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 – Daily Mile Local Coordinator

Closing date: Wednesday 14 November

Kent Sport is seeking to appoint a Daily Mile Local Coordinator to work in partnership with The Daily Mile Foundation, Sport England and Kent Sport to promote and support the strong growth of The Daily Mile in primary schools across Kent and Medway.

The Coordinator must have an understanding of primary school PE and sport and the benefits of encouraging children to lead health and active lifestyles. They should also have experience of working with schools and other partners to create an environment of trust and collaboration, so they see the benefit of implementing The Daily Mile for their pupils.

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Active Surrey – Business Support Officer

Closing date: Sunday 4 November

Active Surrey are looking for an organised and enthusiastic individual to provide the team with both office management and administrative support.  The successful candidate will be responsible for the smooth running of the Active Surrey office, will provide PA support to the Director and senior management and will deliver efficient and effective customer service through their programmes, events and training.

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Active Surrey – Business Development Lead

Closing date: Sunday 4 November

Following a review of their work and a successful Sport England funding application, Active Surrey are now seeking a Business Development Lead to secure ongoing growth.  This is an exciting time for the organisation as they look to diversify their income streams and create new and impactful products and services.  The Business Development Lead will play a key role in making this happen and will be part of a vibrant team responsible for insight, innovation, marketing, communications, business development, finance and operations.

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Active Surrey – Events Lead

Closing date: Sunday 4 November

Active Surrey have an exciting new opportunity for an experienced individual to lead their comprehensive event delivery service.  The Events Lead will oversee the team and be directly responsible for delivering and developing two high profile and impactful events – the Specsavers Surrey Youth Games and the Surrey Sports Awards.  The successful candidate will have extensive event management experience, a proven track record in dealing with a wide portfolio of stakeholders and excellent administration and project management skills.

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CSP Network – Head of Business Development

Closing date: Monday 5 November

This is a newly created role to lead the Business Development activity for the CSP Network, both the charitable umbrella body and across the wider network of County Sports Partnerships. Specifically, the role provides a fantastic opportunity to lead the creation of a sustainable business development service for CSPs.

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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.