Saracens Sport Foundation: Senior Development Manager (Maternity Cover)

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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.
The Foundation are seeking to employ a Senior Development Manager for a maternity cover post for 11 months. The Senior Development Managers are the strategic operational leaders of the charity, they provide exceptional leadership and strategic direction, using their experience and expertise to drive growth and improve quality. The SDM is an expert in Sports Development and Sport for Good projects, who can provide guidance to Development Managers and Project Officers to ensure that we are constantly challenging the status quo, building better projects which have longer-lasting impacts, while growing the Foundations reach.
The post holder will work closely with the other SDM’s to ensure that the Foundations projects are being managed in a way that generates cross project working and reduces the risk of projects operating in silos.

Responsibilities/ Requirements

The roles and responsibilities to include but not limited to:

1. Senior Development Managers provide exceptional strategic leadership, they have the acumen to look at business and project performance and drive incremental growth and programme improvements
2. Provide strategic guidance and insight to the Foundation Operational Team, ensuring that business objectives are exceeded in time and within budget
3. Lead the strategic development, in close partnership with the Head of Foundation and the Chief Community Officer, of the Foundation – Exceeding all business objectives
4. An industry expert, who can support peers and staff to develop their key competencies, while ensuring staff feel valued and empowered to excel in their roles


You must have at least 3 years experience in project management within the sport for change or similar industry. It would also be beneficial that the candidate has extensive experience in creating and delivering project plans, business plans and charitable strategies. You will also be a people person with excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to build strong internal and external relationships intertwined with excellent interpersonal skills allowing us to shout about what we do.
The role is full time with weekly of hours of 37.5 hours per week. There will be an expectation of some weeknights and weekend working. Any additional hours worked during this period is taken back in lieu as per the company policy.
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.

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