Job Description –Women & Girls Development Officer (3 year post – 17.5 hours per week)

£12,500pa (pro rata £25,000)

Based in and around Edinburgh

Job purpose:  To be responsible for the development, co-ordination, and implementation of a range of cricket and other sporting activity to help improve the confidence and self-esteem of girls and young women to take part in sport.

Reports to: Board of Trustee responsible for community programmes (Inch Park) / Women and Girls` Participation Manager (Cricket Scotland) – joint reporting line. 

Principle responsibilities:

  • In association with Cricket Scotland and its partners, to manage development of, and lead the delivery    of a number of projects to engage and inspire girls to get involved in the programme
  • To identify and work with local partners (schools, youth groups etc) to setup opportunities for girls and young women to engage with the programme
  • To ensure all girls are supported – both in groups and one to ones – in their personal development and confidence throughout the programme
  • To establish and run a leadership programme for 16+ young women, allowing them to develop key skills whilst volunteering – and providing support to younger girls and women within the programme
  • To provide support, training and guidance to local clubs on the issues facing girls and women today, and help ensure that their environment is appropriate and welcoming to receive interested girls and young women
  • In conjunction with local authorities and clubs run one off interventions and camps
  • Where appropriate, seek further funding towards additional activity to support the outcomes of the post
  • Manage specific budgets as assigned to each project
  • To ensure the welfare of all participants at all times, and ensure relevant guidelines are always implemented
  • Represent the Inch Park Community Sports Club, Cricket Scotland and the game in a positive and professional manner at all times
  • Carry out as appropriate administration and reporting tasks as required
  • To engage in continuous professional development

Experience:

  • Experience of working with young people – particularly girls and young women
  • An understanding of Cricket and its structures
  • Experience of working with volunteers
  • Experience of running events / youth clubs / festivals or similar activity
  • Experience of project management including budgets

Skills and abilities:

  • Coaching qualification to UKCC2 (or enrolled to complete within three months of starting)
  • Excellent communication, negotiation and interpersonal skills
  • Strong administrational and organisational skills
  • Ability to manage their own time, work on own initiative and also as a member of the team
  • Ability to remain calm, efficient and professional whilst working under pressure
  • Computer literacy (Microsoft Office)
  • An understanding of the sports development process.

Other Requirements:

  • Full driving licence and access to a suitable vehicle for business purposes
  • A commitment to equality of opportunity
  • High degree of energy, drive and motivation
  • Flexible attitude to work
  • Ability and willingness to work evenings and weekends within contracted hours, as and when required
  • Post subject to PVG check

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