Club Development Manager

Job description

The Role


The Club Development Manager shall actively contribute to the leadership team that will develop, manage and deliver key projects in line with the strategic plan. The role also has a significant part to play working closely with the Sport Director to ensure the ongoing operational activities of the Federation are successfully met aligned to the objectives as detailed in the annual sport business plan.

The Club Development Manager shall bring industry-related knowledge, sport contacts and overall sport management experience to FITEQ.



Key Relationships


  • Head of Club Development (line report)
  • Sport Director
  • Sport Development Managero Continental Development Managers
  • Continental Development Managers
  • National Federations
  • Teqball Clubs


Key Responsibilities


Together with the Head of Club Development, the primary responsibilities of the Club Development Manager include but are not limited to the following:


  • Oversee the development and management of the club development programme
  • Oversee the development and implementation of the club development programme
  • Drive the delivery of the club development programme
  • Develop strong partnerships with partner clubs
  • Regularly review the management and administration of partner clubs
  • Implement and maintain a clear communication with the partner clubs, moreover, encourage partner clubs to strengthen the relationship with other clubs and their National Federation
  • Continually review membership demographics to analyse any trends both positive and negative
  • Research and access all funding opportunities for the club development programme and its partner clubs
  • Set strategical and operational requirements to be accomplished through organised trainings, courses, events and other activities
  • Improve marketing & promotion activities of the club development programme and its partner clubs
  • Embrace and implement new ideas for the club development programme
  • Support the relationship with National Federations and Event Organisers relating to the operational mechanics of FITEQ
  • Provide administrative, operational support to National Federations, Event Organisers, FITEQ Committees and the Executive Board
  • Regular reporting to the Senior Leadership of FITEQ
  • Complete other such duties and activities as directed by Head of Club Development and Sport Director


Personal Profile and Experience


The personal profile and experience of the Club Development Manager shall include but are not limited to the following:


  • Minimum 3 years of experience in a similar position
  • Values driven with the ability to inspire colleagues and be a true ambassador for Teqball
  • Broad knowledge of international sport, sporting federations and project / competition management and operations
  • Racquet and/or tournament-based sport experience
  • Accuracy and attention to detail while maintaining a long‐term view
  • Proven track record of providing managerial leadership to a multi-disciplinary team
  • Ability to work and navigate within a small, growing structure
  • Proven track record in leading complex change management projects; including budget and risk managemento Demonstrable success in project management and supervision in a similar position
  • Demonstrable success in project management and supervision in a similar position
  • A passion for the discipline and complete commitment to contribute to its growth in the world of sport
  • Keen sense of priorities for efficient management of projects and deliverableso Ability to exert influence and work in a complex environment
  • Ability to exert influence and work in a complex environment
  • High ethical standards with the ability to prioritise the requirements of colleagues
  • People management experience, strong interpersonal skills and adaptability
  • Fluency in English, additional language(s) being advantageous.


Core Competencies and Personal Attributes


  • A knowledge of, and passion for, sport and its impact on society and its values
  • Self‐started and quick learner who is able to manage his or her own time
  • Detail oriented
  • Able to interact well with a wide group of personalities, excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience in meeting tight deadlines
  • Experience in establishing information management systems with focus on document management components
  • Excellent communication skills to facilitate organisational information sharing and coordination of document capture
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Power‐point, etc.
  • Accustomed to dealing with complex organisational issues and strategies
  • A strong team-player prepared to work with all levels of the organisation
  • Strong service orientation with collaboration across multiple organisations
  • Ability to work both autonomously and as part of an interdependent team
  • Ability to work without administrative support particularly when on‐site managing delivery of client services
  • Manage through leadership and delegation as well as by example
  • Demonstrate a goal‐oriented "hands‐on" approach to achieving results


Location and Working hours

The role will be located in Budapest however international travel is expected. Due to the nature of the sporting sector, working outside of traditional hours will also be required from time to time.



A competitive remuneration package will be offered to attract the best candidates.