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)

Current Vacancies

  • Marketing & Communications Manager – Energise Me
    Closing date: noon on Friday 23 June
    Interview date: Either Wednesday 12 July or Thursday 13 July
    Energise Me, the County Sports Partnership for Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, is looking for a Marketing and Communications Manager to lead, develop and implement a comprehensive marketing and communications strategy to support the delivery of Energise Me’s strategy and business plan.
    Contact: Penny Woods
    Phone: 01962 676375 / 07540 238139

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  • Rounders Coordinator/Provider – East Kent Rounders Summer League
    The East Kent Rounders Summer League (delivered in partnership with Active Life, Swale BC & Thanet DC) is looking for a Rounders Coordinator/Provider. For further information or to apply for the role, please email Giles Seaford at

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  • Community Connect (Volunteer Role) – Shepway Sports Trust
    Shepway Sports Trust is asking for a minimum of 2-3 hours of your time per week to get involved with this exciting project. There will be a variety of ways to volunteer for Community Connect: you’ll choose how you’d like to volunteer your time and what you feel comfortable doing.
    Contact – Aidan Willis
    Phone: 01303 760 677

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Further Education

  • Canterbury Christ Church University – Foundation Degree in Physical Education and Physical Activity
    Two year programme starting in September 2017 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.

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  • 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 2017.

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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.