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Sports Development Officer

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Organisation:Leicestershire County Council 

Working Hours: Full Time , Hours per week - 37 


Appointment Type:Fixed Term 

Location:SportPark, 3 Oakwood Drive, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 3QF 


Closing date:21 February 2019 at midnight 

Fixed Term for up to 12 months, subject to annual funding
Salary Range Grade 10 £27,387 - £30,762 per annum
Interviews will be held on Thursday, 28th February 2019

Leicester-Shire & Rutland Sport (LRS) are seeking to recruit a Sports Development Officer to support the delivery and developments of programmes linked to the Ambition and Foundation areas of the LRS Physical Activity and Sport Strategy in order to reduce inactivity and increase participation within physical activity and sport.
There will be a specific focus on (although not limited to);
- Managing and further developing the Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland Active Schools County Competition Calendar
- Delivering County level school sport competition finals, including the Level 3 School Games (Championships and Super Series Finals) and Team Leicestershire Finals
- Managing and further developing the Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland Active Schools website, including school fixtures and results and all competition monitoring and evaluation
- Ensuring strong continued relationships with National Governing Bodies of Sport, School Sport Associations, School Games Organisers, Heads of PE and Schools
You will be required to ensure that specific projects, programmes and initiatives are delivered on time and on budget as well as supporting the identification of new partnership projects and opportunities as required by the LRS (CSP) Director.
You will need to have BTEC Higher/NVQ 4 or a degree in a relevant area or proven experience in sport, physical activity, health and/or community development.
You will also have experience of:
- Successfully managing large scale sport/physical activity/health/community projects/initiatives and programmes
- Working in partnership and providing development support and advice to a range of partner organisations
- The ability to support and mentor staff and volunteers together with experience of working with non sport partners eg. health, police, youth service and young offenders
- A sound working knowledge of Microsoft Office ie. Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook
- Proven ability to initiate and develop practices, analyse and use judgement to identify the best solution to a range of different problems and issues
If you feel you have the right skills and passion for this area of work we would like to hear from you by completing an application form.
For informal enquires please contact Geoff Maltby, Tel: 01 509 564862 Email:
We particularly welcome applicants from black, minority, ethnic (BME) communities, disabled people and lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) communities, as they are currently under represented within our workforce.
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