Across the North West of England

Salary Range


Contract Type

Full Time

Closing Date

16 April 2023

Job Description

About the role
This is an exciting opportunity to join Sense within the sport and physical activity team as we deliver our Sport England funded project activities across the North West Area.

The successful candidate we will continue to grow our programme by reaching new people and new communities across the country. Our ambition is to enable more people with complex disabilities to have access to the physical, mental, and social benefits of being active. We’ve learned through our work to date that a person-centred approach is critical to the experiences people have, and we pride ourselves on giving people the time and space to engage with sport and physical activity in a way that best suits them.

Description of Role
The Sports & Physical Activity Coordinator is responsible for growing the provision of sport & physical activity opportunities across the North West area, including Greater Manchester, Cheshire and Lancashire.

We are looking for someone who has previous project coordination experience, particularly in setting up new activities, and who can build strong partnerships. The role requires connecting and communicating with a team who work remotely across England and Wales, so the ability to work as a team and independently is key.

To find out more about the role and the programme of activities please watch the video above or read the blog post-

Responsibilities Include:

Coordinate the delivery of a sport & physical activity programme across North East England organising virtual and face-to-face taster sessions and regular weekly programme of activities for people with complex disabilities.
Lead the recruitment of participants with complex disabilities into the programme in line with KPIs, both from within Sense services and in the local community.
Monitor the regional expenditure in line with agreed budgets, providing feedback and reports as necessary.
Develop local partnerships with providers and facilities across the region, who can host and deliver ‘Sense Active’ sessions.
Develop local partnerships with Health and Social Care organisations, Local Authorities, Schools, Colleges and community groups to create referral pathways into the ‘Sense Active’ programme
Coordinate and deliver continuous professional development workshops for people working within the sports sector
For the full job description please see the links to the left-handside.

Key skills and experience
Be able to adapt your communication style to meet the needs of those you are working with. Where necessary develop new skills to enable communication through sign and symbols
Strong IT skills, with advanced use of Microsoft Office. With ability to create and manage excel spreadsheets to manage budgets/programmes
Successful track record of developing and recruiting people to community based programmes
Experience of developing successful partnerships to deliver community- based programmes, meeting agreed targets
Experience of working effectively on a remote basis, and as part of a team
A willingness to travel regularly across the North East as required, occasionally on a national basis including overnight stays
To apply:
Please use the link below to complete your application. Managers will use your application to shortlist candidates for interview; in relation to the Personal Specification. Therefore, it is very important you complete this section thoroughly. We would recommend that you read the candidate guidelines, job description and person specification (found at the base of this advert) before applying.

Please note to avoid disappointment, we advise you to submit your application as soon as possible as we reserve the right to close posts at any time.

If you require any further assistance, please contact the Recruitment Team on 0121 415 6735 or

Sense is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable children and adults and expects all employees to share this commitment. Therefore, all offers of employment, where appropriate, are subject to a DBS check; level dependent on the nature of the role.

For this role we particularly welcome applications from candidates from underrepresented ethnic minority backgrounds and candidates with disabilities. Sense is committed to equality of opportunity, and to promoting and celebrating the diversity of staff, volunteers and the people we work with. Everyone’s contribution is valued and we ensure they’re given the opportunity to realise their potential. We welcome applications from talented people from all sections of the community who share our values and belief that no one, no matter how complex their disabilities, should be isolated, left out, or unable to fulfil their potential. For more information please visit:

No agency submissions please: any submissions without prior authorisation from the Sense Recruitment Team will be treated as our own and as such no fee will be payable.

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