Development Officer – vacancy

The ECF has a vacancy for a Development Officer, a new post aimed at growing chess at all levels across the country.

The Development Officer’s main areas of responsibility will be —

Assisting with the revival of grassroots chess; training local organisers; bringing more juniors into local clubs; promoting social chess and community events; encouraging chess organisations to recruit more children and young adults; supporting new formats of events aimed at bringing a wider layer of players into organised chess; raising chess’s public profile; and assisting the ECF with national and local fundraising. Further details can be found in the Development Officer Specification here

The ideal candidate will be an active chess player with experience of various levels of chess. They should also have an interest in approaching sponsors and other stakeholders, and in media, public relations and marketing.

The Development Officer will report to the CEO and will work closely with the Directors of Home Chess, Women’s Chess, Junior Chess and Education and International Chess.

The post will be part-time and be remunerated, with an additional bonus opportunity based on the delivery of performance-related targets including in particular membership fee revenue growth.

The ECF is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

Interested applicants should send a CV and covering letter to office@englishchess.org.uk. Applications should be received no later than 5th July 2019.

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