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Executive Director

  • Organisation: Sport for Development Coalition
  • Salary: £55,000 per annum
  • Closing Date: 14 June 2020 | Strategy & Research

Sport has the power to bring people together, build stronger communities, support individual development and positively change lives. The Sport for Development Coalition (SFDC) was born out of a shared belief in sport’s potential to play a greater role in addressing social issues across the UK.

The SFDC is a collective movement of organisations (and networks) that collaborate to be greater than the sum of its parts. Currently consisting of 70 organisations and funded via confirmed grant funding from Sport England and Comic Relief for four years with additional possible funding from Laureus.

Over the next four-years the SFDC will build, and then make the case for sport for development – allowing it to unlock additional investment and resource for the sector. This will be achieved through a focus on three core pillars of work: Impact, Advocacy and Investment.

The Executive Director will lead all operations, stakeholder management, political influencing, fundraising and communications on behalf of the Sport for Development Coalition.

Working alongside the Coalition’s Board and wider movement of sport for development organisations, they will be responsible for giving strategic direction, managing the team and delivering the business plan. They will act as a representative for the Coalition and will take a collaborative approach to partnership working, seeking to advocate for and champion the intentional use of sport to achieve social outcomes.

The role comes with overall targets to grow the number of organisations supporting the sport for development Movement, deliver mechanisms to better understand, connect and align its supporters to enable sport for development to achieve its full potential. 

This role is a two year  fixed term post (until July 2022) with a further 24 months funding agreed in principal (until January 2024) and therefore expected to extend to a 4 years fixed term post

To apply, please send a completed application form and a covering letter outlining why you want the role and how you meet the role specifications to

Executive Director Job Description

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The closing date for applications is 11:59pm on Sunday 14 June 2020 with interview dates to be confirmed. Due to Covid-19 and social distancing measures, these are likely to be conducted virtually.   

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