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National Athlete / Player Development Manager

Location: Bellville, Northern Suburbs

Ref: LRP23067

Type: Permanent

Industry: Professional

A national professional athletes and players management organisation is seeking to permanently employ a National Development Manager in Cape Town.

The main responsibility of this role will be the management of the professional athletes/player development programs that focus on the holistic development and wellbeing of all the professional athletes and players contracted by this organisation.

  • Development, implementation, and continuous evaluation of all the pillars of the development program;
  • Annual needs/skills analysis;
  • Management of regional Development Managers who implements and delivers on the development program in designated regions;
  • Management of the divisional development budget;
  • Establishment, management, and maintenance of strategic partnerships with benefit partners

This program covers the following pillars: (1) Career and Education; (2) Personal Mastery; (3) Mental Health; (4) Life Skills; (5) Vulnerabilities and; (6) Transition; and duties include the following:

  • Personal Mastery
    • 1-on-1 coaching meetings with athletes
    • The drawing up or updating of a Personal Development Plans
    • The use of psychometric assessments for personal development purposes
  • Career and Education
    • Dual career planning and support
    • Career Guidance
    • Management of the organisation’s bursary program
    • Creation and delivery of workplace readiness material and workshops
    • Management of job shadowing and internship opportunities
  • Mental Health
    • Provide access to specialist support and counselling
    • Coordination of specific mental health support programs
    • Management of mental health data, projects and initiatives
  • Life Skills & Vulnerabilities
    • Provision of training interventions in a personal or group setting
    • Development of training material
    • Facilitating workshops
    • Arranging workshops with external partners


  • Applicable Master’s degree with Psychology / Industrial Psychology.
  • Registration with the HPCSA as a psychologist/psychometrist.
  • 3 years minimum relevant experience in a similar role or job function, but ideally 5 to 8 years in a relevant role.
  • Experience in a sporting environment will be highly desirable, but it will not at all essential.
  • Must be willing to travel regularly, up to twice a month for a day or two at a time.


  • R500k to R680k per annum basic CTC, negotiable and dependant on skills, experience, and qualifications.



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