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Active Outdoors Development Co-ordinator

Salary: £19,928 per annum, pro rata
Location: Whipsnade
Company: National Trust
Hours: Part time
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Are you a Keen, active person who would love to get involved in encouraging people to make more use of our wonderful spaces? If so, please carry on reading.

Hours: Part time hours to be discussed at interview which will include weekend hours.

Dunstable Downs is located within the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and marks the highest point in Bedfordshire. Comprising flower rich chalk grassland, deep sunken ways and grassy knolls, the Chilterns Gateway Centre gives spectacular views across the Aylesbury Vale. Locally loved, the Downs welcome visitors from many communities. These include families with kites and picnics, daily dog walkers and wildlife spotters. The wide open spaces are also used by many groups to get fit. These include Nordic walkers, park runners and a role and stroll group. The view café is a treat for many of our regulars.

We are passionate about creating a universally welcoming environment, we work with a range of partners to develop a more accessible offer for local communities so that everyone can access the countryside on their doorstep. As the active outdoors lead, your priority will be to make sure that you work with external sports providers to create a programme of taster sessions and regular activities that encourage people to get active outdoors. You will ensure that the programme enables people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities to get involved. You will continue to build on previously offered school holiday activities that are showcased through a summer of sport programme.

Please see role profile attached for more information.

Applications from internal employees who are under notice of redundancy are assessed against the minimum criteria listed below. All other applicants may be assessed against other criteria in the advert and role profile.

Any employees under notice of redundancy who meet the minimum criteria will progress to the next stage. In your application please provide details of how you meet the criteria for this role.

  • Excellent people management skills and experience of building and maintaining strong relationships both internally with an organisation and externally
  • Able to demonstrate that you will lead for a culture of exceptional customer service, every time for everyone
  • Some experience of planning and delivering inspirational sports activities that will help to strengthen the publics connection with nature/ outdoors
  • Practical experience in sports development and a clear understanding of the sports sector Knowledge and application of health and safety compliance and experience of producing risk assessments for day to day activities and events
  • Good written and verbal communication skills including public presentation
  • Experience of working with volunteers with a good understanding of the different approaches needed to reward, recognise and motivate volunteers
  • Regular weekend and school holiday working essential
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