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1 months ago

Active Sports Officer


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Job Description

The Organisation

The Royal Parks (TRP) is a charity created in March 2017. We manage over 5,000 acres of diverse parkland, rare habitats and historic buildings and monuments in eight Royal Parks across London. These are Hyde Park, Kensington Gardens, The Green Park, St James’s Park, The Regent's Park and Primrose Hill, Greenwich Park, Richmond Park and Bushy Park.

We also manage other important public spaces including Brompton Cemetery and Victoria Tower Gardens. Our eight Royal Parks and other iconic green spaces are among the most visited attractions in the UK with 77 million visits every year.

We are now looking for an Active Sports Officer to join us on a full-time, permanent basis, working 36 hours per week.

The Benefits

  • Salary of £26,864 - £28,574 per annum, depending on experience
  • 26 days' annual leave plus public holidays, increasing to 29 days after 3 years’ service
  • Pension scheme (3% employee contribution; up to 10% employer contribution)
  • Private medical insurance and healthcare cash plan
  • Employee assistance programme and access to mental health first aiders
  • Learning and development opportunities
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Offices in a beautiful location

This is a brilliant opportunity for an enthusiastic graduate with a relevant sport related degree level qualification to kickstart their career with our committed organisation.

You’ll have the chance to help promote the role of sport and exercise in enhancing wellbeing whilst developing a host of skills within a professional environment that will equip you for your career ahead.

Plus, working amidst the lush greenery, stunning gardens and tranquil lakes of Regent's Park allows you to escape the hustle and bustle of city life and immerse yourself in a picturesque natural environment.

So, if you're passionate about sports, community engagement and making a positive impact in a historic and vibrant setting, apply today!

The Role

As an Active Sports Officer, you will assist in the day-to-day operation and management of The Hub, the largest, most popular outdoor sports facility in central London.

Delivering outstanding customer service, you will create opportunities for under-represented groups to engage in sport and physical activity, generating income from sports bookings, events and fitness licensing in Regent’s Park and Primrose Hill.

You will assist in ensuring that staff, contractors, coaches, volunteers and league organisers and programmes provide a safe, high-quality experience and respond to the needs of our users.

Additionally, you will:

  • Oversee the use of the Hub and sports pitches and assist with pitch inspections
  • Assist with the Fitness Licence application process
  • Ensure the sports facilities and equipment comply with good practice standards
  • Open and close the Hub when acting as Duty Officer
  • Assist in keeping usage records and other monitoring statistics
  • Help to prepare material for progress and annual reports

About You

To be considered as an Active Sports Officer, you will need:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • A degree level qualification in a relevant area such as sport, PE, sports development, leisure management, etc.

Other organisations may call this role Sport Activity Officer, Sport & Leisure Officer, Leisure Centre Assistant, Operations Assistant, Sport Science Graduate, Sport Development Graduate, Leisure Management Graduate, Graduate Leisure Facilities Manager, or Recreation Assistant.

We want to put everyone in the best possible position to succeed and use Recite-me accessibility software. At the top of the application page, there is an “Accessibility Tools” button which you can use to complete the application form in a way that works for you. If you think that you may need more support to complete our application process, please do get in touch.

The Royal Parks is strongly committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace and is an equal opportunities employer. We value diversity and encourage applications from candidates from all backgrounds. We believe that the more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. Please visit our website to find out more on our approach to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion.

So, if you are interested in this unique opportunity as an Active Sports Officer, please apply via the button shown. Successful candidates will be appointed on merit.

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