More people Moving More
Our dynamic Healthy Lifestyles Team are looking for a talented new recruit to help Brighton & Hove residents become more active. Simply moving more has a big impact on health and wellbeing and those who are the least active have the most to gain from moving more.
Following the period of pandemic restrictions, we are now developing our ten-year sport and physical activity strategy for the city. Through it, we hope to make Brighton and Hove one of the most active cities in the country. Our active for life workers are already busy encouraging people to return to physical activity; especially those who face barriers to doing so, such as older people, black and minority ethnic residents and those with physical or mental long-term conditions or disabilities. Confidence levels have dropped for many, and the team are doing everything they can to support people to get back better or to adopt a more active lifestyle for the first time.
The job is fun, rewarding and varied with scope for career progression and development. It involves working collaboratively to set up and deliver community sport and physical activity programmes, working on community events, supporting groups and individuals and spreading the word about the benefits of moving more.
Visit our web pages for a summary of our current Active for Life offer: https://www.brighton-hove.gov.uk/libraries-leisure-and-arts/sport-and-activity/active-life-project
About the role
Working for our organisation
There are so many great reasons to work in our organisation. Our team members enjoy the benefits of flexible working, enabling them to fit work around caring for loved ones, nursery/school drop-off & collection times, personal matters and fitness/hobbies. Follow the link below to find out more information about the Council’s flexible working policy and core working hours
Who you are
If you understand the challenges people face in living actively and are passionate about making a difference, a role in our creative and committed team could be for you and we would encourage you to apply.
- You understand the principles and practices of equality and inclusion which form the basis of the work of the team
- You have a Level 2 coaching/instructing qualification in a sport and Physical activity discipline (minimum) or a sports/physical activity related degree/diploma
- You have experience in co-ordinating sport and physical activity sessions and events from design through to evaluation
- You are a proactive team player who is comfortable working with colleagues at all levels in a multi-disciplinary team
- You are self-directed and can work independently on your own projects
- You have experience in working with partners and stakeholders from a range of sectors
- You are a multi-tasker with good planning and organisational skills and excellent attention to detail
- You can communicate effectively with people on all levels in to help influence positive behaviours and actions
The role is 22.5 hours per week and permanent. Working patterns are negotiable. The work involves mostly adult programmes including some 1-2-1 advisory work however candidates with experience of working with Children and Young people may also apply.
As part of your application, you will need to complete your education and work history and provide answers to some shortlisting questions. Your answers to the shortlisting questions are the most important part of your application as they will be used in the shortlisting process to assess whether you meet the essential requirements for the role that are set out in the person specification and to decide whether you should be offered an interview. Before you start your application, please read our guidance here (Shortlisting questions guidance (brighton-hove.gov.uk)) as this gives important advice which will increase your chance of success in the shortlisting process.
For details of how we can support you during the application process, please read this: Supporting your application (brighton-hove.gov.uk)
If you would like to speak to us informally about your application please contact Julie Stacey Julie.Stacey@brighton-hove.gov.uk
Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is less than 37 hours or term-time only.
Work Permits: This role does not meet the requirement for UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) Points-based Immigration System. Successful candidates will need to evidence that they have the Right to Work in the UK.
*For more information about our values and the benefits of working at the council, visit Why work for us (brighton-hove.gov.uk)
Please note that this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, and is subject to a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Check.
Encouraging a diverse workforce
Our city is known and loved for its diversity. Not only is the mixture of people, culture and skills vital to the economic and social development of the city, it's what makes Brighton & Hove such a great place to live, work and visit. We are committed to developing and retaining a workforce that is representative of the diverse communities we serve so we welcome applications from individuals from all backgrounds. In order to achieve our aims of proportionate representation, we particularly encourage applicants from a BME or White Other background as well as those who identify as disabled, male or trans.
Find out more about our commitment to being a fair and inclusive place to work where everyone can achieve their potential by reading about our fair and inclusive actions, our anti-racism strategy and the work we are doing to encourage a diverse workforce (brighton-hove.gov.uk).