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

Street Games – Partnership Sustainability Lead (London/South East)

Deadline: Tuesday 23 April 2019

Partnership Sustainability Leads form part of the StreetGames Area Teams and work alongside the Area Director and Doorstep Sport Advisors to develop and support the creation of Collaborative Clusters across 50 geographical areas in England.

Partnership Sustainability Leads support and enable Clusters and Locally Trusted Organisations (LTOs) to access new sources of income for the delivery of the local sporting offer through their ability to link the needs of investors in wider social outcomes with LTO capability.

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Further Education

Canterbury Christ Church University – Foundation Degree in Physical Education and Physical Activity

Two year programme starting in September 2019 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 2019.

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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.