Community Sport and Wellbeing Officer

Chelmsford, Essex
Grade 6 - £25,599 per annum
11 Apr 2019
28 Apr 2019
Contract Type
Full time

The Community Sport and Wellbeing Team at Chelmsford City Council is looking for an enthusiastic, self-motivated and well qualified person to plan, develop and organise a range of community based activities and sports sessions to increase the physical activity levels of children and adults.

The successful candidate will take a proactive role in developing new ideas and reacting to external funding streams to introduce new projects. They will supervise casual staff including coaches, instructors and play workers. 

An office base will be provided and the post holder will be required to visit and deliver a number of the activity sessions themselves, alongside their team.

Other duties will include general marketing and promotion of the various projects, engaging with participants and partner organisations by email, phone and social media, as well as other associated administrative tasks.

Candidates should have experience of working in the leisure/fitness/sports sector as a coach/leader and ideally have some supervisory experience.

The normal working week for office staff is 37 hours.  Normal office hours are worked between 8.45am and 4.45pm on Monday - Friday.  Please note, you may be asked to work anytime during the week when activity sessions are running and this will include evening and weekend work. 

Chelmsford City Council is committed to safeguarding vulnerable groups and expects all employees to share this commitment and have a range of policies and procedures in place which promote safeguarding and safer working practices across our services. The Council's Safer Recruitment process contains pre-employment vetting which includes safeguarding training, obtaining references and ensuring compliance with the Disclosure and Barring Service process.