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Sport, Health and Activity Officer
  • Employer: Wyre Council
  • Reference: Com/22/211977
  • Published: Tue 20/09/2022, 11:53 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 09/10/2022, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Flexible Hours, Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £28,226 to £30,984
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Civic Centre, Lancashire

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Sport, Health and Activity Officer

We are looking for someone with experience of managing a range of physical activity, sport and health & wellbeing programmes to join our innovative and well established Leisure, Healthy Lifestyles and Communities team. This new role is an exciting opportunity to help us grow and further develop our work to tackle physical inactivity, reduce health inequalities and make a difference in our communities.

Based at our offices in Poulton-le-Fylde, this role will be key in supporting the council’s leisure, health and wellbeing ambitions and will help implement the action plans identified through our emerging Wyre Moving More Strategy. You will manage high profile projects such as the Holiday Activity and Food Programme, (HAF) and work with partners from the NHS, Active Lancashire, Fylde Coast YMCA and Fleetwood Town FC Community Trust to procure and deliver a wide variety of adult and children’s physical activity, wellbeing and weight management programmes. The role will enable you to work on projects in different settings such as with workplaces on our Business Health Matters programme and schools on the whole school approach to physical activity.

You will be an experienced physical activity, leisure and wellbeing professional with a passion for delivering innovative projects to reach, motivate and engage our residents, in particular  children and young people, those with disabilities and long term health conditions. You will have an ability to bring fresh ideas and be able to work with a range of partners and residents to inspire and motivate people to take part in our health and wellbeing programmes.

The successful candidate will have a degree in physical activity, sport, health & wellbeing or significant relevant experience. Someone with sport or exercise qualifications and with a good knowledge of the voluntary sports sector, who is organised, works well in a team and is solution focused. Experience of managing collaborative projects, delivering customer focused services, producing reports and action plans and managing budgets is essential. 

A career in local government can be very rewarding, offering a variety of roles and opportunities for personal and professional development.

Wyre Council offers this development through many of its career paths and other benefits include:

  • Flexi time and the option to work remotely part of the week as agreed with your line manager
  • Generous annual leave allowance. A minimum of 23 days (pro rata) in addition to all bank holidays, rising to 25 days after four years and 28 days after five years local government service
  • Future development – face to face and virtual courses in line with your developmental goals.
  • Employee wellbeing support
  • Free car parking at work
  • Discounted gym membership scheme
  • A local government pension scheme, with Wyre contributing 18.3% towards your pension
  • The opportunity to work for the local community and make a difference

For an informal discussion about this role, please email Carol Southern, Leisure, Healthy Lifestyles & Communities Manager on carol.southern@wyre.gov.uk