Children and Young People Physical Activity Officer

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Children and Young People Physical Activity Officer

We are looking for an energetic, self-driven individual who is happy to work in partnership, building relationships with several partner organisations locally and regionally to developing and delivering the Sport England funded Dorset School Games programme.

Location
Slades Park Pavilion, BH10 4HG
Contact Name
Claire Tabor
Contact Email
ctabor@activedorset.org
Organisation
Active Dorset Community Interest Company

About Children and Young People Physical Activity Officer

Contract: Two-year fixed term contract, one or two year secondments considered

Salary: £25,000 - £29,000

Reporting to: Children and Young People Manager

Hours and location: Based from our Bournemouth Office at Slades Park Pavilion. Flexible working hours are supported along with an agile working pattern with a mix of home and office based working each week

Diverse talent is underrepresented in Active Dorset. We are committed to diversity and equal opportunities and want to build a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skill. We welcome applications from individuals representing different race, ethnicity, disability, or any protected characteristics, to help us understand and work with all communities.

About us

Active Dorset CIC is one of 43 Active Partnerships across England. We work collaboratively to create the conditions for an active nation and use the power of sport and physical activity to transform lives. The team is focused on learning what works locally and driving collaboration and impact across the network.

Our Vision

People in Dorset choose to enjoy an active lifestyle through participation in sport and physical activity.

Our Mission Statement

Supporting strategic leaders with high quality advice and advocacy so that people in Dorset choose to enjoy an active lifestyle through participation in sport and physical activity.

About you

  • You will be passionate about physical activity, and in helping children and young people to have the best start in life, have positive experiences of physical activity and in improving their health and wellbeing
  • You have excellent organisation skills, completing work on time and to a high standard
  • You enjoy being part of a fun and friendly team
  • You are self-driven and happy to work using your own initiative

About the role

  • We are looking for an energetic, self-motivated individual who is happy to work in partnership, building relationships with several partner organisations locally and regionally
  • This role will support children and young people in embedding physical activity as a normal part of their lives
  • You will be responsible for developing and delivering the Sport England funded Dorset School Games programme, responding to local need and to be accountable for meeting the grant funding requirements
  • The role requires you to work collaboratively with a network of School Games Organisers to maximise the impact of investment across Dorset with a focus on meeting the needs of children and young people who experience inequalities
  • You will need to engage with wider partners and stakeholders to connect and seek opportunities for our wider Children and Young People priorities and work
  • The nature of this role means that some travel to events will be required

Benefits

  • Company pension, with 5% contribution from Active Dorset
  • Minimum of 23 days holiday per year plus bank holidays (pro rata)
  • Agile and flexible working supported
  • Free eye care vouchers
  • Employee assistance programme
  • Enhanced maternity/paternity and sick leave policies (subject to eligibility)

Key responsibilities

  • Be committed to focussing work on tackling inequalities and reaching children and young people who face barriers to participation and being active
  • Build and sustain relationships with a wide range of partners and existing networks across the county
  • Identify opportunities to embed physical activity with Local Authority Teams, Public Health, and Dorset Healthcare
  • Keep accurate records, providing regular updates/information as required for reports and monitoring
  • Contribute to the delivery, future planning and development of our Children and Young People's workplan and priorities
  • Work in partnership with the network of School Games Organisers to maximise the impact of investment and collaboration across the Dorset School Games network
  • Create and deliver the School Games programme, managing budget, reporting, and liaising with partners to develop our county offer/programme
  • Provide and use insight, research, and evidence to inform the Dorset School Games programme, actively seeking to use the views and thoughts of children and young people to help shape and develop our offer
  • Engage with and attend meetings with Sport England, Youth Sport Trust, School Games Organisers, and other national and regional partners as required
  • Contribute to the ongoing development of our equality and diversity action plan, demonstrating a commitment to continuous improvement


NB: The duties and responsibilities of this post are not restrictive, and the post holder may be required on occasion to undertake other duties. This will not substantially change the nature of the post.

Please note: The duties and responsibilities of this post are not restrictive, and the post holder may be required on occasion to undertake other duties. This will not substantially change the nature of the post.

Person Specification

Applicants will be shortlisted on the basis of demonstrating that they fulfil the following criteria in their application form and should include clear examples of how they meet these criteria.

Values and Personal Attributes

1.1 Competent using Microsoft office packages such as Excel, PowerPoint, Word and Outlook (essential)

1.2 Educated to GCSE standard or equivalent (essential)

1.3 Good standard of numeracy and written literacy skills (essential)

1.4. Degree level or equivalent qualification(s) in relevant subject(s) (desirable)

Knowledge and Skills

2.1 An understanding of the importance of physical activity to Children and Young People's health and an awareness of the barriers to participation (essential)

2.2 Demonstrate an understanding of, and commitment to, equality, diversity, and inclusion in relation to Dorset (essential)

2.3 Able to perform simple data analysis and complete monitoring, evaluation and learning to understand the impact of our work (desirable)

2.4 Knowledge of behaviour change theories (desirable)

2.5 Excellent communication skills – written, telephone, verbal and non-verbal, and listening skills (essential)

2.6 Confident with the ability to lead in certain situations, presenting to others and chairing meetings (essential)

2.7 Fantastic team player who enjoys working with others (essential)

Experience

3.1 Experience of working in a related field i.e. children and young people, in communities, education, health or physical activity (essential)

3.2 Confident when speaking to a wide range of people at all levels of seniority and from different backgrounds (desirable)

3.3 Previous experience of working on multi projects and prioritising a varied workload (essential)

3.4 Evidence of working in partnership towards a shared a shared vision and objectives (desirable)

3.5. Experience of planning and delivering events (essential)

Other requirements

4.1 Current, valid, driving license and able to fulfil the travel requirements of the role (essential)

4.2 Friendly, professional and the ability to work collaboratively (essential)

Enquiries

For an informal conversation about the role, or to express an interest please contact Claire Tabor; ctabor@activedorset.org

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