Vacancy: Disability Development Officer

Location: Based from home
Deadline: 28 Sep 2017
Hours: 37.5 hours per week
Type of Contract: Permanent
Salary: £23,923 – £30,090 per annum (Regionally based) £28,139 – £35,393 per annum (London based)
Interview date: Friday, 6 October 2017

An exceptional opportunity has arisen within AoC Sport as we recruit for a newly created post of Disability Development Officer. We are seeking an enthusiastic and experienced professional with an understanding of the college sector and experience of working at a strategic level with disability sport organisations to join our policy and development team.

In this role you will lead on the research, planning and delivery of physical activity and sport opportunities for students with disabilities in mainstream and specialist colleges. To do this you will need to establish and maintain effective relationships with a wide range of partners for which you will need strong communication and influencing skills. You will have an important role in the implementation of the policy ‘Fit for College, Fit for Work, Fit for Life’ with a focus on ensuring all our activities are accessible to all students with a disability.

This is an exciting time to join our team as we plan to meet the challenges of the Government and Sport England strategies as well as achieving our aim of getting every student active.

To be successful in this role you must be able to work with a wide range of partners to achieve shared outcomes, be equally happy to work collaboratively within a team and independently, be proactive in building partnerships and able to make decisions quickly. It is important that you can review and analyse new information quickly and accurately and use it to produce clear messages for a range of audiences. You should also value diversity at work, be prepared to work flexibly, manage multiple priorities and take responsibility for completing the job at hand to a high standard. If this is you, we would like to hear from you.

Please refer to the job description and person specification for more details about this role.

About AoC Sport

AoC Sport is the lead membership organisation for college sport and physical activity and is an Association of Colleges (AoC) subsidiary company.

AoC Sport encourages and supports every student to participate in sport and physical activity as an integrated part of their college experience. Offering a range of specialist advice, training and events, AoC Sport champions a whole-organisation, cross-curricular approach to physical activity, which results in dynamic college communities, healthy students and an economic boost to the bottom line.

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Talk to us:

If you have any questions about the role please contact the HR team on 0207 034 9910 or alternatively you can email any questions to

For an informal discussion about the role please contact Donna Thompson on 07880 230532 or via email at


To apply, please send us your current CV along with a cover letter detailing how your key skills, knowledge and experience meet the requirements of the person specification for the role along with a completed equal opportunities form to Please note that your equal opportunities form will be separated from your application and will not be considered by the shortlisting panel.

Please note that all applicants must have the right to work in the UK to be considered for this role and will be expected to provide proof of this if invited for interview.

Your application must be submitted and received by 5pm, Thursday 28 September 2017.

AoC is an Equal Opportunities employer.

Thank you for your interest in working at AoC

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