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Project Manager — Flyerz Hockey (Ignite)

Project Manager — Flyerz Hockey (Ignite)

Access Sport is looking for a Project Manager to lead on our new Flyerz hockey project. Deadline: 16 July 2018

Access Sport’s Ignite Disability Inclusion Programme was launched in 2011 in London and Bristol. Since 2011, the Ignite Programme has engaged over 10,000 young disabled people, with a strong representation of BAME young people, girls, and previously inactives. The programme equips community sports clubs and disabled people’s organisations in disadvantaged areas to open their doors to young disabled people improving their physical and mental wellbeing and supporting their personal development. Access Sport’s impact evaluation demonstrates, that for young disabled people and their families who are denied meaningful access to sport, the developmental and social opportunities created are genuinely life changing.

The role

The Project Manager will work alongside the wider Ignite team and support our mission to tackle the shockingly high levels of exclusion that disabled people face in sport. The objectives of the project are to:

  • Fundamentally change the sport of hockey and provide a blueprint to influence other sports to become more inclusive of disabled people
  • Capacity build volunteer-led community hockey clubs to engage disabled young people with non-disabled young people on equal terms, connect communities and improve wellbeing
  • Work in partnership with Team GB hockey stars, England Hockey, Hockey Wales and other key stakeholders to expand Flyerz hockey across England and Wales
  • Using the success and key learnings from the pilot phase to take this project to a transformational national level, creating replicable inclusive club exemplars for engaging young disabled people in an important, growing sport
  • Support local community clubs to build partnerships with external stakeholders, including local special schools, disability organisations, and other local partners
  • Develop a workforce that is inclusive of disabled people, upskill coaches, volunteers and young leaders
  • Evaluate the impact of Flyerz hockey through implementation of our comprehensive monitoring and evaluation framework


  • Project manage the Flyerz hockey project in line with the project and funder outcomes and key performance indicators
  • Effectively engage and inspire players (past and present) from Team GB hockey and CEOs/senior staff from key stakeholders to ensure their continued support towards Flyerz hockey
  • Responsible for reporting to our funder and key stakeholders, including quarterly reports, coordinating steering group meetings and case studies
  • Develop suitable resources & strategic documents that contribute to the growth of Flyerz hockey and help to influence partners and stakeholders
  • Ensure activities laid out in Access Sport’s Delivery Plan are carried out successfully and within the timescales
  • Present at steering groups and provide consultancy to other organisations, sharing best practice and learnings
  • Develop and manage relationships with strategic key partners including our funder, Sport England, England Hockey, Hockey Wales, European Hockey Federation, World Hockey Federation, Activity Alliance etc
  • Work in partnership with our evaluation partners to effectively evaluate the impact of the project, data collection will include surveys, focus groups and interviews
  • Be an advocate and spokesperson for disability equality both within the charity and across the sector

Experience and skills


  • Experience in successful project delivery and management
  • A passion for empowering and inspiring people to reach their full potential through sport
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills
  • Experience of implementing monitoring and evaluation frameworks
  • Experience of developing suitable resources & strategic documents that contribute to the growth of the project and help to influence partners and stakeholders
  • Experience of writing written reports to key funders that reflect the project activities and the impact on the beneficiaries
  • Experience of working in the sport or disability sector
  • Educated to degree level achieving a 2.1 or above. However, exceptions will be made for candidates demonstrating a high level of experience in the management of projects, evaluation and reporting to external partners/funders
  • Find the full list of requirements and job description here

To apply

To apply for the role, please email and attach:

  • A copy of your CV
  • A covering letter that explains why you would like the role and demonstrates that you have the required skills, experience and personal attributes

Closing date: 5pm, Monday 16 July 2018

Interviews: Round 1, telephone interviews: Wednesday 18 July Round 2, interviews at our London office: Monday 23 July / Tuesday 24 July


United Kingdom

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