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Community Coordinator Changing Places London

  • Location: London
  • Organisation: Access Sport
  • Salary: £26,000
  • Contract: Full Time, permanent
  • Closing Date: 08 April 2024 | Coaching & Sports Development

About Us

Access Sport is a national charity with a vision that no one should be excluded from the transformational benefits of community sport. We are on a mission to make inclusion the norm in community sport by tackling the access barriers faced by disadvantaged and disabled young people. We do this by training, equipping, and supporting community sports clubs, organisations, and volunteers to provide inclusive programmes, unleashing their potential to transform the lives of underserved young people in their local communities.

This work is either place based (Changing Places) or sport focussed (Changing Sports). All the clubs we support are invited to join our Inclusive Club Network. In 2022/23 Access Sport engaged over 11,000 disadvantaged and disabled young people, with a strong representation from ethnically diverse communities, girls, and previously less active young people. A number of videos showcasing our work can be found on our YouTube channel. These include a recent multi-sport festival in Bristol, a new bike park in Stockwood and our Flyerz Hockey programme activity during Covid.

About the Role

Access Sport is looking for a new Community Coordinator within our growing Changing Places team. This is an exciting opportunity to support the growth of our work across Greater London and deliver on our ambitious growth strategy, with a strong focus on making sport more inclusive and accessible for disabled children and young people in deprived communities. The post holder will support, train and equip community clubs to offer inclusive opportunities. This will include training and upskilling clubs and supporting them through their club development journey, organising taster sessions and events, promoting opportunities to new participants and connecting with the local communities and partners. Community sport has many benefits for disadvantaged and disabled young people including improving their physical and mental wellbeing, life skills and prospects, sense of belonging and community engagement. Yet less than half of children and young people in London are meeting the Chief Medical Officer’s recommended levels of physical activity.

Further Information

We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds. Access Sport is committed to creating an inclusive culture, through fostering a diverse workforce where everyone feels like they belong, differences are valued, and everyone can reach their potential. We are actively seeking to diversify and create a workplace that is welcoming for all, ensuring that our workforce is representative of wider society and the communities we support. If you need any adjustments to the recruitment process, at either the application or interview stage, please contact us (details in section 6). We offer disabled applicants the option of requesting that their application is considered under the terms of our Guaranteed Interview Scheme (GIS). If you wish to apply under our GIS, please indicate this in your cover email. For more information, please visit our Join the Team page.

For further information on the role please view the job description here.

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