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We are hiring a Switched On Programme Manager

Posted on: 08 April 2024 by Switch the Play Foundation

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At Switch the Play Foundation, we are only as powerful as our community. Our athletes are what matters the most, supporting them and creating a sense of belonging is the most important thing to us. That is why we are extremely excited to be recruiting for the role of Switched On Programme Manager.

What's Switched On, we hear you ask?

Switched On is for current and retired sportspeople who want to prepare for a successful life outside of sport. It’s FREE to join and members benefit from a range of services designed to support transition; newsletters, meet-ups, mentoring, etc.

You should apply for this brilliant role if you can answer yes to (most of) the following:

Please see the full job description here.

About us

Switch the Play Foundation is the UK’s only charity dedicated to supporting all sportspeople to successfully transition to life outside of sport. We empower sportspeople to be their best through sport by providing a range of person-centred services, training, wellbeing and transition support. This is an exciting time for us. Having operated as a social enterprise since 2014 and built a strong reputation for delivery, in early 2020 Switch the Play converted to charitable status to enable us to reach and support more athletes through our work. We have ambitious growth plans for the future and, as the charity enters the next phase of its development, we now have an opportunity to hire a Switched On Programme Manager who will play a critical role in helping us to achieve those ambitions.

Our offer to you

We are a growing and developing organisation, so this role offers stimulating opportunities and scope for continuing professional development. While this new position is initially offered as a 12-month contract, we have aspirations for it to become a permanent position after the initial period has proven to be successful and you will be fully supported by the Athlete Services Manager and the wider team to ensure success.

We are a talented and committed team – we work hard and we work remotely, but with a wonderful culture of flexibility, respect for and trust in one another. See our Team Code (see here) which embodies who we are and the way we work.

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.

To apply please send a cover letter outlining why you wish to apply for the role and why you are a suitable candidate along with 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 Applications without a cover letter will be unable to be accepted.

Closing date for applications: : Midday Tuesday 30th April 2024

Interviews to be held week commencing: 6th May 2024

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