Community Activator

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013048 013049
Communities and Neighbourhoods
£32,909 - £36,298pa pro rata for hours worked
Full Time

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Job Title: Community Activator 2 x posts
Post Number: 013048 & 013049
Salary: £32,909 - £36,298pa pro rata for hours worked
Working Hours: 37 Hours
Location: Stevenage
Contract: Permanent

The Heart of a Town Lies in its People” and at Stevenage Borough Council our people are at the heart of what we do.

As the First New Town in the UK, Stevenage has a unique history and story to tell.

We have recently announced a £350million scheme for the first phase of the regeneration of Stevenage Town Centre and we have recently awarded an Active Communities contract to one of the UK’s leading operators and a planned new £40million leisure facility.

We have an opportunity for an outstanding candidate to join our dynamic team in this unique role to, develop, manage, deliver, and support a wide and diverse programme of activity at Fairlands Valley Park Sailing Centre and other areas of the town.

The successful applicant will need to be a team player and an excellent and persuasive communicator with a proven record of delivering success.

We are looking for an experienced professional who has previously worked in similar roles and who is dynamic and with natural leadership abilities together with drive and commitment to initiating and delivering innovation and cultural change.

The successful candidate will have unrivalled experience of working within leisure sports and water based development sectors. To be considered for the role you will need to have a proven track record of success in these areas of work be a strong swimmer willing to gain further funded water and dry based qualification together with the ability to manage and lead an extensive work programme which includes

• To manage a water based activity centre at Fairlands Valley Park
• Working with a variety of partners and organisations to deliver significant improvements to active participation, health and wellbeing of the local community.
• Develop and deliver water and land based courses and programmes for the community
• Be customer focused and prepared to meet seasonal demands of the service
• To be forward thinking, self-motivated and have a unique set of skills and experiences that will harness opportunities that arise within the sectors of work
• Be prepared to work unsocial hours, evenings, weekends and bank holidays and respond to seasonal variations e.g., annualised hours

Our benefits
We offer a range of benefits to support our staff including:
• Pension Scheme: We offer a career average pension scheme, providing generous benefits upon retirement, as well as a lump sum and pension for dependants
• Flexible working: available upon request, subject to operational requirements.
• Part time and Job share: all our full time vacancies are open to job share unless otherwise stated.
• A variety of different types of paid and unpaid leave covering emergency and planned leave, maternity, paternity, adoption and parental leave.
• 25 days holiday rising to 31 days (depending on Local Government service)
• An extensive range of learning and development opportunities
• Confidential advice and support on personal, work, family and relationship issues, 24/7, from our Employee Assistance Programme
• Season ticket loans and discounts for public transport
• Cycle to Work scheme
• Stevenage Credit Union: secure savings, free life insurance and access to cheap loans.
• Employee Discounts: via monthly paid membership of the Civil Service Sports Council (CSSC)
• Discounted Health and Fitness membership
• Trade Unions: For a small fee, all employees have the opportunity to join a Trade Union.

Application Details

For an informal discussion about this role please contact Geoff Caine or call 07827881208

To apply online, please visit

Closing date for receipt of applications: 2 June 2023
Interviews will be held week commencing: 12 June 2023

Please note that if we receive a large volume of applications for this role, we reserve the right to close this vacancy ahead of the published closing date

Stevenage Borough Council (SBC) is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff, volunteers and recruitment candidates to share this commitment. SBC shall take all reasonable steps to employ staff who are safe to work with children, young people and vulnerable adults. For posts identified with regular contact with these groups applicants will be required to undertake a Value Based Interview. The council supports the legislative requirements for employing and maintaining safer staff and the guidance specified by Hertfordshire Safeguarding Adults Board

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