Community Development Officer - Sport & Health
  • Employer: Runnymede Borough Council
  • Reference: 906CD
  • Published: Fri 04/06/2021, 12:00 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 20/06/2021, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £24,729 - £30,456 per annum depending on experience
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Civic Centre, Surrey

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Community Development Officer - Sport & Health

This is an exciting position focused on increasing awareness and participation in sport and health throughout the community in Runnymede. The aim is to particularly target young people, those with disabilities, women and older people.

We are looking for a self-motivated individual to join our team who will be responsible for overseeing the delivery of the training programme for the Specsavers Surrey Youth Games, working with various organisations to develop sports, leisure and health opportunities for local residents and will be the main point of contact for all sports clubs and health providers in the Borough.  In addition to this research, development and the implementation of new activities will be undertaken as part of ongoing development of the initiatives.

You should have experience of working in a similar environment and a degree or equivalent in a relevant subject would be desirable. Experience of partnership working with other agencies/authorities and of organising sports events and activities is also vital as is having an understanding of the effect physical activity can have on health.  If you have budget management and/or web pages management experience this will also be advantageous.

As the lead on various events and projects throughout the year you will need good communication skills and an ability to plan, organise and prioritise your workload. You should be flexible, adaptable and able to cope under pressure. Working with a broad range of coaches, organisations, partners and the public excellent interpersonal and negotiation skills are essential. You should be adept at working with Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

Due to the nature of this role, the successful candidate will be required to undergo an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.

For an informal chat about the position, please telephone Chantal Noble on 01932 425688.

Please apply online at Full information, including the Job Description, Person Specification and other details about Runnymede Borough Council, is available in the Extra Information attachment on the website. If it is difficult for you to apply online, please contact HR via email

CVs will not be considered. We welcome applications from all sections of the community. Please provide an email address where possible as you will be contacted by email if you are selected to attend for an interview. Should you have not heard from us within two weeks of the closing date of the vacancy; you have not been shortlisted for this post.

Closing date: Sunday 20th June 2021   

Interview date: Wednesday 30th June 2021

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Please apply by clicking the 'Apply Now' button below. Full information, including the Job Description, Person Specification and other details about Runnymede Borough Council, is available in the Extra Information attachment. If it is difficult for you to apply online please contact us at HR

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