Vacancy: Development manager

Location: Home based
Deadline: 11 Oct 2017
Hours: 37.5 per week
Type of Contract: 6 months FTC (minimum)
Salary: c£30,000 (outside of london) c£35,000 (London)
Interview date: w/c 16 October 2017

An exceptional opportunity has arisen within AoC Sport as we recruit on a maternity cover basis for the newly created post of Development Manager. We are seeking an enthusiastic and experienced professional with an understanding of the college sport sector and experience of working at a strategic level with community sport organisations to join our policy and development team. In this role you will lead on developing physical activity and sport programmes, ensuring the successful implementation of a range of externally funding projects. You will line manage our team of Regional Development Officers who also organise competition opportunities for colleges. You will need to establish and maintain effective relationships with a wide range of partners for which you will need strong communication and influencing skills. This is an exciting time to join our team as we plan to meet the challenges of the Government and Sport England strategies as well as achieving our aim of getting every student active.

To be successful in this role you must be able to work with a wide range of partners to achieve shared outcomes, be able to work collaboratively and lead a team effectively. You should be able to consider complex information and make appropriate decisions quickly. It is important that you can design, implement, monitor and evaluate projects to deadline and on budget. You should also value diversity at work, be prepared to work flexibly, manage multiple priorities and take responsibility for completing the job at hand to a high standard. If this sounds like you, we would like to hear from you.

Please refer to the job description and person specification attached below for more details about this role and our project section on our website to find out about our current projects.

Talk to us:

If you have any questions about the role please contact the HR team on 0207 034 9910 or alternatively you can email any questions to

For an informal discussion about the role please contact Donna Thompson on 07880 230532 or via email at


To apply, please send us your current CV along with a cover letter detailing how your key skills, knowledge and experience meet the requirements of the person specification for the role along with a completed equal opportunities form to Please note that your equal opportunities form will be separated from your application and will not be considered by the shortlisting panel.

Please note that all applicants must have the right to work in the UK to be considered for this role and will be expected to provide proof of this if invited for interview.

Your application must be submitted and received by 12 noon, Wednesday 11 October 2017.

**AoC is an Equal Opportunities employer**

Thank you for your interest in working at AoC.

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