- Organisation: British Blind Sport
- Salary: £24,000
- Salary info: Fixed term contract until September 2014 with a possibility of a further 3 year funding thereafter.
- Job Type: Full time
- Closing date: 20 February 2014
- Location: Leamington Spa
British Blind Sport have been through some exciting changes over the past 12 months and as we drive forward with our new strategy to make a visible difference to blind and partially sighted adults and children through sport, we need someone to lead our ambitious fundraising programme.
As the National Disability Sport Organisation representing the visually impaired, our work varies from providing grassroots opportunities to working with international athletes, leading on sight classification for national and international competitions and developing educational resources to assist coaches and PE teachers to deliver quality sporting experiences for the blind and partially sighted.
We continue to develop strong relationships with National Governing Bodies of sport and national and local organisations that represent visually impaired people across Great Britain. Our next step is to have someone with the knowledge and experience to help increase participation opportunities and programmes for visually impaired people ‘on the ground’, through working with our partners and existing British Blind Sport specialist sport sections. Is this you and can you make a visible difference? An all-rounder, team player and experienced sports delivery officer would fit our bill! Could it be you that can make a visible difference?
- To have a passion for wanting to make positive change for our community
- To work with British Blind Sport Specialist Sport Committee members to develop ‘on the ground’ opportunities to increase participation and assist with empowering others to take forward sustainable new initiatives
- To be a team player
- To support the Sport Development Officer’s work with the National Governing Bodies by taking forward new and established links and initiatives across the visually impaired (VI) community to grow participation in sport
- To work with established VI networks to create direct initiatives to increase local and regional participation.
At British Blind Sport, we help blind and partially sighted people get active and play sport. Sport and recreational activities can enhance the lives of people with visual impairments, by improving their health and increasing their social interaction. We encourage adults and children to participate in activities at all levels, from grassroots to the Paralympic Games.
Please see full job description and person specification and application details atwww.britishblindsport.org.uk
Closing date for applications is 20th February 2014.
This role is funded by the Sport England Inclusive Sport Fund.