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Sports Officer
  • Employer: Medway Council
  • Reference: REC2093RS
  • Published: Wed 14/09/2022, 10:21 AM
  • Closing on: Wed 05/10/2022, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: Range 2 (£19,293 - £20,855) per annum
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Medway Sports Centres, Kent

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Sports Officer

Do you want a career in fitness? We are looking for full-time sports officers to join the sport team, working in our Medway Council sports centres.

We need candidates who will take pride in delivering an excellent service to our customers.

The successful candidates will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an interest and aptitude for delivering high-quality sports programmes
  • Ensure the highest level of customer service at all times
  • Make sure swimming pool users are safe at all times
  • Maintain high standards of cleanliness throughout the centre
  • Deal sympathetically with customer queries, comments and complaints
  • Demonstrate high standards of work and be able to work with minimum supervision. 
  • Have the ability to swim

Qualifications gained in this role will include:

  • Level 2 certificate in fitness instructing
  • National Pool Lifeguard Qualification
  • Level 1 coaching qualification
  • Level 1 swimming instruction qualification 

In return we offer you:

  • Generous annual leave entitlement
  • Generous local government pension scheme package
  • Access to wider training and development qualifications
  • Flexible working scheme
  • Travel plan discounts
  • Car Benefit Scheme from Tusker
  • Access to CAREFIRST advice & counselling service
  • Employee discount scheme for national and local retailers


Our organisation:

Medway is a unitary authority in the South East of England, made up of the towns of Strood, Rochester, Chatham, Gillingham and Rainham and more rural areas, including the Hoo Peninsula.

Situated in Kent in the South-East of England, the area has plenty of green spaces, excellent facilities and easy access to the national motorway and rail networks, facilitating superb transport links to London.

We provide all local Government services for a quarter of a million people, looking after education, environment, social care, housing, planning, business and much more - everything from frontline services such as rubbish collection and events like the Dickens Festival to work that goes on behind the scenes to ensure services in Medway run smoothly and cost effectively.

Working at Medway Council means that you get to be part of this journey working alongside talented, professional colleagues to drive forward change to transform the lives of our residents and the communities they live in.

If you would like to have an informal discussion with the recruiting manager please call Tina Spry on 01634 338764

Interviews are likely to be held virtually via Microsoft Teams.  Full details on how this will work will be sent to you, if your application is successfully shortlisted.    

Important Information-

Applicants must be able to demonstrate all essential requirements as listed in the job profile


Equal Opportunities Commitment Statement

Medway Council is committed to creating an inclusive work environment with a diverse workforce. All appropriately qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender, race, colour, ethnic or national origin, disability, marital status, family commitments, sexual orientation, age, HIV status, religious or political beliefs, social class or trade union activity or irrelevant spent conviction.

For further information please refer to the Medway information pack available as a download or to view online

Please be advised that if you are not contacted within 3 weeks of the advert closing date then you have not been shortlisted.  All recruitment correspondence, including interview letters and contracts of employment will usually be sent out via email.

Please visit for information on how Medway Council put good practices in place to ensure employees and job applicants who declare mental health issues receive the right level of support.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy at any time prior to the closing date.