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Access Sport is looking for a Project Manager to join our Disability Inclusion team. The Project Manager will lead on our Flyerz hockey project, whilst working alongside the wider Disability Inclusion team and supporting our mission to tackle the shockingly high levels of exclusion that disabled people face in sport.
‘Flyerz hockey’ is an innovative initiative to engage more disabled people into mainstream community hockey clubs. Hockey is brilliantly adaptable in catering for people with a range of abilities. The ‘hockey family’ prides itself on being inclusive and welcoming to all. Access Sport are funded by Spirit of 2012 to grow Flyerz hockey across England and Wales, working closely with the National Governing Bodies, the European Hockey Federation, World Hockey Federation and Olympic gold medallists, Kate and Helen Richardson-Walsh.
It’s a really exciting time to get involved in the Flyerz hockey movement! There are ongoing opportunities to meet with hockey clubs and NGBs across the UK, all working to make significant and transformative change within the sport. There are also opportunities to meet the incredibly amazing and fun Flyerz players and their families, learning the impact Flyerz has had on their wellbeing. There are Flyerz festivals and events across the UK and Europe, with even more being planned for 2020 with help from England Hockey and passionate Flyerz clubs.
The objectives of the project are to;
• Fundamentally change the sport of hockey and provide a blueprint to influence other sports to become more inclusive of disabled people
• Capacity build volunteer-led community hockey clubs to engage disabled young people with non-disabled young people on equal terms, connect communities and improve wellbeing
• Work in partnership with, England Hockey, Hockey Wales, Team GB hockey stars and other key stakeholders to expand Flyerz hockey across England and Wales
• Using the success and key learnings from the pilot phase to take this project to a transformational national level, creating replicable inclusive club exemplars for engaging young disabled people in an important, growing sport
• Support local community clubs to build partnerships with external stakeholders, including local special schools, disability organisations, and other local partners
• Develop a workforce that is inclusive of disabled people, upskill coaches, volunteers and young leaders
• Evaluate the impact of Flyerz hockey through implementation of our comprehensive monitoring and evaluation framework.
How to apply
To apply for the role, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and attach: • A copy of your CV • A covering letter that explains why you would like the role and demonstrates that you have the required skills, experience and personal attributes.