Sports Development Officer
University of Kent
Canterbury
9h ago

Sports Development Officer

Sport

Do you have a passion for sport and physical activity? Kent Sport is looking for a Sports Development Officer to assist the Sports Development Team in delivering a comprehensive and diverse sport and physical activity programme.

The role will contribute positively to the department’s overarching objective of engaging all students in physical activity by 2025.

This will be achieved through engaging students in a varied active participation programme of activities throughout the year targeting both sport enthusiasts as well as beginners whilst welcoming the non-active in inclusive activities.

In addition to facilitating student and staff provision this role will support events aimed at engaging the local community in physical activity and wellbeing.

In particular the Sports Development team facilitate children’s sports vacation camps throughout the year.

To be successful in this role you will need :

  • A sports related or sports coaching qualification
  • Experience of engaging individuals in physical activity and sport whilst co-ordinating and leading activity sessions for all levels
  • Experience of working with children and / or engaging children in physical activity and sport
  • A flexible approach to work, including shift and weekend hours to support operational delivery.
  • Kent Sport has grown significantly as a department in recent years both in terms of its staffing structure, but also the facilities and services available to its members.

    The department provides facilities and a diverse health, fitness & sporting programme to nearly 20,000 students, 3,000 staff and the community as a whole across our campuses.

    It is a sporting hub for the county.

    The responsibilities of Kent Sport are many and varied from playing a vital strategic role within the University to building strong relationships with National Governing Bodies, County & local councils as well as local sports clubs and organisations.

    If you require further information regarding the application process please contact

    No agencies, thank you.

    Please refer to the job description for a full list of duties. Your application should clearly address the essential and desirable requirements of the Person Specification, this is how your application is scored.

    You should provide clear evidence and examples in your application which back-up any assertions you make in relation to each criterion.

    Please note that we prioritise applications from current University of Kent redeployees. We will let you know if this post is to be filled by a redeployee as, in this instance, your application will unfortunately not be taken forward.

    Applications must be made via the University’s online application system; CVs or details sent directly to the department or via email cannot be considered.

    The University of Kent values diversity and promotes equality at all levels.

    Due to the current COVID-19 outbreak, interviews may take place remotely.

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