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    • Youth Sport Trust, 3 Oakwood Drive, Loughborough, Leicestershire, United Kingdom, LE11 3QF
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About Youth Sport Trust

The Youth Sport Trust has been on its mission to change young people’s lives for the better through sport since 1995. Over the years they have had a range of roles in relation to education and sport for young people, including being the key drivers of change through government policy for over a decade.

They currently have a significant role in delivering against public policy and investment, developing and implementing the largest scale programmes in the country reaching around 90% of all schools in England.

Inside the Youth Sport Trust, staff briefs held every month bring together their office and remotely based staff to share insight into specific projects that they are undertaking. It also provides the opportunity to hear from those who benefit from their work. Whether it is the way they set-up cross-function project teams to ensure effective working relationships, or their ‘Active 30’ programme of physical activity to get them all up and out of their seats and keep fit together as part of the working day - they are a sociable bunch!

What is it like to work for Youth Sport Trust

They have developed an in-house bespoke leadership programme which is accessible for all employees and this programme further embeds their core DNA and values. The senior management team all contribute to this programme with each senior manager mentoring a member of staff as part of the leadership programme.
My Manager
My Manager
They run an inhouse bespoke management development programme, designed to grow and develop their line managers to become stronger leaders and managers of their teams. By taking part in this interactive programme, employees are exposed to an understanding of high performing teams, mental health and wellbeing, being a role model and living out the company values, effective delegation, and giving feedback.
My Team
My Team
They hold an organisational staff retreat (company conference) three times a year. All staff attend this one day event and they encourage staff to network and interact with each other. These days always include team building activities such as quizzes, orienteering and they have even completed a series of staff pantomimes where staff had a couple of hours to work together to deliver a pantomime of no longer than 20 minutes with fancy dress as an option.

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  • Charity Activities
    Charity Activities

    At least 40% of staff are known to undertake charitable activities during business hours without incurring financial loss

  • Women

    At least 40% of senior managers are women

  • Holidays

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  • Gym

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  • Pensions

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  • Maternity

    At least 10 weeks’ full pay or generous alternative

  • Family Friendly
    Family Friendly

    School hours contracts offered to all staff

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    34% / 66%

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