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Sense are recruiting for a new Sport & Physical Activity Development Manager

Wednesday 11th September 2019

Sense has an exciting opportunity for a motivated individual to join its Arts, Sports and Wellbeing team as their Sport & Physical Activity Development Manager

Reference number: 43547

Title: Sport & Physical Activity Development Manager

Hours: 37.5 hours per week, full time

Location: King’s Cross, London

Contract type: Temporary

Closing date: Sunday 15 September 2019

Salary: Circa £34,500 per annum (Inc. London Allowance)

Interview date: Wednesday 25 September 2019

About the role

Sense has an exciting opportunity for a motivated individual to join its Arts, Sports and Wellbeing team as their Sport & Physical Activity Development Manager. This is a full time role, working 37.5 hours per week based at our Head Office in King’s Cross, London. This is a fixed term role for 3 years, due to project funding.

In this new role, you will play a key part in the development our Sport England funded ‘Sense, Active Together’ project, working closely with a team of Regional Coordinators and reporting into our National Sport Manager. This is a fantastic time to join Sense as we grow our programme to ensure that more people with complex disabilities have the opportunity to lead an active life.

You’ll be responsible for overseeing the operational delivery of the project; developing new approaches, managing the day to day budget, and capturing data for reporting. You’ll support the National Sport Manager in raising the profile of the project, promoting our work both internally and externally.

Our team works across the country, so the post holder must be willing to travel as the role requires.

About you

With a wealth of experience in Sports Development, our ideal candidate will be organised, adaptive and solution focused. You’ll have the ability to manage a project from start to finish. Excellent relationship management skills are essential, as is the ability to work effectively individually and as part of a team. It’s really important that you’re able to align yourself with Sense’s values to provide the best possible experiences to the people we support.

For a full Job Description and Person Specification, please see the link below.

For an informal discussion about this role, please contact: Alissa Ayling, National Sport Manager via

About us

For everyone living with complex disabilities. For everyone who is deafblind. Sense is here to help people communicate and experience the world.

We believe that no one, no matter how complex their disabilities, should be isolated, left out, or unable to fulfil their potential.

Sense has a proven record of offering high quality, pioneering services.

Working at Sense can be incredibly rewarding; we offer the opportunity to work in a large, diverse and successful charity where people can develop their skills, knowledge and careers in a supportive and flexible environment. In addition we have excellent training and development, the opportunity for you to join our Group Personal Pension scheme and a generous annual leave entitlement.

To apply

Please use the link below to complete your application; CVs will not be considered. Managers will use your application to shortlist candidates 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 and job description (found at the base of this advert) before applying.

If you are a Disabled candidate and require a hard copy pack or a different format for example large print, Braille or audio please contact the HR department on 0121 415 6735 or textphone 0121 415 2720.

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 an enhanced DBS check.

Sense is an Equal Opportunities Employer and is committed to ensuring that all staff are motivated, skilled and rewarded by their work.

Job description: Download the job description

Candidate guidelines: Download the candidate guidelines

In other news: New UK Chief Medical Officer Guidelines for Physical Activity released