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Maternity Cover (up to 52 weeks)

Salary circa £35k, plus expenses

Playing a leading role to help British Fencing – the National Governing Body for Fencing – strengthen its core market, the Programme Manager (PM) is a senior position responsible for driving sustainable activity in the Education sector. The PM works with national and regional strategic partners who are contracted to British Fencing to ensure growth and resilience in universities, colleges and other educational establishments. They also build new relationships with partners beyond the sports sector who evidence successes of engaging people in positive swordplay-related activity. This is achieved by working towards British Fencing’s Vision & Mission:

Vision – “A strong, successful and sustainable Fencing community”

Mission – “To inspire and enable people to start, stay and succeed in Fencing”

British Fencing launched an innovative Sabre:Lite project in 2016/17. The role will focus on maintaining student engagement in Sabre:Lite, amongst other innovations, as part of its education operational plan, e.g. Club in a Box, Student Membership, University Fencing Officers (UFO’s).

This maternity-cover opportunity (up to 52 weeks) is open to an exceptional person to join a strong and dynamic team at British Fencing, taking the lead on the NGB’s work with universities, colleges and other partners that could have a role to play in student fencing activity.   The role’s key responsibilities would be to deliver on BF’s Education objectives, namely:

  1. To ensure Fencing is available in every university
  2. To provide competition to improve retention and generate income
  3. To create a Fit for Purpose workforce to support HE/FE and wider programmes
  4. To support talent through HEI’s and FEI’s
  5. To increase student membership

The successful candidate will be educated to degree level with an excellent knowledge of community sport and the sports development landscape, in particular within an under-25 age group context.  Qualifications and/or in-depth experience in Project Management and Programme Sustainability are also desirable.  Highly skilled in finding creative solutions, they will be able to communicate effectively with a wide range of people and develop good working relationships in a complex stakeholder group.

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 Criminal Records Bureau 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 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 Louise Brimacombe, Positive Dynamics, [email protected] clearly identifying how your skills and experience are relevant to the requirements outlined in the job description.

Closing date: 28th April 2017

Scheduled interview date

Interviews to be scheduled: 3rd and 4th May 2017  

Start date: 5th June 2017

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