GB Boxing Partnership Opportunity

13th February 2024

Working with GB Boxing to enhance social capital and improve the lives of young people

GB Boxing is responsible for the delivery and management of the World Class Programme (WCP) for boxing, which is one of the UK’s leading performance programmes, that has seen 14 men and women from the GB Boxing squad win medals at the last three Olympic Games in London, Rio and Tokyo.

In addition to its achievements as a performance programme, GB Boxing is also committed to having a positive impact on society and is looking to work in partnership with a charity partner or community organisation to develop and deliver programmes and activities that use sport (and boxing in particular) to help enhance and improve social capital amongst young people and communities.

Objectives of the Charity Partnership

  • To raise awareness of the importance of social capital in improving and enhancing people’s lives’
  • To showcase how sport (and boxing in particular) can have a positive impact in enhancing social capital and combat a range of issues that affect society negatively
  • To help raise awareness of the work of GB Boxing’s charity partner
  • To enable GB Boxing and its charity partner to develop a strategic approach to enable positive societal change within local communities.
  • To create a partnership that will motivate GB Boxing’s athletes and staff to get involved in
  • To inspire more people to box and highlight the ability of the sport to transform and enhance people’s lives

What is GB Boxing?

GB Boxing was established in August 2008 to manage the World Class Programme (WCP) for boxing. The purpose of the organisation is to train and develop the best male and female boxers from England, Scotland and Wales and give them the best possible opportunity to win medals at major international tournaments and the Olympic Games.

By working with a charity or community group, GB Boxing aims to build a partnership that enables the organisation, its boxers, coaches and staff to work with a specialist organisation in support of a common cause to improve social capital amongst young people.

GB Boxing is a national organisation with a national profile, yet is proud of its location in Sheffield and South Yorkshire. We are looking to work with a charity that shares our values of reaching all parts of the community and supports our vision that social capital can be improved through exposure to sport.

What is Social Capital?

Social capital is made up of several elements including relationships, resources, lifestyle and opportunity, which together have an impact on someone’s life.

It is one of the most valuable assets that young people can have however many do not have the necessary access to relationships, connections, and resources that they need to achieve their life goals.  GB Boxing aims to work with a charity partner to help redress this and improve opportunities for people.

Criteria and eligibility to work with GB Boxing

To be eligible to work with GB Boxing on this exciting partnership we would like to hear from organisations that fulfil the following criteria:

  • A registered UK charity with a presence in the Sheffield City Region or South Yorkshire
  • Able to provide detailed evidence of rigorous governance policies
  • Able to demonstrate a track record of working in the area of social capital
  • To have experience in working in at least one of the following areas:
    • Working with children or young people
    • Working with people from socially disadvantaged communities
    • Working in the area of improving mental health
  • Committed to working with GB Boxing to deliver events and opportunities for people in the community
  • A proven track record of delivering results and a high level of professionalism

Applications

Any organisation that is interested in working with GB Boxing on this exciting venture should send an expression of interest (max. two pages) to hr@gbboxing.org.uk.

This should highlight the following:

  • Your organisation’s ability to demonstrate a link between sport and social outcomes
  • A proven track record of working with socially disadvantaged young people and communities
  • Previous experiences of working with a sporting organisation or on sport-focused activities
  • Why you believe your charity is the right partner for GB Boxing

Process and timetable 

Expression of interest deadline:

Monday 4 March 2024

Shortlisting:

Week commencing 11 March 2024

Interviews and presentations:

Week commencing 18 March 2024

Interviews will last no longer than 30 minutes. GB Boxing will provide criteria of what to include after shortlisting.

Decision:

Week commencing 25 March 2024

 

Further information

For further information or to discuss this opportunity further ahead of the deadline, please contact GB Boxing’s Performance Lifestyle Coach, James Hooper at james.hooper@uksportsinstitute.co.uk.

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