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Women & Girls Development Officer

30 January 2024

Club News

Women & Girls Development Officer

30 January 2024

Oldham Athletic AFC is seeking to appoint a person to lead on the development of the Women’s and Girls offer for both the club and Community Trust.

We are eager to further develop opportunities for women and girls of all ages and abilities to participate in grassroots football.

The Women’s and Girls Development Officer will support both the club and Community trust's football and education operations.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the development of all our Women’s and Girls Football programmes across a variety of age groups.

The Development Officer will also coach and lead the coaching delivery on several of our key Girls and Women’s football programmes. This post will complement the existing programmes and playing pathways that the OAFC and OACT have already developed U9-U16.

The postholder will work cross functionally with other all club stakeholders and external partners, to identify areas of greatest need and work together to develop pathways to enable women and girls to participate and enjoy playing football whatever their age or ability.

Role Objectives

  • Encourage women and girls’ positive mindset and motivation around participation in sport and physical activity, in particular their long-term participation in sport.
  • Work and partner with a number of agencies across a range of schools, sports clubs, community groups and service providers from the public and private sector.
  • Lead the governance and administrative duties as and when required and work closely with both OAFC and OACT.
  • Responsible and accountable to deliver recruitment and promotion of the Women’s full time 16-18 Education Programme.
  • Responsible and accountable to deliver football coaching sessions with OAFC and OACT.
  • Align Women’s Development Programme to the first team coaching pathway.
  • Contribute towards the development of a sales and marketing plan with the club media department.
  • Align the Women’s programme around the Clubs Purpose on a Page · May be required to work OAFC and OACT Women’s and Girls home and away match days, evenings and weekends and Bank Holidays when required.
  • Responsible and accountable for the progression pathways for players to reach appropriate level of participation. · Organise, manage and deliver other events as relevant to the programme, e.g. trials, tournaments, open days.
  • Responsible and accountable to deliver football and other activities that are structured, developmental , fun in line with the clubs safeguarding and health and safety policies.
  • Record and update attendance data for all programmes

Person Specification

  • Minimum FA Coaching Level 2
  • High level Communication, Teamworking & Interpersonal skills
  • Planning and Organisation skills
  • Safeguarding and First Aid Qualifications
  • Current, DBS Certification
  • Competent IT Skills
  • Self-starter, Growth Mindset and Resilient
  • Working knowledge of GDPR
  • High work ethic
  • High level of experience of working within Girls and Women’s Football
  • Ability to lead , coach and develop coaching staff

We promote the welfare of children and adults at risk and is committed to ensuring Safeguarding Practice reflects all statutory responsibilities, government guidance, recognised best practice and complies with the Premier League, Football League and National League rules.

The company expects all staff, players and volunteers to uphold and implement safeguarding practices at all times.

Equal Opportunities: We are equal opportunity employers and encourages applicants from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion, belief, marital status or pregnancy and maternity.

To apply for this position please send a covering letter, detailing why you believe you are the most suitable candidate for this position, together with a CV to

Closing date for applications: Friday 16 February 2024, 5pm.

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