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Head of Sport

Boccia England

Job title: Head of Sport Reporting to: Chief Executive Officer Direct reports: Competitions Manager, People Development Manager, England Talent Pathway and Classification. Purpose of the Job: • To develop and grow the boccia community infrastructure along with the development of agreed partnerships. • To create more opportunities for people to have a positive involvement in boccia through playing and participation. Hours worked: Full time. This role will include regular travel, some unsocial hours and supporting weekend events including overnight stays. Salary: Band 2 Based at: Hybrid (Home Based / Boccia England National Headquarters in Nottingham) with a requirement for regular travel throughout England. Key Accountabilities and objectives • Develop and grow the boccia community infrastructure. • Build a successful sporting pathway for boccia through both competitions and talent development. • Create an environment where players, coaches and volunteers prosper, thrive, and acquire the required skills and positive experiences in the sport. • Collaborate with key partners that help create more opportunities to gain experience of boccia. • Oversee the co-ordination of the rules and regulations of boccia in England in liaison with the Sports Committee Infrastructure – Grow more opportunities for people to play boccia. • Lead the development of a nationwide regional community boccia infrastructure model that supports the growth of local opportunities to play boccia. • Work closely with the Competition Manager in leading the effective development and delivery of the Boccia England competition programme. Pathway Support – Build and Develop a sport pathway in collaboration with the Head Coach and Talent Advisor. • Work with the coaching workforce to ensure effective delivery of the Pathway programme to include training camps and international competition participation in conjunction with home nations and Boccia UK. • Provide opportunities and an environment which fosters a positive culture for athletes to develop through our talent work. • Develop a simple, common talent ID framework incorporating effective classification protocols. People – Work in conjunction with the People Development Manager to implement and monitor the Boccia England workforce people plan. • Ensure that there are sufficient skilled volunteers and self-employed workforce such as tutors, to support the needs of the sport. • Ensure Boccia England provides quality training to the people delivering boccia, so they are appropriately skilled/qualified. Partnerships – Effectively collaborate with partners to help grow boccia. • Develop relationships with potential partners to facilitate new opportunities to further improve the sport of boccia in England. • Ensure local and regional boccia communities grow their capacity to deliver boccia through partnership support and collaboration. • Collaborate with education partners to co-ordinate the development and delivery of programmes that support the delivery of boccia to young people in education. People Management – Lead and manage the Competition Manager, People Development Manager, other designated staff, and coaches that supports the Boccia England Pathway. • Contribute, as part of Boccia England’s senior leadership team, to the overall leadership and performance of the organisation. • Ensure that the Competition Manager develops, promotes, and delivers the Boccia England competition programme, ensuring high quality events which promote participation and enable pathway talent identification where appropriate. • Effectively manage direct reports and the paid and voluntary coaching team, including defining clear roles and responsibilities, clear communication; setting appropriate objectives; monitoring and reviewing performance; providing support and guidance and personal/professional development. • Lead the classification team in Boccia England to ensure the athlete journey reflects potential international selection. Finance and Budget Management – Ensure effective processes are in place to manage and report on budgets. • Coordinate the annual budget planning and monitoring of performance against assigned budgets. • Effectively manage and monitor specific budgets for participation and development programmes, with clear means of measuring progress. General Requirements • Manage own workload effectively. • Demonstrate commitment to continuous improvement. • Provide excellent and timely customer service with both internal and external communications. • Use and share knowledge and expertise to promote boccia and develop Boccia England. • Be an advocate for Boccia England and the sport of boccia. • Any other tasks or responsibilities as deemed appropriate by the Chief Executive and commensurate with the responsibilities of the post.

Emma Holmes, Head of Operations.


NG9 2RS / Hybrid

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£35,000-£38,000 per annum





Placed on

Thu 8th February, 2024



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