Vacancy: Community Development Officer (Full Time)

Job Title: Community Development Officer

Salary: £18k

The Featherstone Rovers Foundation is looking to appoint a Community Development Officer. The position is to foster and support the growth of sport & Rugby League within the Wakefield District.

The successful applicant will report directly to the Head of Community Development and will work closely with all other members of the staff team and the Trustees of the award winning charity.

The role requires a highly organised individual who is self-motivated, able to work under pressure and without supervision. A team player who will endeavour to work closely with the current 3 full time members of staff supporting as necessary to achieve both individual and team goals. A sound knowledge and experience of Rugby League and other sports. The ideal candidate will be flexible & available to work evenings & weekends including Featherstone Rovers Home games.

Key Responsibilities

*Coordinate, develop & assist delivery of School Sports Partnerships

*Develop & deliver the Rugby League Development Plan

*Coordinate a number of small funded projects, these include Men’s Weight Management, Healthy Lifestyle programmes, Try Sport

*Develop the Featherstone Rovers Foundation Ambassadors Scheme, sustaining and creating positive links with community clubs and other voluntary organisations

*Arrange and deliver match day activities at Featherstone Rovers home games to increase attendances

*Additional work as requested by line manager to promote Featherstone Rovers Foundation


Person Specification

*Level 2 UKCC Rugby League Essential

*Level 2 in other sports would be desirable e.g. Multi skills, Football, Cricket etc.

*Safeguarding and Paediatric First Aid Certificates

*Experience of organising events E.g. Rugby Festivals, sports days, fundraisers

*Experience of coaching at Primary & Secondary school level

*Ability to manage own work load & have excellent time management

*Good IT Skills

*Must be reliable

*Be able to work as part of the team or individually and be physically active

*Have a Valid Driving Licence & use of a car is essential

This is an excellent opportunity for the right person to become part of a small team, working in a unique professional Rugby League environment.

The successful candidate will be subject to DBS check & references. To apply please send your CV and covering letter stating why you would be suitable for the position and email it to

The post is to be based at the The LD Nutrition Stadium, responsible to the Head of Community Development of the Foundation.

Closing date Wednesday 18th July 2018

Interviews to take place week commencing 23rd July 2018


For further information on the role please contact Amy Hardman on 01977 781671 or