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Director - Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in Sport

United Kingdom, £ 75000 per year A higher salary may be available for an exceptional candidate., Permanent


Please note that we may need to close this role early due to the high volumes of applications we have been receiving. 

At Sport England, we want everyone regardless of age, background or level of ability to feel able to engage in sport and physical activity. Whilst we have been working hard to tackle the inequalities within sport we know there is still much more to do.

We know that if you come from certain parts of the country, from certain economic, social or cultural backgrounds, if you have a disability or if you are a woman, you are less likely to take part in, work in or volunteer in sport. Addressing these issues is at the heart of our new strategy and we are seeking a talented individual to help us deliver on our mission to tackle inequalities within our sector.


You will bring your experience of leading on and delivering improvements in equality, diversity and inclusion at a national level to improve the opportunities for under-represented groups in sport and physical activity. You will be an excellent communicator with a proven ability to influence our local and national partners by providing expert advice and guidance on all aspects of equality, diversity and inclusion. You will also act as our internal authority in this sphere and be practised in providing in-depth support and advocacy to the delivery of a broad portfolio of projects and investment programmes that aim to tackle inequalities. You must have significant experience of developing strong and effective relationships across a sector and an excellent understanding of our target audiences.

This is a new role and you will have the opportunity to shape our direction as we move forward. You will also have responsibility for a small team of dedicated experts and will play a leading role in influencing our organisational culture.

If you have a clear commitment to improving lives through sport and physical activity and want to find out more about this opportunity, including how to apply, visit www.sportengland.org/careers.

Sport England recognises the positive value of diversity, promotes equality and challenges discrimination. We welcome and encourage job applications from people of all backgrounds, particularly where we are under-represented, currently, this includes disabled people and those from Black, Asian and minority ethnic groups.  

Job Details

Full Time
United Kingdom
£ 75000 per year, A higher salary may be available for an exceptional candidate.