We're hiring! Development Manager opportunity at Women in Football

15 March 2021

We're hiring! Development Manager opportunity at Women in Football

Location: UK (home working)
Deadline: Friday 19 March
Position: Full-time

Women in Football (WIF) is recruiting for a Development Manager.

WIF is a network of women, men and non-binary people working in and around the football industry.  Our vision is an industry where all can thrive and reach their full potential.

We support and champion our peers.  We equip individuals and the football industry with the knowledge, expertise and collective support that drives real change. We work pragmatically in partnership with institutions, organisations and individuals to help them progress.

We are a small organisation with a big voice and a big impact. We have over 4,500 highly engaged members and we have huge ambitions to change the face of football forever. We are at an exciting stage of development.

The Development Manager will help support and grow WIF’s expanding membership, and WIF’s new Corporate Membership and Consultancy. You can read about examples of our Corporate Membership and our Consultancy projects here and here.

The Development Manager’s responsibilities include:

The WIF membership (individuals)

  • Help create membership materials such as new member welcome packs, and member questionnaires 
  • Help us identify and implement a new CRM (Customer Relationship Management) system so that we can continue to understand and support our members well.
  • Define WIF’s member groups, identify where there are gaps, and set and manage growth targets
  • Evaluate what we offer our members in line with the goals of our organisation
  • Develop a strategy to ensure member representation and voice  

WIF Consultancy and Corporate Membership

  • Research, identify and execute new business opportunities for WIF Consultancy and Corporate Membership
  • Build long-term client relationships that are successful for the client, and successful for WIF
  • Understand the needs of our clients and respond effectively with how we can deliver a solution
  • Prepare and deliver sales proposals
  • Manage our internal end-to-end project path
  • Research the market of our consultancy landscape and the key players in it and
  • Represent WIF at conferences and events where appropriate

The following are the characteristics and experience that we’re looking for:

  • A track record of membership development and community engagement work 
  • A track record of bidding for, winning and managing consultancy projects in the sports industry (within football would be an advantage)
  • Excellent project management skills
  • Excellent written, digital  and presentation skills

You’ll be UK based and able to work in the UK. We are unable to sponsor visas.

This is a full-time job and you’ll work from home: we have always been a successful remote-working team, even before the pandemic - and despite distance we are a small and tightly-knit team. You’ll report to the WIF CEO.

Diversity, equality and inclusion are in WIF’s DNA and our commitment to them is what drives us. We celebrate multiple approaches and multiple points of view, and everyone is welcome. If you work with us, you’ll be empowered to bring your whole, authentic self to work - to be you. We know that this is how you will thrive, and that if you thrive, WIF will thrive.

We want our workplace to look like the communities we serve. We welcome applications from all backgrounds and especially encourage applications from people whose ethnicity is underrepresented in the football workforce, people who identify as LGBTQi+, disabled people, people of faith, men, and people who have experienced exclusion or marginalisation.

We want this recruitment process to be as accessible as possible, but know that there might be more that we can do, particularly if you have experienced exclusion, disadvantage or discrimination, or if you have particular accessibility needs. We would be happy to provide any reasonable adjustments that you may require - please get in touch with us, and we can think together about how to make this process easier for you.

How to apply

Please send us your CV and a covering letter explaining why you want the role of Development Manager at WIF, and how you meet the characteristics and experience we are looking for.  Send these to by 5pm on Friday 19 March. Interviews will take place week commencing Monday 29 March.

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