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The post holder will be responsible to:

  • Lead the delivery and development of a wide range of activities to increase the inclusion of disabled people in physical activity and sport.
  • To lead the delivery of inclusive and disability-specific sports sessions in Specialist and Mainstream schools.
  • To deliver active sessions in the community for young people and disabled adults who live in supported living / within day care services or through other organisations who work with this target audience.
  • To support / develop new opportunities for disabled people (adults and / or children) to access community sports clubs within Somerset.
  • To promote, support and champion existing opportunities for disabled people to be active in Somerset.

Main responsibilities and duties:

  • To work with SASP to develop projects & deliver sessions, liaising with external stakeholders and partners. These will include Adult Social Care, Schools & Colleges, Voluntary Support Agencies etc.
  • To ensure that participants voices are heard and taken into account when developing community sports clubs.
  • To plan and deliver safe and purposeful sessions in a variety of settings to disabled people and where appropriate support other coaches, instructors and activity providers to do the same.
  • To be able to carry out and provide risk assessments for all sessions and support other deliverers to do the same.
  • To have a good knowledge of safeguarding, equality and inclusion and understand and adhere to strict policy guidelines.
  • To have confidence in adapting activities so sessions are suitable for a wide range of people. These can include those with learning disabilities, physical/sensory disabilities, families and inter-generational groups where appropriate.
  • To develop more sustainable opportunities across the county for disabled adults and children to be physical active.
  • To be able to promote opportunities and examples of good practice to raise awareness of the importance of being physically active.

Please contact Jenny for full Job Description before applying:

Sports Development Officer (Disability)


£20,000 - £23,000


37 hours per week and may include some evening and weekend work

Contract Type:

Full time


Across Somerset (+ work from home)

Close Date:

Monday, 16 January 2023

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