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Business Mentor (Sported)
Location Throughout Northern Ireland

Sported is a leading Sport for Development Charity, helping to transform the lives of disadvantaged young people across the UK. We pair volunteers with our member sport clubs to help them become sustainable. Sported is seeking professionals with expertise in business and strategic planning, finance, marketing and PR, fundraising, governance and impact measurement to support our growing membership of community sport and youth groups. 

We have volunteer opportunities across Northern Ireland and a range of flexible options. As little as one hour of your time per month could make a massive difference to our members.


1.Mentor Placements- 

Our volunteers are carefully matched with a Sported member club in their locality , who they then support on a one to one basis, typically for a period of between three to six months.

2. Light Touch Support ( short term flexible volunteering)-

Our volunteers provide short term support by helping Sported members with specific questions or challenges. The support may take the form of one-off advice or between one to three sessions, which can be delivered via your chosen method e.g. face to face, over the phone, Skype or email. This option is perfect for those volunteers who may not have the time to commit to an extended mentor placement or may be in between projects.

What skills do you need?

  • 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.

Specific requirements;

Need at least 5 years business experience in at least 2 of the following areas: marketing, business planning, business strategy, governance, finance, fundraising or evaluation and impact.

Why volunteer with Sported?

  • 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. 

Volunteer with Sported, meet the inspirational heroes of grassroots sport and leave a lasting legacy in your community.

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