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Community Vacancy: Participation Officer

15 January 2014

Job description for the role of Participation Officer at Southend United's Community & Educational Trust

Job Description 

Job Title:  Participation Officer

Hours of Work: 37.5 hours a week                 Salary: £17 – 22k per annum (dependant on experience)

Location: Southend United Football Club

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

Main Purpose:

To increase and widen participation amongst children and young people within schools and community settings that improves the sustainability of SUCET’s Participation department.

Create a coordinated programme, with a range of 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.

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 communicate effectively and liaise with key members of internal staff to ensure the effective delivery of cross departmental work.

To support and encourage members of the community to participate in sport and physical activity and help them to create a positive identity.

To manage, support and mentor the community coaches, apprentices and volunteers of SUCET.

To provide 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 CPD 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/ behavior.

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.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD AN APPLICATION FORM.

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 http://www.sufccommunity.co.uk/ 

Application closing date: 5pm 4th February 2014

Interview date: week commencing: 10th and 17th February 2014

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