Access Sport is looking for a Community Coordinator to support our growing Changing Places Programme team in Bristol. The Community Coordinator will work closely with our Changing Places Project Manager to support the delivery of our work in Bristol, with a focus on the continued development of our disability inclusion work in the city. As our programme grows in Bristol there will also be opportunities to contribute to the development and delivery of our wider social inclusion work.
- Effectively engage, inspire and support local community clubs and/or organisations in the wider Bristol area to engage disabled people and non-disabled people into sport and physical activity.
- Deliver Access Sport’s YMCA endorsed Disability Inclusion Training in-person and online;
- volunteers to adapt and deliver inclusive sport and physical activity.
- Assist community organisations to build local partnerships, e.g. local SEND schools, disability organisations and youth clubs.
- Support the development of the Ignite Bristol Network, encouraging greater connectedness and collaboration between the sport, disability, health and education sectors.
- Work alongside the Project Manager to support the planning, delivery and administration of the project.
- Carry out regular visits to clubs (often on evenings or weekend) to help the team better understand the club's needs and aspirations.
- Organise and coordinate outreach/events to bring together
schools and communities to celebrate inclusive sport and physical activity.
- Utilise digital tools and social media to share updates on project developments.
Monitoring and evaluation
- Assist with the monitoring and evaluation requirements for the
programme, using online monitoring platforms such as Upshot.
- Ensure prompt collection of registers from clubs and volunteers using our in-house surveys.
- Contribute to internal reporting requirements such as creating case studies, films and news stories for website/social media.
- Support the wider team to develop best practice and resources from learnings and insights.
What we’re looking for:
- A passion for empowering and inspiring disadvantaged and disabled young people to reach their full potential through sport.
- An understanding of the importance of safeguarding
- The ability to communicate with a diverse audience
Understanding and/or experiences in some of the following:
- Working with local community sports clubs
- Working within the sport, disability, health, education and/or youth sectors
- Coaching sport/ physical activity
- Working with disabled young people
- Volunteering at a charity, community group or sports organisation
- Enthusiasm, energy and willingness to meet challenging demands and work to deadlines
- Self-motivated and able to use initiative
- A personal commitment to Access Sport’s vision and values
In order to work effectively in a changing environment, flexibility is required from the post-holder. Any other tasks that may be requested will be at the same level of responsibility and terms and conditions of employment. The role will require frequent travelling across Bristol, as well as regular visits to other Access Sport locations. The post-holder should be flexible to working some evening and weekend work in accordance with the demands of clubs and events.
We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds. Access Sport is committed to creating an inclusive culture, through fostering a diverse workforce where everyone feels like they belong, differences are valued and everyone can reach their potential. We are actively seeking to diversify and to create a workplace that is welcoming for all, ensuring that our workforce is representative of wider society and the communities we support.
As this role involves working in a regulated environment with young people any offer will be conditional to satisfactory background checks which includes a criminal record check with the Disclosure and Barring Service and two references.
How to Apply
To apply for the role, please email our team by clicking 'apply now' and attach:
- A copy of your CV
- A covering letter that explains why you would like the role and demonstrates that you have the required skills, experience and personal attributes (no longer than 2 pages). Alternative formats welcomed e.g. video or audio.
- A completed Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form, which can be found here
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