Active Schools Co-ordinator (Inclusion)

Orkney Islands Council


£31,078 to £34,965 per annum Full Time Contact: Human Resources Reference: ORK05093


Sport and Leisure

Active Schools Co-ordinator (Inclusion)

35 hours per week
Temporary up to 31 March 2022
£33,343 - £37,230 pro rata (including Distant Islands Allowance)

In February 2003, the Scottish Executive launched the National Physical Activity Strategy which clearly defined Active Schools as an area of focus. Sportscotland and Orkney Islands Council are committed to the Active Schools Network and its fundamental aim of offering all children and young people the opportunities and motivation to adopt active, healthy lifestyles, now and into adulthood.

This is a key appointment to support the current, and develop new, opportunities for all school pupils to participate in regular, frequent, safe, and fun physical activity (incorporating sport, play, arts, health and active travel). As a result, you must have at least one year's experience of working with children and young people with additional support needs in the areas of education, sport, arts, health, leisure and/or recreation industry and be educated to an HND or SCQF Level 8 qualification in a subject relevant to this role.

You will be expected to travel efficiently and effectively between various work locations within Orkney to meet the operational requirements of the Service.

The post is subject to membership of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme in respect of regulated work with children.

Prospective applicants are invited to discuss the post by contacting Katell Roche, Team Leader – Sport & Leisure, telephone 01856 873535 ext 2430 or email

Closing Date: Sunday 24 October 2021

Please note that interview/relocation expenses will be paid for this post in accordance with Council Policy.

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