Active Through Football Programme Manager

  • Employer Argyle Community Trust
  • Town / City Plymouth
  • Job Type Full-time
  • Salary Competitive
  • Closing Date 29/10/2021
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Job Description
Hours: 40 hours per week; evening and weekend work are a requirement of the post
Salary: Competitive plus benefits
Contract: Permanent position, full time.
Reports to: Health Manager and Business Manager
Area: Plymouth
Start Date: January 2022, earlier if possible
Closing date for applications: 29th October 2021
This post is open to Internal and External Applicants.

At Argyle Community Trust we are proud of our current health and well-being programmes and the benefits that these are bringing to individuals in our local communities. We are now looking for a passionate and experienced programme manager to work with our Health and Well-being team to lead and develop this expanding area of our work. The post holder will be responsible for the overall management and implementation of the Active Through Football project and its team of local deliverers.

The candidate must have good, in-depth knowledge of health, well-being and behaviour change processes. Experience of managing and delivering health, well-being and exercise interventions in a wide range of settings, including sports centres, workplaces and in a variety of community settings for adults is essential. Ideally, the candidate will have good insight into football development and a current understanding of sport for development.

We would also expect the candidate to have experience in managing delivery staff and local and national stakeholder relationships. An awareness of how Active Through Football is aligned to wider sport/community development and public health objectives is also expected. The successful candidate should also have experience of managing budgets, be innovative in how to achieve targets, fundraise and be used to delivering community projects against performance KPIs. A key element for the post is community engagement and therefore, the post holder must be able to reach out and develop relationships within local communities to ensure we engage with those currently not engaged in sport provisions within their local areas as well as developing a culture of positive opportunities to help those that are inactive.

The candidate must also have knowledge regarding barriers to participation and wider societal issues that prevent people from engaging in sport. The project will require the post holder to support hard-to-reach community members and be able to inspire them to re-engage with sport and physical exercise, as well as wider health and lifestyle workshops.

Argyle Community Trust is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age. Argyle Community Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all participants on our programmes and promotes robust policies to ensure that our staff and volunteers adhere to safe practices. The successful candidate will be subject to undertaking enhanced DBS checks prior to employment.
The post holder may be asked to fulfil additional responsibilities that align with the Active Through Football programme.

If you can meet the specifications and would like to be considered for the role, please complete our online application form and upload a covering letter and/or CV outlining why you would like to be considered for the post.

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