Active for Life Sport and Physical Activity Worker

Posted on 26 February 2024 Apply
  • Directorate BHCC: Health & Adult Social Care
  • Salary £26,873 - £28,770 (£13.93 - £14.91 per hour)
  • Contract Permanent
  • Closing Date Apply by 5 June 2024


Bartholomew House and King Alfred's, Brighton and Hove

Job Summary

  • Job reference
  • Positions available
  • Working hours
  • Closing date
    5 June 2024
  • Job category
    Public Health
  • Organisation
    Brighton & Hove City Council

Job introduction

Are you passionate about the benefits of moving more to improve the health of communities? Do you enjoy collaborating with a diverse range of stakeholders? Do you want to make a difference to outcomes for children and young people? Do you enjoy working as part of a team?

We are seeking a committed, enthusiastic and motivated Active for Life Officer to support the delivery of our new citywide Sport & Physical Activity Strategy ‘Let’s Get Moving Brighton & Hove’.

This is an exciting time to join the Healthy Lifestyles team within Brighton & Hove’s Public Health team. The launch of the city’s new 10-year sport and physical activity strategy outlines our ambitions to make Brighton & Hove a city where everyone has the opportunity, the encouragement and the environment to move more, live well and be healthy, becoming one of the most active cities in the country!

Closing date: Midnight Wednesday 5th June 2024

Interview date: Tuesday 11th June 2024

About the role

We are based in the Health and Adult Social Care Directorate and work across the Council and beyond to influence the wider determinants of health. We have strong and productive relationships with organisations across the city including local sports clubs/ providers, Active Sussex, local community & voluntary sector and other city organisations.

The role is full-time – 37 hours per week (1.0fte) and permanent and based within the Active for Life Children & Young People’s team, but there will be an expectation for successful candidates to support both adult and children and young people programmes, as and when required.

As an Active for Life Worker, you will:

§ Understand the benefits of moving more and can convey this to others.

§ Understand the principles and practices of equality and inclusion which form the basis of the work of the team

§ Has a Level 2 coaching/instructing qualification in a sport and physical activity discipline (minimum) or a sports/physical activity related degree/diploma

§ Co-ordinate the delivery of activity programmes (for children and adults), local events and engagement workshops

§ Establish strong and influential partnerships with stakeholders from a range of sectors

§ Is a multi-tasker with good planning and organisational skills and excellent attention to detail

§ Can communicate effectively with people on all levels in to help influence positive behaviours and actions

§ Is self-directed and can work independently on your own projects

§ Be a proactive team player who is comfortable working with colleagues at all levels in a multi-disciplinary team

You will join a friendly, and forward-thinking Public Health department that is committed to professional development and place a strong focus on workplace wellbeing. Fairness and inclusion are at the heart of our service.


· Professional development through ongoing training, and opportunities to explore areas of interest, where relevant.

· Opportunities to complete additional qualifications will be explored.

Working for our organisation

There are so many great reasons to work in our organisation. Our team members enjoy the benefits of flexible working, enabling them to fit work around caring for loved ones, nursery/school drop-off & collection times, personal matters and fitness/hobbies. Follow the link below to find out more information about the Council’s flexible working policy and core working hourshttp://Why work for us (


Please read our Apply for a job at the council ( pages carefully. They give you all the guidance you need to complete your application as well as information on what will happen after you’ve submitted your application and at interview.

As part of your application, you will need to complete your education and work history and provide answers to some shortlisting questions. Your answers to the shortlisting questions are the most important part of your application as they will be used in the shortlisting process to assess whether you meet the essential requirements for the role that are set out in the person specification and to decide whether you should be offered an interview. Before you start your application, please read our guidance here (Shortlisting questions guidance ( as this gives important advice which will increase your chance of success in the shortlisting process.

For details of how we can support you during the application process, please read this:  Supporting your application (

If you would like to speak to us informally about your application please contact Daniel Weiner

Additional information

Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is less than 37 hours or term-time only.

*For more information about our values and the benefits of working at the council, visit Why work for us (

Company information

Please note that this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, and is subject to a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Check.

Encouraging a diverse workforce

Our city is known and loved for its diversity. Not only is the mixture of people, culture and skills vital to the economic and social development of the city, it's what makes Brighton & Hove such a great place to live, work and visit. We are committed to developing and retaining a workforce that is representative of the diverse communities we serve so we welcome applications from individuals from all backgrounds. In order to achieve our aims of proportionate representation, we particularly encourage applicants from a BME or White Other background as well as those who identify as disabled, male or trans.

Find out more about our commitment to being a fair and inclusive place to work where everyone can achieve their potential by reading about our fair and inclusive actions, our anti-racism strategy and the work we are doing to encourage a diverse workforce (


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