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Project Officer (3 posts)

University of Hertfordshire - Herts Sports Partnership

Location: Hatfield
Salary: £27,830 to £30,395 per annum, with potential to progress to £33,199pa
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 12th July 2019
Closes: 1st September 2019
Job Ref: 021434

SBU/Department: Herts Sports Partnership

FTE: 1.0fte working 37 hours (or pro rata) per week

Duration of contract: Fixed term to 31 March 2021

Salary: UH6 £27,830 to £30,395 pa with potential to progress to £33,199pa by annual increments on achieving designated skills and experience

Location: De Havilland Campus, Hatfield, University of Hertfordshire

The award winning Herts Sports and Physical Activity Partnership (HSP) – the Active Partnership for Hertfordshire – is seeking three highly motivated and enthusiastic individuals to join the team as Project Officers.

HSP is a forward-thinking county wide partnership which has recently been awarded an “Excellent” QUEST rating, one of only two Active Partnerships to achieve this level in the country.

Main Duties & Responsibilities

You will be responsible for planning and delivering a range of sport and physical activity projects in line with our strategic plan and Sport England’s ‘Towards an Active Nation’ Strategy, in particular delivering across our Sport for Social Change, Physical Activity for Wellbeing and Workforce projects.

Skills and experience needed
Applications will be particularly welcome from those with knowledge and experience of employment and education programmes, for disaffected young people and those on the cusp of the youth justice system, or knowledge of the health sector and a track record in the design and delivery of physical activity for wellbeing (health based) programmes.

Experience of working in the sport, physical activity and leisure sector, with a track record of working in partnership with a variety of organisations from the statutory and voluntary sectors is essential. You will also bring experience of evaluating sport and physical activity projects to measure their effectiveness using outcome and process evaluation methods. You will demonstrate a practical understanding of Equality issues and safeguarding in sport and physical activity, and have a passion for communicating effectively with a range of stakeholders across the University and partner organisations.

Excellent interpersonal, communication and IT skills are essential as well as a knowledge of and experience of community sporting infrastructures are necessary. The ideal candidates are likely to bring knowledge of Behaviour Change theories and evidence of practical implementation of these.

Qualifications required

You will be educated with a degree in sports science or a related subject, or proven professional work experience.   

The post holders will be based at the University of Hertfordshire's De Havilland Campus.  You will be required to travel within Hertfordshire to attend meetings, so it is essential candidates have a full valid driving license and access to a car for work purposes.

In your Personal Statement please indicate whether you have a preference for the Project Officer (Physical Activity for Wellbeing) post, the Project Officer (Workforce) post, or no preference. The attached Job Descriptions give full details about the specific duties of each.

Contact Details/Informal Enquiries:

For an informal discussion on these vacancies, please contact the Partnership’s Deputy Director, Jane Shewring at or on 01707 281203

Closing Date : 
01 September 2019   

Interview Date: 11 September 2019

Reference Number: 021434

Date Advert placed:  11 July 2019

The University offers a range of benefits including a pension scheme, professional development, family friendly policies, a fee waiver of 50% for all children of staff under the age of 21 at the start of the course, discounted memberships at the Hertfordshire Sports Village and generous annual leave.

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