Sports - football event

About the role


Sports Development at London Youth includes a range of Sport Participation and Sport for Development programmes that aim to support young people to take part in sport or physical activity in order to increase their activity levels and achieve wider outcomes such as improvements to their wellbeing, confidence and skills. The programmes also aim to increase the capacity of youth organisations to deliver diverse and accessible opportunities for young people.


The Sport Development Officer role is critical to the success of our team and the successful delivery of expanding sport offer. The post holder will be focused on the management and support of a portfolio of youth and community organisations delivering on our Getting Active programme, as well as leading on our newly launched Sport For Development Learning Grants. Responsibilities include recruitment, due diligence, programme delivery, programme budgets, programme monitoring evaluation and learning.


In addition, the post holder will play a key role in supporting the development and delivery of our broad range of events and residentials.


The successful candidate will have excellent communication and organisational skills, and will be able to work autonomously as well as within a team and use their professional judgement to find solutions to issues as they arise. The post holder will be passionate about the power of sport and physical activity and believe in the positive impact it can have on young people’s lives. We are looking for someone who thinks outside the box, is innovative and looking for an opportunity to really make a difference in 2022 and beyond.


Our commitment to anti-racism 


In July 2020, we issued a statement committing to become an anti-racist organisation and to actively tackle racism. Since then, London Youth has worked with our staff and trustees to understand first the issues within our organisation, collaboratively developing a Theory of Change to define our areas of focus, approach and plan of action moving forward. 


We have a Race Equality Action Stakeholder Group which is chaired by a London Youth member and trustee. This group includes representatives from across the organisation and oversees the implementation of our Race Equality Action Plan. 


At the heart of youth work is the drive to level the playing field for all young Londoners to succeed, regardless of their backgrounds. Over two thirds of the young people we work with are from racialised communities and we know that without the opportunities which youth organisations provide, there would be limited experiences open to them. 


Key Information

Salary: £30,108 per annum

Hours: Full-time - 37.5 hours per week

Annual leave: 39 days including bank holidays and closure days

Contract term: Permanent

Important dates and how to apply

Deadline for applications: Sunday 23rd January 2022

First round interviews will be held on: 31st and 1st February 2022

Second round interviews will be held on: week beginning 7th February 2022

How to apply:

Please submit by emailing the following by the deadline stated above:

  1. A supporting statement outlining how your skills and experience meet the Job Description and Person Specification outlined above on a maximum of 2 pages.
  2. Your up to date and comprehensive CV
  3. A completed Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form
  4. A completed Criminal Convictions Declaration Form

Email your application to recruitment@londonyouth.org with the subject line “Sports Development Officer”


London Youth embraces equality, diversity and inclusion.  We are committed to the ongoing development of an organisation that values and represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives and skills and welcome applications that reflect this.