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

Sports Directory UK – Marketing Executive

As part of their continued growth an exciting opportunity has arisen for a motivated, creative and talented Marketing Executive who enjoys working in fast paced environment.  Reporting to the Marketing Manager and working closely with the Sales and Buying teams, you will be responsible for producing off-line and digital marketing material, maintaining communication channels with customers, representing the Sports Directory brand at exhibitions and events and producing quality content for marketing campaigns and social media.

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CARM – Development Officer

Deadline: Friday 14 June 2019

Caring All together on Romney Marsh (CARM) provides befriending and reminiscence services for lonely older people in Romney Marsh and the surrounding rural areas. Through this work their aim is to improve people’s health and well-being. The Development Officer will use marketing and social media skills to promote CARM’s presence for the achievement of client and volunteer recruitment and revenue goals. This is a result-oriented role, with set targets. The successful applicant will have strong marketing skills to help grow and develop CARM business.

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Kent FA – Disability Football Development Officer

Deadline: Friday 21 June 2019

Kent FA is seeking to recruit a Football Development Officer that reports directly to the Football Development Manager to develop Disability Football programmes, and support the delivery of The FA National Game Strategy in partnership with key stakeholders. The successful applicant will need to be passionate about and committed to the development of disability 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, 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.