We’re recruiting!

By Matt Shaw, Media & External Affairs Manager

We are currently recruiting for five exciting new job vacancies here at Sported. To give you a flavour of what life’s like working for Sported, we hear from some of  our wonderful team.

 

Here’s Judith, Terry and Emily to tell you more…

 

Judith McCombJudith Rankin, Development & Delivery Manager – Northern Ireland

 

What does your job involve?

“I’m a bit unusual (or “complicated”!) in that I currently have a split role within Sported, spending three days a week supporting our member groups and volunteers within Northern Ireland, and two days focusing on building our UK membership’s capacity around impact practice. The roles involve anything from speaking with member groups and developing capacity-building programmes for delivery, to recruiting new volunteers, delivering training or creating online resources. I love that both roles are so varied and there are very few days that are the same.”

 

What’s the most rewarding thing about your role?
“Our members are incredibly inspirational. The thing I love most about my role is that I get to speak with our member groups and hear about the impact of their work with young people. Knowing that Sported can provide support that they need to continue into the future is motivational. Recognising that I can play a small part in supporting club leaders building their capacity which will, in turn, help young people fulfil their potential is so rewarding. “

 

Why would you recommend working for Sported?

“It’s really motivational to work with and support our inspirational member groups – and that would be reason enough to work for Sported. But add to that the fact you get to do that as part of such a supportive, diverse and fun team…. well there’s no comparison. If you are passionate about social change for local communities, understand the power of sport for bringing this about and love the challenge of a varied workload, I highly recommend you consider joining our team!”

 

 

Terry UrbanczykTerry Urbanczyk, Member Services Coordinator

 

What does your job involve?

“My main role is to manage the application process for membership, from when they first apply to welcoming them as Sported members. I speak to every new member applicant to learn more about the group, their needs and how we can support them. Unlike most other member organisations where it is mostly automated, speaking to each member provides a welcoming, first point of contact at Sported.”

 

What’s the most rewarding thing about your role?

“I love speaking to our members. They provide such a rich variety of stories and experiences and are really passionate about what they do and the communities they work in. This is always evident in the conversations I have with them. I’ve been at Sported for four years and not a single call with a member has been the same, each member is unique in what they offer, why they exist and what they need.”

 

Why would you recommend working for Sported?

“Not only are we one of the most friendliest team to work with, we are also genuinely passionate about what we do. We know what we are doing, how we do it, but we also have great fun and respect for one another.”

 

 

Emily Burns, North East ManagerEmily Burns, North East Regional Manager

 

What does your job involve?

“My role as a Regional Manager involves supporting our members and volunteers, but also networking and raising the profile of Sported amongst our different partners and networks within the North East region.”

 

What’s the most rewarding thing about your role?

“The most rewarding thing is joining up the dots for member groups. There’re so many support organisations, funding streams, websites and networks out there, it can sometimes be overwhelming for small community groups, especially when they are run by volunteers who have to manage the club alongside juggling their family and work life.

 

So being able to help them by linking them with volunteers who have the right skills to support them, and helping them network with the right people in order that they can ask the questions and get the answers they need, is really rewarding.”

 

Why would you recommend working for Sported?

“I would recommend working for Sported because of its main Purpose. The charity is very member-focused, community orientated and everyone involved – staff, volunteers, trustees and members  – are all working towards the same goal, which is ultimately improving the lives of young people through the power of sport.”

 

To find out more about the current job vacancies at Sported and how to apply, please click here.