Sports Development Officer

The Pony Club

Location: Warwickshire
Closing Date: Monday, February 28th 2022

Job Type: Business Development / Graduate / Home Based / Office Based / Training & Education

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Job Description

Location: Hybrid role: The Pony Club office in Warwick with agreed home-working

Job Type: Full Time – 35 hours per week

Salary: Competitive salary plus generous pension and health insurance

The Pony Club is the world’s largest equestrian youth organisation and the fourth biggest youth movement in the UK with over 32,000 members. Through our core values of fun, friendship and learning, we provide young people the opportunity to enjoy everything to do with horses and ponies – regardless of whether they have one of their own. 

It is an exciting time for The Pony Club as we look towards another challenging and exciting year of our five year strategy. To help deliver these exciting challenges The Pony Club is seeking a new member of the Development Team.

The Sports Development Officer will be responsible for supporting three sports committees, working together to develop the participation pathway and member experience. The wider opportunities sees this role impacting change across all four pillars of the strategic plan and reinforce our Charitable purpose.

Role Responsibility:

  • Strategically coordinate and support the growth and development of the sports.
  • Support the delivery of Health and Safety objectives.
  • Support the delivery of both externally and internally funded projects as appropriate.
  • Support the development of the volunteer workforce including coaches, instructors, officials and young leaders.
  • Share best practice and the range of opportunities across the Membership Pathway.
  • Promote compliance with The Pony Club health and safety policies.
  • Actively promote and encourage the ideals of the minimum operating standards for Safeguarding.
  • Ensure an integrated approach across the Pony Club Branches and Centres, alongside key partners from across the Equestrian, Health, Education and Community and Voluntary sectors.
  • Support the delivery of all projects across the Development Team.

Skills / Abilities

  • Ability to set and achieve targets to agreed deadlines
  • Strong planning, organisational and time-management skills
  • Ability to cope with conflicting demands
  • Ability to work strategically with partner organisations
  • Report writing

If this role excites you please send a CV and covering letter to:

The closing date for applications is Monday  28th February at 12 noon.

Please state Equine Careers when applying for this vacancy.


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