National Programme Team Manager – Women’s Flag (volunteer)

Posted 3 weeks ago

The role

The British American Football Association (BAFA) is the recognised National Governing Body for the sport of American football in the UK, both contact and flag. BAFA is responsible for all regulatory, competition, performance and development aspects of the game.

The primary aim of the Team Manager role is to liaise with the Women’s Flag Head Coach and the GB Operations Manager to enable the smooth running of the team and effective delivery of associated practice sessions, international competitions and events.

Responsible to: Arran Harrison, GB Operations Manager
Length of term: After an initial three-month probationary period, this role is fixed for the duration of a competition cycle for the Women’s Flag. BAFA reserves the right to review the appointment at the end of each competition cycle.
Position type: Voluntary
Suggested hours: up to 10 hours per week. This may vary depending on point of 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.

The National Programme Team Manager will be required to:

  • Support the development of the team in consultation with the Head Coach
  • Support the Head Coach of their team with administration and logistics for player trials, practice sessions, training camps and international competitions and events.
  • Assist the Head Coach in delivering all aspects of an international tournament programme (including those outside of organised IFAF competitions).
  • Ensure sound financial management takes place using open, robust management processes.
  • Ensure coaches, players and staff of the team are aware of and adhere to the National Programme’s risk assessments and welfare policies.
  • Monitor, evaluate and suggest improvements for the team.
  • Maintain and demand the highest standards from staff, ensuring that the National Programme code of conduct is adhered to.
  • Liaise with all the other parts of the BAFA National Programme, when and where necessary.
  • Maintain excellent communication with, and report progress on a regular basis to the Head Coach
  • Provide a Review Report within one month of each tournament/competition/major event.
  • Be well-briefed about any special needs of players and coaches (i.e., medical condition, accessibility needs etc.).
  • To undertake other duties from time to time, as reasonably requested by BAFA.
  • The Team Manager may delegate some, but not all, of these duties to other GB National Team Staff, but retains overall responsibility for the technical and operational aspects of their team.
  • Protect confidential information and adhere to BAFA policies.
  • Abide by and promote sound ethics and BAFA National Programme policy, regarding equality, safeguarding, and health and safety to all persons involved with the team.
  • Ensure a positive team environment.

Requirements – essential

  • The ability to inspire, enthuse and motivate others.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage individual(s), groups and organisational interactions, especially in high stress situations.
  • Excellent organisational, administration and management skills.
  • Good communication and presentation skills (in both verbal/non-verbal and written formats).
  • Good IT and administration skills; Microsoft Word for reports, Microsoft Excel for reports, and Microsoft PowerPoint for presentations.
  • Full current passport.

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

Requirements – desireable

  • Significant experience in a senior operational role working in a high-performance environment.
  • Willingness to “work” irregular hours, and travel both within the UK and overseas (in agreement with BAFA), with overnight stays and weekend work.
  • Knowledge of international competition rules and regulations.
  • Attended appropriate safeguarding and equality training.
  • Clean and valid driving license.

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.
  • Conveys 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 collaborative approach to working with others.
  • Highly committed to equality and diversity.

Additional responsibilities

Job descriptions cannot be exhaustive and the post-holder may be required to undertake other duties broadly in line with the above key responsibilities.

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.

To apply

Upload a CV and a cover letter indicating which team you would like to apply for and explaining why you’re the best candidate for the role by 9pm Friday 9th June. If you have any questions regarding the role, please contact

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