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Assistant Active Lives & Sports Development Officer
  • Employer: St Helens Borough Council
  • Reference: PPH241
  • Published: Mon 27/03/2023, 10:12 AM
  • Closing on: Mon 10/04/2023, 23:52 PM
  • Working Pattern: Flexible Hours, Part Time
  • Hours: 30 hours per week
  • Salary: £18,137.03 - £19,503.24 per annum
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: St Helens Metropolitan Council, Merseyside

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Assistant Active Lives & Sports Development Officer

We Are St Helens Borough Council

Located in the heart of the Northwest close to Liverpool, Manchester and Lancashire, St Helens is a transformational Council which is passionate and ambitious for the communities we support. We provide a wide range of local authority services to the residents, businesses, schools, and visitors to the borough. We can only do this because of our highly valued, highly skilled workforce.

Working together, our workplace vision and values guide our organisation, and the contribution of our workforce is key to our culture journey. Employees with us receive a wide range of benefits including well-being in work, financial benefits, ways of working and learning and development support.

Making A Difference as A Assistant Active Live & Sports Development Officer in Place Service Directorate

St Helens Active Lives & Sports Development are looking for 2 new members of staff who are passionate about improving the health and well-being of people from across the borough.

Our vision is to create a healthy and physically active borough, where all members of the community are encouraged and enabled to take part in physical and sporting activities. Put simply we want ‘more people, more active, more often’.

You will be joining an ambitious and innovative team and your role will be to support development work with local sports clubs and community groups, and deliver a variety of sport and fitness sessions. As part of the team, you will be working with a variety of ages, from primary school pupils up 70+ years, delivering sessions including Couch to 5k (beginner walking/running), beginner fitness and general physical activity, as we target the areas of the borough most in need of our support. You will need the following skills:

· Ability and confidence to work with people from a variety of age groups and backgrounds
· Ability to work in partnership with sports clubs, community organisations and leisure facilities, to increase participation in sport and physical activity.
· Excellent communication skills
· Empathy and understanding of the barriers to physical activity that people may face
· Qualified to a minimum of Level 2 accredited Fitness Instructor qualification, or National Governing Body of sport coaching qualification, (minimum Level 1) or industry equivalent.
We are looking for someone who is professional, enthusiastic and who can motivate and enthuse inactive people to take part. If you share our vision and passion for sport and physical activity then we would like to hear from you.

If successful, you will also be eligible for the following benefits:

Access to the full Go Active facilities, including the Fitness Suite, Classes, and Swimming
Interested to Find Out More?
You can review our full job description details, and person specification information here.
You are also welcome to contact us for a chat before applying by emailing us at Gemma Ireland on gemmaireland@sthelens.gov.uk or phone 01744

This post is subject to Enhanced DBS Disclosure
Please note we reserve the right to close the advert early should we receive a sufficient number of applications and encourage you to apply early, to avoid disappointment.

Equality & Diversity
St Helens Council respects and values the individuality that every employee brings. We encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds, who share our values, our commitment to inclusion, and who will help us on our journey to transform our organisation. Further information about Equality & Diversity at St Helens Council can be found here https://www.sthelens.gov.uk/equality

St Helens Council is a Disability Confident Employer. Disability Confident Employers lead the way in helping to take action that changes attitudes, behaviours, and cultures for the better.

NOLAN Principles of Conduct in Public Life.
All Council employees are required to abide by the ethical standards embodied by the 7 Nolan
Principles: Selflessness, Integrity, Objectivity, Accountability, Openness, Honesty, and Leadership.