CARLISLE CITY COUNCIL Culture and Community Services JOB DESCRIPTION JOB TITLE: Sports Development Officer – Young People Grade: Scale 6 Responsible to: Sport & Physical Activity Officer Responsible for: All resources, equipment and budgets pertaining to Young People’s activity programmes OVERALL PURPOSE To develop a wide range of accessible, enjoyable and sustainable opportunities which enable all people to participate in physical activity and sport in accordance with the aims and objectives of the Council. To be responsible for the delivery of the Sheepmount Development Plan and the development of athletics and football within Carlisle and district. KEY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY 1. Identify areas of sport & physical activity need and organise accessible, sustainable activity programmes relevant to those needs. 2. To encourage and assist with the formation of new Clubs and teams. Including preparation of development plans and assistance with funding applications. 3. To develop and deliver training programmes to individuals and community groups, enabling them to deliver opportunities to the wider community. 4. To examine, develop and pursue opportunities for external funding and partnership arrangements for the development of sport and physical activity programmes 5. To undertake the role of lead officer for the council, regarding the School Sport Co- ordinator initiative and the Cumbria Youth Games – i.e. Organising and train teams. 6. Assist in the promotion and implementation of the Councils grant schemes 7. To support the development of the Carlisle Sports Council. 8. To research and examine projects being successfully undertaken elsewhere that might contribute to the development of the sport & physical activity within Carlisle 9. Implement the Sheepmount Football and Athletics Development Plan. Manage the delivery of the coaching activity to support the plan in general and to lead the football and athletics-coaching programme at the Sheepmount. 10. Working closely with Carlisle Leisure Limited to maximise income potential of the Sheepmount facility. 11. Manage the delivery of coaching activity to support FA Football and UKA athletics programmes for children of Primary and Secondary School age. 12. Organise local football festivals and athletics activities for young people as part of the school club links programme 13. Assist schools and clubs to obtain Charter Standard Status in football, and Club mark status in athletics 14. Produce bi annually work programmes, key objectives and performance indicators in relation to the above initiatives and submit quarterly reports 15. To develop effective working relationships with key agencies e.g. Cumberland FA, LEA, Football in the Community Schemes, EFDS, City and County Schools FA in football and UKA, AAA’s, LEA, EFDS and City and County Schools in athletics 16. To drive a local athletics development group, ensuring broad representation across a range of key stakeholders (Clubs, Schools etc). 17. Ensure the activities and programmes organised are aligned with applicable Council strategies and objectives (e.g. Physical Activity and Sport Strategy). 18. To prepare reports, attend and advise committees of the council, as required 19. Promote Best Value, excellence in customer service, a focus on continuous improvement and the promotion of these in the delivery of services and employment within the context of equality of opportunity and cultural diversity. 20. To manage, motivate and consult staff; to agree and monitor performance standards that reflect the objectives of the service and the authority; to ensure staff are progressively developed so as to be skilled and empowered to achieve these standards. 21. Establish and maintain effective two-way communication with staff, colleagues, Members and customers, seeking out and responding to opinions in order to further enhance the quality of service delivery. 22. To promote best practice in meeting the requirements of Health & Safety legislation and to comply with other relevant statutory legislation. 23. Undertake such other duties that are required from time to time and are commensurate with this position. Special Features 1. Some of the work, and training courses, will involve attendance during the evening and at weekends for which plain time will be taken at a mutually agreed time. 2. Requires flexible-working arrangements to enable activities, which take place during school holidays to be properly supported. 3. As the job may involve substantial contact with children and young people the successful applicant will be required to provide a Enhanced Disclosure from the Criminal Records Bureau before taking up the post. The job is also exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act. CARLISLE CITY COUNCIL PERSON SPECIFICATION SPORTS DEVELOPMENT OFFICER – YOUNG PEOPLE All criteria are essential, unless stated as ‘Desirable’ (D) Criteria Competency Education & o Degree (D) Qualifications o A level standard of education or equivalent Experience, o 2 years experience in a sports development environment Knowledge & o Experience of assisting in the writing and implementing of Understanding development plans o Experience of working in a team o Experience of project management (budgets, monitoring, etc.) (D) o Experience of implementing programmes to raise standards of sports performance with young people, coaches, officials and volunteers (D) o Knowledge of preparing funding bids (D) o Experience of multi-agency working (D) Skills o Ability to communicate with a wide range of people. o Ability to work as part of a sports development team. o Ability to work with minimal supervision. o IT literate. o Creative skills, to be able to create and deliver innovative physical activity programmes. (D) Personal qualities & o Sound understanding of club/coach/volunteer development Commitment issues and programmes particularly those of the FA and UKA o A grasp of the philosophy of the FA and UKA aims and objectives for young people o Confident and tactful Other factors o Must be available to work evenings, weekends and school holidays, as circumstances require. o Knowledge of relevant and current Health and Safety Guidelines including Child Protection issues (D) o Must hold a valid car driving licence and have access to a car for work.
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