Current Vacancies

London Sport – Chief Executive Officer

Closing Date: Saturday 22 August 2021

London Sport are looking for a talented, enthusiastic and confident person to join the organisation as their Chief Executive Officer. As CEO, you will be responsible for leading the mission to make London the Most Active City.  You will work closely with the Board Chair, Trustees and the Senior Leadership Team as they tackle the inequalities of opportunity that face many Londoners in becoming active. You will set organisational direction and culture, strive for continuous improvement and lead a passionate and committed team.

The CEO will have overall responsibility for achieving the published goals, commitments to funders and business and people metrics for London Sport.  You will lead organisational change and continuous improvement to ensure London Sport has the right skills, capability, motivation and shape to deliver its objectives and manage funder relationships; delivery against agreed targets and objectives, proactive relationship building with Sport England and other funders.

You will drive the development of commercial relationships and those with new funders supporting London Sport’s work and income diversification goals and lead on key senior stakeholder relationships and decision-makers important to London Sport’s work, and ensure that effective stakeholder engagement underpins all the work they do.

For more information please visit the London Sport webpage.

Kent & Medway Active Partnership Board Members

Closing Date: Thursday 19 August 2021

The Board is looking to recruit new members with experience in the voluntary, public or commercial sector involved in one or more of the following: community development, children and young people, health, adult social care and active environments.

We are particularly interested in individuals who have the skills and knowledge of working with ethnically diverse communities, disadvantaged or under-represented communities and people living with a disability or long-term health conditions. Prospective Board Members will demonstrate a strong commitment to physical activity coupled with networking and influencing skills, and the ability to think creatively.

To achieve our goals the Board is actively seeking a diverse membership and particularly welcomes applications from anyone who can meet the criteria, regardless of gender, gender identity, race, ethnicity, age, disability, sexual orientation, marital status or religion.

For more information please visit our Kent & Medway Active Partnership Board webpage.

School Games Organiser – Oasis Academy Isle of Sheppey

Closing Date: Saturday 31 July 2021

The purpose of the role is to deliver the national School Games and Change4Life programmes across a specified group of local primary, secondary and special schools.

Visit the Oasis Academy website for more information

Local Coaching Opportunities

Charlton Athletic Community Trust: https://cact.org.uk/jobs/casual-footballsports-coach

Team Theme: info@teamthemekent.co.uk

Total Sports Coaching: https://tscoaching.co.uk/job-opportunities/

Strengthening Minds Summer Programme: https://www.cognitoforms.com/TSCKENTLTD/StrengtheningMindsSummerProgramme

Careers in Sport

Find jobs from leading organisations across the sports & fitness industry. Apply online today and take the next steps. Careers in Sports jobs are updated daily, and you can apply directly.

Browse Careers in Sport’s job listings

UK Sport

UK Sport provides strategic investment to enable Great Britain’s Olympic and Paralympic sports and athletes to achieve their full medal winning potential. They advertise UK based sports jobs on their website.

Browse UK Sport’s job listings

Further Education

Canterbury Christ Church University – Foundation Degree in Physical Education and Physical Activity

Two year programme starting in September 2021 designed for students who are currently working in a physical education setting and who want to obtain a qualification whilst only attending university one day a week.

CCCU Foundation degree

Canterbury Christ Church University – BA Top Up year in Physical Education and Physical Activity

A natural follow on from the Foundation Degree, on successful completion of this students will obtain a BA (Hons) in Physical Education and Physical Activity.  Again, this programme is only one day a week.  The next cohort will start in September 2021.

CCCU BA Top Up Year

Work Experience / Placement

The Kent Sport and Physical Activity service receives many requests from people looking to undertake work experience or placements within the service.

Any enquiries for work placements must go through Kent County Council, where you will find details of the types of placements which can be offered and the application form.

We also suggest that those looking for work experience get in touch with the Sports Development unit in their local area, who may be able to offer opportunities. It is important to note that work experience cannot be guaranteed.

Guide to jobs and volunteering in the sports sector

This guide details the many benefits that young people can experience from undertaking voluntary work experience and lists some of the various careers that are on offer within the sports sector. We hope that you find this information interesting, informative and a help in seeing the huge variety of careers that are open to all young people within the Sports Sector.

Jobs and Volunteering in the Sports Sector (pdf)

Submit an opportunity

If you wish to submit a job opportunity to be published on this page, please email us at kentsport@kent.gov.uk.