Position Type: Maternity Cover – Full-time, Fixed Term Contract. Secondment opportunities also considered

Reporting To: Director of Strategic Planning & Research

Remuneration: £45k – £50k per year plus benefits

Location: London, W1/Hybrid – 3 days office based / optional 2 days remote working

Closing Date: Monday 11th July 2022

About the British Olympic Association and Team GB:

Team GB is the British and Northern Irish Olympic team – one of the nation’s most successful teams and one of its favourite brands. Run by the British Olympic Association (BOA), Team GB competes at Olympic and Olympic Winter Games and other events such as the European Games, Youth Olympic Games and European Youth Olympic Festivals.

The BOA is independent and privately funded. Our success is entirely dependent upon the income we receive from our commercial programmes, including but not limited to sponsorship, fundraising, licensing and events.

Our vision is to ‘unite and inspire the nation through the power of Olympic sport’. Importantly, as the Nation’s most loved sports team, we are looking to harness the inspiration of our Athletes’ successes at Olympic Games and the public’s love for the brand to create powerful social change.

The BOA has set out on an exciting new strategic path to Paris and beyond focussing on how we can help improve the health and wellbeing of the Nation, using Olympic sport as the platform. Working in close collaboration with a range of athletes, national governing bodies of sport, Team GB Partners and key stakeholders in sport and social impact causes, we will identify ways in which we can activate to reach as many people as possible and have as much impact as possible.

Harnessing the power of our athletes and the wider network, our aim is to create a coherent, longer-term and impact driven strategy that unites our social impact activity with clear objectives and measurement going forwards.

Overview of the Role: 

The Social Impact Manager (Health & Wellbeing) is a maternity cover role that will play a central role in the development of an ‘always-on’ social impact strategy for the BOA and within this be responsible for developing and managing several key social impact programmes and partnerships.

The role has two primary functions-

  • Continuing to deliver employee engagement services to our valued commercial partners, in which we share the lessons from Team GB to inspire individuals to achieve their personal best;
  • Taking the work we do with partners and stakeholders to contribute to the BOA’s social impact strategy.

Previous and ongoing social impact programmes include I Am Team GB mass participation events; Get Set flagship youth engagement programme; Olympic Day, Charity partnership with the Red Cross, kit donation, supporting Youth Sport Trust School Sports Week, various external commercial partner-led awareness campaigns as well as internal employee engagement activities such as talks, learning & development classes and digital health and well-being challenges.

The role will require strong collaborative, cross team working, in particular internally with the Commercial team working with corporate partners, and externally with key education and event delivery agencies and with stakeholders such as Charites and funding organisations.

The individual in the role must be comfortable with creating and responding to project briefs, supporting pitching and sales processes, and coordinating the design and delivery of programmes of work, often in an autonomous capacity. As such an individual with strategic skills and vision as well as effective project management and operational delivery capability is key.

This role provides a fantastic opportunity for a motivated, self-starting individual to further develop and operate in a strategically important area for the BOA, our athletes, partners, and stakeholders. Internal support will be provided to train and upskill the successful candidate. Experience as a high-performance athlete would be desirable but not essential to the role.

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