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Programmes and Participation - Sports Development Officer

This vacancy has now closed and is listed for reference only.
Vacancy Summary
London Borough Of Waltham Forest
£35,991 £38,994
Waltham Forest Town Hall, Forest Road, Walthamstow, London, E17 4JF
Working Pattern:
Full Time
36 hours.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
19/10/2018 at 23:55 PM
Vacancy Description

Sport and Leisure Services

It’s an exciting time in Waltham Forest, we are London’s first Borough of Culture and there is much to celebrate.

We are committed to improving the health and wellbeing of our residents and are now looking to recruit into two new roles to develop and improve physical activity and sport participation levels across the borough.

Waltham Forest Sport and Leisure Team is looking for two experienced people with drive and determination to make sure local people of all ages and backgrounds are able to take part in physical activity and sport.

Waltham Forest has a diverse population and we are committed to ensuring that opportunities for participation in sport and physical activity are available equally to all our residents. You will be working with local people, community organisations and national bodies to deliver our key strategies and implementing programmes for all residents.

If you think Waltham Forest’s a place where you can make a difference then we want to hear from you.

Strategic Physical Activity and Sport Development Officer – Programmes and Participation


As part of the Sport and Leisure team we are looking for an experienced and innovative individual to drive the physical activity agenda in Waltham Forest. Ideally you will have a successful track record in physical activity development programmes, a good track record of partnership development, a strong commitment to increasing access to opportunities, excellent communication skills and an understanding of the issues facing the physical activity, sport and leisure industries in London.

You will be expected to maintain and develop collaborative working with the physical activity and health providers in the borough, seek new funding opportunities for our sport and physical activity programmes and initiate innovative projects to increase participation in physical activity and sport in Waltham Forest

We are looking for an individual that is passionate about physical activity and sport, self-motivated with the ability to motivate and enthuse, colleagues, customers, stakeholders and partners and willingness to work evenings and weekends for the effective delivery of the service 


Equal Opportunities
Waltham Forest is a diverse borough where diversity is valued and is integral to both, service delivery and employment of its staff. The Council is proud of its rich mix of communities and as the largest employer in the area, it works hard to respond to the changing needs of its population.

We use our statutory duties on race, gender and disability equality and best practice in respect of age, faith and sexual orientation to ensure equality of opportunity in the workplace.

The Council is committed to meeting its 4 equality objectives contained within the Waltham Forest Council Equality Plan 2012/2015:

- Promoting equality of opportunity

- Opposing all forms of discrimination, intolerance and disadvantage

- Ensuring our workforce reflects the diverse communities of Waltham Forest at all levels.

- Providing fair, appropriate, accessible and excellent Services to all.

Respecting Diversity is a core Council value.

How to apply
Application Information The councils preference is for on-line application forms. However if you have a disability and are unable to complete an on-line application, please ring 0208 496 4227 who will be able to arrange an alternative. For more information on how to complete your application form, follow this link: Applying for a job at Waltham Forest Council