Quick facts
  • What we do:
    Sport & Education Charity
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  • Contact
    • Sport Park, 3 Oakwood Drive, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 3QF

About Youth Sport Trust

Founded in 1994, Youth Sport Trust, a sport and education charity, aims to give every child the chance to enjoy the life-changing benefits of play and sport.

Recent years have seen children glued to their smartphones and iPads, resulting in a continued decline in children’s wellbeing. Tackling that decline is behind everything that the trust does.

Led by Chief Executive Officer Alison Oliver, the Leicestershire-based charity is pioneering new ways of using sport to improve children’s wellbeing and give them a brighter future.

The trust creates, develops and delivers programmes in schools that improve health, attendance and academic achievement, while equipping young people with skills for life.

In 2016-17, the trust gave 639,668 young people opportunities to take part in high-quality PE and sport, while over 25,000 teachers enjoyed CPD training.

The trust was rewarded last year at the UK Coaching Awards with the runners-up spot in the Coaching Culture of the Year category.

What is it like to work for Youth Sport Trust

CEO Alison Oliver is inspirational. Once a week, she’ll walk around the office, while having an open-door policy. She visits remote staff often and sends out a monthly update on key activities in the organisation. Staff are rewarded for positive contributions.
My Team
My Team
Monthly staff briefings include updates from teams on current projects and an overview of future developments. External speakers report on the impact of the trust’s work on young people. At thrice-yearly retreats, there’s also networking and interaction through quizzes, team-building and panto.
Giving Something Back
Giving Something Back
Zoom video conferencing reduces the number of journeys made for meetings, saving on travel and accommodation costs. Employees have regained the time spent travelling to and from meetings and their overall wellbeing has improved, with a better work-life balance.

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    Family Friendly

    School hours contracts offered to all staff

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