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Communications Officer

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  • Organisation: Sport and Recreation Alliance
  • Salary: £23,000 - £28,000
  • Closing Date: 12 September 2021 |

Job Role – Communications Officer


Salary £23K to £28K per annum, dependent on experience, plus paid holiday, flexible working and benefits package

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.

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. Hybrid and flexible working arrangements are considered the norm. Come and work with us, we are nice!

This 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 deliver 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. We know the postholder won’t start with expertise in all these areas and we will help develop your knowledge.

Every role in the Alliance team is open to applications from all sections of society. We believe in the potential of everyone; regardless of race, religion or belief, ethnic origin, different physical ability, family structure, socio-economics, age, nationality, marital, domestic or civil partnership status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other difference that makes you, well, you.

More than just encouraging your application, we're committed to conscious inclusion that (we hope) cultivates an ethos of belonging, connection and shared purpose. It’s this philosophy that drove us to shape our values and behaviours and we open our doors to those who share those values.

About you


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

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You will also be assessed against our core values. Download our Values and Behaviours Framework for more information.

How to apply

To apply, please complete an application form.

Ensure you complete the full application form, paying particular attention to the supporting statement section outlining why you want the role and how you meet the role specification.

Refer to our guidance notes for job applicants and full job description to help you when applying. You can also include a CV. 

To help us meet the aims and commitments set out in our equality policy, we'd also really appreciate it if you could complete our Equality and Diversity Monitoring Form, although please note that this is completely optional and will not form part of the recruitment process. 

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The closing date for applications is 11.59pm on Sunday 12 September 2021. Interviews will be held on Tuesday 21 September 2021.

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 enquiring about this role.

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