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Sport and Physical Activity Development Manager

Leicester City Council
Reference: 809
Salary: £31,371 - £33,799
Job location: Leicester, UK
Closing date: 21 Aug 2019
About us

Leicester City Council’s Sports Services are the leading provider of sport and fitness facilities within the city with nine sport, leisure and golf facilities, along with a range of parks and opens spaces for formal and informal activity.

After three years of delivering year on year improvements we now have in place ambitious plans to ‘step up the service’ to take us to the next level. Exciting plans for capital improvement have been approved and the Service is growing in confidence and ambition to continue the next phase of transformation and improvement.

We are now recruiting to various posts that form part of the new service team that will all play a key role in transforming the Council’s approach to Sport, Leisure and Exercise. This is an exciting time to be joining a team of highly motivated and passionate individuals to help deliver our vision.

Job purpose

We have a fantastic opportunity for an energetic and versatile Sport and Physical Activity Development Manager. This is an important role to address the high levels of inactivity across the City, find innovative ways to develop sport and physical activity within the service whilst also, developing relationships with internal/external partners that will support the people of Leicester to develop long term positive relationships with exercise and sport.

You will

Manage, support and develop an establishment of approximately 15 FTE staff including voluntary and sessional support as well as manage a budget of approximately £0.3m.

Work in partnership with a variety of stakeholders to ensure innovative evidence-based approaches to address inactivity and increase participation. Ensure a sustainable sport and physical activity infrastructure is developed and maintained, including the opportunity for people to for people to participate, volunteer, compete and fulfil their potential in sport.

Develop and lead a professional culture across the services coached activities, to grow and enhance the current programme so that we deliver high levels of customer service, retention and satisfaction. To continually monitor and review standards taking appropriate action to reverse adverse trends.

Develop, influence and drive forward high-quality operating models of practice for all the service’s coached activities, within the leisure centre and community. This includes developing policy & writing business cases.

Challenge existing approaches to developing a consistent quality approach to achieving the service targets within sport and physical activity development.

Requirements of the post

Substantial and up to date knowledge of leading, managing and operating a sport and physical activity department.

Substantial knowledge of coaching and instruction across a range of disciplines

Experience of managing a service/unit, effective sport and physical activity programme delivery/effective partnership management.

Track record and experience of delivering effective service wide programmes aimed at a quality customer experience and high retention.

Experience of managing partner relationships to deliver new ways of working that achieve positive outcomes for sport and physical activity, particularly in areas lacking infrastructure and support.

Staff management including improving performance and delivering culture change, leading, coaching and developing a team.

Additional information

1 x Full-time, Permanent post

Salary: £31,371 - £33,799 per annum

For an informal discussion about this post, please contact: Vicky Ball on 0116 454 3514 or 07968 144805 or email [email protected] Alternatively you can email [email protected]

What we can offer you

As well as the satisfaction of helping to improve thousands of lives across Leicester, you can look forward to a work environment that encourages a healthy balance between you work life and your personal life. You’ll enjoy generous annual leave entitlement, membership of the excellent Local Government Pension Scheme and the option of flexible working. We’ll also give you the chance to develop your skills and expertise with a variety of training and development opportunities and career pathways. In addition, you can choose from a number of flexible benefits, including our fantastic salary sacrifice car scheme, big discounts at high-street outlets, childcare vouchers, discounts on city buses and trains, we may also be able help with relocation expenses if you are moving to the City, or need help with commuting costs.

* Please note that the total package number includes pension contribution and full holiday entitlement, including bank holidays.
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