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London Borough of Haringey

Physical Activity Development Officer

Job description

As the Physical Activity Development Officer, you will focus on increasing participation in physical activity and sport across the borough with the particular objectives;to reduce health inequalities, increase inclusion and community resilience. This will include : leading on developing the community asset base to increase inclusive physical activity and sports opportunities, working to ensure sustainable inclusive physical activity opportunities through a variety of means, including developing volunteering, leadership and mentoring within the physical activity and sports context.The headline KPI for the service is to increase physical activity by at least 1% per annum.Knowledge, Qualifications, Skills and ExperienceA minimum of 3 years experience in leisure or a related field :Experience of leading and developing inclusive programmingAbility to work unsocial hours including evenings, weekends, and bank holidays :Effective verbal, written and electronic communication skills :Ability to write and present formal reports, data and information on complex issues :Extensive experience of stakeholder engagement and ability to maintain effective working relationships with a range of agencies / partner services (including internal partners) and to lead on developing physical activity and sport in the community :Leadership, negotiation and influencing skills, able to effectively handle tension and conflict :Commercial awareness and business acumen :Ability to act as an advocate for increasing inclusive physical activity levels amongst residents :Experience at promoting / marketing sport and physical activity programmes :Strong planning skills, including the ability to plan out a programme of work, taking account of interdependencies and conflicting demands.Ability to secure substantial levels of external funding and be responsible for funding monitoring arrangements :Ability to manage budgets :Ability to negotiate with a range of partners including suppliers of physical activity services and influence outcomes :Good analytical skills and able to use data and information to inform prioritiesProblem solving and a methodical approach.Ability to adhere to and develop systems of performance monitoring and management :Ability to prioritise effectively when faced with competing demands on time :Ability to ensure that equalities are mainstreamed into all aspects of service delivery :Knowledge of Quest, National Benchmarking and other leisure quality systems :Understanding of health inequalities and the relationship to physical activity :Educated at Degree level :Knowledge of formal project management processes and ability to lead on key projects :Understanding of the monitoring of Leisure programmes and Contracts and / or Service Level Agreements :Knowledge of Health and Safety legislation in relation to the delivery of sport and Leisure :Demonstrates high levels of customer care and a can do attitude to getting things done.Detailed Knowledge of Haringey’s Values and how they should translate into practice.

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