Programme Officer - Inclusion

Organisation Youth Sport Trust

Location Loughborough

Hours of Work 37

Salary & Benefits circa £25,000

Closing Date 24 January


An effective communicator who is skilled at managing complex projects you are looking for a career move where you can develop your skills and make a positive difference. This role as Programme Officer with the Youth Sport Trust (YST) overseeing and coordinating YST Ability programmes is the opportunity you are ready for.

The Youth Sport Trust is all about changing lives through sport.  We are skilled in the use of physical education, physical activity and sport to unlock all young people's potential; we believe every child has a right to physical literacy, and work tirelessly to increase equality.  We have a track record in developing creativity, aspirations, resilience and empathy all through the unique vehicle of sport.

As our Programme Officer for Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) you will ensure programmes are effectively planned and implemented, that KPI targets are met and progress and budgeting reporting is delivered to stakeholders. Working with Special Olympics Great Britain you will lead the development and delivery of the Play Unified initiative too. Your remit will include overseeing programme monitoring and evaluation processes and ensuring insight captured is used to deliver best practice and sound budget management. Using your experiences of SEND inclusive practice within education, you will develop exciting and innovative ideas, approaches and content to maximise the programmes' profile and impact. The role also needs you to proactively develop internal and external relationships and connectivity as well as ensure efficient and effective communication with stakeholders

A skilled project manager you will have a record of supporting multiple, long term and complex projects. You will have worked within the school landscape and/or the sport talent system where you will have gained expertise in co-ordinating work with external partners as well as solid experience in SEND inclusive practice. An effective communicator you will have strong influencing skills and the ability to produce and present written and verbal reports. Knowledge of budget control and management information systems would be an advantage too.

If you also share our passionate belief in the benefits of sport for all young people please go to and complete an online application.

Youth Sport Trust positively welcomes and seeks to ensure we achieve diversity in our workforce and that all job applicants and employees receive equal and fair treatment. We encourage applications from all candidates regardless of age, race, gender, gender identity, religion, sexual orientation, disability, or nationality.  

Closing date: 10am on 24 January 2019

Interview date: 4 February 2019 in Loughborough

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