Head of Community Development

Website England Boxing Ltd

Background

England Boxing is the National Governing Body for the one of the oldest sports in the world, one which has featured in the ancient and modern Olympics, the latter since 1904.

With its own heritage going back to 1880, the organisation is responsible for promoting and developing the sport at all levels, from grassroots through to the England talent pathway, and in turn passing prospective medallists on to GB Boxing. The organisation is a member of AIBA and EUBC, the World and European governing bodies respectively.

England Boxing has a robust strategy and funding plan up until 2022. The governing body is going through rapid change and, up until the pandemic, the sport was experiencing growth in both competitive and recreational boxing. Alongside being successful in delivering medals at international championships, the sport also has a significant record in delivering community programmes and activity in inner cities and local communities.

The clearly-stated ambitions in England Boxing’s strategy include the provision of enhanced support to the membership, in particular the delivery of comprehensive, consistent, community programmes to support clubs with the aim of making them more resilient and sustainable within their local communities. Club governance and grant application training is key. A team of regional Club Support Officers are in place to assist clubs and the Head of Community Development will manage that team to deliver this ambition.

Recent independent academic research has demonstrated a unique role that boxing clubs can play as crucial “hubs” within their communities. The learning from this research now needs to be disseminated to all clubs and other interested parties in England.

In order to achieve this, England Boxing is looking to employ a Head of Community Development to oversee and deliver this work – including the generation of funding – to support a broad-ranging community strategy that benefits boxing clubs and their local communities. The role will also play a full part in developing the overall England Boxing strategy and the recently-established England Boxing Foundation.

England Boxing is seeking to appoint a new Head of Community Development to oversee the delivery of comprehensive, consistent, community programmes to support clubs with the aim of making them more resilient and sustainable within their local communities.

The successful candidate will support a broad-ranging community strategy, Stronger Clubs, that benefits boxing clubs and their local communities. The role will also play a full part in developing the overall England Boxing strategy and the recently-established England Boxing Foundation.

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Closing date for applications is 1st February 2021.

To apply

In order to apply for this role with England Boxing, please send CV and cover letter to hrapplications@englandboxing.org

To apply for this job please visit www.englandboxing.org.