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Sport and Physical Activity Activator

Employer: Oxford City Council

  • Reference: 001130
  • Published on: Wed 10/05/2017 13:25 PM
  • Closing on: Wed 24/05/2017 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time, Contract
  • Hours: 37 hours per week.
  • Salary: G4: £21,137 with possible progression to £22,469 per annum - (pro rata for part time)
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Oxfordshire

The role

Do you want to join an award winning team; helping to deliver new and exciting sport and leisure activities for the people living, working in or visiting Oxford?

This post supports the Sport and Physical Activity Team who work across a variety of participation projects, programmes and events. The role involves a range of responsibilities from administration duties and promoting our sports and activity programmes to delivering activities and providing support at associated events.

Along with being passionate about the positive impact that physical activity has on people from all circumstances and ages, the ideal candidate will have a can do attitude, a proactive work ethic, the ability to engage effectively with a diverse range of people and some previous experience of utilising social media, completing administration and delivering basic sports & physical activities in the local community.

If you believe you can make a real difference in this role, then we would very much like to hear from you.

About us

Oxford City Council prides itself on delivering high quality, cost effective public services. Oxford is a world class city and the Council has high aspirations for its services and employees. We are a multi award winning Council and in 2015 we secured Champion IiP status along with Overall IiP Employer of the Year 2015, demonstrating our commitment to our employees and their wellbeing. We also scooped the Association of Public Sector Excellence Council of the Year award in 2015 and the Municipal Journal Best Achieving Council prize in 2014.

With over 1,200 staff dedicated to delivering the best service possible to our communities now is a truly exciting time to be working in Local Government. We are all about going above and beyond to improve outcomes for local people, and you might be surprised at the range and quality of services we provide.

We offer a great range of benefits which include generous holiday from 28 days per year plus bank holidays, Local Government defined benefit pension scheme, subsidised leisure membership, discounted travel and the ability to work flexibly in many of our roles. We offer well defined opportunities through our learning and development programme. We also support our staff through the employee wellbeing programme with a range of services including resilience training, an employee assistance programme and support via our dedicated occupational health service.

How to apply

More information is available on the role profile document. Please read this document to ensure that you meet our requirements. More information about working for the Council, our values and vision, is available on our web site.

Applications should be made via our online application system (no CVs please).

For further information and how to apply online, please visit

If you are unable to access our website please call 01865 252848.

Note: For roles that require a DBS Certificate (Enhanced and or Barred List check), candidates are required to supply their complete work history. Please ensure you explain any gaps in your work history.

Closing Date: 24 May 2017

Late applications will not be processed

Interview Date(s): 07 and 08 June 2017

For an informal discussion about the post please contact, , Vicki Galvin - Sport and Physical Activity Manager on 01865 252720 or email

We want our workforce to reflect the diversity of the community we serve so we welcome applicants from all communities. As users of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for any vacancies.

Oxford City Council is not currently licensed as a sponsor and cannot employ migrant workers outside the European Economic Area and Switzerland under the Point Based System rules, issued by the UK Border Agency.

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