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Youth Engagement Activator

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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:25 June 2022 at midnight 

Fixed Term for up to 10 months, subject to funding.
Salary Range Grade 8: £22,575 - £24,924.
37 hours per week (part-time/job share would be considered).
Location: Charnwood District.
Are you enthusiastic and passionate about working with children and young people, to support their physical and mental health, through the delivery of youth engagement, sport, physical activity, and wellbeing opportunities, based on their needs and wants within their local communities?
Do you want to support local children and young people within the community that you live?
If so, we are looking for applicants to join our collaborative team to address the effects of the pandemic and support the lives of local children and young people in the longer term.
Active Together (formerly Leicester-Shire & Rutland Sport) are seeking to recruit a Youth Engagement Activator to support children and young people to re-integrate and re-socialise into school and community life following the challenges of the pandemic, through youth engagement, sport, physical activity and wellbeing opportunities.  You will work within Charnwood District, alongside leisure teams, the Healthy Schools team, the School Sport & Physical Networks (SSPANS), schools and local community clubs, groups and organisations, to support those children and young people most in need. 
The key role is to:
- Improve the physical and mental health of local children and young people through youth engagement, sport, physical activity and wellbeing opportunities.
- Support children and young people to have the confidence to re-integrate and re-socialise in school and community settings.
- Respond directly to youth voice, developing and delivering accessble opportunities based on the needs of local children and young peeople.
- Work with local schools and communities to identify those children and young people who require support, intervention and access to programmes of youth engagement, sport and physical activity, to support them to successfully re-engage, socialise and participate with peers and friendship groups
- Create sport, physical activity and wellbeing referral programmes between schools and local community provision.
- Work with key local partners to ensure a holistic approach to improving children and young people's health and wellbeing post the covid pandemic.
- Develop targeted children and young people/family messaging to highlight the importance of regular sport, physical activity, and wellbeing, to support children and young people with their physical and mental health.
Please see the Job Description / Person Specification which are attached further down on this page.
For informal enquires please contact Geoff Maltby, Email:

We are particularly encouraging applications from candidates to support the communities from within where they live themselves.
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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