Assistant Active Schools Co-ordinator

Based at Fife House, Glenrothes, KY7 5LT, working 36 hours per week on a full-time temporary basis until 31st March 2023 with a salary grade of FC6 £23,483 to £26,768 pro rata.

Closing Date: 25th October 2021 

Salary Range: FC6 £23,483 to £26,768

Proposed Interview Date: WB 1st November 2021

Contract Type: Temporary until 31st March 2023

Supporting Statement

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Job Details

Active Schools aims to provide more and higher quality opportunities to take part in sport and physical activity before school, during lunchtime and after school, and to develop effective pathways between schools and sports clubs in the local community. 

Fife council in partnership with sportscotland and through the Workforce Youth Investment programme is looking to recruit 3 x Assistant Active Schools Co-ordinators within the Active Schools team, Education.

The Role will include:

Providing opportunities for all children to participate in sport and physical activity and enable creation of pathways from the schools to the wider community.

Identifying and developing an understanding of the needs of children and young people in relation to sport and physical activity, particularly in ‘hard to reach groups’ and adopting a targeted approach to engaging these groups to take part in physical activity and sport.

Building links with partner agencies and the local community to develop an understanding of the needs of children and young people.

Support Active Schools Coordinators in building a sustainable volunteer network for Active Schools within the school and wider community.

Ensure the effective integration, planning, management and delivery of Active Schools priorities.

Preparing and leading a series of appropriate lesson plans, providing clear instructions and demonstrations.

Measuring and reporting the impact of Active Schools through collating and using data, self-assessing and reflecting, continuously improving and evaluating.

A link to the role profile is included below. You will find more information about the job and the type of person we are looking for.

Fife Council is committed to creating employment and training opportunities for the young people of Fife. This post is part of that commitment. This post is funded through the Workforce Youth Investment programme and therefore is restricted to applicants who live in Fife and are aged between 16 and 24 on or by the specified start date. We will advertise further opportunities via our recruitment site www.fife.gov.uk/jobs as they become available. For more information on our youth employment opportunities visit: www.fife.gov.uk/youthemployment

The Person

You will be educated to SCQF level 9, which includes a degree or equivalent, in a relevant discipline and have experience of working with children in an education, sport, health, leisure and/or recreation environment. 

Experience in the delivery of projects in education, sport, health, leisure and/or recreation is essential demonstrating the ability to facilitate practical and/or non-practical sessions to a high standard.

You will be able to identify good practice and promote the role of physical activity incorporating sport, play, health and active travel, as a contributor to community development. 

You will also be able to show good organisation, interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to work both individually and part of a wider team.

  • Before confirming your appointment, you will be required to obtain Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) scheme membership through Disclosure Scotland.

Further Information

  • Role Profile - when preparing your supporting statement, review the role profile and think about how you meet the essential criteria Link to Assistant Active Schools Coordinator Role Profile
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  • Employee Benefits - Employees have access to a benefits package that offers discounts on a wide range of products and services
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For further Information please contact: Ronan Capon – Senior Active Schools Coordinator, ronan.capon@fife.gov.uk

Date published: 30 September 2021
Date updated: 30 September 2021

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