Active Schools Co-ordinator: City of Edinburgh Council

Closes: 25/03/2024
Location: Forrester St Augustines Community Sports Hub Broomhouse Road Edinburgh, EH12 9AE
Salary: £36,312 - £42,717 per year
Contract type: Temporary
Position type: Full Time
Hours: 36 hours per week
Work from home: Yes

Job Description

Children Education and Justice Services

Active Schools Co-ordinator - Fixed term until 31/03/2027

Salary: £36,312 - £42,717

This is an exciting opportunity to join the new Wider Achievement and Lifelong Learning Service as an Active Schools Co-ordinator with a remit for providing the Active Schools Service to children and young people in the Forrester Learning Community.

With a strong understanding of the benefits of sport and physical activity, you will have experience of working in this field and will have a remit to create opportunities, inspire people and change lives through sport and physical activity.

An Active Schools Co-ordinator aims to increase the number and diversity of children and young people taking part in sport and physical activity.

The focus will include:

  • Working collaboratively with school staff, pupils, volunteers, local partners and clubs to develop and deliver a diverse programme of sport and physical activities
  • Recruiting and developing volunteers
  • Developing pathways from extracurricular to community clubs
  • Supporting participants from priority groups to participate in activities

This exciting and varied remit requires someone with:

  • A passion for making a difference in the lives of children and young people
  • An understanding of equality, diversity & inclusion
  • Strong project management skills
  • An ambitious, friendly and outgoing personality
  • The ability to develop and retain excellent relationships with school staff and partners
    Creative, Innovative, Resilient, Hard Working and Fun!

The successful candidate will develop and support the delivery of high-quality sport and physical opportunities to all children and young people taking an inclusive approach and providing targeted opportunities where there is a need.

A good understanding of current priorities and policies relating to the positive impact sport and physical activity can have on individuals and communities is essential. We welcome applications from candidates from diverse backgrounds and if you have the skills and experience to lead this work, creatively and compassionately, we would like to hear from you.

This post is regulated work with children and/or protected adults under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007. The preferred candidate will be required to join the PVG Scheme or undergo a PVG Scheme update check. Where an individual has spent a continuous period of 3 months or more out with the UK in the last 5 years, an Overseas Criminal Record Check will be required. You will be required to provide this check. An unconditional offer of employment and commencement in the post will be subject to the outcome of both these pre-employment checks being deemed satisfactory.

We're committed to creating a workplace culture where all our people feel valued, included and able to be their best at work, and we recognise the benefits that a diverse workforce with different values, beliefs, experience, and backgrounds brings to us as an organisation.

As part of our goal to improve our organisational culture and create a great place to work together for the people of Edinburgh, we want to make sure that we’re bringing the best people into our roles, not just in their skills and experience but also in their approach to work.


To help achieve this, we’re changing the way we interview and assess candidates by moving from a competency-based interview approach to a behavioural and technical (skills for the job) based approach. This new way of interviewing will allow us to assess how you think and how you would bring Our Behaviours of Respect, Integrity and Flexibility into your ways of working.

Our salary range typically reflects the initial starting salary and annually increases until it reaches the top of the range.

Further information and applications

Date published: 13 March 2024
Date updated: 13 March 2024


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