Youth Voice and Sport Systems Manager Wales

  • Employer StreetGames UK
  • Town / City Wales
  • Job Type Full-time
  • Salary £33466 - £35425 per annum
  • Closing Date 28/06/2021
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StreetGames is a fast-moving and innovative national charity with a sector-leading reputation for delivering sport and physical activity on the doorstep of underserved communities.

Our aim is to help young people and communities enjoy lives that are healthier, safer and more successful through sport and physical activity.

To do that, we work with community organisations to engage young people from lower socio-economic groups through sport and physical activity at the right time, in the right place, at the right price, in the right style and through the right people.

This post has been created to meet the needs of the growing Network and wider sports sector in Wales. This post has two key parts, that are interlinked;

  1. Supporting Locally Trusted Organisations (LTOs) to deliver a sustainable Doorstep Sport offer, with Young People at the heart of the decision-making process.
  2. Supporting the wider sport sector to understand how living in poverty impacts the accessibility of sport opportunities for young people and their families, and create meaningful system change.

The post is aligned to the Vision for Sport in Wales, the Wellbeing of Future Generations Act 2015, and the Sport Wales Strategy.

StreetGames has a reputation for delivering doorstep sport in underserved communities engaging young people through sport in the right style, right place, right time, and right price and with the right people; to help them lead an active lifestyle and achieve their potential. Everything we do is insight led, ensuring that learning is captured and shared, to help ensure meaningful change.

The post holder will be responsible for driving and developing youth voice interventions across Wales, in line with StreetGames’ strategy and business plan. The role will also be responsible for leading our work with NGBs and the wider sport system in Wales to support behaviour and organisation change across the sector.

The purpose of the role is to contribute to a collaborative, sustainable and successful sports sector, led by collective insight and learning. This will be achieved by;

  • Supporting Locally Trusted Organisations (LTOs) within Wales’ most underserved communities to test and evaluate new approaches to youth voice and youth empowerment
  • Supporting and enabling LTOs to access new activity provision through engagement with NGBs and the wider sport and youth sectors
  • Developing the skills and capacity, of staff and volunteers within LTOs and the wider StreetGames Wales team
  • Sharing learning and best practice across the sector and with key stakeholders.

The Youth Voice and Sport System Manager will form part of the StreetGames Wales Team and will work alongside the National Director and the team to develop and support our vision of creating and sustaining, youth led and accessible Doorstep Sport provision across Wales.

The Youth Voice and Sport System Manager will also link with the StreetGames National team, ensuring national opportunities are maximised in Wales, and sharing learning and best practice with the other English Regions.

This role is offered as a full-time post, other options including secondments will be considered in order to attract the right candidate.

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