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

Activity Leaders – Oxford International Junior Programme

Deadline:  Monday 25 February 2019

Activity Leaders will work with the language school for international students at Benenden School, helping to deliver the activity programme at the centre, involving fun and engaging activity sessions and excursions into London.  People with a sports background are well suited for the role as sports sessions make up a large part of the activity programme.  Those interested will need to be available from the 2 – 18 April.

For more information please call 0208 312 8072 or e-mail at

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Cancer Research UK

Deadline:  Friday 15 February 2019

Take a step forward and kick-start your career working as an Events Assistant, Promotional Assistant or Event Merchandise Team Leader at the world’s leading charity dedicated to beating all types of cancer.  This is a fantastic opportunity to gain world-class hands-on experience working on some of the country’s leading events.

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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.