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Engagement and Insight Officer – Sport for Development Coalition

  • Location: London
  • Organisation: Sport for Development Coalition
  • Salary: £28,000 per annum
  • Closing Date: 18 October 2020 | Business Development & Sales

Engagement and Insight Officer – Sport for Development Coalition


Salary: £28,000 per annum, plus paid holiday, flexible working and benefits package.

Location: Sport and Recreation Alliance, High Holborn, London

About Us

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 over 150 organisations, and funded via confirmed grant funding from Sport England, Comic Relief and Laureus Sport for Good.

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 Engagement and Insight Officer will make a key contribution to the vision and mission of the Coalition through coordinating support services to the movement and helping build and make the case for sport for development. The role will coordinate engagement and consultation with sector stakeholders, help deliver events and activities that contribute to the SFDC’s advocacy on behalf of the movement and support the collation of data, research and resources to assist sport for development organisations enhance and demonstrate impact.

You will be working alongside staff in the offices of the Sport and Recreation Alliance and Commonwealth Games England. Staff from the Sport and Recreation Alliance were recently asked to describe the organisation. The top five responses were: friendly, fun, caring, supportive and welcoming.

The Sport and Recreation Alliance (SRA) has hosted the SFDC from June 2020 and will employ the Engagement and Insights Officer to support the delivery of the strategy of the Coalition. 

About you


The Engagement and Insight Officer

The role offers a unique opportunity to work with a wide range of sport for development organisations delivering impact across a diverse number of communities at what is a crucial time for the movement. Working with the recently appointed Executive Director, the role will contribute to achieving targets to grow the number of organisations supporting the Coalition and deliver mechanisms to better understand, connect, support and align its supporters to enable sport for development to achieve its full potential.

Please refer to the job description to see the main tasks and responsibilities.

How to apply

For full details of the position see Job Description and Application Form please visit for more information.

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

The closing date for applications is 11.59pm on Sunday 18th October 2020. Interviews will be held on Wednesday 28th October 2020.

Due to social distancing measures, these are likely to be conducted virtually. Please also complete our equality and diversity survey.

Diversity Statement

The Sport and Recreation Alliance is committed to equal opportunities for all staff and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, marriage and civil partnerships. The Sport and Recreation Alliance is keen to further increase the diversity of its workforce and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. Please note that as part of our commitment to equality and diversity, we have decided to redact any personal information not relating to the role from applications prior to them being presented to the selection panel.

Safeguarding statement

The Sport and Recreation Alliance believes that a child, young person or adult at risk should never experience abuse of any kind. We all have a responsibility to promote the welfare of all children and young people and to keep them safe. Therefore, all posts undergo a safer recruitment process, including but not limited to, disclosure of criminal records where necessary and eligibility to work in the UK. We have procedures in place to promote safeguarding and a safe culture at the Alliance.

Prior to completing and submitting an application, please refer to our privacy notices on our website.

Recruitment Agencies - Please note we are only looking at direct sourcing for this role and if this were to change, we will contact our preferred agencies directly. Due to the volume of approaches we are receiving we kindly ask that you refrain from inquiring about this role.

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