Innovation Manager – Daughters and Dads

  • Employer Women in Sport
  • Town / City London
  • Job Type Full-time
  • Salary £32000 per annum
  • Closing Date 22/11/2018
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Women in Sport is the leading charity dedicated to empowering women and girls through sport. Our vision is a society where women and men have equal opportunities. Women and girls are missing out on the lifelong benefits of sport. We want to change this, now, for every woman and girl in the UK. We are the only organisation in the UK that researches sport purely from the perspective of women and girls. We use the insight gained to drive change through campaigns and partnerships.

We are looking for an experienced project manager with an enthusiasm and passion for delivering impactful interventions to lead our new Daughters and Dads Project. This is a rare and exciting opportunity to work in a small ground-breaking charity, in the high profile and fast-moving arena of women’s sport with plenty of scope to make your mark on the cause.

This role will manage our new Sport England funded partnership project which will change the lives of dads, daughters and their families in the most deprived areas of England. The DAD programme has been developed by University of Newcastle (Australia) and will encourage fathers/father-figures to play a greater role in supporting their daughters to develop physical confidence and competence and involve girls aged 5-11 in shaping how their families get active together. Project partners include; The Fatherhood Institute, The University of Newcastle (Australia), Fulham Football Club and the EFL Trust.

We need someone who has:

  • Excellent project management skills
  • Experience of multi partner relationship management
  • Knowledge of intervention delivery, ideally within a sport setting but not essential
  • Experience of delivering to grant funder requirements
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Experience of monitoring and evaluating the delivery of impactful interventions
  • Delivering programmes to a tight budget and in a timely manner
  • A passion for gender equality

The role will be the lead for the DAD programme at Women in Sport, reporting into the Associate Head of Innovation and working alongside other programme leads to inform Women in Sports wider strategic priorities with your experiences and learnings.

Women in Sport are the lead partner for the programme and, along with the Fatherhood Institute, will translate the intervention for a UK context as well as monitoring and evaluating the impact of the delivery. You will be immersed in the programme and its delivery at every stage, from planning and project management, monitoring and evaluation to training and delivery.

This is a one-year fixed term post until January 2020 with a following 21 months agreed in principal from the funder. The project will end 1st November 2021. The post can be based in either London or we will consider other bases around the country.

If you feel inspired to come and work with us, please submit a covering letter (maximum 1.5 sides A4) and detailed CV to

The covering letter should explain why this role interests you and how your experience addresses the criteria as set out in the job description

The closing date for applications is 12pm on the 22nd November 2018. Interviews will be held on Friday 30th November

Ideal Job start date: w/c 14th January 2019

We are an inclusive and diverse employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of race, gender, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.

For further information on the role contact 020 3137 6263.

Only successful applicants will be contacted for interview.

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