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We are hiring an Athlete Engagement Manager!

Posted on: 28 September 2021 by Switch the Play Foundation

This is an exciting time for Switch the Play Foundation. As the only charity supporting sportspeople with preparing for the future, we are looking to grow our team with an Athlete Engagement Manager. This person will be expected to work closely with the Chief Executive to lead and work directly with sportspeople and stakeholders.

Job Title: Athlete Engagement Manager

Location: Home based, but with the necessity of travel

Reports to: Chief Executive

Salary: £25,000-£30,000 pro rata (giving a take home salary of c. £15,00-£18,000 for 3 days per week)

Hours: 0.6 FTE (21 hours per week)

Contract: Permanent, part-time)

The successful candidate will be responsible for planning, supporting and leading activities to engage sportspeople with the services offered by the Foundation. They will be responsible for helping to grow our Switched On membership and ensuring the highest standard of support is offered to help sportspeople. As such, they will be a key point of contact to help manage positive and collaborative relationships with sporting organisations.

Given Switch the Play Foundation is currently in a period of growth, the new Athlete Engagement Manager will be joining a small and ambitious team and so will need to be a self-starter, happy to work both autonomously and collaboratively and lean into the work required, whilst ensuring all are respectful of their part-time status.  They will have an exciting opportunity to play a key role in helping to make a significant difference to supporting the personal development and positive transition of sports people to life outside of sport, as well as stimulating opportunities for continued professional development enabling the role holder to further grow. The role is advertised as part time (0.6 full time equivalent) but with the scope to grow into a full time position.

We are looking for a highly motivated, visionary, and innovative individual, ideally with a strong background in competitive sport at a high level. It is important that the applicant has an understanding of, and empathy with, the life of an elite sportsperson and the experiences of transition beyond a sporting career and applications are encouraged from those with a competitive sporting background, even if they have little additional experience outside of this.

Switch the Play Foundation is committed to creating a safe working environment. All recruitment is undertaken in line with our Safer Recruitment Policy. We are committed to Equal Opportunities for all and welcome applications from all suitably qualified individuals regardless of race, gender identity, biological sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age. The successful candidate will be required to undergo an Enhanced DBS Check and operate in line with our Safeguarding Policy.

To apply please send a cover letter and copy of your cv to We are also happy for candidates to submit additional information about their suitability for the role through a video or by creating a Wake via

Closing date for applications: 5pm on Monday 25th October.

Interviews to be held week commencing: 15th November.

For full Job Description click HERE.

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