain new fencers.

He or she will contribute to the achievement of the organisations objectives and targets, through the following:

  1. Grow the number of young (U25) beginner fencers
  2. Retain beginners of all ages in regular fencing activity
  3. Enable and support customer led transitions between fencing experiences
  4. Extend the reach of British Fencing to better access customers
  5. Foster an inclusive fencing experience

The PPM will be required to work towards these objectives through target driven and customer led programmes. Each PPM will have full responsibility for either one of the following:

HE Programme

  • An HE fencing offer that enhances student experience using a customer led approach, which will be delivered in a select number of universities across England.

Youth Programme:

  • A youth fencing offer that that responds to our young customer insights, needs and passions, of which will be delivered in a select number of youth groups operating within England.

All associated targets will be achieved by partnering with a range of organisations that have a track record of engaging with and retaining U25’s in sport and delivering sustainable programmes. Work is already underway to secure nationally and regionally recognised organisations to endorse this approach with their local delivery partners.

The successful candidate will be educated to degree level with an excellent knowledge of community sport and the sports development landscape. They will have proven experience in identifying, delivering and evaluating community projects that are customer centric.  Ideally candidates will be experienced in working with leading organisations in public sector sport (including the preparation of plans and reports), such as Sport England, British Universities and Colleges Sport, Youth Sport Trust, Sporting Equals etc.

He or She will be highly skilled in finding effective solutions and will be a persuasive influencer with strong relationship building skills.

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

This is a profession which is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and therefore an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check will be required.

How to apply

British Fencing is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sectors of society.  Any appointment will be made on merit alone.  For further information, please visit the main "Vacancies" page www.britishfencing.com/news/vacanciesandrecruitment/ to download a full job description and person specification. 

Please submit your CV (maximum 3 pages) with a covering letter (maximum 2 pages) by email to Dawn Brown, Personnel Dynamics, dawnbrown@personneldynamics.co.uk clearly identifying how your skills and experience are relevant to the requirements outlined in the job description.

Closing date - Tuesday 21st April

Interview date - 30th April 2015

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