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Community Vacancy: Participation Officer

5 April 2014

Vacancy in the Community department as their Participation Officer

Job Description   

Job Title:  Participation Officer  

Hours of Work: 37.5 hours a week                 Salary: £17 – 22k per annum

Location: Southend United Football Club  

Responsible to: Southend United Community and Educational Trust (SUCET) Chief Executive Officer  

Main Purpose:  

To increase and widen participation in sporting activities amongst children and young people within schools and community settings, with the associated benefits that this brings to the individual Develop a coordinated programme, with a range of  inclusive activities that promotes sports participation to children and young people.   

Specific purpose:  

To ensure that SUCET develops meaningful and long lasting links with schools and community groups in South Essex in order to work in partnership to achieve shared objectives.  

To work with key partners to increase and improve sustainable participation opportunities for children, young people, clubs, coaches and volunteers.  

Create a coordinated programme of activities which encourages healthy lifestyle, education and community cohesion through the vehicle of a professional football club.  

To support and encourage members of the community to participate in sport and physical activity and help them to create a positive identity with the associated benefits of health and well being.  

To manage, support and mentor the community coaches, apprentices and volunteers of SUCET.  Encouraging a culture of continuous improvement

To plan and facilitate match day activities for young people and partners to help raise awareness.  

To utilise SUFC resources such as tickets, player appearances, social media and branding for the purposes of marketing and fan base growth.  

To actively promote and participate in relevant Continuing Professional Development opportunities.  

To organise and manage competitions for young people to participate in.  

To complete reports, monitoring and evaluation where necessary.  

As a Senior Officer the post holder must ensure equality of opportunity is afforded to all persons (both staff members and programme participants), actively seeking to eliminate any direct or indirect discriminatory practices/ behaviour.  

In addition the post holder must be familiar and comply with all relevant Health and Safety, Management of Risk, Operational, Personnel, Data Protection and Financial Regulations policies and procedures.  

Special conditions:  

To keep records of financial spend and maintain records, statistics and information, both quantitative and qualitative, for monitoring purposes and contribute to the on-going development of the organisation.  

The post holder will be required to work some evening and weekends as the requirements of the job demands  

To undertake other duties and responsibilities as required from time to time commensurate with the grade of the post.  

Further information:  

Southend United Community and Educational Trust is a Best Practice Employer and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. It expects all staff and employees to share this commitment.  Staff should understand the Trust’s safeguarding policy, procedures and best practice guidelines and use this understanding to ensure safe working practices, appropriate reporting of concerns and contribute positively to an environment that is free of bullying and harassment.  Employment will be subject to a satisfactory Enhanced DBS Disclosure and two written references.  

Southend United Community and Educational Trust is an Equal Opportunities employer.  

To apply for the post, please complete a SUCET application form and send with an attached C.V to Dale Spiby, Southend United Community & Educational Trust, Roots Hall, Victoria Ave, Southend on Sea, SS2 6NQ.  

For further information please visit   

Application closing date: 5pm 30 April 2014  

Interview date: week commencing: 12 May 2014

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