31st July 2018
Job Vacancy: North Somerset Sport & Active Lifestyles Team

Job title : Physical Activity Development Officer
Job reference : DPAD0718
Application closing date : 17/08/2018
Location : Clevedon
Salary : JG6:- £23,866 – £26,470 per annum
Job category/type : Community Work, Health and Safety, Leisure and Tourism, Other Services, Public Health

Job description :
Hours: 37 hours per week
Contract: Permanent

North Somerset Sport and Active Lifestyles team is seeking a highly motivated physical activity development professional to join its small 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 with high inactivity levels.

As part of the Corporate plan and People and Communities strategy this post will focus on increasing participation in physical activity amongst those at higher risk of poor health. The post will also plan projects that use physical activity and sport as a vehicle for improving outcomes in physical wellbeing, mental wellbeing, individual development, social and community development and economic development.

The post will specifically co-ordinate and provide support to delivery of local sport and physical activity projects such as Walking for Health, StreetGames, Inclusive Sport, Go4Life as well as National physical activity campaigns such as One You and Change4Life.

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

You will have:
– Experience in physical activity, public health or community development co-ordinating and delivering a wide range of sports/physical activity projects.
– Sport (Health, Fitness & Exercise) level 4 vocational qualification is essential and a level 5 is desirable.
– National Governing Body qualifications are desirable.
– Experience of delivering training to volunteers and stakeholders 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, 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, Healthy Lifestyle Service Manager on 01275 882 733.

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