Vacancy: Sport Development Officer

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The World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association (WPBSA) is the world governing body for all disciplines of snooker and English billiards across the world. The WPBSA is looking to appoint a dynamic Sport Development Officer to work as part of its Sport Development Team.

The WPBSA Group (WPBSA, subsidiary companies and key partners) is committed to the development of snooker and billiards from grassroots to professional level. It has developed and implemented a wide range of projects that underpin the sport globally. The Sport Development Officer will be UK-based and drive WPBSA worldwide development projects.

Applicants will have an ability to work independently and flexibly, shifting focus between international, national and local priorities and be able to develop effective working relationships with both professional and volunteer staff.

  • Head Office in Bristol
  • Flexible/Home working available in UK subject to agreement. Needs to be available to work some weekends and evenings.
  • Full-time salary £28,000 – £30,000 plus benefits (dependent on experience) 35 hours per week
  • Private Healthcare Benefits
  • Holiday entitlement: 20 Days excluding bank holidays
  • Application Closing Date: 26th April 2024

The main duties of the role will include but are not exclusive to:

Project management:

  • Working closely with and utilising feedback/input from key stakeholders such as WPBSA Board, Chief Operating Officer, WPBSA Sport Development Team, WPBSA Group organisations, Regional/National Federations to develop key sport development plans working with the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer ensuring key WPBSA strategy is fulfilled.
  • Manage and implement action plans for a portfolio of sport development projects.
  • Create reports and presentations to demonstrate the effectiveness of projects managed.
  • Maintain key relationships with external partners for example but not exclusive to Sport for Confidence, World Abilitysport and Sense. Developing projects and competition structures through joint working with such partners to assist with enabling an inclusive sport for all.
  • Research and source funding opportunities for snooker and billiards related projects to support delivery of WPBSA strategy.

Leading support for clubs/academies and playing facilities:

  • Be the key contact within organisation for club/facilities support.
  • Oversee and guide the administration of the 147 Club scheme that includes:
    • Establishing initial contact with snooker clubs/facilities, engaging them in the 147 Club scheme and demonstrating the benefits from being a member facility.
    • Review and further develop key resources that assist with carrying out assessments of snooker facilities, key guidance documents for clubs and templates to assist clubs produce their own development plans.
    • Source key suppliers for the industrial benefits for the 147 Club. Developing and maintain relationships with key suppliers of industry benefits to enable smooth completion of delivery of those benefits to accredited facilities.
    • Conduct site visits of the club/facilities carrying out a detailed assessment of which level the club fits within the 147 Club scheme and understand sport development opportunities.
    • Maintain and develop key communication processes for clubs to publicise their sport development activity through the WPBSA Media Team including monthly Mailchimp newsletters.

Competition/operations support:

  • Utilising partnerships with club facilities to assist WPBSA Group organisations and key partners to develop event opportunities.
  • Where required support with the delivery of WPBSA Group events.

To apply please email with your CV and covering letter.

The deadline for applications is 26th April 2024.

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