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Sport & Physical Activity Development Manager

Leicester City Council’s Sports Services are the leading provider of sport and fitness facilities within the city with nine sport, leisure and golf facilities, along with a range of parks and opens spaces for formal and informal activity.

Various locations across Leicester, LE1 6ZG
Contact Name
Vicky Ball
Contact Telephone
07590 444009
Contact Email
Leicester City Council

About Sport & Physical Activity Development Manager

After three years of delivering year on year improvements we now have in place ambitious plans to 'step up the service' to take us to the next level. Exciting plans for capital improvement have been approved and the Service is growing in confidence and ambition to continue the next phase of transformation and improvement.

We are now recruiting to various posts that form part of the new service team that will all play a key role in transforming the Council's approach to Sport, Leisure and Exercise. This is an exciting time to be joining a team of highly motivated and passionate individuals to help deliver our vision.

We have a fantastic opportunity for an energetic and versatile Sport and Physical Activity Development Manager. This is an important role to address the high levels of inactivity across the City, find innovative ways to develop sport and physical activity within the service whilst also, developing relationships with internal/external partners that will support the people of Leicester to develop long term positive relationships with exercise and sport.

You will:

  • Manage, support and develop an establishment of approximately 15 FTE staff including voluntary and sessional support as well as manage a budget of approximately £0.3m.
  • Work in partnership with a variety of stakeholders to ensure innovative evidence-based approaches to address inactivity and increase participation. Ensure a sustainable sport and physical activity infrastructure is developed and maintained, including the opportunity for people to for people to participate, volunteer, compete and fulfil their potential in sport.
  • Develop and lead a professional culture across the services coached activities, to grow and enhance the current programme so that we deliver high levels of customer service, retention and satisfaction. To continually monitor and review standards taking appropriate action to reverse adverse trends.
  • Develop, influence and drive forward high-quality operating models of practice for all the service's coached activities, within the leisure centre and community. This includes developing policy & writing business cases.
  • Challenge existing approaches to developing a consistent quality approach to achieving the service targets within sport and physical activity development.

For further information and details of how to apply please click on the link below.

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    Charnwood LSA
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    Sport England
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  • Harborough LSA
    Active Leicester
  • Blaby LSA
    Melton LSA
  • Safeguarding
    Charnwood LSA
    H&B LSA
  • Leicestershire County Council
    O&W LSA
  • Sport England
    Equality Standard
  • Active Rutland
    Active Partnerships