Careers

Sported support over 2,500 organisations across the UK using the power of sport & physical activity to transform lives. If you’re passionate and excited to work in a fast-moving and dynamic team, check out the vacancies we have available:

Benefits of working at Sported

Personal wellbeing

At Sported, the wellbeing of our staff is paramount. We are proud to offer the following benefits to promote a happy and healthy team:

Flexible working

Including working from home and flexibility around caring responsibilities.

Diversity & Inclusion ‘Open Space’

Every fortnight where the team support each other and educate on issues such as racism.

Annual leave

25 days in addition to public holidays (pro-rata for part-time colleagues).

Volunteer days

Two additional days of paid leave each year to volunteer for another charity or for one of our Sported members.

Confidential counselling service

Available to all employees free of charge.

Sported ‘Culture Club’

Made up of six members of staff, who come together to discuss Sported staff culture, issues and promote innovation.

Daily Exercise is actively encouraged

Including ‘run club’ and other activities for those based in local teams.

Pension Scheme

Access to a Pension Scheme to give you peace of mind.

Cycle to Work Scheme

Available to support our commitment to promoting healthy living.

Tastecard+

Discounted offer for a 12-month Tastecard+ membership for £29.99 (RRP £79.99), giving you access to an array of discounts across food, shopping and entertainment.

Personal development

Personal growth is a key component to the success of our organisation, at Sported we invest in learning and development opportunities, including:

Access to over 150 online courses

covering a range of topics

Up to five days paid study leave

for any self-funded education/training

Volunteer Days

two additional days of paid leave each year to volunteer for another charity or indeed our Sported members

Learning Lunch

a timetable of in-house virtual training sessions where staff learn from each other on a variety of subjects related to our work

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Corporate Fundraiser

  • £40,000+ (depending on experience)
  • Full-time (37.5 hours) 
  • Permanent contract
  • Flexible location (UK wide)

At Sported we have a track record of partnering with some top companies to support community groups across the UK. Our current partners include P&G, Santander and Nike. We are looking for a dynamic, self-starter to boost our corporate fundraising activity, taking forward existing conversations and generating new leads to take us to next level.

The role will include significant autonomy but also provides the opportunity to work with senior staff and board members in the drive for new business.  You will identify, cultivate and broaden our portfolio of corporate partnerships that deliver significant, long term income and other benefits that support Sported and its network of 2600 community groups across the UK.

Sported’s work has never been more relevant so we want to reach corporates who recognise the positive change sport can make in young people’s lives. If this is you, then we’d love for you to join our brilliant team!

To apply for this role, please contact Tom Burstow (Deputy CEO) for an initial conversation at t.burstow@sported.org.uk

Wellbeing Lead

  • £30,000 FTE
  • Part time (22.5 hours)
  • Permanent contract
  • Flexible location (UK wide)

Thanks to funding from The National Lottery Community Fund, Sported is appointing three exciting new roles to deliver our new 4-year strategy and create a step change in support for our network.

Sported is primed and ready to play our part in improving wellbeing support available to our network and is looking for a driven individual to spearhead this work. This innovative role will take the learning from Sported’s ‘Time In Mind’ project to grow and support the offer to members. Resulting in additional insight into the key challenges faced by individuals, communities and young people, enabling Sported to advocate on behalf of our network.   

As our new Wellbeing lead you are passionate about making a difference to people’s lives through the power of sport. You will bring not only a strategic ability to connect key strands of work, but project management experience to ensure effective delivery of wellbeing projects.  

Closing date: 9am on Wednesday 13th October 2021
Interviews: w/c 18th October 2021
Role commences: ASAP

Strategic Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) Lead

  • £45,000 (pro-rata)
  • 30 hours per week
  • Permanent contract
  • Flexible location (UK wide)

Thanks to funding from The National Lottery Community Fund, Sported is appointing three new exciting roles to create a step change in supporting the needs of our network through our new 4 year strategy. 

We invite individuals with lived experience of inequalities to join and strengthen our growing Sported team, continuing to ensure we represent the views of our diverse network.

As our new Strategic EDI Lead you will drive equity, diversity and inclusion internally and for our members to help them create positive, lasting change for young people currently experiencing inequalities.

Working closely with the whole Sported team you will collaborate, advocate for and support our members to ensure inclusion is at the heart of community sport and physical activity.

You will line manage our disability project lead and new National Lottery funded Race Equity Lead, whilst growing our external EDI offer through new partnerships and projects.

As a member of our Strategic Leadership Team (SLT) you will work closely with the CEO and Heads of departments to develop and implement a robust EDI strategy and action plan, proactively cultivating and driving an inclusive work environment.

Closing date: 9am on Monday 4th October 2021
Interviews: w/c 11th October 2021
Role commences: ASAP

Race Equity Lead

  • £30-35k (Depending on experience)
  • Full-time
  • Permanent contract
  • Flexible location (UK wide)

Thanks to funding from The National Lottery Community Fund, Sported is appointing three exciting new roles to deliver our new 4-year strategy and create a step change in support for our network.

As our new Race Equity Lead you will spearhead our anti-racism work for both our Network and organisation. You will support and advocate for our members based in ethnically diverse communities and/or providing opportunities for young people.

Alongside the new Strategic Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Lead your role will ensure anti-racism and allyship is a priority for the Sported network, creating positive, lasting change for young people currently experiencing racism in grassroots sport and physical activity. 

Through our ‘Tackling Racism in Grassroots Sport’ report, one area of support already identified by Sported member groups, is the creation of an independent Black Leaders’ Network. You will facilitate the development of this Network through the identification and support of those with lived experience, external to Sported who will receive a ring-fenced budget to establish it.

Closing date: 9am on Monday 4th October 2021
Interviews: w/c 11th October 2021
Role commences: ASAP