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Kingston Council

Physical Activity & Sports Development Support Officer Kingston 2023

Job description

Role purpose is to increase participation in physical activity for the communities of Kingston upon Thames. This will be achieved by:

  • Supporting Community groups and organisations in Kingston to increase activity levels of members in various ways including; partnering with a local activity provider or a local sports club or provide a small grant to kick start an activity chosen by members.
  • Engage with local sports clubs & activity providers to grow participation through the promotion of specific programmes on Kingston council media networks.
  • Develop the offer of activities in Kingston to be inclusive and have a focus on tackling inequalities by engaging with those groups and partnering to seek out the best solution for them to take part in physical activity.
  • Applying for external and internal grants towards a project that will increase participation in activities.
  • Researching and sharing new and other programmes that could benefit Kingston with the immediate team and other areas of the council.
    This role will be in the Health Improvement Team which is part of the Public Health and Adult Social Care directorate at Kingston Council. The health improvement team's main role is to promote health & well being and active ageing for all residents.
    About you
  • The ideal applicant will have a qualification in a sports, health or physical activity field or experience working in the leisure or health sector 
  • Applicants should be passionate about the health benefits of leading an active lifestyle and be willing to actively promote this with others, sharing knowledge and engaging people to projects and programmes that will improve people's wellbeing.
  • Working independently will be required, you should be comfortable prioritising your workload and be able to follow financial and other procedures.
  • Our ideal candidate will be creative and have a can do, positive attitude. This will be a great strength when working with partners where flexibility and understanding will be key to forming strong relationships.
  • Experience of using google platforms and other IT systems will be needed in this role as much of the work is shared in this way.
  • Good analytical and decision making skills will be required as you will be assessing and advising on physical activity projects and grant applications in this role.
  • The ability to recognise and support those with inequalities will be a strength in this role and any experience of working with community groups and the principals involved will be helpful, as would local knowledge of the Kingston demographic.
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