The Guernsey Sports Commission is looking to increase its pool of staff available to work with children and young people on its Street Sports Programme.
‘We are recruiting additional part-time, temporary and ad-hoc staff to support our community sports offering working during the evenings,’ said the Commission’s Operations Director, Graham Chester.
‘This is an ideal opportunity for any students with a real passion for sport or those looking for a few extra hours of work on a regular basis to help us improve access to sport and activity for children and young people who may experience social and/or economic difficulties.
‘Staff need to be 17 or over, have a passion for sport and enjoy working with children and young people.
‘We currently run three Street Sports sessions as week; two at Les Genats Estate on a Tuesday and Thursday evening and another football-focused session on a Friday evening at Beau Sejour,’ said Graham.
‘These sessions provide an opportunity for young people to be active, socialise, have fun, play sports and learn new skills. Our Street Sports staff help plan and run the sessions, in discussion with the children and young people themselves, with the ultimate aim of encouraging them to participate in sport outside of the Street Sports sessions. In return, the Sports Commission can offer additional training, mentoring and further opportunities to work during school holidays or at other one-off events.’
The Commission is looking to recruit both Street Sports leaders and assistants and also welcomes volunteers who may be keen to give some time to support community sports. Volunteers can be 16 or over and this is an ideal way to gain experience working in a sports environment.
‘We are in the process of reviewing and further developing our whole community sports offer so there may be further opportunities for staff to work with all age groups within our community, at some point in the future,’ said Graham.
‘We know that taking part in sport, whatever your age, can have a positive impact on your physical and mental health and wellbeing. The Guernsey Sports Commission continues to promote increased participation at all levels and looks forward to hearing from people who may be keen to join us.’
Information about the vacancies, including job descriptions, are available on the Commission’s website https://guernseysports.com/about/vacancies/
Anyone interested can also contact a member of the team to find out more about the roles or email firstname.lastname@example.org .