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Club Development Officer (Capacity Building)

Reporting to:
       SPFL Trust Operations Manager

Salary:                   £24,352

Hours:                    35hrs/week - including evening and occasional weekend work

Location:              Tayside based with weekly visit to Glasgow

Contract:               1 year fixed term (potential for continuation subject to funding)

Pension:                6% of basic salary paid into an agreeable pension scheme

Holidays:              25 days plus public holidays

Other:                   The organisation provides Childcare Vouchers

The Scottish Professional Football League Trust - Overview

The Scottish Professional Football League (SPFL) Trust is the charitable arm of the Scottish Professional Football League and was established to lead and co-ordinate community engagement activities across all 42 member clubs.

SPFL clubs have a track record of credible and sustained activity, using football and physical activity as a tool to deliver positive life changes in the communities they serve. The SPFL Trust seeks to build on this reputation and co-ordinate projects that will be centrally funded and operate within and across the clubs.

Pillars of Activity

As a registered charity The SPFL Trust works within five key priority areas: Attainment, Health, Inclusion, Capacity Building, Promotion and Lobbying. Full details on the SPFL Trust can be found on our website

Job Purpose

Our Club Development Officer will be responsible for the development of a programme of work aimed at increasing the ability and capacity of a pilot group of SPFL clubs to engage with key stakeholders to improve the life chances of people within their local community.

Key elements of this post will include the provision and delivery of training, establishing networks and building relationships (both on behalf of the SPFL Trust and the pilot delivery clubs) representing pilot delivery clubs at local authority level meetings, evaluating impact and creating reports for the Operations Manager.

Finally, this role presents an exciting opportunity to use your initiative, knowledge and expertise to strengthen local communities using the unique power of football to engage those who are harder to reach. All of this activity will be informed by learning of key national stakeholders such as the Scottish Government, Local Authorities, SportScotland and the SFA, taking into account key strategies such as the national commitment around Changing Lives Through Physical Activity and Sport and the Active Scotland Framework, amongst others.

Key Tasks
  • To take responsibility for the successful preparation, delivery and administration of the Club Development Officer position in line with our strategic objectives
  • To network with external organisations such, but not limited to, as those in the third sector, local authority, health boards, job centres, community groups and other clubs to create partnership working opportunities
  • To work with clubs to better understand and fulfil their potential to improve the life chances of those within their communities
  • To ensure clubs increase their ability and capacity to support a variety of relationships within their communities
  • To organise and/or deliver training to clubs
  • To create & implement a monitoring and evaluation plan relevant to this role
  • To build and maintain relationships with partners
  • To be jointly responsible for meeting club and project targets in relation to recruitment, retention and outcomes
  • To demonstrate the commitment, capacity and experience of pilot clubs in the delivery of national outcomes
  • Adhere to the company’s Remote Working Policy
  • To provide written reports to the Operations Manager within agreed timescales
  • To represent the SPFL Trust, Clubs and projects at national and local events as required
  • To promote the belief and ethos of the projects and the SPFL Trust at all times
  • Undertake appropriate training requirements which will support your personal development and keep and accurate record of your CPD log
  • Undertake any reasonable tasks as required to successfully fulfil the objectives of the SPFL Trust
Person Specification

The SPFL Trust has developed the use of selection criteria to aid objective recruitment in line with Equal Opportunities Policy. Candidates must address all these criteria in their supporting statement.

Employment is conditional on the successful applicant undergoing reference and PVG checks.

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