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Senior Leisure Officer

East Devon District Council
Reference: ED003335P
Salary: £41,418 - £48,474pa + local govt pension + benefits
Job location: Honiton, UK
Closing date: 04 Aug 2024

Senior Leisure Officer
£41,418 - £48,474 per annum
Permanent, full-time x 37 hours with a range of flexibilities including hybrid working

About the role
The role will provide visible and effective leadership for the Council’s leisure programme and assist the Assistant Director with managing the client relationship with LED (the Council’s leisure operator).

The post will also oversee the operational delivery of the Leisure & Built Facilities Strategy 2021-2031 as agreed with the Council’s Leisure Strategy Delivery Forum. Alongside this provide support, guidance and advice on the delivery and implementation of the Council’s Playing Pitch Strategy 2024 liaising with Sports Governing Bodies and Active Devon along with sports clubs across East Devon. This will also involve developing effective internal relationships with the Planning Policy and Development Management teams.

This post will work with the Cranbrook Delivery Team to strengthen its relationship with the Sport England Local Delivery Pilot Programme and help drive forward the outcomes of the Council’s leisure options appraisal work for the future delivery of its leisure programme and funding.

About you
We are looking for someone who has a good understanding and application of Sport England programmes, asset-based community development from policy to practice that delivers health and wellbeing outcomes.

A sound knowledge of national and local policy issues which could affect the delivery of leisure and public health programmes. We need you to be well organised and a good communicator.

You must also be able to work independently and hold a valid driving licence (reasonable adjustments may be possible according to the Equality Act), as the role involves attending meetings throughout the district.

About us
Our recent Local Government Association Peer Challenge highlighted that ‘EDDC is a great place to work, with engaged staff and members’ and that’s certainly true! You will be part of a Gold Investors in People (IiP) organisation which works together with local people to create great value services and an outstanding community, economy and environment in which people want to live, work, visit and enjoy now, and for future generations.

And with our wide range of health and wellbeing benefits, our highly flexible and collaborative hybrid Worksmart working arrangements as well as our commitment to continuous learning and development, you can be confident of joining a dedicated community of colleagues who are Happy, Healthy and Here.

To download a copy of the full job description and person specification for this role - please click here.

For more about working for East Devon District Council, visit

For a further conversation about this role please contact Tim Child, Assistant Director – Place Assets & Commercialisation on 07966 272342 or [email protected]

Closing date – Sunday 4th August 2024
Interviews - Wednesday 21st August 2024.

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