Active Schools and Community Club Development Officer (Temporary)

Renfrewshire Council

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Advert This post is temporary until March 2019 Interviews will be held on 8th and 9th August 2017. Successful candidates will require to attend one of these dates. We are looking for a highly motivated, hardworking, creative and proactive individual to make a positive contribution in assisting the development and delivery of our sports service team. The ideal candidate will be a good communicator with strong organisational skills, a ‘can do’ attitude, the ability to work independently and to a high standard under pressure to deadlines. Reporting to the Regional Sports Coordinator key responsibilities include: • Working closely with the Active Schools Coordinators, Sports Development Officers, PE Departments, National Governing Body Development Managers, local clubs and all other relevant departments and organisations to ensure the aims and outcome of competitive secondary school sport are achieved. • Recruit and support coaches, leaders and volunteers and ensure ongoing training opportunities • Source additional funding opportunities to further enhance school sport and manage and allocate an operational budget to an agreed Secondary Schools Action Plan • Coordinate and develop school sport opportunities in schools and the wider community • Apply appropriate audit, control, purchasing and ordering in line with financial procedures You must be educated to degree level in appropriate qualification or equivalent, have extensive experience of working in a school, community or sports development environment, engaging with children, young people and volunteers in school sport. You must also be able to clearly demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the priorities and outcomes for active schools and sport development. Experience of successful partnerships with a range of partners including Scottish Governing Bodies of Sport Education, Active Schools and Sports Development is also essential as are good IT skills, experience of using Word, Excel and Power Point. Membership of a relevant professional qualification, experience of financial management and experience of event/competition management are desirable. Successful candidates must have a flexible approach regarding hours worked to suit the needs of the service. Regulated Work with Children and Protected Adults This post is considered as Regulated Work with children and/or protected adults, as specified in The Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007. It is, therefore, an offence to apply if you are barred from working with children and/or protected adults. The preferred candidate will require to become a PVG Scheme member or undergo a PVG Scheme Update check if already a member, prior to any formal offer of employment being made. Please Note: PVG member’s records are constantly updated with any new vetting information that arises. Any information that is disclosed on a PVG membership or update check, if relevant to the post being applied for, will be discussed with the applicant and investigated prior to any formal offer being made. Please refer to and click on Code of Practice for further information about the disclosure process and best practice. For further information and to apply, please visit our website: Closing Date - Sunday 30 July 2017

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