VACANCY: Policy & Projects Officer (South) – Maternity Cover

Location: Homeworking (UK)
Deadline: 6 July 2020
Hours: Full time, 37.5 hours per week
Type of Contract: Fixed Term (10 Aug 2020 – 10 Aug 2021)
Salary: c£29,000
Interview date: W/c 13 July 2020

An exceptional opportunity has arisen within AoC Sport as we recruit for a Policy and Projects Officer to work in the South areas covering the South West, South East, London and the East regions.  We are seeking an enthusiastic professional with a background in sport policy and project work 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 lead on our volunteering and mental health projects. You will also 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

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If you have any questions or would like to discuss the role in more detail please contact Matt Rhodes, Policy Manager on 07471 952593 or email Alternatively you can email any questions to

How to apply

If you believe you have the skills, experience and attributes to hit the ground running in this position we would welcome your application.

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

Policy and Projects Officer – Job Description & Person Specification

Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form 2020

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 9am on Monday, 29 June 2020.

AoC is an Equal Opportunities employer.

**Thank you for your interest in working at AoC**


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