The role of a Community Sport and Health Officer is to initiate and encourage behavior change in local residents with regards to engagement in sport and physical activity across local communities. They will distribute information and organise sport-related projects, classes, programmes, coaching, club development and training to encourage communities to participate in sport of all kinds, they will also address issues of health, crime and social inclusion.
Entry into this role is possible through an apprenticeship. You will usually require five GCSE's at grade 4 or above including English and maths.
A degree in the following subjects may increase your chances:
- health and exercise sciences
- leisure studies
- physical education
- recreation or leisure management
- sport development or management
- sport in the community
- sports science or sports studies
Work experience would be beneficial.
Career path and progression
You may be able to move into senior roles within the Sector – leading teams of people or specialising with certain populations, particular sports or programmes.
- Self-motivation and the ability to motivate others
- Able to make decisions under pressure
- Excellent communication skills
- Good project management abilities
- Negotiation skills
- Good organisation skills
- A practical commitment to sport and an in-depth knowledge of a particular sport or a range of sports
- The ability to build up good working relationships with client groups
£18,000 to £23,000