National Programme Lead, Sports Welfare Officer Network

Active Partnerships

Employment Type Full time
Location Remote · England, UK Will be required to travel across the England
Salary £40,000 (GBP) 6% employer pension contribution, 30 days holiday (plus bank holidays), Flexible working Hours
Seniority Mid-level
  • Closing: 12:00pm, 3rd Oct 2023 BST

Job Description

Main Purpose  

You will support the Realtionships Partners (Sports Welfare Network) in operationally delivering the day to day running of the new national Sport Welfare Officer Network. Read more about the SWO network here.

The post will be line managed by the Relationships Partner, Sports Welfare Officer Network.

About You 

•You will have experience of managing large scale projects involving multiple partners.

•You will have experience in welfare and safeguarding and the implementation of policies and procedures.


  • To be the first point of contact for the new Sport Welfare Officers, based within Active Partnerships. 

  • Develop and build effective relationships with the network of Sport Welfare Officers and wider partners to ensure the delivery of a coordinated action plan. 

  • Support the development and implementation of the induction of Sport Welfare Officers. 

  • Ability to understand the needs of the Sports Welfare Officer network and act accordingly. 

  • Be responsible for connecting and supporting new and existing welfare officers. Including developing effective communication channels and directory of contacts, to maximise the joined-up work across the system and share learning. 

  •  Work with other sector partners to identify and develop resources to support the sport welfare network and facilitate the sharing of best practice. 

  • Identify and support training needs of the Sport Welfare Officers and networks. Lead on developing a central training plan in conjunction with other agencies e.g. Ann Craft Trust, Child Protection In Sport Unit, UK Coaching, National Governing Bodies.  

  • Assist with developing the evaluation study methodology, data collection and reporting. 

  •  Play an essential role in helping to deliver the Active Partnership National organisations ambitions and organisations strategy. 


  • Project management experience of network wide projects involving multiple partners. 

  • Experience in safeguarding and the implementation of policies and procedures. 


  • Can project manage, be agile, adaptive respond quickly, navigating through changing, complex, and uncertain environments. 

  • Demonstrates an ability to work as a trusted partner and build strong, effective, and valued relationships across a wide range of people and organisations.  

  • Visibly values and promotes co-design and can bring people together to jointly create innovative ideas and practice. Has strong collaborative leadership skills, with an inclusive and diverse approach to working with people. 

  • Is articulate with excellent written and verbal skills enabling them to effectively communicate at all levels of an organisation. 

  • Can show strength and expertise in best practice ways to share and connect learning and support continuous improvement. 

  • Has digital skills to help improve connections, disseminate information and development of resources.  

Interviews for this role will be held on Stage 1: 18th October and Stage 2: 27th October.



Removing bias from the hiring process

Applications closed Tue 3rd Oct 2023


Removing bias from the hiring process

  • Your application will be anonymously reviewed by our hiring team to ensure fairness
  • You won't need a CV to apply to this job

Applications closed Tue 3rd Oct 2023