Think Active Jobs & Opportunities davedigitalthomson@gmail.com March 29, 2024

Jobs, Opportunities and Vacancies

Think Active is committed to developing confident, capable, inspirational people. We want them working for us, we want to work with them and we rely on them to support and influence others to benefit from sport and physical activity at every level and in a wide range of roles and settings.

Current Vacancies and Opportunities

We are currently recruiting to the following positions:

  • Sport Welfare Lead (Closed – recruitment in progress)
  • Volunteer Opportunity  – Equality, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Reference Group 
  • Operations Director (Closed – recruitment in progess)
  • Partnership Manager (Closed – recruitment in progess)

See below for details:

Volunteer Opportunity – Equality, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Reference Group

Think Active are a committed to helping make physical activity inclusive and accessible for everyone. Our aim is for everyone in Coventry, Solihull and Warwickshire to benefit from movement and enjoy sport and physical activity in safe and thriving communities. 

Think Active are inviting external partners to join our Equality, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EEDI) Reference Group. 

What you need to know: 

  • The role is voluntary 
  • The group will meet (virtually) every two months  

The aims of the group are: 

  • To promote collaboration and representation for those working at and with Think Active. 
  • To provide a voice to contribute to the design of Think Active projects, products, and initiatives through an Equality, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion lens.  
  • Create the environment where challenge and curiosity are welcomed to help us achieve our aims and objectives.  
  • To treat each other with kindness. consideration, acceptance, and appreciation 

If you have a passion for improving diversity and inclusion in all aspects related to sport and physical activity. If you can contribute to and critically challenge Think Active’s thinking in the design of projects and initiatives, we would love to hear from you.  

To find out more or to register your interest, please contact: jordan.young@thinkactive.org 

Sport Welfare Lead (as part of the national Sport Welfare Officer network)

About the role
At the heart of our work is our vision to ‘#WeThinkActive – Everyone in Coventry, Solihull & Warwickshire to benefit from movement and enjoy sport and physical activity in safe and thriving communities’ and our mission, ‘We will use the power and potential of sport and physical activity to enable future generations to have healthier and more prosperous lives’.

This post will join our internal safeguarding and welfare group and will play an important role in supporting the delivery of this vision and mission. This role will form part of a national network of over 50 other officers hosted at the other 41 Active Partnerships across England supporting organisations and associations including NGBs to safeguard children and adults to be active at a local level.

The Sport Welfare Lead will work across Coventry, Solihull and Warwickshire and across welfare and safeguarding networks to support NGBs and their local clubs to promote good practice and safe sport and thriving environments for children through to adults. The role holder will add capacity and expertise to the existing safeguarding work of NGBs and Think Active. They will help support local club welfare officers by adding expertise and resources to their safeguarding work and help share good practice. They will work closely with Think Active’s Safegaurding Lead and Deputy and internal Safeguarding and Welfare team, other Welfare Officers locally and nationally, from organisations both inside and outside sport, such as NGBs and Local Authorities. As part of this new national network there will also be a requirement to engage with other similar role holders locally and nationally and take part in national reviews of progress and sharing of best practice.

Case management will not be a function of the role as any incidents or concerns will be referred to the NGBs themselves.

These roles are part of a national project co-designed by Sport England, National Governing Bodies (NGBs), the Child Protection in Sport Unit, Ann Craft Trust and Active Parterships.

Base Location: The main headquarters of the Charity is in Leamington Spa although some of the work involves being located across Coventry, Solihull & Warwickshire. We have a blended approach of home-based working, office-based working and travelling to and attending meetings as required. The post holder is expected to visit clubs and groups at the times they operate which will mean a adopt a flexible approach to their work.

Salary: from £28,524 – £31,800 + travel expenses + pension.

Working Pattern: 37 hours per week | Part time and Job Share options available

Contract type: Fixed term until 31 March 2027

Annual Leave: entitlement is 27 days (FT) plus public holidays

Closing Date: Midnight on 22nd March 2024

 

About you
We are looking for welfare specialist who thrive on building relationships and have an interest in sport and physical activity.
There will be considerable scope for you to support club welfare officers and help clubs provide a safe environment for participation for all children and vulnerable adults. Regular reporting back, identifying and sharing learning and outcomes both within the team and nationally will be important.

We are looking for someone who has influencing and networking skills to work with local stakeholders to promote best practice and provide training to complement what is already happening in Coventry, Solihull and Warwickshire.

For an informal discussion about this post, please contact kerry.luckett@thinkactive.org.

For more information about the job click here. For the person specification click here.

To apply for the role please complete the Application Form and Equality Monitoring Form at the links below.

In addition, please also send a cover letter statement telling us how you meet the person specification and role criteria and what you would bring to Think Active along with your CV including 2 professional references to vicky.joel@thinkactive.org.

Benefits of working at Think Active

In return for your energy, partnership approach and dedication, you will receive a generous salary package, joining our friendly and inclusive teams with the following benefits:

  • Free street parking [around HQ]
  • 27 days annual leave plus bank holidays (Full time)
  • Generous pension contribution
  • Life assurance of 4x annual salary
  • Flexible working opportunities with hybrid working a feature of all our roles
  • Opportunities for learning and development

How to apply

To apply, please compete the following:

1 Application form
All applicants should complete the application form at the link here

2. Equality Monitoring Form
All applicants should complete the Equality Monitoring form at the link here

3. Covering Letter Statement
Please send a cover letter statement telling us how you meet the person specification and role criteria and what you would bring to Think Active along with your CV including 2 professional references to vicky.joel@thinkactive.org.

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