Sported volunteer (Business/ PR & Marketing/ Governance/ Strategy / Impact & Evaluation/ Fundraising)

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Organisation: Sported

Location Central Lowlands, Central Lowlands Scotland, EH1 1TA
Where the role is based Mainly at the office
Travel limit N/A
Opportunity type Ongoing role
Reference number J55269

Opportunity description

Sported is a leading Sport for Development Charity , helping to transform  the lives of disadvantaged young people across the UK. We're a membership organisation working with 3000 amazing community groups that are using the power or sport.

The role

Sported members are run by an incredible group of passionate and dedicated people. These club leaders and volunteers are brilliant role models, skilled coaches and do some amazing work in their communities. Where they often lack support or simply the time, is on the organisation’s development, so things such as business planning, financial management or governance. These often get overlooked, but are fundamental for the organisation’s long-term sustainability.

It’s here where our volunteer make the difference. Our volunteers can help support our clubs with anything from a one off phone call, delivering a workshop or a full 6 month mentor project

Our volunteers have experience in at least 1 of the below and are happy to support clubs in their area of expertise:

  • Fundraisisng
  • Business
  • PR & Marketing
  • Impact & Evaluation
  • Governance
  • Finance
  • Strategic Planning


Required skills

  • Social media marketing
  • Accountancy
  • Financial management
  • Business development
  • Researching funders / writing proposals
  • Legal
  • Project management
  • Governance
  • Strategic development and planning
  • Research

Person description

  • Interest in transferring knowledge and skills to others
  • Personable
  • Patient
  • Persistent
  • Dedicated
  • High level of personal integrity
  • Open minded
  • Committed to Sported’s aims and success
  • Committed to working on a Sported project for its agreed duration
  • Facilitation, training or mentoring
  • Communication skills; oral and written
  • Problem solving
  • Creative thinking
  • Listening
  • Using and interpreting information
  • Building rapport

A minimum of 5 years of experience in at least 2 of the following:

  • Working with a range of people
  • Working with third sector organisations
  • Working with volunteers or voluntary management committees
  • Training or mentoring
  • Business experience
  • Organisational development
  • Change management
  • Working collaboratively with people to find solutions

What impact the opportunity will have

  • The volunteers will have a direct impact on local member groups who want to improve in a certain area so they can further support the young people they deliver activity to.
  • Have lasting impact on your local community
  • Help Sported to support its 3000 members clubs (and still growing) across the UK

What’s in it for the volunteer?

Why volunteer as a Sported volunteer?

  • Have a lasting impact on your local community

  • Opportunities to share professional skills and expertise

  • Varied and Flexible placements

  • Full induction, plus Training and personal development opportunities

  • Support from a local Sported Regional Manager and Volunteer Services Team

  • Opportunities to work with a range of different communities and types of organisations

Time commitment

Mostly outside office hours

We provide flexible volunteering opportunities - from a one off call from a club leader answering questions to a 6 month mentor placement with a club

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