Physical Activity Development Officer

Posted 25 July 2022
Salary £22.20 - 22.20 per hour
Job type Temporary
DisciplineEducation & SEND
Contact NameJamie Heath

Job description

Post: Physical Activity Development Officer

Service area: Environment & Neighbourhoods/Commissioning & Client/Active Communities 

Role Purpose

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.

Main Responsibilities

  1. To manage relationships with all community and internal partners to ensure the ongoing sustainable development of inclusive physical activity and sport in the borough:
  2. To lead on the development of a comprehensive borough wide inclusive physical activity offer; with sports clubs, disability organisations, physical activity providers and governing bodies.
  3. To lead on specific projects to increase physical activity and sports opportunities e.g. GOGA (Get Out and Get Active)
  4. Work with appropriate partners, for example the leisure centre operator and tenants of park facilities to promote and develop inclusive multi-sport activity centres:
  5. To develop effective working relationships with officers across all services throughout the council and with external agencies, including the leisure centre operator, Sports’ National Governing Bodies, Regional Development Officers, Public Health, Youth and Children Services, (including schools):
  6. Lead on the development of inclusive physical activity policy and practice.
  7. Lead on the advocacy of inclusive physical activity with partners and stakeholders to ensure that inclusion is embedded across the range of physical activity opportunities in the borough
  8. Lead on the development of sustainable sports provision via income generation activity
  9. To lead, enable and manage inclusive community events which will contribute to increases in physical activity:
  10. Provide support and leadership to sports clubs to increase participation, improve accessibility and nurture volunteers:
  11. In line with strategic aims and generally in partnership identify and develop programmes of sport and physical activity:
  12. Develop budgets and seek external funding for programmes of activity and ensure overall budgetary control of these programmes:
  13. To collect and analyse data as and when required:
  14. To carry out research around physical activity and sport and effectively transfer findings to a Haringey context:
  15. To develop and implement administration systems:
  16. To work as part of a team to deliver the business and service’s key performance indicators and outcomes:

Generic Responsibilities

  1. Understanding, knowledge and ability to follow guidelines that ensures compliance with Health and Safety at Work, Data Protection and other statutory requirements.
  2. Understanding and commitment to promoting and implementing the Council’s Equal Opportunities policies.
  3. Knowledge and experience of using IT.
  4. To undertake any other temporary responsibilities aligned with the overall purpose and grade of the role.

Knowledge, Qualifications, Skills and Experience

  • A minimum of 3 years experience in leisure or a related field:
  • Experience of leading and developing inclusive programming
  • Ability 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 priorities
  • Problem 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.