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Governance Officer

  • Location: London
  • Organisation: Sport and Recreation Alliance
  • Salary: £22K to £27K
  • Contract: Fixed Term
  • Closing Date: 01 November 2020 |

Governance Officer – Fixed Term

Salary £22K to £27K per annum, dependent on experience, plus paid holiday, flexible working and benefits package.

Fixed term to 5th November 2021, full-time role

About Us

The Sport and Recreation Alliance believes that the power of sport and recreation can change lives and bring communities together. Together with our members and in partnership with the wider sector, we make the most of opportunities and tackle the areas that provide a challenge.

We provide advice, support and guidance to our members and the sector, who represent traditional governing bodies of games and sport, county sports partnerships, outdoor recreation, water pursuits, and movement and dance exercise. As the voice of the sector, we work with government, policy makers and the media to make sure grassroots sport and recreation grows and thrives. Having an active nation is important as it delivers huge benefits to society and the millions of participants, volunteers, staff and spectators.

‘A great place to work – some of the best things about working at the Sport and Recreation Alliance is the people. Everyone is so passionate and plays a part in helping achieve our strategy. They’re all really friendly and there are lots of opportunities to develop, volunteer, meet new people and socialise’.

We offer a very generous range of benefits including: pension, season ticket loan, cycle to work scheme, employee assistance programme, gym contributions, private healthcare, volunteering days and generous holiday entitlement. We are based in newly refurbished offices in the heart of London and adopt a flexible approach to working patterns. Come and work with us, we are nice!

Staff were asked at our recent staff survey to describe the organisation. The top five responses were: friendly, fun, caring, supportive and welcoming.


About you


One of the ways the Sport and Recreation Alliance supports its members and the wider sector is by providing guidance and advice on governance issues.  We are looking for a Governance Officer who will be responsible for contributing to and developing our work in this area to help members improve their governance and achieve legal compliance and best practice. Improving the governance of sport is a key strategic priority for the Alliance.  The Governance Officer works within the Policy, Governance and Finance Team and reports to the Governance Manager. 


This role will support the Governance Manager in developing and successfully delivering governance projects, initiatives and consultancy services that reinforce the Alliance as the lead organisation for, and supplier of, governance support in the sector.

This will be a busy role and represents a really good chance to learn and make your mark. The environment is very positive and fun as you would expect in a sporting organisation, but we work hard. As a member of our team, you’ll be doing everything you can to delivery our strategy and we’ll be doing everything we can to support you every step of the way. We’re committed to helping all of our staff develop their skills and reach their full potential. From face-to face training to networking and volunteering – you’ll have all the opportunities you need to make the right moves for you.

Please refer to the job description to see the main tasks and responsibilities. Meet the team at:


How to apply

For full details of the position and an application form, here Application form  Job description.

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 For an informal discussion about the role please email Hayley Foster at:

The closing date for applications is 11.59pm on Sunday 1st November 2020. Interviews will be held on Monday 9th November 2020 and will be conducted virtually

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 so please help us in completing our equality and diversity survey. This information will not form part of your application.

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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