Sport and Physical Activity Co-ordinator (South Wales)

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Reference number: 46583

Title: Sport and Physical Activity Co-ordinator (South Wales)

Location: Home-based with travel around Caerphilly & surrounding areas

Salary: £27,436 per annum

Hours: 37.5 hours per week

Closing date: Sunday 16 January 2022

Interview date: Monday 31 January 2022

Contract type: Permanent

Job advert:

About the role

This is an exciting opportunity to join Sense within the sport and physical activity team as we expand our programme for the first time into South Wales.

We are currently delivering a Sport England funded programme ‘Sense, Active Together’ across 5 regions in England.  As a result of our learning to date, we are now expanding our work into South Wales in order to reach new people and new communities across the country. 

Our ambition is to enable more people with complex disabilities to have access to the physical, mental, and social benefits of being active. We’ve learned through our work to date that a person-centred approach is critical to the experiences people have, and we pride ourselves on giving people the time and space to engage with sport and physical activity in a way that best suits them.

Description of Role

The Sports & Physical Activity Coordinator (South Wales) is responsible for growing the provision of sport & physical activity opportunities across Caerphilly and the surrounding areas.

We are looking for someone who has previous project coordination experience, particularly in setting up new activities, and who can build strong partnerships.  The role requires connecting and communicating with a team who work remotely across England and Wales, so the ability to work as a team and independently is key.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Coordinate the delivery of a sport & physical activity programme across South Wales organising virtual and face-to-face taster sessions and regular weekly programme of activities for people with complex disabilities.
  • Lead the recruitment of participants with complex disabilities into the programme in line with KPIs, both from within Sense services and in the local community.
  • Monitor the regional expenditure in line with agreed budgets, providing feedback and reports as necessary. 
  • Develop local partnerships with providers and facilities across the region, who can host and deliver ‘Sense Active’ sessions.
  • Develop local partnerships with Health and Social Care organisations, Local Authorities, Schools, Colleges and community groups to create referral pathways into the ‘Sense Active’ programme
  • Coordinate and deliver continuous professional development workshops for people working within the sports sector

For the full job description please see the links below

Key skills and experience

  • Be able to adapt your communication style to meet the needs of those you are working with. Where necessary develop new skills to enable communication through sign and symbols
  • Strong IT skills, with advanced use of Microsoft Office. With ability to create and manage excel spreadsheets to manage budgets/programmes
  • Successful track record of developing and recruiting people to community based programmes
  • Experience of developing successful partnerships to deliver community- based programmes, meeting agreed targets
  • Experience of working effectively on a remote basis, and as part of a team
  • A willingness to travel regularly across the South West as required, occasionally on a national basis including overnight stays

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.

If you are a disabled candidate and require a hard copy pack or a different format please contact the Recruitment department on 0121 415 6735 or textphone 0121 415 2720.

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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