Wellbeing Officer - Sport

Post date: 02-Sep-2016 12:54:21

Location: Basingstoke

Salary: £28,203 - £31,288

Closing date: 12 Sep 2016

Are you passionate about creating and supporting opportunities within our communities to encourage people to take part in sport and recreation?

A recent survey showed that 92% of borough residents feel Basingstoke and Deane is a great place to live, work and visit, and that sport plays an important role in achieving that. The council has a priority to support active, healthy and involved communities, and whilst we have achieved much, there is more to do. By working with our partners, you will help us deliver the objectives of Strategic Plan for Sport and Recreation working with our clubs and organisations to increase participation.

This role encompasses both operational and strategic work, with responsibilities including organising and supporting a variety of sporting and physical activity programmes and projects in the borough. You will build on the strong working relationships established with local sports organisations and make links with other partners in the community, health, education, and business sectors to encourage wide involvement and deliver mutual benefits.

Educated to HND/degree level in a relevant field, you will have acquired practical experience of working with sports clubs and organisations, supported by a working knowledge of sports development principles combined with excellent communication and interpersonal skills. You have a natural flair for project management, working to defined targets with the ability to work under your own initiative. You need to be confident conducting research, drawing conclusions and presenting reports to a wide audience.

This is a fixed term post until March 2018.

If you are looking to join a bold, forward thinking and resilient team and are prepared to go the extra mile, then we look forward to hearing from you.

Contact details for an informal discussion:

Mike O’Mahony, Health and Wellbeing Manager


01256 845442