Job vacancy: Senior Development Officer

Senior Development Officer (Ref: SDO 2017)

28 hours p/w, location to be negotiated
£24,737 (incl London weighting, if applicable)

Play England is looking for an experienced development officer to deliver the new ‘Adventure into Sport’ project. The post holder will work with a play project in Bradford, Yorkshire and another in Tower Hamlets, London to support the development and delivery of a pilot programme using play provision as a springboard for children aged 5+ and their parents to get into sport and an active lifestyle. The overall aim of the project is to inspire hard-to-reach children and their families to develop a positive and sustained relationship with sport and physical activity through the provision of age appropriate, fun activities in each of the two locations.

The successful candidate will have experience of successfully supporting communities to engage in developing play activities for and with local children and young people, planning and co-ordinating the delivery of projects, working closely with partner organisations and networks, and monitoring and reporting outcomes to funders. A willingness to travel to Yorkshire and London is essential.

This is a temporary fixed term post until 31 March 2018. Play England is happy to consider flexible working approaches such as job-shares, location-based job shares and secondments.

Closing date: Monday 15 May 2017
Interviews: Wednesday 24th May 2017

To find out more about the role download the job description and person specification below. More information about the work of Play England can be found on this website.

If you would like to discuss the position further please contact Nicola Butler on 07790 981 175.

Application form and further information can be downloaded here:

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Applicants invited to interview may apply for reasonable reimbursement of travel expenses.

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