Brighton & Hove’s Healthy Lifestyles Team are seeking to recruit a fixed term Active for Life Sport and Physical Activity Worker to help support the delivery of school sport and children and young people's physical activity programmes in the city.
The role is 22.5 hours per week until December 31st 2022.
For an informal discussion, please contact Emma Greenough - Active for Life Manager and School Games Organiser firstname.lastname@example.org 01273 298549
Interviews: Weds 3rd November or Thurs 4th November 2021
About the role
Healthy Lifestyles Team
Active for Life Sport and Physical Activity Worker
Are you motivated to help others reap the benefits of adopting an active lifestyle and enjoying the health improvement that it offers? Joining our Healthy Lifestyles Team is an excellent opportunity to make a difference to individuals, local communities, and targeted groups.
We are looking for a motivated and proactive individual who can support, deliver & co-ordinate school sport and physical activity programmes in the city for children and young people. The role involves working creatively and collaboratively with colleagues from within our dynamic team, local schools and other stakeholders in Brighton & Hove.
Building upon the existing Brighton & Hove Health and Wellbeing Strategy 2019-2030, the Healthy Lifestyles Team work to support local people to maintain and improve their health and wellbeing, both during the COVID-19 crisis and beyond, reduce health inequalities and improve health outcomes in the city.
Key activity areas will include:
- Supporting the ‘School Games Organiser’ with the programme of delivery in Brighton & Hove.
- Supporting and delivering community Active for Life programmes for children & young people.
- Increasing the awareness of sport and physical activity opportunities to the least active.
- Effective joint working with a variety of stakeholders within the council and the wider community.
Effective communication and presentation skills are essential, enabling you to deal with a diverse range of people and groups daily. The role also requires an ability to organise and prioritise a complex and varied workload.
As part of your application, you will need to complete your education and work history and provide answers to some shortlisting questions. Your answers to the shortlisting questions are the most important part of your application as they will be used in the shortlisting process to assess whether you meet the essential requirements for the role that are set out in the person specification and to decide whether you should be offered an interview. Before you start your application, please read our guidance here (Shortlisting questions guidance (brighton-hove.gov.uk)) as this gives important advice which will increase your chance of success in the shortlisting process.
Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is less than 37 hours or term-time only.
This role does not meet the requirement for UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) Points-based Immigration System. Successful candidates will need to evidence that they have the Right to Work in the UK.
Permanent employees are eligible to apply for a secondment where they have:
held their current post for at least twelve months, obtained agreement from their line manager and have a defined development need that may be met through the secondment or there is a defined organisational need that will be met via the secondment.
Please note that this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, and is subject to a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Check.
We welcome applications from all sections of the community but particularly encourage applicants from a BME or White Other background as well as those who identify as disabled, male or trans as these groups are currently under-represented in our Directorate workforce.