Community sport and health officer

Community sport and health officer

Engage people in sport and physical activity across local communities

The key role of a community sport and health officer is to engage local residents in sport and physical activity across communities. By working within and across local organisations, you’ll scope, organise and coordinate the delivery of opportunities for local communities to get more physically active. You may do so on behalf of an employer in the private, public, charitable and third sector that delivers core activities in the fields of leisure, sport, youth work, youth justice, outdoor education and public health. As an apprentice officer, you’ll develop a comprehensive understanding of the principles of behaviour change; an ability to adapt delivery to suit different groups in society; knowledge of how to manage and lead colleagues or volunteers; practical experience of how to develop and devise appropriate sports or physical activity programmes; and the expectations of collaborative work with a network.


Duration: 16 months

Relevant school subjects: PE

Entry requirements: Multi-skills coaching qualification at level 2 or a related apprenticeship at level 2

Achievement upon completion: Level 3 (Advanced)—equivalent to A-levels

Potential salary upon completion: £21,000 per annum

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