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Youth Advisory Panel Member

  • Location: London
  • Organisation: Sports and Recreation Alliance
  • Closing Date: 30 July 2022 | Governance

The Sport and Recreation Alliance

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 – who range from traditional national governing bodies to organisations working with the sport sector.

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. Our new strategy - Support. Recover. Achieve., promises to lead and support our members to become more diverse and inclusive. This includes supporting young people and making sure their voices are heard. 

Youth Advisory Panel

Our Youth Advisory Panel (the Panel) consists of a group of 8 -10 young people who are passionate about youth representation, have a range of experiences in sport and physical activity and want to make sure that young people have a voice in deciding how opportunities are developed and delivered for young people moving forwards.

The Panel will provide you with a unique opportunity to work with the Sport and Recreation Alliance, our members, partners, and government to influence how sport for children and young people is better prioritised and coordinated to deliver social change and make a positive, lasting impact.

As a Panel member, you will also have the opportunity to fulfil an ambassador role and champion the work of the Alliance from a youth perspective.

As a Panel member

  • You’ll be aged between 18-25 years old and live in the UK
  • You’ll be able to commit to our meetings four times a year, plus give a couple of hours a

month to us for project work

  • You’ll have a passion for sports/volunteering and the power it has for social change
  • You’ll have a creative mindset and enjoy working in a team and be able to share your ideas on behalf of young people in your networks and beyond


What you’ll get from us

As part of the Panel, you will gain various skills and connections to the sport sector. The Alliance is keen to support you in this journey but here are some of the key benefits of being a Panel member.

  • The opportunity to develop your skills and build your confidence as a young leader
  • Gain a Sports Leaders Sports Leadership qualification
  • Meet and learn from experts in the sector and attend APPG meetings in Parliament
  • Networking opportunities with our members and wider stakeholders
  • Opportunity to be part of key events of the Alliance and attend our flagship events


Equality, Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging

Diversity is valued within our team. 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.

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, socioeconomics, age, nationality, marital, domestic or civil partnership status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other difference that makes you, well, you.

Our recruitment process anonymises your application at shortlisting stage. If you are invited to interview and you have a physical or mental medical condition which could impact on your ability to participate in the Alliance’s recruitment process, please let us know before your interview by emailing the recruitment inbox (

Personal Data and GDPR

In order to proceed with the recruitment process, the Sport and Recreation Alliance has a legitimate interest to store limited personal data. We will store each applicant’s personal details and personal video (if provided) in accordance with our Privacy Notices and Policies in full compliance with the GDPR.


How to apply

If you’re keen to get involved with the Panel, please take a look at the application form and share your details and motivations for getting involved.

Similarly, if you know of any young people who you think this could be of interest to, please do share this opportunity with them as well.

If you have any questions about the role or the application process please contact Vijaya Panangipalli,  Head of Governance, on or 020 7976 3911.

Youth Advisory Panel - Terms of Reference 2022

Youth Advisory Panel - Application Form

The key dates for the application and recruitment process can be found below.




Applications open

16 June 2022


Closing date for applications

30 June 2022


Invites to interview

Week starting 4 July 2022


Interviews (virtual)

Week starting 11 July 2022


First meeting in person at the London office

Sunday 18th September 2022

11am – 4pm


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