About us

Access Sport is a sport inclusion charity that is dedicated to enhancing the life prospects of disadvantaged young people and those from marginalised groups by providing opportunities to experience and enjoy the power of sport. We do this by building thriving community sports clubs, led by inspirational volunteers, in the most disadvantaged urban areas. These clubs provide life-changing opportunities for local disadvantaged and disabled young people, whilst creating a lasting, locally-owned community resource. Access Sport has won multiple awards including the national BT Sports Industry Award for Community Programme of the Year 2015 and Sport & Recreation Alliance Creative Partnership Award 2020. 

 

Why join the team?

Access Sport is an exciting and dynamic place to work. No two days are the same. There are opportunities for our team members to get involved in all aspects of the charity, from the delivery of our programmes on the ground, to fundraising, event management and finance.

We are committed to being a supportive and enjoyable place to work. As an Access Sport employee you will benefit from:

    • 25 days holiday in addition to the usual public holidays and time off between Christmas and New Year (after two years of continuous service this increases to 26 days and after five years to 28 days holiday)
    • A healthy living & well-being employer 
    • Employee Assistance Programme – access to a 24/7 confidential helpline and online information, plus counselling sessions (LifeWorks)
    • Work within a newly refurbished London office, which includes shower facilities to encourage active travel etc.
    • The cycle to work scheme, saving up to 39% on a new bike and accessories
    • Government opt-in workplace pension scheme
    • Group Life Assurance for all current staff on payroll
    • For 6 weeks in the summer Access Sport operate a summer working hours policy
    • Monthly ‘Wellbeing Wednesday’ team activities and other social events
    • Personal training allowance and development support
    • Team and personal development away days throughout the year  

 

Our Values

Our mission to transform lives through sport inspires and motivates our team. Our five core values define our way of working and are what make us distinctive:

INCLUSIVE - We believe that everyone should have equal opportunity to access the benefits of physical activity and sport in their local community

PASSIONATE - We are passionate about transforming lives through sport and determined to have a lasting impact

EMPOWERING - We empower communities and individuals from disadvantaged areas to provide transformational sporting and personal development opportunities

INNOVATIVE - We are ambitious, creative and forward-thinking, bringing new initiatives and ideas to the sector

HONEST - We are open, transparent and trustworthy – always holding ourselves to the highest standard of integrity

 

 
Current vacancies


[CLOSED] COMMUNITY COORDINATOR (DISABILITY INCLUSION)

We currently have a vacancy for a new Community Coordinator to work on our Disability Inclusion project in South East London. 

Please see the full Community Coordinator job description here.

To apply for the role, please email [email protected] and attach:

    • A copy of your CV
    • A covering letter that explains why you would like the role and demonstrates that you have the required skills, experience and personal attributes (no longer than 2 pages of A4)
    • A completed Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form, which you can download here

For more information or to discuss the role please email [email protected]

The closing date for applications is 5pm, Monday 14th September 2020.

 


Trustees

We are currently seeking new trustees

Access Sport is a charity on a mission to level the playing field in community sport. We help local sports clubs to engage and include young people who are all-too-often excluded – especially young disabled people, young people from deprived communities, girls and young women, young people from black, Asian and minority ethnic communities and those at risk of educational exclusion and crime.

We are seeking to build a dynamic, diverse and inclusive board of trustees, reflective of our mission, to help shape and deliver the charity's forward strategy to 2025 and beyond.

If you care passionately as we do that sport should be inclusive of all, and you have skills and lived-experience that can help, we would like to hear from you.


To find out more and find out how to apply please download the pack below:

Trustee Candidate Pack



Access Sport recruits trustees from time to time as vacancies arise when trustees retire or reach the end of their term of office. Trustees are appointed for an initial term of four years and may seek re-appointment for a second term. When conducting a Board recruitment process, and  in considering whether re-appointment of an existing trustee is appropriate, Access Sport will have regard both to the importance of ensuring that the Board has the skills and competencies required for its effective functioning, and to Access Sport's commitments , as expressed in the Board Recruitment Policy below, to achieving and then maintaining gender parity and to achieving greater diversity generally on its Board including, but not limited to, Black, Asian, minority ethnic (BAME) diversity and disability.

Click here to read Access Sport's board recruitment policy. 

 


Sandwich year placements

We are currently accepting applications from University students for 9 - 12 month Sport for Development placements, commencing in September 2021

Please download the job description below, or for more information contact [email protected]  |  020 7993 9883.

Club Team Placement Job Description


For placements within the fundraising team please download the job description below or send your CV and cover letter to [email protected].

Fundraising Team Placement Job Description

 


Youth Board

Applications to join the Access Sport Youth Board are accepted year-round.

Please download our application pack and submit completed applications to [email protected]:

Youth Board Application Pack

If you would like more information about the Youth Board please contact [email protected]  |  020 7993 9883.

 



Equal Opportunities

Access Sport is committed to becoming disability confident and an employer of choice irrespective of disability, gender, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation and age. We are actively seeking to diversify and to create a workplace that is welcoming for all, ensuring that our workforce is representative of wider society and the communities we support.  

Download our Equal Opportunities form here.