About us

Access Sport 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 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. 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 
    • A healthy living & well-being employer 
    • 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


We currently have a vacancy for a new Project Manager to lead on our Flyerz hockey project (Disability Inclusion) funded by Spirit of 2012.

Please see the full Project Manager 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.

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

The closing date for applications is 10am, Monday 10th February 2020.


We are seeking a new Chair to lead the next phase of our growth to 2025.

If you share our passion for transforming lives and communities through sport, and if you have experience of senior strategic leadership, leading boards to succeed, excellent knowledge and understanding of the sports and charity sectors, an understanding of board diversity and strong inter-personal skills, we would like to hear from you.

Please download the candidate pack here for more information and how to apply.


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 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


Youth Board

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 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.