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Principal Sport & Leisure Officer

Vacancy Summary
West Berkshire Council
From £42,403 to £50,512 per annum (Grade K)
Council Offices, Market Street, Newbury
Working Pattern:
Full Time
37 hours per week.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
09/07/2024 at 23:59
05465, 05466
Vacancy Description

Are you passionate about promoting sport and leisure opportunities within the local community? Do you have the drive and expertise to lead a dedicated team in delivering high-quality services? If so, West Berkshire Council has an exciting opportunity for you to join us as a Principal Sport & Leisure Officer.

As Principal Sport & Leisure Officer, you will play a key role in supporting the Sport & Leisure Manager in the strategic development and management of sport and leisure services across West Berkshire. You will have the opportunity to work collaboratively with a range of stakeholders to enhance the provision of sport and leisure activities for residents of all ages.

Key responsibilities:

  • Oversee the development and implementation of sport and leisure strategies, promoting active and healthy lifestyles within the community
  • Assist in the management of the Leisure team to ensure the effective delivery of services
    Work closely with partners to deliver sport and leisure projects, including identify funding opportunities and securing investment
  • Monitor and evaluate the impact of services, using data to inform future decision-making
  • Provide expert advice and guidance to internal and external stakeholders on sport and leisure matters

To excel in this role, you should have:

  • A strategic mindset, with the ability to think creatively and drive innovation
  • Experience in the sport and leisure sector, with a strong understanding of current trends and best practice
  • Proven leadership skills, with the ability to motivate and inspire a team
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build effective relationships with a range of stakeholders
  • Sound knowledge of relevant legislation and regulations

This role is fixed term for 2 years from start date– Funding limited project

West Berkshire Council offer excellent employment benefits such as:

  • Flexible working wherever possible between the hours of 07.00-19.00
  • Hybrid working wherever possible working 40% in the office
  • Access to a wide range of training and development opportunities 
  • Generous Local Government pension scheme
  • Family friendly policies
  • A range of local discounts
  • Wellbeing Programme including Employee Assistance Programme and employee benefits
  • You will also be entitled to a generous annual leave entitlement starting at 29 days per annum (plus public holidays) Rising by an additional 5 days after 5 years’ service.

Please note that the closing date is given as a guide. We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible to avoid disappointment. 

For an informal discussion about this role, please contact Jude Thomas on 07786385448 or email jude.thomas@westberks.gov.uk.

Interview Date: 18th July 2024

West Berkshire Council is committed to promoting equality and diversity. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified individuals, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, religion, or belief.

Join us at West Berkshire Council and make a positive impact in your local community through sport and leisure.

Equal Opportunities

The Council supports Equal Opportunity of employment, and positively encourages applications from people who fall within any of the nine protected characteristics under the Equality Act 2010.

How to apply

Please now complete a short online application form. You will then be able to upload your CV, if you do not have a CV please download our full application form below, complete and upload that instead.

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