Sport and Physical Activity Coordinator (South West)

Reference number: 44891

Title: Sport and Physical Activity Coordinator (South West)

Location: Home based in South West England

Salary: Circa £27,600 per annum

Hours: 37.5 hours per week, full time

Closing date: Thursday 21 January 2021

Interview date: W/C 25th January 2021

Contract type: Permanent

Job advert:

About the role

Sense has an exciting opportunity for someone to join our Arts, Sports and Wellbeing team as a Sport and Physical Activity Coordinator. This is a full time role, working 37.5 hours per week from home. You will be based in the South West of England, our key areas in this region are Exeter, Cornwall, Glastonbury and Bristol.

As our Sport and Physical Activity Coordinator, you will be responsible for the delivery of our Sport England funded ‘Sense, Active Together’ project. You will build a network of delivery partners and sport organisations, finding the right people to lead both face to face and virtual sessions. You'll also work with local schools, organisations, and our own Sense services to promote the project to participants, ensuring we're connecting the right individuals with the things they enjoy.

Key skills and experience

Our ideal candidate will be proactive and solution focussed, with the ability to develop and manage successful projects. You’ll have a strong understanding of the sporting landscape in your area, and the ability to build and maintain a network of high-quality partners and organisations. You must be comfortable working with a team who are geographically spread across the country, where communication is key, and also working independently.

It’s essential that you have an understanding of the needs of people with complex disabilities, and are able to align yourself with Sense’s values to provide the best service to the people we support.

About us

For everyone living with complex disabilities. For everyone who is deafblind. Sense is here to help people communicate and experience the world.

We believe that no one, no matter how complex their disabilities, should be isolated, left out, or unable to fulfil their potential.

Sense has a proven record of offering high quality, pioneering services.

Working at Sense can be incredibly rewarding; we offer the opportunity to work in a large, diverse and successful charity where people can develop their skills, knowledge and careers in a supportive and flexible environment. In addition we have excellent training and development, the opportunity for you to join our Group Personal Pension scheme and a generous annual leave entitlement.

For an informal discussion about this role, please contact: Louis Wickett-Padgham, Sport & Physical Activity Development Manager via

To apply

Please use the link below to complete your application. Managers will use your application to shortlist candidates in relation to the Personal Specification; therefore it is very important you complete this section thoroughly.  We would recommend that you read the candidate guidelines and job description (found at the base of this advert) before applying.

We review applications as we receive them, and may close the vacancy prior to the advertised closing date.

Sense is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable children and adults and expects all employees to share this commitment. Therefore all offers of employment, where appropriate, are subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Sense is an Equal Opportunities Employer and is committed to ensuring that all staff are motivated, skilled and rewarded by their work.

Job description: Download the job description

Candidate guidelines: Download the candidate guidelines

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