Sports Co-ordinator

Lilleshall | Leisure & Tourism

Job title: Sports Co-ordinator

Location: Lilleshall National Sports Centre, Shropshire, TF10 9AT

Job type: Full Time, Permanent

Working Hours: 39 hours per week, 5 out of 7 days

Salary: £23,898.36 per annum + Excellent benefits



Here at Lilleshall our goal is to get more people, more active, more often. We provide affordable access to a wide range of sports and leisure facilities to support healthier and happier people across all segments of the local community. To deliver those services takes an enthusiastic and customer focused team - and right now we are looking to recruit for a Sports Co-ordinator to join the centre.


Lilleshall is one of Sport England`s National Sports Centres and is home to a number of National Governing Bodies of Sport. Lilleshall provides excellent facilities to Britain's leading sports men and women. Lilleshall is also a Conferencing and Event Centre, boasting a large number of recently refurbished rooms and outdoor spaces for weddings, corporate events, and team-building days.


In this role you will be the lead for implementing our approach to increase and promote opportunities for participation in sporting, leisure and social activities at the site. To support the management team in the implementation of a Sport and Community Development Action Plan. To develop and maintain a network of community partners and stakeholders, including representation at external forums/meetings and developing external funding applications where required


To act as the interface between site leads, Coaches and centre staff to ensure that service delivery and safety meet the required standards.  The role will involve a high level of external interaction, some session delivery as well as provide direct support to the centres for sport development opportunities.


You must also be able to demonstrate a professional understanding/ability to engage with inactive elements of the local community and impart a passion for healthy lifestyles that will increase participation levels.


To develop and maintain a network of community partners and stakeholders, including the representation of the Trust at external forums/meetings and developing external funding applications where required.


When not engaged in Sport's development activities the co-ordinator will support the wider operations team to deliver a world class service across site in Sporting, conferencing, and social events. Occasionally providing cover for the Duty Manager's responsibilities when required.


You will help in facilitating a safe, fun, and professional working environment with free access to the leisure facilities, various discounts, and excellent development opportunities.


About you


The successful candidate will be a passionate and enthusiastic individual who like the members of staff at Lilleshall, pride and strive to give the best service possible for those who visit the centre and go the extra mile for customers when needed.


To be considered for this role, you will be able to demonstrate some experience within a sport/leisure environment or similar position with responsibility for achieving increased participation outcomes and it's desirable you will either possess a recognised sports/community development qualification or relevant experience and the willingness to undertake further training and development as necessary an appropriate formal qualification. 



You will have good IT, communication, report writing and presentation skills, the ability to plan and deliver sessions to diverse community groups, innovation in relation to programming, ability to work under pressure, manage time and meet deadlines, the ability to emphasise and work with customers of all age groups and levels of ability, travel when needed for meetings and events and have the capacity for improving self-awareness of performance and developing gaps in knowledge through research and completion of applicable training.


If you feel like you meet the above criteria and are looking for a new, challenging and varied role, please apply today!



Why Serco



Meaningful and vital work: Working within Leisure means that you'll play a critical role in ensuring that the communities we serve receive exceptional service and you'll help to provide our local communities with a safe and fun environment to stay healthy and connected to others. 


A world of opportunity: It takes a diverse team to support our Leisure business and we're big on internal progression. So, whether you specialise your skills, undertake additional training or progress into senior management you'll find all the opportunity you need to evolve your career. 


Great people: Our staff are dedicated to providing the best possible service for our customers and we welcome those who take similar pride in their work. 


What we offer


  • Free membership at the Centre plus heavily discounted use of classes and facilities.
  • Free safeguarding training and DBS check 
  • Excellent Development and Training Opportunities  
  • 6% employer matched pension contribution
  • 20 days annual leave, 21 days after a year + Public Holidays
  • Life assurance up to 2x base salary
  • Simply health cash plan
  • Anytime health line
  • Employee assistance programme
  • Benefits portal offering discounts on eating out, travel, shopping and entertainment
  • A safe and supportive culture  
  • A chance to make a positive difference to the community  


Serco/Serco Leisure Operating Limited are appointed as the Trust's Managing Agents. We manage the recruitment process and the Trust's employees in the delivery of the service on their behalf. The Trust is committed to equal opportunities and requests any potential applicant to contact the Recruitment Team on 0345 010 4000 as soon as possible if an applicant has any additional queries, requirements or will need additional time in submitting an application. Applicants should be aware that in line with the company's policy, employees will have a DBS check where appropriate.


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