What we're about at Youth Sport Trust

Working for a brighter future

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About the Youth Sport Trust
The Youth Sport Trust is a children’s charity working to ensure that every child enjoys the life-changing benefits that come from play and sport.
We pride ourselves on our innovative approach to the world of physical activity and our 24 years of experience mean that we are an authoritative voice in this arena, with an extensive network and reach. Working for YST will give you the chance to stretch yourself in an organisation that believes in changing things for the better. All staff members are valued equally, encouraged to take ownership for their own areas of work and to ensure that the young people we work for are at the heart of everything we do.
Through our Equality and Diversity working group, the SportPark LGBT network and in consultation with our employees, we are continuously reviewing our practices and looking at ways to ensure that we are a diverse and inclusive organisation. Please see the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion page for more information. People led, the organisation practises what it preaches with a great track record in inclusion and diversity and plenty of opportunities for staff to have their say. The employee forum meets monthly and advises on all matters pertaining to the workplace; the monthly staff brief is organised by and for staff. There is also a very active wellbeing group that organises physical activity for lunchtimes and after hours including yoga, boccia and ultimate frisbee! Recently voted the 29th best not-for-profit organisation in the country, the YST is not resting on its laurels, with an ambition to move higher in 2020.
Mission and Strategic Objectives
Too many young people are struggling with issues that a good quality physical education could support them with. But four in five young people aren’t active enough and time for PE has been cut in recent years.
We describe ourselves as a ‘mission led’ organisation. Practically, this means that all the work we do hinges on this one very clear statement of intent: We pioneer new ways of using sport to improve children’s wellbeing and give them a brighter future.
We rigorously link all our work back to our six strategic objectives to ensure that everything we do supports our mission and vision and we are not blown off course.

Click here to read our five-year strategy: strategy.youthsporttrust.org

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What makes Youth Sport Trust
We work hard to ensure that we demonstrate these values to our network and, equally as importantly, to each other.
It is a culture of respect and hard work – but also fun.
  • Trust
  • Responsibility
  • Integrity
  • Partnership working