The Active Communities team are responsible for delivering the 'Active Slough' sport and physical activity programmes, with the principal aim to get more people, more active, more often.
We work closely with statutory partners, service users, the community and the voluntary sectors, to promote and create innovative ways of tackling local inactivity challenges, and ensure services deliver improved and sustained outcomes to get more people active more often.
We are looking for an enthusiastic, proactive, passionate and experienced Behaviour Change Officer to support a new programme called 'Chalvey Can' funded by Sport England, the programme aims to reduce inactivity amongst our lower socio economic families in one of our deprived wards called Chalvey.
You will work to initiate behaviour change in local residents with regards to engagement in sport and physical activity across the project. By working within the Active Communities team, individuals will scope, organise and support the coordination and/or delivery of opportunities for local communities to get more physically active.
This role will specifically look at understanding the principles of behaviour change; an ability to adapt delivery to suit different groups in Slough. You will have practical experience of how to develop and devise appropriate sports or physical activity programmes and have an understanding of the expectations of collaborative work with a network of partners/ stakeholders.
An ability to socialise and develop strong working relationships will be vital as well as an excellent manner with the wider community including families with multiple challenges. You will need to have an imaginative and problem-solving approach to ensure successful programme of delivery that positively impacts the lives of the families that we are targeting.
The ideal candidate will hold a recognised NGB Level 1 coaching qualification and have a keen interest in sport and getting more people active more often.
Candidates should understand the council's 5 year plan, Sport England's Active Nation Strategy including their funded programmes and the councils Leisure Strategy and how we are working towards delivering key outcomes in all our plans.
So, if you are passionate about sport, volunteering and working in the community, Slough Borough Council needs you to support the delivery of this exciting and ground-breaking programme to build healthier, happier and inclusive communities through sport, then this is the perfect job for you. As a passionate, creative, fun and forward -thinking individual you are just what we are looking for to join our team.
For an informal discussion about the post please contact Kam Bhatti, Active Communities Manager, 01753 477376.
Closing date for applications: Thursday 30th January 2020 at 5.00 pm
Interviews will be held on Thursday 13th February 2020.
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Successful candidates will be notified in writing. If you have not heard from us in 4 weeks please assume your application has been unsuccessful.