The West of England Sport Trust (Wesport) is seeking a new Project Manager (Social Prescribing) to add to its existing team. 


Wesport is a Registered Charity (1114495) and fulfils the role of the Active Partnership for the West of England, which covers Bath & North East Somerset, Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire. We deliver national programmes as part of the Active Partnership network alongside local initiatives, and we work with a network of organisations across this area. 


Our vision is that: Wesport will contribute to improving lives in the West of England through championing, developing and delivering sport and physical activity. This describes what we aim to achieve in the long-term and serves as a guide for choosing our current and future courses of action. 


Office Location: University of the West of England (UWE), Bristol 

Hours: Full time (37 hours per week) 

Salary: £27,678 - £32,085 per annum 


We are seeking an exceptional, dynamic individual to join our team. This role is an exciting opportunity to make a difference within the health and sport & physical activity sectors across the West of England. 

This is a new role that will initially focus on managing a funded project across Bristol through working closely with the social prescribing teams and local community providers. Encouraging uptake in sport and physical activity amongst those who would benefit and ensuring that suitable community opportunities to be active are presented in the right way. 

Alongside this, you will be required to support the sport and physical sector to ensure they are ‘referral ready’ and work to identify and promote the training opportunities available and work to address the gaps. 


Successful candidates will possess a real passion for the agenda and a strong fit with Wesport’s values. They will be able to demonstrate clearly transferable skills and experiences & draw upon relevant experience gained in a physical activity, active lifestyles, health or community development role (voluntary or professional). 


Wesport embraces & champions equalities, diversity, equity, and inclusion. We are actively encouraging applications from people from under-represented groups. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives and skills to help keep us relevant to the communities that we work within. We believe that the more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. 

You can find out more at www.wesport.org.uk where you can find our strategy, our annual report, & our most recent updates. 


If you are interested in applying for this role, please fill out the Wesport Application Form and return it via email to: Nikki.Stephens@wesport.org.uk 


A role description and person specification have been developed to help you with this process – please ensure your application demonstrates how you meet the role requirements. 


If you would like an informal discussion regarding this role, please contact Lisa Wood, Senior Manager (Health & Physical Activity) on Lisa.Wood@wesport.org.uk or 0117 328 6254


Closing date for applications: 12.00 noon on Wednesday 23rd March 2022 

Interviews will take place on Wednesday 30th March 2022 


(If you have not heard from us by the interview date then you have not been successful on this occasion)


To find out more and download the application form, click here.


Job description

Project Manager (Social Prescribing)

Salary:

£27,678 - £32,085 per annum

Hours:

Full time 37 hours per week

Contract Type:

Full time

Location:

University of the West of England (UWE), Bristol

Close Date:

Wednesday, 23 March 2022

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