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

  • Shepway Sports Trust – Three positions
    Closing date: 5pm on Wednesday 22 November 2017
    Interview date: Week commencing 27 November 2017
    Shepway Sports Trust are recruiting three new positions to cover a broad spectrum of teaching and coaching sports and physical activity in schools and in the community. The positions are a mixture of a contracted full time role and self-employed part time roles.
    1. Multi-Sports Coach (full time)
    2. PE Support Teacher (part time)
    3. Assistant Sports Coach (part time)
    Contact: Laurence Hickmott
    Phone: 01303 764280

    Find out more

  • Active Sussex – School Sport Administrator (part time)
    Closing date: Friday 1 December 2017
    Interview date: Friday 15 December 2017
    The role will support the School & Community Sports Officer and the deployment of the Primary PE & Sport Premium. This will include promoting opportunities to schools benefitting from the Primary PE & Sport funding in their area.
    Contact: Jo Ashworth
    Phone: 01273 643869

    Find out more

Further Education

  • Canterbury Christ Church University – Foundation Degree in Physical Education and Physical Activity
    Two year programme starting in September 2018 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.
    Phone: 01785 711 572

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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 2018.

    Find out more

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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.