Sport England - Key Account Manager

Sport England

LOCATION: Flexible (with significant time in London)
SALARY: £57,861 (London office), £53,781 (National)

Sport England is a public body and invests National Lottery and government money each year in projects and programmes that help people get active and play sport.

Our vision is that everyone, regardless of their age, background or level of ability, feels able to engage in sport and physical activity. Some will be young, fit and talented, but most will not. We want everyone to feel welcome, to find something in sport and activity that meets their needs and for the sector to value them as customers.

Our research shows that a third of the adult population already have a genuine sport and physical activity habit. For these people, being active is a big part of their lives and identity. This is what we call sport's core market. This habit enhances their quality of life, giving them confidence, improving their wellbeing and helping to connect them to other people. Yet we know that even when people have built a strong habit, we cannot take their activity for granted. Even for the most committed, big moments in life can get in the way of sport and activity habits.

You can help us do that. We are looking for an outstanding individual to join the Core Market Management Team in this newly created role. Working at a senior level with a small number of our most important partners, focused on the delivery of our strategy.

The Key Account Manager will lead on setting the strategy to identify and manage a small number of the most influential suppliers to the core market consumer, constantly adding value to the way that these partners support individuals to stay active for as long as they want to, whatever happens in their lives.

You will have proven experience in Key Account Management and have the ability to facilitate, build and develop strong, effective and strategic relationships. You will be experienced in analysing complex problems and will have the ability to engage various stakeholders to deliver a creative solution. It will help in the success of the role if you have an understanding of the sport and physical activity landscape.

Discover more by visiting www.sportengland.org/careers for further information.

The closing date for receiving applications is Sunday 12th November 2017.

Sport England actively promotes diversity in employment and welcomes applications from all parts of the community.