We’re recruiting – Sports Buddies Project Coordinator

  •  PaulR
  •  05/05/2021
  •  News

Sports Buddies Project Coordinator job advert

Salary – £21,166pa 22½ hours per week (Pro rata £12,871)

Contract length – 6 months with intention to extend subject to funding

Start date – 1st July ‘21

Do you love sport or physical activity?

Are you an experienced project coordinator?

Are you skilled at supporting people with learning disabilities?

Are you good at making things happen quickly?

If yes to all of these we have just the job for you.

Sports Buddies is an evolution of our successful Gig Buddies model where we match up people with learning disabilities with a volunteer who shares the same interests so they can build a long lasting friendship.

With lockdown restrictions starting to ease we are keen to support people with learning disabilities to get back out and active in a safe way.

You will be responsible for:

  • Overseeing the development and delivery of the Sports Buddies project
  • Recruiting, training and matching volunteers
  • Looking for opportunities for physical activity in a wide variety of settings: sports, walks, fitness, dancing and whatever is in your imagination
  • Running social meet ups with a physical activity focus

The role will be based at our office in Hove but will involve a lot of travelling around Sussex to make links and support people to make new connections. You will need to be a driver with access to a car to perform this role.

The hours that you work will be flexible.

Key dates

  • Deadline for applications 5pm 21st May ‘21
  • Interviews 1st June
  • Start date 1st July

How to apply

Download the job pack here (job description and person specification)

Download the application form here

Please note we can’t accept any CVs for this post.


We are a charity built on the foundations of how we want society to be. We are therefore committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and applications are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race of religion. Ours is a community where diversity is valued and respected and all are loved.

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