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ENGSO is hiring: Project Manager for SPIRIT

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ENGSO is hiring: Project Manager for SPIRIT

The European Sports NGO is looking for a Project Manager to head up their project SPIRIT, which focuses on sport coaching training to foster inclusive and positive sport practices. Application deadline: 5 November 2019.


ENGSO is the European Sports NGO and the leading voice for voluntary-based grassroots sport in Europe. We aspire to grassroots sport that promotes stronger communities, with the mission to represent, develop and advocate for voluntary-based sport – guided by our values: democracy, equality, inclusion, sustainability, integrity and education. Our members are the National Sports Confederations and National Olympic Committees from 33 European countries.

Prerequisites for the position

We are looking for a Project Manager for our upcoming project SPIRIT (Sport & Psycho-social Initiative for Inclusive Training). SPIRIT is an Erasmus+ Sport project co-funded by the European Commission. As the SPIRIT Project Manager you will lead, develop and implement the project from the beginning of January 2020 until the end of the project in December 2022. We are offering a fixed term contract for 3 years, including a probation of 6 months.

About the SPIRIT project

Sport and physical activity have been demonstrated to have positive effects on mental health, and many researchers suggest that sport can provide a useful setting for preventing and addressing mental health problems. To unlock this potential, the SPIRIT project aims at developing a framework for humane, inclusive and empowering coaching that nurtures good mental health. SPIRIT is building on the lessons learned during our successful ASPIRE project: by focusing on the psychosocial aspects and the training of coaches, we can make sport more inclusive and empowering.

During the project, the partners will collect and analyse evidence-based research and best practice, and form a set of recommendations, targeting stakeholders responsible for coach education at the highest level. In order to transform sport at the grassroots level directly, we will develop a handbook for inclusive coaching. For maximum impact, an online learning tool will be developed to provide innovative and easy-access training for coaches. In the course of the project, 13 national and international events will be organised across Europe, as well as several internal meetings for the project staff.

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