Band 8 – £36,528 FTE
Flexible Full/Part Time


Do you want to make a real difference?
We are committed to making a positive difference for all the residents, businesses and visitors to Eastleigh and we are proud to be delivering on our promise to create sustainable and healthy communities and increase employment and wellbeing opportunities for all. Essential to achieving this is the work we do in promoting sports and fitness across the borough and we are currently looking for a Senior Sports Development Officer.

About the Role
You will work closely with our key partners including Places Leisure Eastleigh, as well as Hamble Sports College to client manage their performance. You will ensure community programmes, new initiatives and participation are maximised to achieve our strategic aims of tackling inactivity and promoting health lifestyles. Working with a small team of sport and community officers, you will develop and ensure the delivery of community participation programmes as well as providing support to sport clubs and community groups to promote and increase participation.

You will be required to develop reports and presentations for management team, and members, collaborate on funding bids and utilise insight and analyse data to ensure we plan and deliver high quality programming. You will also be required to chair various community groups and work in partnership with key external agencies to achieve our objectives.

About You
You will be qualified to degree level with significant experience in a sport and community environment. You will also have experience of delivering physical activity projects, contract management, facility development, sourcing funding and managing budgets.

You will possess excellent verbal and written communication skills, and have experience of dealing with various internal and external partners, professionals and members of the public. You will have experience of managing You will also be required to demonstrate an ability to manage competing priorities and remain calm, even when the pressure of workload is high.

About Us
We are a diverse and talented team and as an employer we are committed to supporting and developing all our staff and creating a culture that is inclusive, innovative and enjoyable. We offer excellent opportunities for continuous professional development and support our staff in maintaining a good work life balance through our innovative flexi-time system and wellness plans.

If you are excited by this opportunity and feel you have the skills and experience we are looking for, we would love to hear from you.

We have an excellent package of benefits including:

Local Government pension scheme (defined benefits scheme)
25-28 days annual leave (depending on local government service)
Flexible working scheme
Car and Season Ticket loans
Excellent working environment
Support for continuous professional development
Good work life balance
Payment of professional or registration fees where these are required
For further information please refer to the attached Job Description.  If you would like to have an informal discussion regarding this opportunity, please contact Ross McClean on 023 8068 3367 or visit

To apply please send your application form and CV to

Closing Date:          Wednesday 29 January 2020
Interview Date:       Thursday 13 and Friday 14 February 2020

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