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Project support officer Directly responsible to: Active Kids for All Manager Salary Range: £ 23,230 -27,775 Location: Loughborough based (home/remote working will be considered) Fixed term contract until July 2016 Role purpose EFDS is overseeing the delivery of two exciting projects through the Sainsbury’s Active Kids for All (AK4A) initiative;  AK4A Inclusive PE training: This project operates across the UK delivered in partnership with the four Home Country National Disability Sports Organisations. The training aims to enable teachers and non-teaching staff to deliver inclusive physical education (PE) and through doing so increase participation of young disabled people in PE, school sport and beyond.  AK4A Community Training: This project operates across England delivered in partnership with Sport England and Sport Coach UK. This project aims to Identify, recruit and train an effective workforce to increase the number of active coaches coaching disabled people, contributing to an increase in participation levels of disabled people in sport and ensuring smooth transition between school and community sport. This post holder, alongside the Active Kids for All manager, will support achievement of all programme objectives including: AK4A IPE  To provide 24,000 teachers, trainee teachers and learning support assistants working in mainstream schools in the UK with the knowledge, skills and confidence required to fully include young disabled people in quality PE provision by September 2016. 

Through the provision of specialist PE training and resources to directly benefit 560,000 children with disabilities or special educational needs (SEN) in the UK, giving them a positive and inclusive experience of PE.

AK4A Community  10,000 community activity leaders and coaches to received appropriate training to deliver confident sports-based grassroots sessions to disabled participants in a positive and structured way.  Through the provision of specialist training Increase the overall participation levels of disabled people in sport.

Key responsibilities For both AK4A Inclusive PE and community programmes;

1. To support effective programme co-ordination, implementation and evaluation as directed by AK4A Manager. 2. Lead on the implementation of project marketing and communication plans ensuring that all required actions within the plan are achieved and recorded. 3. Support implementation of programme reporting framework, to include analysing data and supporting production of reports both internally and externally. 4. Collate and disseminate effective practice demonstrated through AK4A. 5. Ensure that electronic, web based and printed resources are accessible and updated as appropriate. 6. Respond to enquiries received surrounding the AK4A initiatives and manage any programme administration processes. 7. Ensure information exchange across the programme to secure best practice and continuous improvement. 8. Any other responsibilities appropriate to the level and purpose of the role as agreed with line Manager.

Contribution to the Work of EFDS 1.

To work as a central member of the EFDS team to achieve the key organisational outcomes.


To work closely with colleagues within EFDS to ensure colleagues are engaged and informed of the work of both AK4A IPE & Community programmes.

Other requirements of role Ability to travel independently and willing to work away from normal place of work as required. The post holder will need the flexibility to work unsocial hours including evenings and weekends.

Equality and diversity EFDS is committed to championing equality and diversity in all aspects of employment and in the services that it provides. All employees are expected to understand and promote the EFDS Equal Opportunities Policy in the course of their work. All EFDS staff are required to actively promote the equal opportunities policy and influence and encourage the empowerment of disabled people within sport and physical activity.

Assessment Framework Please see the associated “competency framework�.

1 2 3 4 5 6(a) 6(b) 6(c)

Competencies Personal Effectiveness Individual Impact Managing Change Leadership Delivering Results Technical Knowledge – Sports and Disabled People Technical Knowledge – Marketing and communications Technical Knowledge – Physical Education

Level 3 2/3 2 2 3 3

Method of Assessment* A, P I, P I, A, P A, I, P A, I I


A, P



*Method of Assessment A: I: P:

Activity Competency element of interview Presentation (to interview panel)

Please send your applications by email to or post to: English Federation of Disability Sport, SportPark, Loughborough University, 3 Oakwood Drive, Loughborough, Leicestershire LE11 3QF Closing date for applications: Friday 22nd November 2013 by 5.00 pm Interview dates: 02/12/2013 & 03/12/2013 in Loughborough

English Federation of Disability Sport SportPark, Loughborough University 3 Oakwood Drive Loughborough Leicestershire LE11 3QF Tel 01509 227750 Fax 01509 227777

Ak4a project support officer jd  

November 2013

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