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

Kent Sport – Sports Co-ordinator (Programmes)

Closing Date:  Monday 26 October 2020

Kent Sport and Physical Activity Service are looking to recruit a Sports Co-ordinator for the effective co-ordination and delivery of its sport and physical activity programmes. The successful candidate will assist with the co-ordination of the Active Lives Child Survey through schools, and support the monitoring and evaluation of projects such as Satellite Clubs and Primary Premium.

For more information please visit the KCC Jobs page.

Energise Me Regional Physical Activity & Health Lead

Closing Date:  Friday 30 October 2020

The Regional Physical Activity & Health Lead will work across the South East region to help influence local commissioning strategies for Social Prescribing, advocating for the role of physical activity in the achievement of positive health and wellbeing outcomes for people. They will also seek to support communities most impacted by COVID-19, by facilitating connections between social prescribers and the community physical activity offer, direct mentoring and support around the strategic engagement with commissioners and embedding physical activity within existing pathways. This work will initially start in Hampshire, Surrey and Oxfordshire, with learning from the approach shared across the South East region.

For more information please visit the Energise Me website.

Further Education

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

Two year programme starting in September 2020 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 2020.

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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.