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MLB London Series Legacy Manager

Baseball Softball UK

BaseballSoftballUK is the national development agency for baseball and softball in the United Kingdom. Our mission: more people playing baseball and softball in more places.

1 Aug 2022
Contract - Fixed Term
Full Time
Closing date
29 Aug 2022

Key Responsibilities

  • Oversee the creation and delivery of participation programmes that will create a long lasting and meaningful legacy from the Games.
  • Initiate and manage a wide range of mutually beneficial partnerships to maximise legacy impact.
  • Establish and manage the baseball and softball volunteer engagement programme related to the MLB London Series games.
  • Service and support the MLB London Series Legacy Steering Group.
  • Secure further inward investment into the MLB London Series Legacy Programme through strategic grant applications.
  • Provide event support to a wide range of activities around the London Stadium, across London and nationally where necessary.
  • Create a meaningful link between
  • the MLB London Series and the community of baseball and softball clubs and leagues
  • the MLB London Series and community of baseball and softball coaches and umpires.
  • Use the MLB London Series to engage with members of under-represented communities.

Programme Management

The role will oversee the creation and delivery of several targeted programmes. These will include:

  • Establishing First Pitch as a national Primary School Baseball and Softball Programme.
  • Establishing a Secondary Girls Fastpitch Programme.
  • Establishing Pop Up Community Clubs for young people through Sport for Development partners.
  • Oversee Club Development investment into established baseball and softball clubs and leagues.
  • Increasing the number of MLB60 programmes into universities.
  • Creating a Talent Development Hub in partnership with the University of East London.
  • Establish a National Schools Baseball Competition.
  • Oversee the recruitment and deployment of the MLB Coach Envoy programme.

Other Responsibilities:

As a member of the staff team, you will be expected to be prepared to contribute across a wide range of activities, accepting collective and individual responsibility, where needed and necessary. This may include becoming involved with regional work, directly delivering activities or working upwards to shape the strategic direction of the organisation. All staff are expected to be organised and administratively sound, assisting others where necessary.

  • To incorporate diversity and safeguarding into development plans and ensure relevant actions and targets are delivered.
  • To provide additional administrative and organisational support to programmes where necessary and directed.
  • To undertake any other duties commensurate with the level of the post as determined by the Head of Development.

Person Specification

The following are essential skills and experience required for the role:

  • Experience of effectively building and managing relationships with a wide range of stakeholders and partners.
  • Ability to create and execute strategic and operational plans, with a commercial focus where appropriate
  • Experience of reporting to partners and a stakeholder/management group via strong written and oral communication, often with tight deadlines.
  • Have a working knowledge of schools and universities, understanding the context in which they operate
  • Inquisitive & analytical, using insight to allocate resource to achieve outcomes.
  • Strong track record of event management – particularly involving schools and volunteers.
  • Effective budget management and a proven ability to identify and secure additional funding
  • Demonstrate strong communication skills – excellent verbal, written and presentation skills with an ability to influence and inspire others.
  • Organised, yet flexible with an ability to manage and prioritise a heavy workload to achieve multiple outcomes concurrently.
  • Be committed to equality of opportunity and demonstrate an understanding of diversity and safeguarding issues and good practice.

It is also desirable to:

  • Have a working knowledge and understanding of the structure and organisations operating in British baseball and softball.
  • Self-motivated and seeks to continuously improve own capabilities.
  • Competent in using a range of standard IT programmes and knowledge of social media.
  • Have a good understanding of community sport and experience of working within the sports for development landscape, ideally in London

How to Apply

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Additional Information

Contract - Fixed Term
Full Time
Job Type
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£32,258 - 39,826

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