Community Sport and Physical Activity Officer

Post date: 07-Jun-2016 11:13:56

Location: Camden, United Kingdom

Salary: £27,000 - £32,000

Reference: LBC01775

About us

20 month fixed term contract, full time, 36 hours per week

Level 3, Zone 1,

25 days holiday (27 days after 5 years' service)

The role

'The Sport and Physical Activity Service wants to make Camden one of the most physically active places to live and work in the Capital. We have just undertaken a review of our priorities for investment and refined our approach so that we can build on our contribution to delivering the Camden Plan. We are now looking to add to our team of dedicated sport, physical activity and health professionals who can help to harness the health benefits of sport and physical activity for the people of Camden’.

This role co-ordinates the development of our community led offer to increase sustainable opportunities for Sport and Physical Activity to increase access, participation and improve health outcomes.

With overall responsibility for the local delivery plan and programme/s in defined target areas in the borough, the post holder will identify and utilize resources from partners to deliver sustainable sport and physical activity interventions.

Partnership working will be at the heart of this role, creating strong links between borough leads, clubs and community providers; ensuring that providers have a range of positive development opportunities. It will work within an emerging quality assurance framework to support the expansion of a network of high quality providers, with the aim of increasing and improving sport and physical activity opportunities for Camden residents.

About you

You’ll be qualified to degree level/equivalent or hold an outstanding record of achievement in the relevant field with a good knowledge of the principles of community sport and physical activity delivery including: quality community sport, equality, diversity, targeted interventions and best practice.

To succeed, you’ll thrive in this varied and challenging role of working with local community organisations enhancing quality and customer care – whilst bringing excellent engagement, stakeholder management and negotiation skills supporting providers to access funding, delivering and improving services, safeguarding and capacity building. Responsible for marketing and communications, you’ll have excellent IT skills and a good understanding of IT systems and software packages and the ability to communicate information accurately and concisely.

You’ll be a highly focussed individual and be experienced in managing and getting the best out of teams, with the ability to deliver results.

This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

About Camden

Camden is located in modern award winning offices at Kings Cross overlooking the open space of Granary Square. You can expect an exceptional range of benefits including discounted access to the onsite Leisure facilities with swimming pool, recognising and rewarding high performance with progression and pay increase, flexible and agile working hours and benefiting from a leading pension scheme.

You can see full details of our excellent benefits at

Make it work for you. Make it your Camden.

Discover and Diversity

To “discover” more about Camden and our commitment towards diversity, equality and safeguarding, please visit our recruitment website:

How to apply:

To apply for this job please click on ‘apply now’.

In the ‘Why you?’ section of the application form you will be expected to explain how you meet the key requirements for this role listed in this advert. When explaining how you meet each of the requirements, please give examples that clearly demonstrate your skills, knowledge and experience. When writing your examples give a brief description of the situation or task but focus on the actions you took and the result of your actions.

Closing dates for applications: Monday 20th June 2016 23:59

Interviews to be held: tbc

Originally posted by Health Club Management