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Strategic Lead, Equality (Disability)

Sport England


Posted 3 weeks ago


Empower Positive Change in Disability Inclusion with Sport England


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Flexible - homeworking or hybrid office-based (Loughborough or Bisham)

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Expires at anytime

Organisation summary: Join Sport England, an organisation dedicated to changing lives through sport and physical activity. With our 10-year strategy, Uniting the Movement, we're on a mission to make sport accessible for everyone, regardless of age, background, or ability. Be a part of a visionary team working towards creating inclusive and engaging sporting environments for all.

  • Role Summary:
    • Lead the strategic direction for disability inclusion in sport and physical activity.
    • Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to shape inclusive policy development.
    • Utilize insight, data, and best practices to maximize the impact of Sport England's work.
    • Coordinate and support the Disability team within the business transformation process.
    • Share knowledge and foster sector-wide understanding and capability.
  • Role Requirements:
    • Demonstrated ability to lead and inspire high performing teams.
    • Senior-level experience in access and inclusion for disabled people.
    • Strong relationship management and advocacy skills.
    • Passionate about advancing disability access and inclusion issues.

Sport England is committed to diversity, equality, and non-discrimination, and we encourage applicants from all backgrounds to apply and help us create a more inclusive sporting world.

At Sport England, we are passionate about transforming lives and communities through sport and physical activity. Our 10-year Strategy, Uniting the Movement, sets out our vision to engage everyone, regardless of age, background or level of ability, in positive sport and physical activity.

As the Strategic Lead Equality (Disability), you will play a key role within the Policy & Integrity Directorate. Working closely with the Strategic Lead Equality and the Director of Equality Diversity Inclusion in Sport, you will shape our approach to inclusion for disabled people in all areas of sport and physical activity. You will support policy development in this area, collaborating with colleagues, key partners, and stakeholders.

Reporting to the Director of Equality Diversity Inclusion in Sport, you will help position our existing and future work so that it has the greatest impact using insight, data, and best practice as key fundamentals to your approach. We are looking for someone with a professional and sensitive approach, who can deliver positive outcomes by bringing people with them.

You will shape the organisation’s approach to sector-wide Disability policy, coordinate the team’s work and provide practical support to the Disability team to engage fully with the organisations business transformation process. You will work collaboratively with colleagues and external partners, sharing learning, data and lived experiences to help improve understanding, build confidence and capability within the sector.

Essential skills and experience include the ability to build and motivate high performing teams, relevant experience in a senior role where access and inclusion of disabled people is an aspect of the work, excellent relationship management skills, and extensive experience of advocating and championing the issues of disability access and inclusion.

Sport England recognises the positive value of diversity, promotes equality and challenges discrimination. We welcome and encourage job applications from people of all backgrounds.


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