Head of Workforce Development

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Head of Workforce Development

At Sport England we want everyone to be able to benefit from the transformative impact of sport and physical activity. Regardless of background, gender, bank balance or postcode. To achieve this, our team works alongside and invests in communities and partners supporting the millions of people in the sport and physical activity workforce who help make activity happen.

Office-based (Loughborough or Bisham) or Homeworking, LE11 3QF
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About Head of Workforce Development

Working as part of a team to support our external workforce, your work will drive a learning culture, sharing best practice and insight. You will champion ideas and support their development to meet the challenges faced by coaches, local community clubs and groups and those who work in sport and physical activity. You will have a broad range of responsibilities and relationships with a primary focus on supporting our work with organisations that specialise in supporting those that are paid to work in the sport sector to thrive. You will be able to bring your understanding of the challenges faced by frontline deliverers and professionals from diverse backgrounds, to help us build a new workforce able to achieve the ambitions set out in the Uniting the Movement strategy.

We have ambitious plans about how we can do that better and we are seeking an innovative and collaborative Head of Workforce Development who has a passion to tackle inequality and build a more inclusive sport system. We are keen to find a strategic thinker who also has an eye for detail and strong relationship management and partnership building capabilities who can help nurture and develop relationships that focus on the people and leadership that will bring about better sport and activity experiences.

This role does not require degree-level education or any specific qualifications or training. Nor does it require a background within, or personal aptitude for sport. We are looking for a people-person, whose ambitions and values align with Sport England's ambitions and values.

For further information and details on how to apply please click on the link below.