Dec 06, 2019
Partnerships and Innovation Manager - England Athletics - Salary £40,000 per annum - Closing date 15 January 2020
Partnerships and Innovation Manager Home Based England Athletics is the National Governing Body for the sport in England. We work in partnership with the wider athletics family, especially our member clubs, UK Athletics, Sport England & Commercial Partners, to grow opportunities for everyone to experience athletics and running, to enable them to reach their full potential. England Athletics also provides national level competition and is responsible for athlete development beneath world class performance level. England Athletics is a membership organisation with c1,800-member clubs/bodies and c181,000 registered athletes, which exists to provide services and support to its members and to promote and deliver athletics and running activities across all ages, event disciplines, ability levels and aspirations. There are also more than 7m who run each month in England, 3,650 licensed road races and 113,000 active RunTogether participants operating in more than 2,400 registered running groups. Our vision is that athletics will be the most popular and inclusive sport in England, led by a network of progressive clubs and organisations, and supported by a sustainable, respected and trusted governing body. In achieving this we will expand the capacity of the sport, sustain and increase participation and performance levels as well as influence participation in the wider athletics market. The Partnerships and Innovation Manager role will work on behalf of EA to lead, through collaboration, the development of new competition models to drive retention and growth of track and field participation with a specific focus on 12 to 23-year olds. The Partnerships and Innovation Manager will also collaborate with and maintain EA’s positive relationships with existing competition providers, utilise existing insight and research to inform this work and to raise awareness and knowledge of how track and field competition can evolve and be the best possible experience for athletes. The postholder will share this insight with key partners across the sport and work to define their future relationship with England Athletics. The role will be primarily focused on developing national partnerships, with the ability to deliver large scale retention and increases in track and field participation. The successful candidate will be educated to degree level or have the relevant experience, have experience of leading or working in a senior project or programme management role in athletics or a comparable sports body or NGB. It is essential that the successful candidate must have a strong knowledge or understanding and experience of athletics. The ability to travel and work flexibly will be a part of the role. If this is something you feel you have the drive, passion and ability to deliver then we would love to hear from you. England Athletics is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion or belief. How to apply To access the full Job Description and to apply for this post, please visit our website under the ‘About Us’ section, Work for us.
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