Sports Assistant

Working to improve levels of inactivity through  delivery of sport for  socially excluded groups. 

Opportunities Team
No. of Vacancies
Contract Type
Fixed Term
37.5 hours per week
Fixed Term Duration
2 years
20,127.28 per annum
Closing Date
Ref No

Are you looking for your first job in sport? We need the right candidate to  join SHP in delivering a Sport England funded project, working with our clients who are usually homeless and over  55. Your will be  required you to inspire, support and motivate inactive clients taking part in the programme to engage in 30 minutes of exercise each week. We aim to do this by creating a series of local Hub Clubs which connect people into activities and new social groups. You will be crucial to making that happen.

You must be enthusiastic about sport and exercise, you must be flexible and excited about working with our clients many of whom  previously have been resistant to change. 

You will fit into a small team who work within a strengths and recovery framework. You will be creative and motivated to inspire opportunities for our clients to access.

If you think you’ve got what it takes, we would love to hear from you. 

Closing date for applications: Thursday 24th January 2019

Interviews to be held: Tuesday 5th February 2019

SHP is IIP accredited and an equal opportunities employer.

SHP’s attractive benefits package includes:

  • Competitive starting salary 
  • A 37.5 hour working week including flexible working hours (core hours are 10am – 4pm) in non-accommodation services
  • 25 days annual leave, rising to 28 days (plus eight paid Bank Holidays)
  • A contributory pension scheme: SHP will Contribute the equivalent of 5% of your annual salary
  • Comprehensive and integrated training programme designed specifically to develop the skills and knowledge involved in our work
  • Regular support and development focussed line management supervision
  • Employee Assistance Programme (EAP), available to all staff
  • Paid carers' leave and compassionate leave
  • Sick leave, up to three months full pay then three months half pay
  • Generous maternity leave (16 weeks full pay and up to 24 weeks half pay) and four weeks paid paternity leave, depending on length of service
  • Interest free public transport season ticket loan (after six months)
  • Tax exemption for ’cycle to work’ scheme and payroll giving