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Schools Officer

Could you help enrich lives through physical activity? If you have experience of delivering training and events, and a passion for improving sport and physical activity, why not apply to join our dynamic and growing organisation?

Contact Name
Sarah Williams
Contact Telephone
07972 188694
Contact Email
Active Surrey

About Schools Officer

Active Surrey is the lead agency for physical activity and sport in the county, and is committed to working in an innovative, inspiring and impactful way to get more people, more active, more often. We have a dedicated Active Schools team providing advice, support and services to all schools in Surrey. This includes influencing schools to incorporate daily activity into pupils' lives, enabling participation in a huge School Games events programme across a wide range of sports, and developing teachers and young sports leaders through a diverse programme of training.

Due to increased demand for our services, we have an exciting new opportunity within our Active Schools team for two ambitious individuals who understand the importance of early positive experiences in sport and physical activity. The Active Schools Officers will deliver training to young sports leaders and teachers and provide comprehensive event support, including administrative services, data collection and evaluation. The right candidates will look to grow into this role taking on additional responsibilities as and when appropriate.

To be shortlisted for interview for this position your application will clearly evidence:  Degree or relevant qualification (preferably in a related subject area), or equivalent experience.  Background and knowledge of the school sport landscape in Surrey.  Understanding of barriers and issues schools face and the challenges of engaging inactive young people.  Experience of working with young people and volunteers, preferably in a teaching or coaching capacity.  Experience of working (paid or voluntary) at school sport/physical activity events.  Good IT skills and competency in Microsoft Office, including using these tools to track data/provide insight.  Experience of building and maintaining relationships with excellent customer service.  Experience of delivering training to different audiences.  Awareness of national agendas around childhood obesity, inactivity and relevant research.

Active Surrey, part of the national County Sports Partnership (CSP) Network, is a not for-profit organisation, hosted by Surrey County Council. Based at Active Surrey's office in Woking, a significant part of the job involves delivery in schools and leisure facilities, which will mean travelling around the county on a regular basis. The ability to travel between sites across the county is therefore required for these posts. Travel costs are reimbursed. The work may also include a reasonable number of unsociable hours, including ad hoc weekend and evening work.

We are committed to achieving greater diversity in our team and encourage applicants from all backgrounds; we particularly welcome applications from disabled people and from black, Asian and minority ethnic people, who are under-represented in our workforce.

Where possible, we offer flexible working, mobile phones and laptops (* in addition, term-time only, part-time or job share contracts will be considered for the right applicant - please clearly state on your application if you would like an alternative option to full-time to be considered). We offer 24 days annual leave for full time staff (pro rata for part time staff), local government salary-related pension, discounted child care vouchers as well as the option to join the car lease scheme. For more information on staff benefits, please visit http://ow.ly/MyZB30j73To.

To view the role profile and to apply, please visit http://www.activesurrey.com/about-us/jobs-in-sport.

Supporting Documents:

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