Physical Activity Development Officer – Maternity Cover


Haringey Council - Alexandra House

Closing Date:

21 Aug 2022

Job description

Contract Terms

Grade: PO3

Salary: £38385 – £41586 per annum

1 year Fixed-Term contract (Maternity Cover)

Closing Date: Sunday 21st August 2022

About Haringey

Haringey Council is one of 32 in London. Haringey is an extremely diverse borough and the Council has set clear ambitious objectives through its borough plan to make Haringey a better place to live, encourage investment and create opportunities that all can share. Haringey’s vision for the future is one of sustainable growth, in housing and jobs and on helping our residents and businesses take advantage of that growth.

We have got huge ambitions for Haringey. As the shape of local government continues to change, we are determined to rise to the challenge and find new ways to ensure that our residents enjoy the best opportunities in life. Working at Haringey gives you the opportunity to play a part in meeting those ambitions on behalf of everyone who calls the borough their home.

About the Role

You will focus on increasing participation in physical activity and sport across the borough with the objectives; to reduce health inequalities, increase inclusion and community resilience.  This will include: leading on developing the community asset base to increase inclusive physical activity and sports opportunities, working to ensure sustainable inclusive physical activity opportunities through a variety of means, including developing volunteering, leadership and mentoring within the physical activity and sports context. The headline KPI for the service is to increase physical activity by at least 1% per annum.

About You

  • To manage relationships with all community and internal partners to ensure the ongoing sustainable development of inclusive physical activity and sport in the borough
  • To lead on the development of a comprehensive borough wide inclusive physical activity offer; with sports clubs, disability organisations, physical activity providers and governing bodies
  • To lead on specific projects to increase physical activity and sports opportunities e.g. GOGA (Get Out and Get Active)
  • Work with appropriate partners, for example the leisure centre operator and tenants of park facilities to promote and develop inclusive multi-sport activity centres
  • To develop effective working relationships with officers across all services throughout the council and with external agencies, including the leisure centre operator, Sports’ National Governing Bodies, Regional Development Officers, Public Health, Youth and Children Services, (including schools)
  • Lead on the development of inclusive physical activity policy and practice.
  • Lead on the advocacy of inclusive physical activity with partners and stakeholders to ensure that inclusion is embedded across the range of physical activity opportunities in the borough
  • Lead on the development of sustainable sports provision via income generation activity
  • To lead, enable and manage inclusive community events which will contribute to increases in physical activity
  • Provide support and leadership to sports clubs to increase participation, improve accessibility and nurture volunteers
  • In line with strategic aims and generally in partnership identify and develop programmes of sport and physical activity
  • Develop budgets and seek external funding for programmes of activity and ensure overall budgetary control of these programmes
  • To collect and analyse data as and when required
  • To carry out research around physical activity and sport and effectively transfer findings to a Haringey context
  • To develop and implement administration systems
  • To work as part of a team to deliver the business and service’s key performance indicators and outcomes


At Haringey, we make sure your efforts are reflected by a competitive salary. However, that’s only the start. We’ve introduced a whole range of benefits, designed to make your life easier.


  • Generous annual leave
  • Flexible working
  • Interest free travel loan (season ticket and bicycle loan)
  • Defined Benefit Pension Scheme (Career Average)
  • Learning and development courses at work
  • Simply Health cash back plans
  • Osteoporosis and other Health Screenings
  • Childcare Vouchers
  • Free access to UK’s largest discount website


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