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

Active Surrey – Active School Officers (x2)

Deadline:  Wednesday 2 January 2019

Could you play a part in ensuring Surrey is the most active county in England?   If you have experience of delivering training and events, and a passion for improving sport and physical activity, why not apply to join this dynamic and growing organisation?  For an informal discussion contact Sarah Williams on 07972 188694 or by e-mail at

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Kent FA – Football Services Assistant

Deadline:  Friday 4 January 2019

Kent FA is seeking to recruit a Football Services Assistant that reports directly to the Football Services Manager.  The successful applicant will need to be passionate about and committed to the development of football at a local level; be able to work under pressure, handle multiple priorities and meet deadlines.  They will need to demonstrate exceptional customer service, and be able to work as part of a team with excellent planning, communication and presentation skills.

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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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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.