Please note that Carlisle City Council is nearing completion of an exercise whereby the grades of all jobs have been measured by job evaluation. Before accepting any offer of employment you are advised to discuss the impact of the exercise on this job. CARLISLE CITY COUNCIL Community Services Sport & Recreation Section JOB DESCRIPTION JOB TITLE: Social Inclusion Sport & Physical Activity Worker Grade: Scale 4 (subject to pay & grading review) Responsible to: Sport & Physical Activity Officer Responsible for: Equipment OVERALL PURPOSE To plan and deliver as directed Carlisle’s Sport & Physical Activity Social Inclusion Project “Go 4 it” Get Active as part of Sport England’s Single System for sport and physical activity aimed at getting the nation more active. To deliver a range of high quality sport & physical activity opportunities in deprived communities across the district. To deliver programmes in local schools on behalf of the School Sport Partnership To assist in the monitoring and evaluation of all current and new activities and report back to the Sport & Physical Activity Officer and School Sport Partnership Development Manager To work with relevant partners across the district in order to meet specific aims and objectives as directed KEY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY 1. To deliver multi sport and physical activity sessions on Multi Use Games Area sites and school sites across the district. 2. Identify areas of sport & physical activity need and organise accessible, sustainable programmes relevant to those needs. 3. To ensure that sessions are community needs focused and structured enabling sustainability through community development. 4. To assist in the development and delivery of training programmes to individuals and community groups. 5. To continually monitor and evaluate all sessions, activities and programmes and adapt future delivery to cater for differing ranges of abilities. 6. To build in participants a basis for lifelong involvement in sport and physical activity, by providing guidance based on their interests and abilities. 7. To work in partnership through the City Council and School Sports Partnership enabling exit routes into local sports clubs. 8. To deliver and promote existing focus sports including Tennis, Basketball, Athletics and Hockey. 9. To be responsible for Health and Safety requirements for all sessions in line with Carlisle City Council and the School Sport Partnership Policies and Procedures. 10. To liaise with local agencies with a responsibility for sport and physical activity related issues, and to keep up to date with the development of relevant projects and programmes, to ensure maximum benefit. 11. To contribute to the development of both the Sport & Recreation Section and the School Sport Partnership by supporting team members, taking part in team meetings and sharing information and ideas. 12. To keep abreast of current trends, practises, legal requirements etc as appropriate to the job and attend relevant training courses, seminars and conferences, as directed. 13. To assist in the delivery of the SPAA Delivery Plan and any other Development Plans in line with both local and national strategies. 14. To undertake such other duties that are required from time to time and are commensurate with this position. Special Features 1. Requires flexible-working arrangements to enable regular activities, which take place during evenings and weekends to be delivered. 2. As the position involves substantial contact with children and young people the successful applicant will be required to provide an Enhanced Disclosure from the Criminal Records Bureau before taking up the post. CARLISLE CITY COUNCIL PERSON SPECIFICATION Social Inclusion Sport & Physical Activity Worker Criteria Competency GNVQ or equivalent, in a sport/physical activity or leisure related Education & discipline Qualifications A minimum of 1 x Level 2 and 2 x Level 1 sports related National Governing Body coaching qualifications in three different sports. Hold other Level 1 National Governing Body coaching qualifications (D) Degree in a sport or leisure related discipline (D) A minimum of 2 years active coaching experience within a community Experience, setting ideally in a range of sports and environments including clubs, Knowledge & youth clubs and other community settings Understanding Experience of multi-agency working Sound understanding of community sports and physical activity development. Experience of planning, organising & delivering sports activities and events Awareness of school curricular needs Experience of monitoring and evaluating activity sessions Experience of supervising volunteers/ paid staff (D) Experience of working within sports development , to include managing staff (D) Knowledge of exit routes and player pathways Knowledge of sports equity, child protection and welfare principals, policies and procedures Knowledge of child growth and development. Skills Ability to communicate with a wide range of people. Ability to work as part of a sports development team. Ability to work with minimal supervision. IT literate. Creative skills, to be able to create and deliver innovative sport and physical activity programmes. Personal qualities & Confident and tactful. Commitment Other factors Must hold a valid car driving licence and have access to a car for work. Must be available to work regular evenings, weekends and school holidays. The post involves working with children/vulnerable adults and successful candidates will be required to apply for an enhanced Criminal Records Bureau disclosure Date; 23/07/09 Additional sheet Please note that Carlisle City Council has recently conducted a job evaluation exercise across all jobs and developed a new pay and grading structure. We are now moving into the implementation phase. It is important to note that the current grading proposal for this job is a range of 3 salary points from £16,991 to £18,270. If you are offered and take up appointment before the implementation date (possibly 1 February 2010), and implementation would result in a decrease in salary, it is likely that a period of pay protection will apply. The current proposal is a period of 12 months. If you are shortlisted details will be discussed with you at interview.