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School Games Officer
  • Employer: Camden Council
  • Reference: SC/19/116275
  • Published: Thu 05/12/2019, 13:59 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 05/01/2020, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Part Time
  • Hours: 21.6 hours per week
  • Salary: £23,441 - £25,273
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: 5 Pancras Square, London N1C 4AG, Camden

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School Games Officer

Location: 5 Pancras Square 
Salary: £23,441 - £25,273
Contract Type: Fixed Term Contract until 31st October 2020 (extension dependant on external funding) Part time, 21.6 hours per week.
Alternative flexible working options available/open to discussion 
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The role


This role leads the development of sport and physical activity (SPA) and competition opportunities in Camden schools for SPA to get more children more active by building capacity in schools to create a more robust delivery system for school sport and physical activity including the deployment of coaches to support and lead delivery, professional learning for teachers and other paid and voluntary staff, leadership for young people and a broad range of competition events. This role is externally funded by The Youth Sport Trust.


The post holder will be responsible for, (but not limited to):
• Driving participation in School Games
• Developing competitive opportunities
• Clubs - Increasing and sustaining participation
• Workforce - Broadening the range of participation opportunities
• Ensuring ongoing systematic monitoring and review of service outputs and reporting to project funders


About you


You will hold a relevant qualification or have extensive relevant experience along with an in depth understanding of health inequality and how sport and physical activity can help to address it in the widest possible sense.


You’ll bring excellent stakeholder management skills and have the ability to develop and maintain strategic relationships and partnerships. As well as this, you’ll have strong communications skills and convey complex ideas and issues both verbally and in writing to senior managers, partners and elected representatives.


You’ll hold expertise and knowledge in relation to delivering a high quality competition and sports development programme in line with relevant health and safety regulations which also includes an understanding of safeguarding issues and mitigations for working with vulnerable young people. You will be confident in developing interventions that address inactivity particularly amongst out most deprived community groups and those with complex health needs.


A good understanding of IT systems, software packages and marketing and communication techniques is required.


To succeed, you will be passionate about sport and physical activity and supporting and promoting enjoyment amongst young people.


About Camden


Camden’s main offices are located in modern, award-winning offices at King’s Cross. You can expect an exceptional range of benefits including discounted access to the onsite leisure facilities with swimming pool, recognition and reward for high performance with progression and pay increases, flexible and agile working hours and access to a leading pension scheme.


Camden is proud to be the country’s first Timewise council and as part of this accreditation, we work to help parents balance work with childcare. This fits in with our aim to be leaders in innovative, flexible and part-time working that allows for different patterns of care and for parents to share childcare responsibilities.


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Discover and Diversity


To “discover” more about Camden and our commitment towards diversity, equality and safeguarding, please visit our recruitment website


Mayor of London’s Good Work Standard


Camden are very proud to be accredited to the level of excellence for the Mayor of London’s Good Work Standard.  The Mayor’s Good Work Standard sets the benchmark for the highest employment standards and demonstrates that as an employer, Camden is contributing to a fairer and more inclusive London. These good practices are also an important step in attracting and retaining a diverse, talented and productive workforce.


How to apply


To apply for this job please follow the "Apply" link. In the ‘Why you?’ section of the application form you will be expected to explain how you meet the key requirements for this role listed in this advert. When explaining how you meet each of the requirements, please give examples that clearly demonstrate your skills, knowledge and experience. When writing your examples give a brief description of the situation or task but focus on the actions you took and the result of your actions.


Camden is committed to making our recruitment practices barrier-free and as inclusive as possible for everyone. This includes making adjustments or changes for people who have a disability or long-term health condition. If you would like us to do anything differently during the recruitment process, or provide any information in an alternative format, please contact us on 020 7974 6655, at, or post to 5 Pancras Square, London N1C 4AG.

Closing dates for applications: Sunday 5th January 2020 23:59
Interviews to be held: Friday 10th and Monday 13th January 2020
Please quote reference: 190000SG


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Camden welcomes new employees on a monthly basis; next available date for induction: 20th January 2020