National Development Manager
- Title: National Development Manager
- Type: Managerial
- Employer: CPSA
This role carries responsibility for the overall development of clay target shooting at grass roots level, leading to improved satisfaction amongst existing participants and greater retention of both newcomers and regular shooters. It requires extensive liaison with grounds, to enhance the benefits of the CPSA club membership scheme, and volunteers at a local and regional level to promote and encourage new and on-going initiatives. This will be achieved by raising the profile of the sport locally, making it an accessible and recognised sporting pursuit and providing opportunities for people to try the sport and develop their skills at club and Registered competition levels.
04. Main Duties/Responsibilities:
• Liaise with, give leadership and support to the volunteer network across counties and regions to further the development of clay target shooting at grass roots level.
• Liaise with ground owners and key staff to support the development of an excellent shooting experience for CPSA members.
• Develop and implement appropriate initiatives and encourage grounds to promote opportunities for shooters to increase retention including collaboration with the Disability Shooting Project.
• Coordinate and roll out a programme of regular Have-a-Go days, ensuring effective local support and promotion, to raise awareness of the sport at a local level.
• Support the inter-club competition at county level for C-class and unregistered shooters.
• Ensure that clubs, grounds and counties are well connected to, and represented at, local forums including with County Sports Partnerships.
• Establish relationships with key education institutes to promote the sport further.
• Ensure that development opportunities, initiatives and support available from other organisations are brought to the attention of participants, coaches, referees, clubs and grounds and county committees to ensure that Shooting takes best advantage of such offers. These will include, but are not limited to, Sportivate, Sport Makers, for example.
Safety and Standards
• Adopt and promote the highest safety standards in all aspects of shooting.
• Encourage and support the highest standards of coaching and refereeing at all grounds.
• Act as a local, regional and national advocate for the CPSA.
• Support the promotion of events, courses and competitions and CPSA membership at local, regional and national level.
Management & Administration
• Support, promote and uphold the Association’s formal policies and procedures.
• Plan, deliver and account for the most effective use of the budget allocated.
• Ensure effective communication is maintained at all times with colleagues, Directors, volunteers and ground owners and staff as well as colleagues within other agencies.
• Maintain accurate records and provide reports as directed on a timely basis.
• Build effective working relationships with key contacts, whether volunteers or professional staff, and present a highly professional image of the Association at all times.
• Ensure effective direction and support of all staff working in development, whether volunteer or professional.
Other requirements of the post-holder
• Occasional attendance at Championships and events.
• Handle telephone enquiries as part of the head Office support team.
• Deal with membership queries and applications.
• Provide support as necessary and appropriate to other staff and functions of the CPSA in relation to its role as a National Governing Body.
• Other duties as from time to time may be expected, commensurate with the skills, knowledge and experience of the post-holder.
05. Tools and Equipment Used:
MS Office Suite (Word, Publisher, Powerpoint, Excel etc)
Other appropriate IT systems, software and hardware as required by the job role, with appropriate training being given where necessary
06. Working Relationships:
• Senior Management and Directors
• Other Members of Staff
• County & Regional Committees
• Colleagues within the England Development Group of British Shooting
• Suppliers and sponsors
• Ground/ Club Owners
• Local and regional media
• Schools, colleges and Higher Education
• Cadets, scouts and other uniformed groups
• Wider stakeholders including funding agencies, local authorities, CSPs, police and other shooting bodies
07. Working Conditions:
An open plan, modern style, fully equipped office is provided for all day to day work by the HQ Team. Any work requiring careful concentration, or work of a confidential nature, can be performed in a separate room.
Risk assessments are carried out annually to ensure working conditions meet Health and Safety requirements. Work at other locations may be required eg attendance at Championships and Ground visits.
The nature of the job will require the post-holder to be mobile with their own reliable transport. Mobile communications and IT equipment will be provided by the Association.
08. Contract terms:
This post is funded through British Shooting from the Sport England Whole Sport Plan for Shooting. This plan runs until 31st March 2013 and the post is therefore funded until that time. The role may be extended beyond that time subject to securing adequate external funding.
Special Instructions: Please send a copy of your current CV together with a covering letter describing how you meet the criteria above and demonstrating how your experience, knowledge and enthusiasm make you an excellent candidate for this job.
Applications should be sent to Nick Fellows, Chief Executive, CPSA, Edmonton House, Bisley National Shooting Centre, Brookwood, Woking, Surrey GU24 0NP or by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Closing date for applications is Thursday 19th January with interviews expected to be held at Bisley on Friday 27th January 2012.
For more information please see document attached.
Closing Date: 19.01.2012