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15 May 2024

SportsAid seeking to recruit Backing The Best Programme Officer

SportsAid is looking to appoint a new Backing The Best Programme Officer. The Backing The Best programme, managed by SportsAid for Sport England, works closely with National Governing Bodies to recognise talent and support athletes who face difficulties progressing through their sport’s talent development system without critical financial help.

Backing The Best is a targeted programme which can make a significant impact in providing access and means to a specific group that might otherwise not be given the chance. In this role, the successful candidate will take on the responsibility for administering all aspects of the Backing The Best awards. This includes connecting and engaging with the diverse cohort of athletes and families that SportsAid supports through the Backing The Best programme. 

In particular, the successful candidate will be the first point of contact for all Backing The Best related communications; responsible for ensuring award payments are made in a timely manner, analysis of data and gathering insightful themes; and working with the SportsAid team in delivering engagement activities. The role is based in central London and occasional travel around the country may be necessary.

Those applying will have experience of administering programmes, a passion for sport, strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build positive relationships. Those applying will have the enthusiasm and temperament to work in a small team in a fast-paced environment and will be a self-starter who is reliable, committed, organised and motivated. They will also have excellent organisational and presentation skills and will be an effective communicator. A sound working-knowledge of database management and excel is essential.

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The salary is £25,000-£30,000 p.a. with private health insurance, death in service benefit, company pension scheme and a flexible, hybrid-working structure. The successful candidate will report directly to the Backing The Best Programme Manager. 

Would you like to apply? 

Please apply by emailing your CV and an outline of why you are interested in joining SportsAid to by 12pm on Wednesday 29 May 2024. 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.