Community Relationship Officer – Urban Sport

We are looking for a Community Development Officer for Urban Sport to join our team

Organisation London Sport

Salary Circa £25,500

Location London Based

Contract type Fixed term (Full time)

Closing date 17 Mar 2019

Interview date 3 April 2019

Job Description:

About London Sport:

We are London Sport. Our vision is to make London the most physically active city in the world, by bringing the right organisations together to do great things in nation’s capital. We inspire people who live and work in London to get more active, not for its own sake, but because we believe that Londoners’ lives are improved by being more physically active.

Our target is to get 1,000,000 Londoners more active by 2020. That’s what drives us on and it’s why, with the support of the Mayor of London, Sport England and London Councils, we were created to make physical activity and sport work better in London.

We are looking for a Community Development Officer for Urban Sport to join our team

The primary ethos and approach of the Community Relationship Officer – Urban Sport will be to empower community youth organisations to provide young people with the inspiration and confidence to view the public realm in their neighbourhood as an environment of which they – as members of the community – share ownership and in which they are empowered to be active.

The Officer will take a people-centred approach, ensuring that young people from the local area are at the heart of all decision making about the project.

The role aims to challenge the ‘No Ball Games’ culture and increase the number of urban spaces where sport and physical activity is permitted and embraced. This work will include regular interaction with UK Wallball, promoting an activity that is low-cost, simple to learn and play and easily adaptable to urban spaces.

The Officer will develop relationships with organisations that engage young people and support the young people themselves to apply for funding to get more people active in the areas that they live.

Main activities and responsibilities

1.To positively engage with wallball and urban sport stakeholders and partner organisations to secure their commitment and collaboration towards the strategic objectives shared with London Sport.
2.To work with stakeholders including youth organisations and inactive young people to co-design and manage specific programmes, activities and projects relating to wallball and urban sports.
3.To act as a relationship lead for designated wallball and urban sport stakeholder groups and organisations, primarily at a local level.
4.To develop and successfully implement partnership agreements with relevant stakeholders and partner organisations, defining clear roles and responsibilities.
5.To regularly gather monitoring data, customer insight and user feedback to identify service improvements and to incorporate these into refined plans.
6.To work effectively with colleagues to ensure co-ordination, integration and synergy between work strands and programmes.
7.To continually seek best practice and strive to identify and implement service improvement.
8.To ensure self-development of competencies, skills and knowledge as required by the role.
9.To deputise for the Relationship Managers where necessary.
10.To carry out duties and responsibilities of the post at all times in compliance with London Sport’s policies.
11.To undertake any other duties deemed relevant by the Relationship Manager or Strategic Relationship Manager.
How to apply
Candidates are asked to send a completed application form and equal opportunities monitoring form.

Applications should be made via email and sent directly to by 23:59 on Sunday 17th March 2019

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 Originally posted on UKSport
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