Senior External Affairs Officer, Sport England

Ben Jessup is part of Sport England’s External Affairs team, working to engage Parliamentarians and government officials across Westminster and Whitehall in the organisation’s and wider sport and physical activity sector’s work.

He began his career as Sport Officer at the University of Bath, before joining British Universities and Colleges Sport to drive their work to make university sport more inclusive for unengaged and inactive students. Joining the Sport and Recreation Alliance after two years at BUCS, Ben led the Alliance’s policy, influencing and advocacy work around children and young people, public health and mental health, before joining Sport England in the summer of 2019.

Passionate about empowering young people, representing those at the grassroots and championing the power of sport, Ben is also a trustee of the charity UK Youth and a youth mentor.

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