Canoe Wales is recruiting a part-time Regional Development Officer who will work within the Canoe Wales Development Team but lead on responsibilities related to club and volunteer development.
As a Regional Development Officer, you will be the main point of contact between Canoe Wales and the volunteers and professionals in Wales who are developing paddlesport opportunities for a wide range of people. Your job is to get more people paddling – by supporting our clubs to grow and develop, assisting with publicising and organising special events in your region, developing initiatives to encourage underrepresented groups into paddling, and working with local stakeholders to develop new venues and opportunities for paddlesports.
This is a challenging role that requires creativity, strategic thinking and amazing people skills – you’ll spend a lot of time on the road (when conditions allow) meeting with clubs and paddlers and you’ll be working with a small budget and limited time to do everything you might like to do. But it’s also an exciting opportunity to make a real difference if you’re passionate about getting people outdoors and enjoying our beautiful lakes, rivers and coastline.
This role is for someone who is creative, hard-working and great at communicating – with lots of great ideas for how to get people paddling and the organisational and people-skills needed to make them happen. You need to be extremely adaptable, willing to travel and work evenings/weekends, and comfortable managing your own schedule and workplan.
You also need to be comfortable working on your own out of your home office with remote support from the CEO and the other members of your team.
For more details, including a detailed job description & person specification, please see our vacancies page - https://www.canoewales.com/vacancies
If any interested candidates have further questions, you are welcome to our CEO Alistair Dickson (07548 342476, firstname.lastname@example.org) for an informal conversation about the role.