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Sport England Reviews

Updated September 8, 2017
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  1. "Excellent Intern programme!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in London, England (UK)
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sport England as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Volume of workload.
    Exposure to directors.
    Reasonable work expectations.
    Salary - relative for an internship programme.

    Cons

    Office morale seemed low/negative which can be a little un-nerving for a new starter.

    Advice to Management

    The communication of internal changes and the rationale behind them did not appear to be done as well as it could have been.
    That being said, as the internship ended it did appear new initiatives were being developed to improve transparency and general communication which is a step in the right direction.


  2. "Outstanding Organisation"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Intern in London, England (UK)
    Former Intern - Intern in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sport England as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Sport England was an amazing company to work for. This Non-departmental public body have a vision that they want the world and even staff to see the benefits of what they do. I would love to go back after my degree and work for the organisation again.

    Cons

    I'm not sure I have any

    Advice to Management

    None- they are doing a great job to ensure the longevity of this company

  3. "Excellent Internship Programme"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Intern in London, England (UK)
    Former Intern - Intern in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sport England as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Line manager was fantastic
    - Everyone was very friendly and helpful
    - A welcoming and relaxed atmosphere
    - Great facilities in the building
    - I was given a lot of responsibility and trusted with tasks
    - I learnt a lot in a short space of time

    Cons

    - Other than the great internship programmes, there are no other graduate/entry route opportunities


  4. "Wonderful Intern Experience"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Recommends

    I worked at Sport England as an intern

    Pros

    Paid (which is often rare as a sporting intern)
    Friendly and welcoming staff
    Great location
    Benefits for health and leisure activity

    Cons

    Sometimes long-winded processes make decision making difficult
    Lack of grad schemes
    Often people are very busy so end up working longer hours than they should

    Advice to Management

    Maybe in the future consider implementing a grad scheme to bring in more young people.


  5. "Employment Experience"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Fantastic mission for the organisation

    Cons

    Public sector pay freeze for several years


  6. "Very good place to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sport England full-time

    Pros

    Nice people and staff are very well looked after in terms of receiving generous benefits.

    Cons

    In some instances there are few opportunities for career progression

    Advice to Management

    None - I think senior management are very invested in ensuring that staff are happy and fulfilled


  7. "Best intern experience"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Intern in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Learnt a lot in a short amount of time.
    Great pay as an intern
    Given a lot of responsibility
    Easy to build rapport with staff members. Very friendly.
    Perfect location
    Very flexible

    Cons

    Not much diversit within the company.

    Advice to Management

    Considering this was my first internship I Thoroughly enjoyed my time there and I learnt a lot in a short amount of time.
    Considering you are trying to target those who are disabled, women from a south Asian background, BME's your workforce should represent that. Particularly with the main office being based in London.
    Maybe in the future consider implementing a grad scheme to bring in more young people.

  8. "What a great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Sport England full-time

    Pros

    I loved working at Sport England and there are 3 huge advantages to working there.

    Firstly, the people are just fabulous, I’ve never worked anywhere where everyone is so incredibly helpful and enthusiastic about the jobs they do – makes for a great atmosphere to work in. There’s also a very supportive culture and although they are extremely busy, people will willingly give you their time and share their expertise.

    Secondly, they offer a competitive benefits package including generous pension contributions and 32 days’ holiday.

    Finally, the organisation is very flexible, and offers secondments and other opportunities to learn and develop your skills.

    Cons

    There is always so much going on which means people often work very long hours (willingly but unpaid).


  9. "Solid all round experience"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Recommends

    I have been working at Sport England as a contractor

    Pros

    Very collegiate atmosphere - full of people who are clearly passionate about their jobs and about sport. The organisation itself is very flexible and affords opportunities to employees to gain experience across all areas. Management communicate strategic designs to employees and encourage departments to present to others on their work so everyone understands how the wider organisation functions.

    Cons

    Despite its great internship programme, entry routes into Sport England are scarce and there are relatively few 16-25 year old employees - headcount issues seem prohibitive.

    Sport England Response

    Feb 3, 2016 – HR Officer

    Thank you for leaving a review of Sport England.

    As an employer we strive to employ hard-working, enthusiastic and people with a clear passion for the work they undertake. We are glad to hear, of... More


  10. "Great atmosphere and supportive colleagues"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Bloomsbury in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Bloomsbury in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    1) Sport England works well internally, with each of the directorates working cohesively
    2) Great camaraderie amongst employees
    3) Many of the employees have great enthusiasm for what they do
    5) Generous benefits package including 32 days annual leave entitlement
    6) Great learning and development opportunities
    7) Transperency

    Cons

    Often long-winded processes make decision making difficult
    Diversity of employees can be improved upon
    1% pay freeze, (although this is outside of Sport England's control)

    Sport England Response

    Feb 3, 2016 – HR Officer

    Thank you for leaving a review of Sport England. We are glad to hear of the many positive aspects of working at our organisation that you have enjoyed.

    As you state, we are able to offer staff... More