Sports Development Officer

  • Northern Ireland
  • Ongoing Agency
  • Temporary
  • Belfast
  • £19

Bluestones Staffing

Main purpose of job

Responsible to the Neighbourhood and Development Manger through the Leisure Development Manager for the development and promotion of physical activity and sport to enhance and create sporting opportunities for all, using the Lifelong Involvement in Sports and Physical Activity model.

Assist the Leisure Development Manager in the development and Implementation of a Physical Activity and Sports Development Strategy.

Develop partnerships with organisations to achieve the objectives of the City and Neighbourhood Services Department, through participation in project teams and consultative groups as necessary.

Essential criteria

Qualifications and experience

Applicants must as at the closing date for receipt of application forms:

  • hold a full, current driving licence which enables them to drive in Northern Ireland and a car available for official business, or, have access to a form of transport which enables them to meet the requirements of the post in full[1];
  • either, have a third level qualification in a relevant subject such as leisure management, business studies or equivalent qualification or have full current membership of the Institute of Sport and Recreation Management or Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA) by qualification or professional work and be able to demonstrate, by providing personal and specific examples on the application form, that they have at least one year’s relevant experience in each of the following three areas (a) – (c); or
  • be able to demonstrate, by providing personal and specific examples on the application form, that they have at least two years’ relevant experience in each of the following three areas, (a) – (c).

a)     advising and supporting clubs and community organisations on sports development;

b)     developing sporting partnerships; and

c)     sourcing, securing and managing funding for sport.

[1] Please be advised that this alternative is a ‘reasonable adjustment’ specifically for applicants with disabilities who, as a result of their disability, are unable to hold a full, current driving licence.  However please also be advised that, given the business need for the post-holder to organise and attend a programme of events, club activities, competitions, workshops and events in council and other venues across the city, the ‘reasonableness’ of this adjustment will be thoroughly considered prior to any appointment being made.

Shortlisting criterion

In addition to the above qualifications and experience, Belfast City Council reserves the right to short-list only those applicants who, as at the closing date for receipt of application forms, either have a third level qualification in a relevant subject such as leisure management, business studies or equivalent qualification or have full current membership of the Institute of Sport and Recreation Management or Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA), by qualification or professional work and can demonstrate on the application form, by providing personal and specific examples, at least two years’ relevant experience or at least three years’ relevant experience (as outlined above) in each of the above areas (a) to (c).

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