Sport and Health Development Officer
  • Employer: Elmbridge Borough Council
  • Reference: SER/21/140829
  • Published: Tue 12/01/2021, 8:50 AM
  • Closing on: Thu 25/02/2021, 9:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week
  • Salary: £22,705 to £30,212 pa
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Elmbridge Borough Council, Civic Centre, High Street, Esher, Surrey, KT10 9SD, Surrey

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Sport and Health Development Officer

An enthusiastic and dynamic individual with a real passion for developing sport and physical activity is required to join a forward thinking, motivated team. Elmbridge Leisure and Cultural Services is a fast moving team dedicated to providing high quality services, which meet the needs of the community and contribute to a better quality of life.


The Sport and Health Development Team drive the Physical Activity Strategy, which aims to shape the development of physical activity in the Borough. A dynamic individual is required to help move the strategy forward, ensure that the action plans are delivered to a high standard in order to increase levels of physical activity within the Borough.

Working within the Leisure and Cultural Services Team, the suitable candidate will need to have a good knowledge of sports development and local government and will need a minimum 2 years’ experience of sport and health, community and physical activity development work within the public and/or private sector. As well as demonstrable interest in the benefit of improving health to the local community.


To succeed you will need an NVQ Level 3 or equivalent in a sports related subject, experience in the development of sporting, leisure, physical activities and health opportunities for young people. A good knowledge of local, regional and national initiatives, policies and sport governing body plans.


Working closely with the Leisure Facilities Contractor the successful candidate will monitor the performance of the contractor to ensure high standards are maintained and has experience in working in the leisure environment.


It is key that you have good communication skills, and the ability to develop excellent working partnerships with coaches, clubs and schools and other internal and external agencies. You will need a flexible approach to work, a full driving licence and access to a vehicle to enable travel throughout the Borough


For an informal chat, please contact Emily Jones, Sport Development Officer on 01372 474570 or email


Closing Date: Thursday 25th February

Interview Date: Thursday 4th March

How to Apply

Please note that we do not accept CVs. We only accept online applications. Our applications can take up to 2hrs to complete.


To apply use the "Apply Online" button below, which will take you to our Applicant Tracking System ('ATS') where, once you have applied, you can log on to your online account at any time to view the status of any of your applications. By using ATS, you can track the progress of your application(s), receive communications by email, select your own interview time online and see whether you have been made a conditional offer.

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