Community Sport and Physical Activity Officer

Camden, London (Greater)
 £28,910 - £33,531
12 Dec 2018
02 Jan 2019
Job role
Contract Type
Full time

Location: 5 Pancras Square

Salary:  £28,910 - £33,531

Contract Type: Permanent 

Alternative flexible working options available/open to discussion 

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25 days holiday (27 days after 5 years' service)

Community Sport and Physical Activity Officer (Capacity Building)

The Role

The Camden 2025 vision inspires a new way of working, where Camden’s people, the council and others come together to work differently to develop new solutions.   

This exciting opportunity working for the Camden Sport & Physical Activity Service (SPA), will address the community resilience agenda by supporting local clubs and community based organisations to develop viable and sustainable community led sport and physical activities across the borough.  

The successful post holder will support voluntary sector sports clubs and community organisations by creating local networks and promoting collaborative approaches to deliver sport and physical activity opportunities for Camden residents.  You will provide clubs with club development advice and guidance, helping them to develop individual plans based on their current need and future aspirations. You will be expected to provide professional advice relating to internal governance, business planning, marketing and communications, volunteer training and development, accessing funding opportunities and local facilities.  

Key responsibilities include supporting the development of marketing and communications for the Community Sport and Physical Activity Team.  You will aid the facilitation and support for Camden’s community led, local sport and physical activity networks.  

Your expertise in this field will enable you to support clubs and community partners deliver the Camden 2025 vision for residents to lead healthy independent lives.  

You will design programmes which help to reduce loneliness and isolation, improve community cohesion and address barriers to being active for priority groups such as those with poor mental health, women and girls, disabled people, BAME and older adults.

The ideal candidate will have a degree or equivalent, or outstanding record of achievement in the relevant field and have a good understanding of the Camden and London sport and physical activity landscape.

You’ll have knowledge of equalities and diversity in relation to sport and physical activity and have a strong understanding of the principles of what constitutes quality community sport and physical activity delivery.

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

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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Make it work for you. Make it your Camden. 

Discover and Diversity 

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

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 date for applications: 2nd January 2019, 23:59 pm

Interviews to be held: 7th January 2019

To view the Job profile for this vacancy please click HERE

Please quote reference: 1800011B

Camden welcomes new employees on a monthly basis; next available dates for induction are; 14TH January 2019, 18th February 2019, 18th March 2019