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

  • Beach Cricket Activity Ranger – Magna Vitae
    Magna Vitae is looking for Beach Cricket Rangers to facilitate activity at a Beach Carnival in Ramsgate on Saturday 22 July. ‘Rangers’ will not necessarily have sporting experience but must have the ability and initiative to communicate and engage with people of all ages, in a variety of locations, go the extra mile and enjoy the challenge of entertaining people.
    Contact: Lindsay Barrett
    Email: Lindsay.Barrett@mvtlc.org
    Phone: 01507 613448

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  • Action Watersports
    Based on a private lake in the South East of England, Action Watersports offers: Water-skiing, Wakeboarding, Flyboarding, SUP, Fun Rides, Jet Ski Rental and Open Water Swimming.They are looking for a new member to join the team; to deliver a range of watersport activities to customers in a fun, professional manner. Send your CV with covering email.
    Email: simon@actionwatersports.co.uk
    Phone: 01797 321885

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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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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.

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.