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Sports & Activities Development Officer


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London, , United Kingdom


Community & Sport


£25,000.00 per year

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Job Description:

Purpose of the Role:

  • To plan and deliver a range of community based programmes to increase participation in sport and physical activity amongst young people and adults in Newham.
  • The post holder will report to the Sport and Physical Activity Manager and will form part of the Community Activation Team based at the activeNewham Head Office in Stratford.
  • The nature of community engagement work will mean the post holder may be required to work some evenings and weekends as part of the role.

Main duties and responsibilities

  • To oversee the day to day running of the Neighbourhood Sports Programme.
  • To develop the Disability Sport offer in the borough.
  • To facilitate the delivery of sport and physical activity programmes during the school holidays.
  • To be responsible for specific projects as appropriate, ensuring they are delivered to the highest standards.
  • To develop new and innovative ways to increase participation and tackle inactivity in Newham.
  • To effectively market and promote activities and events in order to engage residents.
  • To work with Primary, Secondary, Further Education and Higher Education institutions in Newham to engage their students.
  • To manage existing partnerships with external stakeholders such as the London Borough of Newham, StreetGames, and London Sport.
  • To work with National Governing Bodies, including the Lawn Tennis Association and the Essex CCC to develop opportunities to increase participation in specific focus sports.
  • To attend local and regional meetings, workshops and conferences as required.
  • To supervise coaches, instructors and volunteers who assist with the delivery of sport and activity programmes and events.
  • To ensure external providers engaged on activeNewham programmes deliver high quality and cost-effective services.
  • To be responsible for preparing, managing and monitoring programme budgets.
  • To identify and support external funding applications to enhance the sport and physical activity offer.
  • To produce and present reports and key performance indicators to demonstrate the impact of programmes against targets and objectives.
  • To assist with ensuring compliance with appropriate legislation and regulations, including Health and Safety.
  • To undertake training and development as required.

This is not an exhaustive list of all tasks that may fall to the post holder and employees will be expected to carry out such other reasonable duties which may be required from to time.

Equality and Diversity

We are committed to and champion equality and diversity in all aspects of employment.

Protecting our Staff and Services

Adherence to Health and Safety requirements and proper risk management is required from all employees in so far as is relevant to their role. All employees are expected to understand and promote good Health and Safety practices and manage risks appropriately.

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