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SportInspired

SportInspired’s vision is of connected communities, where people enjoy being active. Our mission is to achieve this through fun and inclusive programmes which bring together local businesses, sports clubs, schools and councils, inspiring new connections, opportunities and life-skills.

Are you looking for more responsibility from your finance internship? If yes, then our Finance Coordinator role may be for you! SportInspired’s vision is of communities connected with energy and passion, where people enjoy being active and we aim to achieve this through fun and inclusive community programmes. A Finance Coordinator will be responsible for the charity’s day to day finances as well as having the opportunity to aid in the planning and delivery of Games Programmes. We’re looking for an independent individual with excellent organisation and computer literacy skills who is able to interpret financial data to join the SportInspired team. Interns will have the opportunity to learn a widely-used financial programme and gain understanding of funding in the charity sector. The typical working day is 10am – 5pm, Monday to Friday and we will expect the intern to work at least 1 day a week, however we can be flexible regarding working hours and days to align with academic commitments. If you’re interested in gaining finance experience in a rewarding and fun environment then please email your CV and a covering email to millie.downes@sportinspired.org. We look forward to hearing from you!

Role Aim: 

Charity Summary:

SportInspired’s vision is of communities connected with energy and passion, where people enjoy being active. Our mission is to achieve this through fun and inclusive community programmes which bring together local businesses, sports clubs, schools, councils and housing associations, inspiring new connections, life skills and opportunities. SportInspired now has a unique and dedicated team which makes SportInspired an exciting, innovative and unique charity. We have now worked with 70,000+ people across the UK and have a strong vision, backed by big ambitions and careful planning of how to increase and develop further.

Purpose of role:

Applicants will play roles in managing the charity’s finances including invoices and expenses. Finance coordinators will also have the opportunity to support the wider projects of SportInspired.

Duties: 

Duties and responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

• Monitoring and interpreting cash flows, formulating strategic long-term business plans

• Supporting the SportInspired team accounting and tracking of budget spend

• Assisting in the planning and execution of budgets

• Researching and recruiting stakeholders such as schools and sports clubs

• Supporting the administration of the organisation

• Collating and processing data to measure our impact on our beneficiaries

• Supporting the Games Managers in delivery of our project which could involve school visits and working at one of our festivals

Skills needed: 

Skills and Understanding

• Able to understand and interpret financial information and account records

• Strong organisational skills with a good eye for detail

• Ability to carry out detailed research independently

• Good teamwork and interpersonal skills, meaning the candidate is able to fit in well with a small and busy team

• Excellent computer literacy and administration skills

• Good oral and written communication

Behavioural Characteristics/ Personal Qualities and Attributes

• Pro-active and readiness to take on a wide variety of tasks

• Positive attitude and the ability to see challenges as opportunities for development

• Passion for sport and the wider benefits active lifestyles can bring to communities

Training: 

Full training will be provided upon induction and will cover processing invoices and expense claims, working alongside budgets and the assistance of programme management.

Location: 
Office: SportInspired, WeWork, 2 Leman Street, London, E1 8FA
Time commitment: 
At least one day per week
Opening times: 
The role is available 10am – 5pm Monday to Friday. SportInspired respect volunteers’ academic commitments so therefore are willing to be flexible with the volunteers working schedule.
Once you’ve registered interest in this volunteering role, we’ll send your name and UCL email address to the organisation for their records. You’ll also receive information about the next steps to take if you do wish to take things forward. The organisation has signed up to our code of standards, which includes a commitment to protecting your data. We won’t share your information with anyone unless you’ve given explicit consent to. We’ll also retain your details so we can follow up to see how you’re getting on with your volunteering and offer support if necessary. We take good care of your data – you can see full details here