Job Opportunity: Sport Development Officer at the World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association

The World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association (WPBSA) serves as the global governing body for snooker and English billiards. In its pursuit of fostering these disciplines worldwide, the WPBSA seeks to appoint a dynamic Sport Development Officer to join its Sport Development Team.

Committed to nurturing snooker and billiards at every level, from grassroots to professional, the WPBSA Group, including subsidiary companies and key partners, has spearheaded numerous projects to bolster the sport’s presence globally. The Sport Development Officer, based in the UK, will spearhead WPBSA’s international development initiatives.

Candidates for this role must demonstrate the ability to work independently and flexibly, adept at navigating international, national, and local priorities. Establishing effective relationships with both professional and volunteer staff is crucial.

Key Details:

  • Location: Head Office in Bristol, with flexible/home working options available in the UK, subject to agreement. Some weekend and evening work may be required.
  • Salary: £28,000 – £30,000 per annum, plus benefits (dependent on experience), based on a 35-hour workweek.
  • Benefits include Private Healthcare and 20 days of holiday entitlement (excluding bank holidays).
  • Application Closing Date: April 26, 2024.

Key Responsibilities:
Project Management:

  • Collaborating closely with WPBSA stakeholders to develop sport development plans.
  • Managing and implementing action plans for various sport development projects.
  • Generating reports and presentations to showcase project effectiveness.
  • Maintaining relationships with external partners to support inclusive sport initiatives.
  • Researching and securing funding for snooker and billiards projects.

Support for Clubs/Academies and Playing Facilities:

  • Serving as the primary contact for club/facility support.
  • Overseeing the 147 Club scheme, including engaging clubs, developing resources, and conducting site visits.
  • Establishing communication processes for clubs to promote their activities.

Competition/Operations Support:

  • Collaborating with club facilities to develop event opportunities.
  • Providing support for WPBSA Group events as needed.

To apply, please send your CV and covering letter to by April 26, 2024.

The WPBSA upholds best practices in safeguarding and requires a Criminal Records Bureau check for this post. More information can be found on the WPBSA website regarding child protection policies.

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