Deputy Director of People Development

UK Sport
UK Sport
London (Flexible for outstanding candidate)
Contract type
Permanent (Full time)
Closing date
29 January 2018
Job Description

Inspired by the achievements of our British athletes?

The vision at UK Sport is to inspire the nation through Olympic and Paralympic success. Building on the incredible accomplishments of Team GB and ParalympicGB in London, Sochi and Rio, winning over a combined 130 Olympic medals, and over 270 Paralympic medals, we are constantly striving to improve the support provided to our elite athletes, to increase the number of medals and medallists in future Olympic and Paralympic Games. We know transformational leaders, expert Coaches and Practitioners sit at the very heart of this ambition.

We are looking for a Deputy Director of People Development to join us and lead the implementation of a dynamic and inspiring new strategy focused on the way our High Performance system attracts, develops and engages its people. This exciting leadership opportunity seeks to ensure we develop people across our industry to be the very best they can be, enabling them to create inspirational environments for our nation’s top athletes. This role will play a major part in ensuring that Great Britain remains a world-leading elite sporting nation.

If you’re interested in this incredible leadership opportunity, you can access our full job description via the link below (How to Apply Section). This will give you all the background you need.

If you would like a more detailed conversation about this leadership opportunity then please contact: Mrs Dawn Brown on:

Good luck!

How to apply

To apply and for full job description, please login to our recruitment portal and follow the instructions at the following link:

INTERVIEW DATES – please ‘Save the Dates’ ahead

Please note the following dates for interviews, of which interested applicants are encouraged to ‘Save the Dates’ ahead:

  • Closing Date:                             COB 29th January 2018  

  • Stage 1 Interviews:                   2nd February 2018 (Location TBC)
  • Stage 2 Interviews:                   8th & 9th February 2018 (Locating TBC) 

If you have not heard from us within 2-weeks of the closing date (COB 29 Januarys) please assume that you application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.


UK Sport is a recognised equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion, belief and gender.


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