Current Vacancies

Network Development Manager (Clubs & Compliance)

We are on the lookout for a new team member to support us to effectively deliver our Strategic Plan, and to drive bigger and more sustainable impact, from grassroots to global stages. We are searching for an ambitious, tenacious and impact-driven professional to join our team as we continue on our journey to Inclusion In Action and support our membership.

We are continuing on our journey of building a high performing team who care for each other and about our cause in equal parts. Our athletes and volunteers are the most inspirational, courageous, dedicated and insightful people you could ever wish to meet, and they deserve a team who are equally committed and passionate about our mission. That could be you!

Special Olympics Great Britain is made up of over 7,000 athletes and participants, over 4,000 volunteers and almost 100 accredited programmes spanning across Scotland, England and Wales, with the purpose of driving societal change through the Power of Inclusive Sport.

The Network Development Manager (Clubs & Compliance) shall lead on the support and management of this dynamic and evolving membership base through the enhancement of the Special Olympics GB delivery model to achieve our purpose of unlocking more opportunities for people with intellectual disabilities. This person will report directly to the Head of Network and work closely alongside other members of the team and key stakeholders, with a specific focus on our Accredited Club and Programme compliance and development and overarching responsibility of maintaining our membership delivery model mechanics and key processes. As a member of the Organisational Growth team, this role will play a vital part in supporting the future shaping of capability and capacity building, driving the strategic plan in accordance with our mission.

We are a small and agile team with mighty goals, so it couldn’t be a more exciting time to join Team SOGB. We are looking for someone who is passionate about inclusion, embraces change, is driven to achieve and holds a strong alignment to our core values:

We are authentic. We act with honesty, integrity and respect. We are creative and innovative. We love to embrace difference and doing things differently. We are brave, courageous, resilient and determined. We listen and are led by the voice of our athletes. We are always kind. We are Inclusion in Action.

The journey is great, but the rewards are greater. If you have an appetite for pushing forward societal change through the power of sport, please be in touch.

What We Can Offer

  • Competitive salary circa £30-33k per annum depending on experience.
  • 25 days holiday on appointment plus bank holidays.
  • Stakeholder Pension Scheme from appointment.
  • Time off in Lieu (TOIL) for out of hours work.
  • Flexible working.
  • Annual CPD Investment and opportunities for training and travel.

This is a permanent, home-based, full-time role. There will be the requirement to attend internal and external meetings or events which will involve travel away from home and working outside of normal hours.

How to Apply

If you are just looking for a job, then we are probably not for you. If you are looking for a challenge, a chance to make a huge difference and you want to be part of a high performing team which gets things done, then we would like to hear from you.

To apply, please provide your CV with a covering letter (1-2 pages), explaining why you wish to work for Special Olympics Great Britain and showcasing your experience and relevant information for applying for this role. It is important that all prospective employees understand our mission and are driven by our cause.

Please submit this to and state the job title that you are applying for in the subject line of the email.

If you have challenges with written communication, then please call Michelle King, Operations Support Officer on 07455 874140 to chat about alternative application options.

The closing date for applications is Sunday 26th May 2024 at 6pm. There will be 2 interview stages which will be held on Thursday 13th June (Stage 1) and, then Thursday 20th June (Stage 2) where successful from Stage 1. A final decision will then be made shortly following from Stage 2. Early application for this role is encouraged.

Special Olympics Great Britain is committed to equality and diversity and encourages all to apply who meet the job requirements. The job holder will need to provide evidence of their ability to live and work in the UK.


For more information and role specifics, please take a look at the Job Description or get in touch with Emma Kane-McGuigan on / 07878 963297 to arrange an informal discussion about this role regarding the recruitment process.

Safer Recruitment

Special Olympics Great Britain is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The suitability of all prospective employees or volunteers will be assessed during the recruitment process. The successful candidate will be required to complete regular safeguarding training and undertake a DBS/PVG check relevant to the requirements of the role. For this role that will involve an enhanced disclosure.

Equal Opportunities

Special Olympics Great Britain is committed to and promotes equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages all sections of the community, particularly those living with a disability, who meet the job requirements to apply.


The job holder will need to provide evidence of their ability to live and work in the UK.

We will only contact those who have been selected for interview.

We request no contact from agencies.