Active New Communities Workforce Development Coordinator

£20 057 - £26 916 (pay scales review pending)
11 May 2018
11 Jun 2018
Full Time
Contract Type


Living Sport and our local partners – Public Health, Local Authorities, Developers and Housing Associations - has secured a £½m National Lottery grant from Sport England Core Markets Fund for a project in new housing growth communities across Cambridgeshire & Peterborough.

We are seeking to recruit an ‘Active New Communities’ Workforce Development Coordinator to support the delivery of this 4 year project.  This is a great opportunity for an enthusiastic and motivated individual to join our team for an exciting and important project for our area.

The Active New Communities project focuses on helping individuals to stay active during the life change of moving house and this project will be delivered into eight strategic growth sites in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough being built and occupied during the period 2018-2022.  These entirely new communities, which within the early build stage lack sporting facilities and established sport/physical activity provision, can have a negative impact on physical activity habits and this project will bring together a range of partner organisations to work together to ensure that residents are provided with information about and opportunities to engage in sport and physical activity. 

Principal Duties:

  1. To successfully deliver the workforce development elements of the Sport England Core Markets project against an agreed delivery plan, specifically the recruitment and development of people into roles (paid or voluntary) which contribute to the sport and physical activity offer in the new communities.
  2. To secure resources, specifically successful grant applications and establishing bursaries, to support the development of the workforce to deliver new activities in the new communities.
  3. To build an understanding of local sport and physical activity needs, and interest in becoming part of the local workforce, based on partnership and particularly community engagement.
  4. To build and maintain strong working relationships with partners working in the new communities especially Local Authority Community Development Workers, the Housing Associations, Developers, the new Schools and formal and informal community groups as they are formed.
  5. To work with the variety of other local delivery partners interested in working with the new communities to support their engagement with the core market to support continued participation in sport and physical activity with a focus on the delivery of increased quantity and quality of provision based on identified need. 
  6. To work with key agencies responsible for the delivery of workforce development programmes (for example formal coach education course to small business development programmes) to deliver activity in the new communities or enable access to appropriate opportunities by those keen to work in the new communities.
  7. To advocate the aims and objectives of the Active New Communities programme, building an understanding of the barriers to participation in sport and physical activity in new communities and developing strategies and resources to support work in other new communities.
  8. To support the development and implementation of marketing and communications plans, especially the effective use of social media and local communications tools as they evolve in the new communities

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