Project Coordinator (Active Communities) .
South Oxfordshire District Council and Vale of White Horse District Council are forward thinking local authorities, based in one of the most attractive areas of the country. They are looking for a professional, competent and enthusiastic person who is able to communicate well at all levels. An excellent benefits package is on offer including annualised hours (flexible working) and a career average pension scheme. They have modern open plan offices and smart working practices and the technology to support mobile working.
Position: Active Communities Coordinator
Location: Milton Park, Oxfordshire
Job type: Part Time, 3 year Fixed Term Contract
Hours: 21 hours per week
Salary: £12,006 pro rata for part time / £21,154 per annum Grade 3 (FTE salary)
Benefits: A basic 23 days annual leave per annum, rising to 28 days after five years. You also have all the bank holidays to look forward to and time off between Christmas and New Year. Flexible working and annualised hours; pension scheme; childcare voucher scheme; Cyclescheme; ample free parking; reduced gym membership, free swims, contributory medical schemes, wellbeing appointments, free eye tests for DSE users, after work sports clubs and more.
About the role:
The Active Communities Coordinator will develop and support our existing programmes of activity, working with a variety of target groups including older people, women and those suffering with mental health issues; encouraging active lifestyles and combating social isolation and loneliness.
This post will work collaboratively with community groups, individuals, statutory and voluntary partners to improve access to, and participation in, health and well-being activities and opportunities. The post holder will be required to work on their own initiative to develop, implement and evaluate interventions to help our residents and staff adopt active lifestyles and reduce inactivity and health inequalities.
- Minimum 5 GCSEs grades A-C, including English and Maths
- Level 2 sports coaching qualification
- Full driving licence with access to a car for work purposes
- Ability to work outside of normal office hours for project delivery
- Excellent written and oral communication skills and ability to present information to a range of audiences in both written and verbal formats
- Experience of delivering community-based activities to targeted groups, including older people
- Understanding the barriers that prevent inactive people, particularly in rural areas, from participating in sports and physical activities
- Knowledge of national and local sporting structures and initiative
- Experience of social media and web-based technology as well as an ability to use IT packages including e-mail, diary management, word processing, spread-sheets and internet
- Ability to produce accurate reports and maintain accurate records
- Relevant experience of delivering training to coaches, tutors and volunteers
- Experience of partnership working and specifically of developing and delivering multi-agency partnership initiative
If you have the following experience or qualifications – it’s a bonus:
- Experience of working with underrepresented groups
- Understanding of behaviour change theory and the ability to apply it in real situations
- Experience of presenting reports in various forums
- Mental health or dementia awareness training
You may have experience of the following: Active Communities Co-ordinator, Project Co-ordinator, Project Manager, Assistant Project Manager, Programme Coordinator, Coaching, Program Coordinator, Project Management, Project and Events Coordinator, Sports and Active Recreation Manager, Personal Trainer, Fitness Instructor, Youth Worker, Teacher etc