Sunday, 15 September 2013


Organisation: UK SPORT
Closing date: 13 September 2013
Job type: Paid
Salary: £40,805 - 50,494
Salary notes: Per annum, DOE

UK Sport is leading the drive to create British champions, in our role as the nation’s high performance sports agency responsible for investing in our brightest medal hopes.  UK Sport’s investment played a pivotal role in delivering the amazing success achieved by British athletes at the London Olympic and Paralympics Games. Our targets for Rio are even more ambitious.
We are looking for someone who has the following skills and experience:
  • ·         A graduate degree or equivalent, ideally in the field of sport or international development
  • ·         Knowledge and experience of sport for development
  • ·         Experience of working internationally, preferably in a lower or middle income country
  • ·         Cultural sensitivity
  • ·         Demonstrable experience of managing and delivering through partnerships
  • ·         Excellent knowledge of programme and project cycle management techniques and tools, including problem analysis, project design, financial planning and management, and monitoring and evaluation
  • ·         Experience of managing and reporting on grants from major donors
  • ·         Well-developed negotiating, tact and diplomacy skills gained in a variety of situations and cultures
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  • ·         Understanding of the development and NGO sector
  • ·         Experience in preparing, monitoring and assessing programmes
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  • ·         Demonstrable experience of advising those at a senior leadership level
  • ·         Determination and patience to move forward in challenging circumstances
  • ·         Excellent analytical and problem solving skills
  • ·         Numerate, with experience of managing budget
  • ·         Some travel within and outside the UK will be required
UK Sport is a recognised equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion, belief and gender.
To help us measure progress; please complete our online equality monitoring form when submitting your application.
Password:       Equal1ty
 UK Sport guaranteed interview scheme
As a Jobcentreplus awarded employer, we guarantee to interview anyone with a disability providing they meet the minimum requirements for the role. The Equality Act 2010 defines disability as "a person has a disability if s/he has a physical or mental impairment which has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on their ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities". Please state whether this may apply to you in the equality monitoring form.

How to apply

Please send your CV with a covering letter detailing why you feel you are suitable for the role by midnight on the deadline
A full job and person specification can be downloaded below.  For more information please click Apply Now.
If you have not heard from us within 2 weeks of the closing date please assume that you application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.

Further details

Location: London
Area of work: Projects and programmes
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