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Sport and Physical Activity Coordinator

Erewash Borough Council

Erewash Borough Council’s Community Health & Wellbeing Development team are looking for a highly motivated individual to drive the development and management of a range of projects aimed at increasing physical activity levels and improving health and wellbeing within Erewash. If you wish to join a multi-disciplined team that values a collective work ethic, innovative thinking, and excellent service delivery then this is the opportunity for you.



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GRADE E £25,878 to £29,439 (PER ANNUM – PRO RATA)





Placed on

Thu 16th March, 2023



Sport / Activity

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The main focus of the role includes the development and implementation of physical activity and health initiatives, securing external grant funding, community-based development, event management and supporting the wider community increase active recreational opportunities and community health development.

We are looking for a creative, open-minded individual that is able to use their skills, knowledge and experience to project manage existing initiatives that will support people’s health and wellbeing whilst scanning the horizon for new opportunities that can be developed. The job requires someone with a relevant Sport/Community/Health development qualification or industry-based experience. The ideal candidate will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to chair and contribute at meetings with stakeholders and be able to work effectively as part of a team and on your own initiative.

Ideally you will have a sound knowledge and experience of working with and engaging key partners including securing, managing, and reporting external grant funded projects as well as an understanding of health and safety legislation.

Experience and understanding of the effective supervision of staff, coaches and volunteers is desirable as you will have direct responsibility for staff within the team. As well as this you will work across the physical activity and health sector to ensure effective communication and promotion of services.

Hours of work will primarily include daytime working however due to service demands, on occasion may include evenings and weekends.

The Council is committed to supporting and developing their staff. A culture exists within Community Health & Wellbeing Development where continual professional advancement through training and learning will be supported and encouraged.

*This post is temporary for 12 months funded through external grant funding and, whilst further extensions to the post cannot be guaranteed by the council, the Community Health & Wellbeing Development team strives to continually secure external grant funding to ensure services remain operational.

If you would like an informal discussion about this role, please contact Daniel Whetton, Community Health & Wellbeing Development Manager on 0115 931 6079 or email daniel.whetton@erewash.gov.uk

The closing date is Friday, 24th March 2023

Benefits of Working for Us

As part of the excellent package of benefits the council offers, you will also have access to:

– Current annual leave entitlement of 28 days plus bank holidays will be rising to 29 days plus bank holidays from 1 April 2023. After five years of service with the council your annual leave will rise to 33 days from 1 April 2023 (pro rata for part time hours).
– Hybrid working arrangements and family friendly policies available
– Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme
– Subsidised Leisure membership through the Fit for Work scheme
– Free workplace car parking across the Borough

Please note the successful candidate will be subject to a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.

How to apply

Interested candidates can apply with a CV and a supporting statement, clearly demonstrating suitability and experience for the role. Please visit http://www.erewash.gov.uk/job-search

To submit a CV please click on the ‘Apply Online’ icon located at the foot of this page. You will be requested to provide some basic information before you upload your CV.

Alternatively, an application form and job description is available from Personnel, Erewash Borough Council, Town Hall, Wharncliffe Road, Ilkeston, Derbyshire DE7 5RP, telephone: 0115 931 6049 (24 hr voicemail), e-mail: jobs@erewash.gov.uk

If you are a current employee of Erewash Borough Council and wish to apply for this vacancy, you must apply through your Employee Self Service account. If you do not have access to Employee Self Service, you must complete a paper or word version of Erewash Borough Council’s job application form.

The Council is positive about disabled people and those who meet the essential shortlisting requirements will be guaranteed an interview.

The Council also supports the Armed Forces Covenant and those who have previously worked in the armed forces and meet the essential shortlisting criteria will be guaranteed an interview.

Please ensure that you make it clear on your application form that you wish to be considered under these criteria.