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21 Jul 2023

SportsAid seeking to appoint new Trustee with fundraising expertise

SportsAid is looking for a new trustee to help develop its fundraising ambitions! This is a vital role directly connected to the purpose and passion of the charity’s work and the chance to join a committed and driven cause at an exciting time. 

Our mission is to encourage, enable and empower the next generation of athletes to achieve their ambitions in sport and life. Since 1976, we have been side-by-side with Britain’s greatest emerging sporting talent - from Mo Farah to Jessica Ennis-Hill, from Ade Adepitan to Paula Radcliffe - and so many others before they became Olympic and Paralympic stars. 

The charity is particularly looking for substantial experience in the following areas: an understanding of key market, audience and sector trends impacting income generation; and of the high-level giving income generation portfolio, including philanthropy and corporate partnerships. You will ideally have experience in senior charitable fundraising roles and an understanding of the interplay between fundraising, marketing and communications. 

You will join a Board of eight trustees in working with an effective executive team to support the charity’s work, to plan for the future and to ensure the highest standards of integrity and good governance. You will be a sounding board for the fundraising team, an enthusiastic champion of fundraising within the Board and a keen networker.

You do not need to be a sports expert but you will have a desire to help young people and a willingness to get stuck in. You can make a difference! 

Please read the advert here. A role description is available on request from

The minimum commitment as a Board member will be to attend four board meetings per year (typically held in London but with the facility to join remotely if necessary) plus two half-day induction sessions and one half-day strategy planning session. There will be an additional time commitment as you become involved with one of SportsAid’s workstreams or sub-committees and in supporting the engagement work of the charity. Board positions are unremunerated but reasonable travel expenses will be reimbursed.

Would you like to apply?

Please apply by emailing your CV with an outline of why you are interested in helping SportsAid to by 5pm on Friday 11 August 2023. On receipt of your application, you will be sent a confidential equal opportunities form which all applicants will be asked to complete.

SportsAid recognises that certain sections of the community have been affected by structural inequities and may be denied the opportunity to participate equally and fully in sport at all levels. SportsAid as an organisation believes our role is to remove the barriers that our most under-served, at risk and minoritised groups of young people experience when trying to access sport and physical activities.

SportsAid therefore positively welcomes, and seeks to achieve, diversity in our workforce and that all job applicants, volunteers and employees receive equal and fair treatment. We positively encourage applications from all candidates regardless of age, race, ethnicity, gender, disability, marriage and civil partnership status, gender identity, background, religion, faith, sexual orientation, maternity status, pregnancy, belief or nationality.