Youth Sport Trust
Loughborough, Leicestershire
circa £45,000 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Having been heavily involved in sports development and contributed to the promotion of sport for young people with a focus on improving their lives, you are ready for a new role where you can have maximum impact and positively affect the lives of our young people in the UK.

At the Youth Sport Trust, we are passionate about building a brighter future for all young people by harnessing the power of sport to enhance wellbeing, build leadership and raise achievement. We create, develop and deliver programmes and initiatives that equip young people with vital skills for life.

As Head of Sport you will lead the development of our strategy for ‘Removing Barriers to Sport’ creating positive outcomes for young people through participating in sport and activity. This will include the development of coaching, competition, clubs and volunteering opportunities. You will work to understand the needs of young people, practitioners, schools, parents, community partners and funders as well as create innovative ideas and solutions to meet them. You will establish and manage relationships with key partner agencies and stakeholders too.  Responsible for performance and high standards of customer care you will also set, monitor and manage KPIs and targets. Key will be the ability to inspire and lead direct reports, work collaboratively and foster a positive culture.

An accomplished people manager you know how to motivate and build high performing teams. You will have experience of sport development and will have been involved in developing and delivering interventions, professional development opportunities, resources and support tools. You will used to developing strategy and / or policy too.

An effective communicator, you will be skilled at influencing a range of audiences and building effective relationships. An excellent project manager you will have a track record of managing financials and delivering against targets.

In return you will get to join a dynamic and energetic charity passionate about improving young people’s lives where all staff are given the opportunity to engage in the leadership and direction of the organisation. Our values of trust, responsibility, integrity and partnership working underpin everything we do and we pride ourselves on a work culture which fosters innovation, creativity and personal passion.  All staff are encouraged to engage in physical activity with opportunities put on every lunchtime and free yoga sessions. Benefits include generous annual leave entitlement, health cash plan, employee assistance programme and volunteering days. In 2018 we were ranked one of the best places to work in the UK by the Sunday Times Top 100 Not for Profit Companies to Work For list.

If you have the skills to support our work and share our passionate belief in the benefits of sport for young people, we would love to hear from you. 

Please go to our jobs page and complete an online application.

The Youth Sport Trust believes that diversity drives excellence and that representation is important. The Trust therefore positively welcomes and seeks to ensure we achieve diversity in our workforce and that all job applicants and employees receive equal and fair treatment. We encourage applications from all candidates regardless of age, race, gender, gender identity, gender expression, religion, sexual orientation, disability, or nationality. 

Please note that this position is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

Closing date: 10am on 22 November 2019

Interview date: 4 December 2019 in Loughborough 

Registered charity number: 1086915

Posted on: 01 November 2019
Closed date: 22 November 2019
Tags: Management, Operations