Current Vacancies

Canterbury Christ Church University – Active Health Coordinator (Health, Fitness and Wellbeing)

Closing date: Thursday 29th September

An incredible opportunity has arisen at Canterbury Christ Church University for a Fitness & Wellbeing specialist.  Responsibilities will include:

  • Deliver and create new and exciting fitness services
  • Create interventions and wellbeing programmes that change people’s lives
  • Help get more of our University more active
  • Promote our services and encourage people to take part

They are looking for an outgoing candidate with a passion for fitness and wellbeing. their vibrant and friendly team promotes creativity, and they want their staff to thrive as they  provide a huge range of active health opportunities to the students and staff.

For more information and to apply for this role, please visit the Canterbury Christ Church University recruitment page.

Kent FA Football Development Officer (Inclusion)

Closing date: Friday 23rd September

Kent FA is looking for an enthusiastic Football Development Officer (Inclusion) with a passion for grassroots football to join the team. The successful candidate will be responsible for supporting the implementation and delivery of the FA National Game Strategy and the Kent Football Strategy, helping to deliver a sustainable plan for growing disability participation levels, and successful delivery of the Equality Action Plan.

For more information and to apply for this role, please visit the Kent FA recruitment page.

Kent FA Designated Safeguarding Assistant (Maternity Cover)

Closing date: Friday 23rd September

Responsible for supporting the implementation and delivery of safeguarding within Kent FA, implementing and maintaining The FA’s Safeguarding Operating Standard and providing support to key volunteers to embed safeguarding across the game in Kent. The successful candidate will have a safeguarding qualification and/or relevant experience in a child protection, safeguarding, or welfare role.

For more information and to apply for this role, please visit the Kent FA recruitment page.

Cancer Research UK – Seasonal Events Assistants

Closing date: ongoing

Cancer Research UK have a number of opportunities for seasonal events staff across 2023. Cancer Research UK’s Events team delivers a variety of events across the UK including Race for Life 3K, 5K, 10K, Pretty Muddy, Shine and over 50 third party events supporting our participants.

Event Assistants play an integral role in the successful delivery of each of these events.

For more information, please visit the Cancer Research UK seasonal events webpage.

Local Coaching Opportunities

Team Theme: info@teamthemekent.co.uk

Website: Total Sports Coaching

Rugbytots

Rugbytots are recruiting, with opportunities across the county. If you’re energetic and outgoing, can engage with young children and encourage their development, you’ll love working with Rugbytots.

For northeast Kent, covering Sittingbourne, Faversham, Canterbury and Thanet, contact jolyon@rugbtots.co.uk, 0345 3130435.

For west Kent, covering Tonbridge, Maidstone and Sevenoaks, contact westkent@rugbytots.co.uk.

Careers in Sport

Find jobs from leading organisations across the sports & fitness industry. Apply online today and take the next steps. Careers in Sports jobs are updated daily, and you can apply directly.

Follow this link to browse Careers in Sport’s job listings

UK Sport

UK Sport provides strategic investment to enable Great Britain’s Olympic and Paralympic sports and athletes to achieve their full medal winning potential. They advertise UK based sports jobs on their website.

Follow this link to browse UK Sport’s job listings

Further Education

Canterbury Christ Church University – Foundation Degree in Physical Education and Physical Activity

Two year programme starting in September 2022 designed for students who are currently working in a physical education setting and who want to obtain a qualification whilst only attending university one day a week.

Follow this link to CCCU Foundation degree

Canterbury Christ Church University – BA Top Up year in Physical Education and Physical Activity

A natural follow on from the Foundation Degree, on successful completion of this students will obtain a BA (Hons) in Physical Education and Physical Activity.  Again, this programme is only one day a week.  The next cohort will start in September 2022.

Follow this link to CCCU BA Top Up Year

Work Experience / Placement

Active Kent & Medway receives many requests from people looking to undertake work experience or placements within the service.

Any enquiries for work placements must go throughKent County Council, where you will find details of the types of placements which can be offered and the application form.

We also suggest that those looking for work experience get in touch with the Sports Development unit in their local area, who may be able to offer opportunities. It is important to note that work experience cannot be guaranteed.

Guide to jobs and volunteering in the sports sector

This guide details the many benefits that young people can experience from undertaking voluntary work experience and lists some of the various careers that are on offer within the sports sector. We hope that you find this information interesting, informative and a help in seeing the huge variety of careers that are open to all young people within the Sports Sector.

Follow this link to Jobs and Volunteering in the Sports Sector (download pdf)

Submit an opportunity

If you wish to submit a job opportunity to be published on this page, please email us at activekent@kent.gov.uk.