23rd February 2017
job vacancy: active lifestyle development co-ordinator- north somerset council

Job title : Active Lifestyle Development Co-ordinator

Job reference : DACT0217

Application closing date : 08/03/2017

Location : Clevedon

Salary : JG5:- £20,456 per annum

Job category/type : Leisure and Tourism

Job description :

Hours: 37 hours per week

Contract: Fixed term for 24 month

North Somerset Sport and Active Lifestyles team are seeking a highly motivated sport / active lifestyle development professional to join its team.

This role will make an important contribution to achieving the council's aim of enhancing health and wellbeing by supporting the development, delivery and targets of the team's service plan which focuses on specific demographic groups, ages and abilities.

As part of the Corporate plan and People and Communities strategy this post will focus on increasing participation with particular focus on those at higher risk of poor health.   The post will also plan projects that use sport as a vehicle for social development to help alleviate problems around antisocial behaviour and inclusion, as well as supporting people to volunteer helping them towards the path of employment. 

The posts will specifically co-ordinate and provide support to delivery of local sport and physical activity projects such as Health Walks, StreetGames, Inclusive Sport and Go4Life.

Specific responsibilities will change as capacity / support is required for sport and physical activity projects within the team and Council.

You will have: - Experience in sports development, active lifestyles or community development managing and delivering a wide range of sports/physical activity projects. - Degree/equivalent qualification is desirable - National Governing body qualifications are desirable - Experience of delivering training to volunteers is desirable - An ability to work within a team, develop new initiatives, monitor service targets, manage small delivery budget - Excellent planning and organisational skills As this job involves contact with children and/or vulnerable adults, successful applicants will be required to complete an enhanced disclosure certificate.

This post is exempt under the provisions of the Rehabilitations of Offenders Act (Exceptions) Order 1975 and is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check

North Somerset Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all sections of our community regardless of age, disability, gender, race, religion, belief or sexual orientation. North Somerset Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Want to know more? For an informal discussion, please contact Rebecca Stathers on 01275 882 733

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