GB Flag Football – Men’s Silver Lions Manager (volunteer)

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The role

The Men’s Silver Lions Manager’s role is to liaise with the Silver Lions Head Coach to enable the smooth running of the team and effective delivery of associated practice sessions, international competitions, and events. They are also to support the Men’s National Programme Manager in delivery of the overall GB Flag Football Programme.

Responsible to:  National Programme Men’s Flag Team Manager
Length of term: After an initial three-month probationary period, this role is fixed for the duration of a competition cycle for the team, with the possibility of renewal. BAFA reserves the right to review the appointment at the end of each competition cycle. (The current competition cycle will run from squad selection until the internal cycle review in spring 2025.)
Position type: Voluntary.
Commitment: Up to 10 hours per week. This may vary depending on the point in the competition cycle and during planned events.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

This role description is not to be regarded as exclusive or exhaustive. It is intended as an outline indication of the areas of activity and will be amended in the light of the changing needs of the BAFA National Programme and the Silver Lions. The Men’s Silver Lions Manager will be responsible for:

● Supporting the development of the team in consultation with the Silver Lions Head Coach.
● Supporting the Silver Lions Head Coach with administration and logistics for player trials, practice sessions, meetings, training camps and international competitions and events.
● Ensuring sound financial management takes place through the use of open, robust management processes.
● Ensuring coaches, players and staff of the team are aware of and adhere to the National Programme’s risk assessments and welfare policies.
● Monitoring, evaluating and suggesting improvements for the team.
● Maintaining and demanding the highest personal standards from staff, ensuring that the National Programme Code of Conduct is adhered to.
● Liaising with all the other parts of the BAFA National Programme, where necessary.
● Maintaining excellent communication with, and reporting progress on a regular basis to, the Silver Lions Head Coach.
● Being well-briefed about any special needs of players and coaches and ensuring the reasonable adjustments are made for medical conditions, accessibility needs, etc.
● Protecting confidential information and adhering to BAFA policies.
● Abiding by and promoting sound ethics and BAFA National Programme policy, regarding equality, safeguarding, and health and safety to all persons involved with the team.
● Ensuring a positive team environment.


The Men’s Silver Lions Manager will be required to:

  • Have the ability to inspire, enthuse and motivate others.
  • Demonstrate the ability to manage individuals, groups and organisational interactions, especially in high-stress situations.
  • Have excellent organisational and management skills.
  • Have excellent communication and presentation skills (in both verbal/non-verbal and written formats).
  • Demonstrate good IT and administration skills, typically using Google Docs for organising, presenting, and gathering team information.
  • Show experience in a sports management role (flag football would be preferable).
  • Have a willingness to volunteer irregular hours, and travel both within the UK and overseas.
  • Possess a full current passport.

A satisfactory BAFA DBS check will be required before the post-holder commences the position.

Key competencies

● Ability to build positive relationships with staff, coaches, players and parents.
● Well-developed active listening skills, showing an ability to take direction, as well as to direct.
● A commitment to their own continued and innovative development.
● Convey an exemplary image that is consistent with BAFA values.
● Be fully committed to the development of British American Football.
● Highly developed level of professionalism and a collaborative approach to working with others.
● Highly committed to equality, diversity and inclusion, and to safeguarding individuals.

Diversity and inclusion

The British American Football Association embraces equality, diversity and inclusion both on and off the field of play, where everyone can bring their whole selves to the organisation. We encourage job applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates irrespective of their age, disability, gender reassignment, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marriage and civil partnerships.

How to apply

Upload a CV and a cover letter, explaining why you would be an excellent candidate for the role, by 9pm on Monday 8 April. If you have any questions regarding the position, please contact

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