Sport & Physical Activity Assistant Coordinator

Reference number: 47398

Title: Sport & Physical Activity Assistant Coordinator

Location: Selly Oak, Birmingham

Salary: £22,131 per annum

Hours: 37.5 hours per week

Closing date: Sunday 29 May 2022

Interview date: TBC

Contract type: Temporary

Job advert:

About the role

Sense is expanding its Sport & Physical Activity team and we now have a great opportunity for a Sport & Physical Activity Assistant Coordinator to join or team.

You will be working on our ‘Sense, Active Together’ project, based at our offices in Selly Oak, Birmingham. This is a full time role working 37.5 hours per week initially on a 12 month fixed term contract.

Our ‘Sense, Active Together’ project is funded by Sport England, and works in collaboration with our services and the wider community to develop a range of inclusive sports and physical activities for people with complex disabilities to take part in, ensuring people’s needs are met.

You will be supporting with communications such as blogs, newsletters, and social media posts as well as communication directly with participants, sports providers, sense services and community groups. With a focus on kick-starting a taster programme in Loughborough ahead of the full launch in Spring 2023.

Sport and physical activity play a key role in keeping people fit and healthy, supporting social inclusion, and building confidence through learning new skills and making friends. You will visit activities to meet participants and gather feedback as well as providing administrative support to the team such as collating case studies to support the impact of the programme,

At Sense, we believe everyone, no matter how complex their disabilities, deserves the right to enjoy a physically active life.

To find our more about the work of the Sport & Physical Activity team, please watch the video below:


Key skills and experience

  • A proven track record as an administrator supporting a busy team.
  • Proven experience of supporting effective project management.
  • Experience in keeping accurate and up to date records of all service related activity and to ensure effective day to day administration of a project.
  • Experience in providing strong communication in a variety of formats, and using different platforms.

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact or call 07813825571

About Sense

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.

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.

To apply

Please use the link below to complete your application. Managers will use your supporting statement to shortlist candidates for interview; 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, job description and person specification (found at the base of this advert) before applying.

Please note to avoid disappointment, we advise you to submit your application as soon as possible as we reserve the right to close posts at any time.

No agency submissions please: any submissions without prior authorisation from the Sense Recruitment Team will be treated as our own and as such no fee will be payable.

If you require any further assistance, please contact the Recruitment Team on 0121 415 6735 or

For this role we particularly welcome applications from candidates from underrepresented ethnic minority backgrounds and candidates with disabilities. Sense is committed to equality of opportunity, and to promoting and celebrating the diversity of staff, volunteers and the people we work with. Everyone's contribution is valued and we ensure they're given the opportunity to realise their potential. We welcome applications from talented people from all sections of the community who share our values and belief that no one, no matter how complex their disabilities, should be isolated, left out, or unable to fulfil their potential. For more information please visit:

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Job description: Download the job description

Candidate guidelines: Download the candidate guidelines

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