UK: Assistant Project Manager – Purpose driven multi-sports startup seeks a results dynamo!

Be a part of a a fun, dynamic team building a business bringing a new, better model for public multi-activity destinations!

  • Engage with senior external stakeholders, work with the leadership team and support reporting
  • Coordinate the successful delivery of major project outputs, benefits and outcomes
  • Drive efficient progress, ensuring we capitalise on opportunities
  • Manage risks and change effectively, supporting project and programme governance


This is an exciting time to join Social Sports Society! We’re growing quickly with several sites about to start construction, and many others in the pipeline. We’re looking for an Assistant Project Manager to join our projects team.

This team leads the design, build and launch of our new multi-sports venues. This a busy time with many new projects and workstreams coming live.

We’re looking for someone that is organised, focused and attentive to detail, yet brings ideas and is a creative problem solver!

You will be involved in many projects and you will have the opportunity to experience the full lifecycle – from initial idea to site delivery and final handover to operations. It is an active role with time both in the office and on site with designers, contractors and suppliers.


We’re looking for a good allrounder… someone comfortable working with everyone involved in our projects, from the smallest supplier, to our landlords and their estate management partners. Much of your role will include speaking to suppliers, partners and wider stakeholders.

Many of these people will be new relationships for us as a company and new to you as you drive forward various aspects of the project. We’re therefore looking for a clear communicator who enjoys meeting new people and will represent the company well.

We’re especially looking for someone that is good with project management software and systems. You don’t need to be an advanced superuser, but we need someone that’s not afraid to get stuck into learning and using our project management systems well.

You will own the systems and information. People across multi-party workstreams will be relying on you for accurate, organised and accessible . Our main systems are Monday and MS365, but we are open to alternatives if there is a strong case.

You will be joining a team with a wealth of experience and this will be a great opportunity to learn, grow and take on additional responsibilities.

With strong skills in project and information management we hope you will have the ambition to become a core member of our projects team, and grow with the company as it grows.

Sound like you?

Check the desired skills and attributes below but remember, you DON’T need to tick all the boxes!



The fundamentals

  •  Minimum 2 – 3 years’ experience of a similar role.
  • Currently UK work eligibility (sponsorship unavailable)
  • Driver’s License helpful but not required

Organisation & focus

  • Proficient delivering project workstream / activity with clear outcome
  • Proficient in Monday or similar project tool
  • Good working knowledge of MS365 (Sharepoint, Teams and key Office apps), or similar integrated collaboration and management platform


Knowledge of the following would be an advantage:

  • Construction projects
  • Sports & Leisure
  • Or similar, such as events management.

Communication and Leadership

  • Clear verbal communicator capable of sharing project information in varied settings
  • Excellent written communication skills
  • Calm and considered under pressure

Adaptability & Creativity

  • Positive outlook with a “can do” problem solving attitude
  • Desire to learn, grow and overcome challenges

NB Applications close midnight Sun 29 Oct with interviews held from Wed 25 Oct to Fri 3 Nov.



Role not a good match for you?

If you are interested in working with us in other roles please see note below*.

Who else do you know who could be a good addition to the Social Sports Society team?

Please share this job advert or our company profile with your friends and contacts. We’re always interested in speaking to driven, high calibre people who share our values and mindset!

Equality, diversity & inclusion

Social Sports Society is determined to improve people’s mental and physical health by bringing local communities together through sport.

Our sites will be activated in diverse communities all across the UK and our aim is for our own organisation to be representative of the population and the people it serves.

We expect every Social Sports Society employee to demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion through continuous development, modelling inclusive behaviours, and proactively managing bias.

Applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of your age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.

We are committed to equality of opportunity for all. If you have a disability, require any additional support or have related questions, please contact us at

NB: Unfortunately we can only consider individuals with current eligibility to work in the UK.

* Speculative applications

If this role Is not a good match but you are interested in working with us, please send a speculative application to with “Speculative Application” in the title.

You must attach your CV and include a cover letter explaining:

1.       Why you want to join Social Sports Society.

2.       What types of roles you are looking for next, and how this aligns with your career aspirations.

3.      How your skills, experience and other qualities might benefit Social Sports Society, and meet our business needs.

We will get in contact if / when we have needs that match.


Type: Full time
What is Social Sports Society all about?

We fill unoccupied spaces with proven, successful sport and leisure concepts.

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