About us

Access Sport CIO is a 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, vulnerable people, whilst creating a lasting, locally-owned community resource. Access Sport’s unique New Model Club methodology has won multiple awards including the national BT Sports Industry Award for Community Programme of the Year 2015. 


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. Our staff development values are fun, flexibility, caring, supportive & nurturing and 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 when the office is closed
  • A healthy living & well-being employer – being part of social events, our annual dinner and meeting the charity ambassadors
  • Work within a newly refurbished office
  • Shower facilities available to encourage staff in physical activity including a staff team in the 5 aside charity football league
  • Group Life Assurance for all current staff on payroll
  • Personal training allowance and development support
  • Team and personal development away days throughout the year
  • A competitive package of benefits including the cycle to work scheme, government opt-in workplace pension scheme and childcare vouchers.
  • Good track record of staff development from university placements to full time employees
Key staff 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:

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 appreciate the ethical and business case of ensuring that our workforce is representative of wider society. When we are recruiting to the organisation, disabled candidates who meet the essential criteria will be guaranteed an interview.


Current vacancies

Permanent Roles 

We are currently seeking a National Network Manager in London or Bristol to join Access Sport's BMX Legacy Programme team. For more information please download the job description below, or contact [email protected]

National Network Manager (BMX Legacy)  - Closes 4th January 2019

We are currently seeking a Development Manager (Disability Inclusion) in Bristol to join Access Sport's Ignite Disability Inclusion team. For more information please download the job description below, or contact [email protected]

Development Manager (Disability Inclusion) - CLOSED


This role has now been filled.

Board Recruitment Policy

Sandwich year placements

We are currently accepting applications from University students for 9 - 12 month Club Team placements, commencing in September 2019. Please download the job description below, or for more information contact [email protected]  |  020 7993 9883.

Club Team Placement Job Description

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

Fundraising Placement Job Description

Work experience

Access Sport is committed to supporting young people develop their employability skills through providing work experience placements. These placements are suitable for both disabled and non-disabled young people. If you are interested in completing work experience with Access Sport please contact [email protected] / 020 7993 9883.