The New Croft Foundation

Job Description
Title: Football Development Officer
Salary: Negotiable (email salary expectations with CV & Cover letter, please note this will be
dependent on experience)
Hours: Full Time (Please note evening & weekend work may be required)
Working Location: The New Croft, Chalkstone Way, Haverhill, CB9 0BW
Line Manager: Head of Foundation
Purpose of post: To support the delivery of our grassroots football provision, community
football programmes and support the delivery of our community football development plan.

Role Objectives:

• To support the delivery of our community football development plan.
• To provide football development support and advice to our grassroots football provision
and the wider community.
• To lead on the recruitment, training, and development of volunteer coaches.
• To support efficient day to day operations of our football in the community programs at
The New Croft Foundation.
• To support and lead in providing excellent sporting facilities, therefore increasing
physical activity on The New Croft site.
• To lead in developing community programmes to support the introduction and retention
of new participants within football activity.
• To support, form and grow new community health and wellbeing activities within the
local area, with a focus on collaborating with people with disabilities, ethnic monitory
groups and reducing anti-social behavior.
• To support the delivery of our marketing plan which includes our social media platforms.
• To be a positive team member, bringing creative and innovative ideas to a forward
thinking team.
• To always work safely, efficiently, and effectively.
• To work with key partners both locally and regionally.


Person Specification:

Key Skills and Experience Required – Mandatory
• A passion, knowledge and understanding of Football Development.
• A passion, Knowledge and understanding of Sports, Leisure, and community facilities.
• Excellent communication skills – written and verbal.
• Excellent IT skills, including the use of Microsoft Office applications.
• Excellent internal & external stakeholder relations and customer service skills.
• Excellent time management and prioritisation skills.
• Ability to play a key role as a part of a team and can demonstrate individual initiative.

Key Skills and Experience Required – Desirable
• A degree level qualification or at least two years’ sports development experience.
• A good knowledge of the work and role of the Haverhill Community Sports Association
(HCSA) and The New Croft Foundation.
• Practiced at developing networks and relationships with a variety of stakeholders to
support the delivery of strategic priorities.
• Knowledge and understanding of working with volunteers.
• A UEFA C or above coaching qualification.

If you feel you demonstrate the necessary skills and attributes required to fulfil the criteria
of this vacancy, we will welcome your application. Please note this is not a specific coaching
role but will include elements within the position.
Should you wish to apply, please email your CV with a covering letter explaining why you are
suitable for this role to peterbetts@thenewcroft.co.uk by 9am on Monday 1st July 2024.
Successful applicants will be contacted via phone or email by Thursday 4th July 2024. Should
you not receive any correspondence from us on this date, this will mean that unfortunately
you have not been selected for interview. Please note interviews will take place week
commencing Monday 8th July 2024.
If you have any questions regarding the role, please email peterbetts@thenewcroft.co.uk or
phone 07539 229114.