SIMPLY AMAZING Project Officer

‘Become the Sports Development Officer & Project Lead CHILD UK’s Sports Projects!’

Have you got experience in managing projects with a wide range of partners?

Have you worked with young people aged 14-25?

Is it time for you to move into a new role, challenge yourself and move your career forward?

Well, we’ve got some exciting news.

We’re currently recruiting for a new role we’d love to have YOU on-board so you can;

  • Create Change in Welwyn & Hatfield: Two areas that are heading for a bright future. It’s now your chance to play a huge part in transforming young people’s lives in Welwyn & Hatfield.
  • Create Change in Other Locations: Around Hertfordshire and Surrounding Areas
  • Grow Professionally: With access to a massive amount of training courses, you’ll develop your skills to not only support you in your role, but your own professional development too.
  • Work With Our Partners: With a huge range of partners involved (such as the police, YMCA, Family Lives, Box Cleva) you’ll be able to make connections that will make a difference for young people and yourself for years to come
  • Start the Project: As a brand new project, you’ve got the opportunity to really make the role yours.
  • Be Amazing: Young people need a light and a direction. It’s your chance to Be Amazing.
  • Be Part of The Family: By Joining CHILD UK, you’re becoming one of the family.

Simply put – You’re about to play a huge part in transforming the lives of young people in Welwyn & Hatfield while developing your skills both personally and professionally.

How? Here’s how.

CHILD UK run several projects that play a huge part in the lives of 14-25 year olds in Hertfordshire.

By using sport, mentoring and education programmes as a tool, these projects can provide young people an alternate place between home, school or work where they can;

  • Smile, laugh and have FUN
  • Develop their social skills
  • Be active positively affect their physical and mental wellbeing
  • Try new sports, activities and educational programmes
  • Develop a habit of ‘sport for life’
  • Feel part of something positive
  • Excel and create a future for themselves both personally and professionally

These projects will aim to decrease the barriers young people face such as;

  • Time
  • Travel
  • Costs
  • Knowledge & Understanding
  • Support
  • Confidence & Self-Belief
  • Motivation, Behaviours & Attitudes
  • Health & Impairment

With Power, Comes Great Responsibility!

The Sports Development Officer role will involve the following 4 key areas;


  • Planning
  • Organising
  • Frameworks
  • Monitoring & Evaluating


  • Coaches
  • Youth Workers
  • Volunteers
  • Events


  • Research
  • Planning
  • Implementation


  • Initiatives


Your Day to Day Duties

  • Management: of project programmes, SLA’s and delivery staff.
  • Assisting: in steering groups to deliver an AMAZING projects that engages, retains and sustains participation in sport and physical activity
  • Support: our partners in planning and implementation of sport and physical activity initiatives
  • Form and Develop Partnerships: with local community groups, councillors, other sports agencies and wider community organisations.
  • Update: Council officers, local councillors and the mayor on the progress of projects.
  • Co-ordinate: relevant training and opportunities for young people and project delivery staff
  • ALWAYS Follow: CHILD UK and Hertfordshire Safeguarding policies and procedures.

Of course, to be AMAZING for this role you’ll need to have the following; (Essential)

  • What qualifications do you have?: NVQ Level 3 or above in a sport and health related field
  • Have you supported your community before?: Experience in sport, health and/or community development
  • Have you delivered multiple projects before?: Project management and delivery skills and experience
  • Do you know how to build and develop partnerships?: Supporting and advising a range of organisations (related and non-related to health and physical activity)
  • Can you type, click, edit and send?: Experience of using Microsoft Office and other basic IT related programmes and software
  • Where’s all your work? Brilliant organisational and presentation skills
  • How do you get around?: Due to the nature of the role you’ll need you own mode of transport as well


In addition, it would be super-AMAZING if you had; (Desirable)

  • Other sporting qualifications: Basketball, Football, Badminton, Athletics etc
  • Up to Date Safeguarding Certificate
  • Experience working with people who have disabilities and / or mental health issues
  • Knowledge of local area (Welwyn & Hatfield)

How To Apply

If you’re interested in becoming even more amazing, spreading health, hope and opportunities to Welwyn and Hatfield through sports and physical activity then waste no more time – we want to hear from you….yesterday!

Step #1

Click here to download the application form.

Click here to download the Job Spec & Further Information Sheet

Step #2

Send your application form to: with the subject header: ‘Simply Amazing Project officer – Pick Me!’

Looking forward to hearing from you!