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Netball Development Officer - Tyne & Wear and North Durham

England Netball

England Netball, formerly the "All England Netball Association", is the national body which oversees, promotes and manages netball in England.

8 Mar 2023
Full Time
Closing date
29 Mar 2023

Job Summary:

This role will be an expert on netball in the county, maintaining a shared, insight driven plan aligning to our adventure strategy and purpose. The NDO will empower and support our clubs, leagues, partners, volunteers, and workforce to join with us in delivering outstanding participation opportunities for members and participants. This role will predominantly contribute to the organisations game for life, thriving collective, extraordinary experience and resonant voice strategic destinations.

What you will do:

Members, Clubs and Leagues

  • Be an expert and champion of our membership and support packages available to individuals, clubs and leagues.
  • Understand the local club and league landscape within the county including their current position, ambitions and challenges.
  • Empower and support local leagues and clubs to deliver outstanding relevant activity recognising the needs of the audience.
  • Activate national initiatives, campaigns and approaches that support evolution of both club and league landscapes across the county area.

Participation and Programmes

  • Maintain expert knowledge and insight on the county; the landscape, population, facilities, workforce, netball provision and partners.
  • Ultilise knowledge, insight and mapping (in partnership with the Netball Development Community Coach where one in place), to annually plan a menu of inclusive activity, for every community that suits the needs of the local area, aligning to current national priorities, the adventure strategy, our purpose and key performance indicators.
  • Ensure local plans reflect ‘game for life’ ambitions aiming to deliver for every age and stage.
  • Proactively embed any new programmes or approaches into the local netball landscape in a considered manner.
  • Organise, promote, deliver and monitor England Netball programmes ensuring a sustainable financial model and a great participant experience supporting all stages of the participant journey.
  • Coach and deliver agreed sessions, camps and events.
  • Support the implementation of children and young people programmes in school, club and community settings.


  • Champion and continually demonstrate our purpose driven culture and embedded behaviors, supporting partners to share these.
  • Be the County Netball Association (CNA) Relationship Lead, working with them to collaborate on shared goals, a shared purpose and plan that aligns to England Netball’s Adventure Strategy.
  • Attend County Netball Association meetings and provide regular activity reports.
  • Establish and nurture local partnerships that align with our purpose and enable outstanding programme experiences and reach (including but not limited to the Active Partnership, Local Authorities, relevant local charities, facility providers, school networks).
  • Relationship manage local delivery partnerships via Partnership Agreements, ensuring quality delivery is provided across all deliverers of programmes.


  • Maintain engaging, accessible local communication channels that enable local landing of our ‘resonant voice’ campaigns alongside sharing local news.
  • Understand how we can reach consumers new to the sport that we are not already in touch with.
  • Grow and ultilise a menu of communication channels and contacts that is tailored to the audience (including but not limited to partner newsletters, websites and social media, wider social media connections, buy and sell pages and specific channels accessed by local communities).


  • Be responsible for meeting and monitoring local Key Performance Indicators; updating trackers and systems to demonstrate progress as required.
  • Maintain expert knowledge of all technical systems to provide insight, deliver and monitor programmes and delivery.
  • Generate programme income and manage small budgets following NDO financial guides to support sustainability.
  • Recruit, manage and support in accordance with our casual coach guidance any coaches required to deliver the annual plan.
  • Work with priority facility development projects to identify potential netball usage, access funding and ensure developments meet the needs of the local area.
  • Access local funding support and signpost potential clubs, coaches, officials and volunteers to relevant schemes.


  • Be an outstanding member of your regional team and the wider Development department, attending relevant internal and external meetings and collaborating with colleagues across the department and organisation, to ensure we achieve our shared purpose.
  • Be an advocate of and apply the England Netball moral compass.
  • Be a guardian of our game, ensuring it is a safe space for adults, children and young people to belong, flourish and soar.
  • Be dedicated to difference – role model consciously inclusive behaviours to embrace diversity and make netball a place where everyone can feel they belong.
  • Take personal ownership for continuous learning & development.
  • Where required support other organisation wide priorities.

Hybrid Working

The NDO will attend meetings, sessions and events in Tyne and Wear and North Durham, with occasional travel to regional and national meetings and events. The NDO is provided equipment to be able to work at home with time in the Newcastle office approximately once a fortnight to connect with the regional team. All travel to meetings, events and the regional office is covered through expenses.

This role would suit people who are:

Passionate about netball and are an ambassador for sports participation.

Committed to making a difference – and want to play a part in opening up netball to new and diverse audiences.

People Orientated – with the ability to enthuse, inspire and empower women to return and or grow their involvement in the game.

Understanding - able to acknowledge and support to overcome potential barriers to participation, whilst realising potential motives, aspirations and needs of women relating to netball participation.

Experienced working with volunteers/voluntary groups.

Knowledgeable about the geographical area (population and netball landscape) and England Netball participation products and programmes (desirable).

Coaches and leaders – have experience of, be confident and engaging either coaching, leading or facilitating young people and adults. Be able to adapt your style to the needs of the participants. In addition, either hold a level 2 netball coaching qualification or be keen and willing to gain appropriate coaching qualifications and or coaching experiences provided by England Netball.

Aware of health and safety and risk assessment.

A strong communicator - who can tailor your written and verbal communication appropriately to the target audience. It is a requirement to have a minimum standard of English and Maths at GCSE Grade C /4 or equivalent.

A natural organiser - are self-motivated, with the ability to work on your own initiative and lead and motivate others.

Flexible and adaptable reacting positively to change.

A confident administrator - have the ability to organise and administrate programmes including budgeting, venue booking venues, inputting participant information and answering enquiries. Having an awareness of promotion and marketing methods would be beneficial.

Able to use Microsoft Word and Outlook. A working knowledge of Microsoft Teams, Power Point, Excel, social media including Facebook and Twitter would be beneficial. Are comfortable to be trained on bespoke monitoring and insight systems.

Able to work some unsocial hours including at times evenings and occasional weekends.

Have a full current driving licence and access to a car for work purposes unless the role is based in an inner-city location with public transport links to all key venues.

How To Apply:

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£23,000 - 25,600

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