[Closed] ENGSO is hiring: Project Manager for SPIRIT

Updated: Nov 6, 2019

Update: kindly note that the application deadline for the Project Manager position has passed and we no longer accept applications for this vacancy. Thank you for your interest.


ENGSO is the European Sports NGO and the leading voice for voluntary-based grassroots sport in Europe. We aspire to grassroots sport that promotes stronger communities, with the mission to represent, develop and advocate for voluntary-based sport – guided by our values: democracy, equality, inclusion, sustainability, integrity and education. Our members are the National Sports Confederations and National Olympic Committees from 33 European countries.

Prerequisites for the position

We are looking for a Project Manager for our upcoming project SPIRIT (Sport & Psycho-social Initiative for Inclusive Training). SPIRIT is an Erasmus+ Sport project co-funded by the European Commission. As the SPIRIT Project Manager you will lead, develop and implement the project from the beginning in January 2020 till the end of the project in December 2022. We are offering a fixed term contract for 3 years, including a probation of 6 months.

About the SPIRIT project

Sport and physical activity have been demonstrated to have positive effects on mental health, and many researchers suggest that sport can provide a useful setting for preventing and addressing mental health problems. To unlock this potential, the SPIRIT project aims at developing a framework for humane, inclusive and empowering coaching that nurtures good mental health. SPIRIT is building on the lessons learned during our successful ASPIRE project: by focusing on the psychosocial aspects and the training of coaches, we can make sport more inclusive and empowering.

During the project, the partners will collect and analyse evidence-based research and best practice, and form a set of recommendations, targeting stakeholders responsible for coach education at the highest level. In order to transform sport at the grassroots level directly, we will develop a handbook for inclusive coaching. For maximum impact, an online learning tool will be developed to provide innovative and easy-access training for coaches. In the course of the project, 13 national and international events will be organised across Europe, as well as several internal meetings for the project staff.


Main tasks

  • All project management tasks, from organising internal meetings to financial management

  • Leading and motivating the project team of 10 partner organisations

  • Leading the project according to the project description, budget and timeline, ensuring that the project aims and quality standards are met

  • Communication, marketing and representation, including presentations at meetings and conferences

  • Supervising a small core team of ENGSO project staff

  • Being responsible for accounting and invoicing, supported by an expert

  • Communicating with and reporting to ENGSO and the supervisor on the progress

The competence requirements of the position

In order to be able to run the project in a professional way and with the quality we aim for, you need to have a university degree from a suitable area and experience of at least 3 years in the field of project management or equivalent tasks. Excellent written and oral English is required. You need to have very good presentation and communication skills and good knowledge of IT. You are a proactive and independent worker with great organisational skills, as you will mainly work from your home. We are looking for a loyal team player, whose professional way of conducting their work and representing their employer is a great asset for ENGSO.

Previous experience of working with Erasmus+ Sport projects is an advantage.

Working time is 1–2 days per week and the starting date is up for negotiation.

Do you have the SPIRIT?

Kindly note that the application deadline for the Project Manager position has passed and we no longer accept applications for this vacancy. Thank you for your interest and stay turned for future job postings.