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Physical Activity Development Officer (PADO)

To increase the physical activity participation levels of the community through the development, co-ordination and promotion of a range of physical activity opportunities aimed at engaging with residents to promote physical and mental wellbeing.

Melton Borough Council, Parkside Offices, Burton Street, Melton Mowbray, LE13 1GH
Contact Name
Jake Betts
Contact Telephone
01664 502 397
Contact Email

About Physical Activity Development Officer (PADO)

An exciting opportunity has arisen, to join the Sport & Physical Activity Team at Melton Borough Council.

The successful applicant will work with colleagues both within the council as well as with a wide range of local, regional and national partners to increase participation, improve lifestyles, and strengthen the physical activity links within the Melton Borough and the surrounding County. You will help to ensure that there is a diverse range of programmes and activities, which this will increase participation and engage with residents to deliver sport and physical activities to promote physical and mental wellbeing.

As part of the role the successful candidate will work with and play an integral part in improving the health and wellbeing of both the least active in society as well as older people and the disabled and you will work closely with the local providers and key stakeholders to provide a service to those targeted individuals and groups that most need our support.

Applicants should be highly motivated with a focus on partnership working, project management, budget planning, interpersonal and communication skills are essential attributes associated with this role.

You will need to be educated to degree level or be able to demonstrate the equivalent skills and attributes acquired through a more practical approach and have experience of developing, co-ordinating and promoting physical activity programmes in a community environment.

Proven experience of planning a series of progressive physical activity sessions leading to sustainable community participation is essential.

A Level 2 exercise, fitness or sports coaching qualification or leaders

Qualification; ie walk leaders would be advantageous.

Supporting Documents:

jd-and-ps-pado.docx (MS Word, 28.4 Kb)

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