StreetGames was launched in 2007 to mobilise the power of sport to change disadvantaged young lives. We work in a jigsaw of partnerships to take sport to the doorstep in deprived neighbourhoods.

The successful candidate will understand the potential of sport for good and have an affinity with disadvantaged young people. He or she will know how to lead a Board to ensure good governance in a fast moving and complex environment and will share the charity’s values:

The new Chair will inherit a thriving organisation with a high performing staff team. Following a period of rapid growth, we now support a network of over 1000 neighbourhood projects across the UK. Our turnover is c.£6 million and we have a staff base of c.60 employees.  

The vacancy has arisen because our outgoing Chair, Amanda Sater, stepped down after her elevation to the Lords.


Time Commitment & Remuneration

The Chair will attend four Board meetings per year and meet with senior board members on another four occasions. In addition, there is an expectation that all Trustees will become actively involved in the charity which will require attendance at fundraising and or key operational events.

The Chair is appointed for an initial 4 year period but is eligible for election for one further term of 4 years.

Application Process

  • Please see the recruitment prospectus here
  • Please send the following documents to [email protected] 
    • Cover letter highlighting relevant experience and skills
    • Up to date curriculum vitae
    • Details of current commitments
  • The interview panel and the Chief Executive are available for telephone consultation. A suitable time will be arranged upon request to Rebecca Ryan on 0161 707 0782.
  • The closing date for applications is Tuesday 7th May 2019 at 9am.
  • The interview will be on Thursday 13th June 2019
  • Recommendations will be made to the Board meeting in July, with a view to taking over at the AGM in October.


For further information, please find the StreetGames Strategic Framework 2017-21 here, the Trustee Handbook here and the StreetGames Annual Accounts ending 31st March 2018 can be found here


Please contact Rebecca Ryan on 0161 707 0782 or email [email protected] with requests for more information.