Sunday, 4 December 2011

The Justin Campaign Is Recruiting! - Head Of Professional Game

Head of professional game – Voluntary – part time approximately 8 hours a week

About the Justin Campaign

The Justin Campaign (JC) is the FA’s adopted campaign to tackle homophobia in football. We challenge discrimination and prejudice against LGBT people in order to create welcoming and inclusive football environments. We aim to see football and wider society value the contributions made by LGBT people. The JC is a fast-growing organisation working with partners at the highest level of football, both domestically and internationally. We focus our efforts on four key areas of work: grassroots football, arts, education and Football V Homophobia (FvH).

About your role

With the adoption by the FA of our key initiative Football v Homophobia, we will see a large increase in contact with professional clubs over the forthcoming years. Your role is to manage the relationship with professional clubs, and to ensure a joined up approach on behalf of the campaign. This will involve working closely with the director for FvH, and the directors of other campaign areas to ensure that we offer the most appropriate support to help professional clubs tackle discrimination and prejudice against LGBT people.

The Key responsibilities of the role include:

· Developing a strategy to ensure the JC supports football clubs to achieve our vision

· Developing a clear approach to professional clubs to get them involved with FvH and other campaign work

· Managing contact with professional clubs and their representatives

· Working with the director of FvH to ensure that FvH works for professional clubs

· Recruiting, organising and managing volunteers to fulfil various functions within the professional game team

About you

You will have a keen interest in both football and the social justice agenda. You understand the importance of the work of the Justin Campaign and are keen to get involved. You have excellent people skills and are good at communicating over email and telephone to build relationships of trust and support. You also have the ability to manage several tasks and projects at the same time, knowing that you will be balancing communication with up to 90 professional club over the course of the year! You are a proactive, initiative taker who would love to get your hands into this project.

To apply for this position, please send a copy of your CV and a covering letter to Megan Worthing-Davies: If you have any questions please contact Megan on 07814 036789.

The final date for all applications is 1pm, 14th December.

We welcome applicants from both within and outside the LGBT community. The Justin Campaign is predominantly a Brighton based campaigning organisation. Volunteers will be expected to attend some meetings in Brighton.

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