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Volunteer Zambia Sport - Now Recruiting the Loughborough University Staff Member

Volunteer Zambia Sport (VZS) is an international sport development project delivered through the Wallace Group that has been operational for 14 years.

The Wallace Group is a group of 7 UK Higher Education Institutions that have shared the commitment to support the development of sport in Zambia. For 10 years this was done through the wider 'IDEALS' program supported by UK Sport and the charity 'International Inspirations'. In 2016-2017 this work was rebranded 'Volunteer Zambia' and the Wallace Group has expanded its horizons to provide greater support to the Zambian Government and other key stakeholders in implementing a new Zambian sports strategy.

Each summer the 7 universities of the Wallace Group collaborate to send students and staff members out to live in Zambia for 6 weeks, from the period of May-October to deliver pre-agreed sport development projects. Working with Sport in Action, the student and staff volunteers help to deliver development programmes to over 160,000 children and selected partners each week.

The role is twofold; to support the recruitment and lead the development and fundraising of the Loughborough University VZS students and act as the Staff Member in charge of up to 20 Wallace Group students during a 3-6-week secondment in Zambia in the summer of 2020. An interest in sport is essential.

Loughborough University is therefore seeking an internal Loughborough University member of staff to become the VZS Staff Member for 2019-2020.

You will principally be grade 6 or above, however other grades will be considered if individuals can evidence relevant experiences and the case is supported by a line manager. This is a voluntary post; no additional remuneration or compensation will be offered to colleagues over and above that of their substantive role, and the VZS Staff Member must undertake fund raising activities to support the costs of the activity.

Previous examples of projects undertaken in Zambia by Loughborough University Volunteer Zambia Staff Members include: Volunteer management (including recruitment, training and development), peer mentoring, performance sport support, disability and inclusive sport training, media and marketing training, staff development and HR process introduction and training, event management training, bid writing training, sport specific training, project management training, facility and operational management training and support.

More information relating to the Wallace Group can be found by visiting:

Informal enquiries should be made to Cath Harvey, Volunteer Zambia Operational Lead for Loughborough University by email at or by telephone on 01509 226134

Closing date for receipt of applications is Sunday 22 September 2019. Interviews will be held on Wednesday 25 September & Friday 27 September 2019

Apply online here:

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Cath Harvey (extension 01509226134)
Posted on
Tuesday, 13 August 2019 at 17:11 GMT
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