The Sport for Development (SfD) Coalition is to appoint a Manager after securing joint funding from Sport England, Laureus Sport for Good Foundation and Comic Relief.
The core purpose of the SfD Coalition is to support and enable social change through sport and physical activity, and the new role will manage its development as it aims to raise awareness and increase the influence and impact of the sector.
Currently there are approximately 50 organisations involved in the Coalition’s network operating across England, the UK and globally. It has three key strategic goals:
– Making the case: With compelling rationale, personal interest stories and robust evidence of need and impact.
– Unlocking new sources of income: To enable the sport for development community to reach more people and achieve greater social outcomes.
– Championing collaboration and leadership: By sharing knowledge and investing in learning and coordination.
The Coalition’s work is spearheaded by a Leadership Group which includes senior executives from a number of leading ‘sport for development’ funding and delivery organisations. Simon Lansley, the founder of ConnectSport and the former Sports Editor of the Press Association, is a member.
The closing date for applications for the new role, which is being hosted by Comic Relief, is Sunday, 7 January 2018.
ConnectSport will relaunch in early 2018 with an online directory of organisations using sport and physical activity to benefit society. To find out more contact firstname.lastname@example.org or follow @ConnectSport on Twitter.