Vacancy: Head of Sport & Education

Watford FC Sports & Education Trust are looking to recruit a full-time (40 hours per week) Head of Sport & Education who will be responsible for the strategic development of the Trust’s sport and education provision.

 Head of Sport & Education

 Salary: Dependent on experience and qualifications.

 Note: A company car is provided to the successful candidate.


Do you want to make a positive difference to peoples’ lives? Do you want to work for an organisation whose staff are passionate about improving lives and enhancing communities, through the power of sport and education?

Are you an enthusiastic, motivated and committed individual with high standards and a strong work ethic? If so then you may be the person we are looking for.

We are looking to recruit a full-time (40 hours per week) Head of Sport & Education who will be responsible for the strategic development of the Trust’s sport and education provision. You will oversee the delivery of our Premier League (PL) funded programmes such as: Primary Stars, Girls and PL & BT Disability, as well as other projects such as player development centres and our football and education schemes.

We are looking for someone who can support and develop staff associated with these and other projects, as well as work with a range of partners across the public, private and voluntary sector, to further enhance our current sport and education offers.

The job holder will be a key decision maker, working closely with the senior leadership team to help shape the future direction and sustainability of the Trust. This post presents an exciting opportunity for a dynamic and hard-working individual to join our team.

The ideal candidate will have the following:

  • A teaching qualification or a relevant degree (e.g. sports development).
  • At least five years working within the sport or education sector, ideally at a senior management level, with experience of managing staff and projects.
  • Success in building relationships and working collaboratively with a range of partners.
  • Proficient IT skills.
  • Experience of managing and reporting on budgets.
  • Experience of securing funding for sports/education based projects or initiatives.
  • A full and valid UK Driving Licence.

Applicants will need to have a flexible approach to work and be able to work some evenings and weekends. In return for your dedication, we will support and develop the successful candidate.

To request an application form and job profile please contact Sam Gillings on 01923 496352 or by email at sam.gillings@watfordfc.com

Please then apply by sending your application form and a covering letter, outlining your suitability for the position by e-mail to Sam Gillings, or send by post to Sam Gillings, Trust Administrator, Watford FC’s Community Sports & Education Trust, Vicarage Road Stadium, Watford, Herts, WD18 0ER. Please note that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.


Closing Date: Monday 24 April – 9am

Interview Date: Wednesday 3 May


Watford FC’s Community Sports & Education Trust is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. The necessary Disclosure and Barring Service check will apply to this post.