Head of Sport for Development: Special Olympics Great Britain

Do you have a passion for making a difference?  Are you an experienced self-starter in the sport for development profession who is driven by impact and looking for your next big challenge? Fancy going on a journey of a lifetime….

We are a small but mighty team, with huge ambitions to transform more lives of those who live with an intellectual disability, through the power of sport.  We are looking for a Head of Sport for Development to join our team as we embark on our next journey.

Special Olympics Great Britain is recruiting! 

As Head of Sport for Development, you will have lead responsibility for the development and delivery of Special Olympics GB’s strategic objectives relating to sport for development, competition, coaching and officiating that will drive impactful development through sport. 

We continue to be focused on our vision to create an inclusive world for all, driven​ by the power of sport, through which people with intellectual disabilities​ live active, healthy and fulfilling lives and we are searching for a fabulous sport for development professional to join our team.

Head of Sport for Development, c.£45,000 (negotiable dependant on experience)

We are a very small team with huge ambitions, so you need to be comfortable operating in this environment. We are looking for people who are passionate about disability sport, sport for development and are completely aligned with the Special Olympics GB values. 

The challenge is great, but the rewards are greater.  If you are a brilliant sport for development professional, who wants to be part of a movement which transforms lives through sport, then please have a look at the job descriptions in more detail.

For Job Role specifics please check out the Job Descriptions here………

How to apply

If you are just looking for a job, then we are probably not for you.  If you are looking for a challenge, a chance to make a huge difference and you want to be part of a high performing team which gets things done, then we would like to hear from you.

To apply, please send in a covering letter (maximum 2 pages) explaining why you wish to work for Special Olympics Great Britain aligned to the Job Description. It is important that all prospective employees understand our mission and are driven by our cause. Please be specific about how your skills and experience will help you undertake this role. Generic letters will not be considered. 

Further information and applications

Closing date for applications is Friday 2nd February at 5pm. Interviews will be held w/c 12th February 2024.

Early application is encouraged as we will be assessing them as they come in. 

Date published: 2 February 2024
Date updated: 2 February 2024

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