Sported is a leading Sport for Development charity, that
seeks to build the capacity of grassroots community groups who transform the
lives of disadvantaged young people through sport/physical activity.
Membership is free for groups using sport for social change
in their local communities, and currently there are 230 member groups across
Northern Ireland. Through an expert staff team and Volunteer Mentors, Sported
provide free advice, training and mentoring to improve the capacity and sustainability
of clubs and ensure they’re fit for the future.
You don’t have to be ‘sporty’ to Volunteer with Sported!
The club leaders who run our member groups are an incredible
group of passionate and dedicated people, do some amazing work in their
communities; however they sometimes lack the business skills, knowledge and experience
to run a sustainable organisation. This is where our amazing team of volunteer
mentors come in.
Our volunteer mentors work directly with our member groups
to help them overcome these challenges, learn new business skills and ways of
working, and become equipped for the future by helping them to understand what
they need in place to run a sustainable organisation.
Our mentors are carefully matched with a Sported member
group according to their professional expertise, availability and location. The
mentor will then work directly with the club leader(s), offering their
professional advice and consultancy to help them overcome their respective
business challenge/need, learn new skills and develop a strategy to build their
capacity and become sustainable for the future. For example, a mentor may
support a member group develop a new Strategic Plan, or to update their funding
strategy or business plans.
Remote opportunities(Phone/email, from home) also available
Days/Time Required: Flexible
Desirable Skills and Experience:
We are looking for a range of professionals with a variety
of skills including: financial planning, business planning, governance,
marketing, fundraising, monitoring and evaluation.
At least 3-5 years’ experience preferable
Full induction and training provided
Travel expenses are covered
One of our mentors describes “ The most rewarding part of
the role is seeing the group develop to such an extent that you can walk
away-to me that’s very important.”