National Development Director

Following 5 highly successful years in the role, our National Development Director is moving on to an exciting new position as Director of Sport for Stonewall. This creates a unique opportunity for a creative and committed sports development professional who can demonstrate that they share the values of our organisation and the passion for creating wheelchair rugby communities.

GBWR is the National Governing Body (NGB) for the sport of wheelchair rugby in England, Scotland and Wales. In addition to the Great Britain team we have 22 teams across the country and we deliver programmes in Spinal Injury Units, military rehabilitation centres and as part of a growing number of charitable foundations such as those of Saracens, Harlequins and Exeter premiership rugby clubs. We deliver a national youth programme in partnership with the Lord’s Taverners charity, and we work with a number of partners to deliver our strategy. Our principal partner is Sport England who recognised the success of our delivery with year on year reward and recognition investment during the last cycle and has invested £1.75M for core market delivery until 2021.

Working direct to the CEO, and deputising for him in his absence, you will join a small, highly dynamic and focused senior management team which is totally committed to providing opportunities for disabled people to become part of vibrant wheelchair rugby communities. You will manage a delivery team of 9 and in addition to the administrative and management challenges there will be times when you have to roll up your sleeves and get stuck in with supporting them. This is an exciting time to join us as we continue to grow and provide more wheelchair rugby to more people. We are a dynamic organisation and as such changes to the core duties and responsibilities of the role may be required at times. If you are ambitious, believe you share our core values and are able to demonstrate them in your day to day working, then we would like to hear from you.

This is a permanent position based on 37 hour week. Our Head Office is at Twickenham and the successful candidate will be expected to attend regular meetings there but the role is essentially mobile.

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Applicant Instructions

Job Description & Person Specification

To apply: Applicants should forward their CV and a letter demonstrating how they meet the Person Specification to

Closing date: 1200 Friday 19 January 2018

Shortlisting: Applicants shortlisted for interview will be informed by email no later than Monday 29 January 2018

Interview: The provisional date for interviews is 6 February 2018