Vacancy: Policy and Projects Officer (North)

Location: Home based
Deadline: 9 March 2018
Hours: 37.5 hours per week
Type of Contract: Permanent
Salary: £27,505
Interview date: 15th March 2018 (Nottingham) & 16th March 2018 (London)

An exceptional opportunity has arisen within AoC Sport as we recruit for a Policy and Projects Officer to work in the North and Midlands areas covering the North West, North East, Yorkshire & Humber, East Midlands and West Midlands regions.

We are seeking an enthusiastic and experienced professional with an excellent understanding of the college sector.  In this role you will act as the lead voice for college sport in the area, cascading and informing national policy and initiatives whilst establishing and maintaining effective relationships with a wide range of partners.  To do this 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 the three key strategic outcomes – Education, Employment and Health.  You will take a lead role in designing and delivering Sport England-funded projects focusing on the most inactive students.  You will also monitor developments in relation to education policy, funding, inspection and other issues of importance to colleges interpreting, assessing and communicating the impact of these on college sport.  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.

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.

Full details of this opportunity are contained within the Job Description below

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Talk to us

If you have any questions about working for AoC please contact the HR team on 0207 034 9900 or email

For an informal discussion about the post please contact Matt Rhodes on 07471 952593 or email


To apply, please email us your CV along with a cover letter detailing how your key skills, knowledge and experience meet the requirements for the role along with a completed equal opportunities form.

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 an interview.

Your application must be submitted and received by 5pm on Friday, 9 March 2018.

**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**

AoC is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

Thank you for your interest in working at AoC.



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