Saracens Sport Foundation: Development Manager

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Saracens Sport Foundation is the charitable arm of Saracens Rugby Club. Working across Hertfordshire and North London, our vision is to inspire our community through the values of sport, physical activity and social opportunities as a catalyst for positive change, enabling the fulfilment of potential.
Saracens Sport Foundation are looking for a Development Manager to join our current team. The post holder will manage several Project Officers who are coordinating and delivering Sport for Change projects across North London and Hertfordshire. The post holder will take a strategic approach to project development and delivery, ensuring that the projects meet objectives and deliver impact on local people and communities.
You will be ‘hands-on’, developing, leading and delivering against the operational and Foundation targets set out within the Foundation strategy. You will manage a team to create and deliver industry leading charitable activities, while also being the key account holder for an area of work.
You will work closely with the other DMs to ensure that the Foundations projects are being managed in a way that generates cross-project working.

Responsibilities/ Requirements

Roles and responsibilities to include but not limited to:

1. Development Managers provide strong leadership as the key decision makers for programme areas. They are empowered to make decisions to improve projects and constantly think about project direction
2. Provides strategic guidance and insight to the day-to-day Project Officer team, taking a lead on project development in terms of project-strategy, planning and delivery
3. Ensures that work produced meets all objectives set, is done by the agreed time to the highest standard and achieves the best possible outcome for the Foundation
4. Assists in the development of creative ideas to improve projects, engage beneficiaries, and provide the greatest impact on people and communities


The role is full time (37.5 hours) and will be based at Allianz Park. There will be a requirement to work some weeknights and weekends to deliver some of our programmes. In return for working with the Foundation, we provide 25 days annual leave plus a company pension scheme, a ballot to access 2 tickets at home matches held at Allianz Park.

Salary: Competitive


Closing date for applications: 10th November 2019

Interview dates: 18th November 2019

Candidates should submit a short covering letter outlining suitability to the role with an up to date cv for the attention of Sangita Asani, HR Manager at recruitment@saracens.net

This is a direct recruitment campaign, no agencies please.

Please note that if you have not heard from us after within a week of the closing date, you have not been successful in the shortlisting process.