Scottish Disability Sport - Perth & Kinross Disability Sport Co-Ordinator

Scottish Diasbility Sport and Perth & Kinross Disability are looking for a Sport Co-Ordinator

Closing Date: 12th June

Salary: £14 per hour
Hours: Part time, flexible working (based on 1000 hours per annum – approx. 20 hours a week)
Duration: Fixed term until 30 March 2019 (potential for a further 2 years and beyond subject to securing funding)
Contract: Self-employed
Deadline: Tuesday 12 June 2018
Interviews: Tuesday 26 June 2018 (or by arrangement)

Perth & Kinross Disability Sport (PKDS) is a voluntary sport group whose main aim is to lead in the development of sport for people with physical, sensory or learning disabilities in partnership with key local agencies and local authority area of Perth & Kinross. PKDS is a member branch of Scottish Disability Sport (SDS) who are the governing body of sport for athletes and players with a physical, sensory or learning disability. The committee of PKDS now wishes to appoint a co-ordinator to join the branch.

The Purpose of the Post
To co-ordinate and develop a range of physical activity and sport sessions and events for children, young people and adults with physical, learning and sensory disabilities in the Perth & Kinross area.

The successful candidate must have a clean full UK driving license with access to a car and will possess excellent interpersonal, communication and organisational skills, will be self-motivated and able to work independently and as part of a team.

Key Responsibilities
The successful candidate will be responsible and report to Perth & Kinross Disability Sport (PKDS). The post holder will be required to: 

  • To secure sufficient funds for the ongoing development of PKDS in accordance with OSCR guidelines and procedures. This will include 50% of the post holder salary for years 2 and 3. 
  • Co-ordinate the selection and attendance of Perth & Kinross and Tayside teams to compete in SDS National events.
  • Develop, co-ordinate and promote education and development opportunities for Perth & Kinross’s coaches and volunteers working with disabled athletes and players.
  • Co-ordinate and manage the PKDS/ Tayside events programme in partnership with key agencies in the authority and region and promote physical activity and sport sessions for children, young people and adults with physical, learning and sensory disabilities.
  • Create, maintain and develop partnerships, liaising with local authority partners and other stakeholders to support people with a disability into sport 
  • Contribute positively to the PKDS strategic development planning processes and ensure robust governance structures which will lead to Re-accreditation of the SDS Minimum Operating Requirements quality mark
  • Actively celebrate and promotes Perth & Kinross successes and positive role models in disability sport through PKDS.
  • Monitor and evaluate all PKDS Programmes.
  • Promote and market PKDS programmes and services.
  • Act as secretariat for the PKDS Committee.
  • Represent PKDS at related and relevant meetings as required.
  • Process and administer Protected Vulnerable Group (PVG) forms

General Responsibilities

  • Any other reasonable duties as delegated from time to time that are appropriate to this position
  • Contribute as appropriate to newsletter, website and other publications.
  • Management
  • The post holder should report to and meet with the PKDS Chair on a regular basis to review progress. The post holder should also provide regular updates to the Trustees of the branch at the regular PKDS Trustee meetings. The Trustees will make all decisions associated with the strategic procedures of the post with appropriate input from the post-holder.

Essential skills for the role

  • Able to work on own initiative with minimum of direct supervision
  • Previous experience in working with and supporting people with a disability 
  • Sound administration skill, delivering a range of diverse project activities 
  • A background demonstrating good event planning and coordinating skills
  • Familiar with the landscape of sport in a local, regional and national setting
  • Good working knowledge of various IT packages – predominantly Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint, however awareness of online survey and evaluation tools such as Survey Monkey, Cognito Forms etc would be desirable.
  • Comfortable with the use of social media and maintaining a website
  • Hold a current full and clean driving licence – it is recommended that the post holder should have valid insurance for business use

Desirable skills for the role

  • Able to demonstrate influencing and leadership skills in business and sporting settings using excellent communication skills
  • Creativity, imagination and entrepreneurial attitude to fundraising
  • Able to meet financial targets and deadlines
  • Able to express your ideas clearly and confidently 
  • Able to motivate others and work as part of a team
  • Demonstrate commitment to the aims and objectives of PKDS
  • Demonstrate resilience and adaptability when faced with setbacks
  • Application procedure
  • The closing date for receipt of applications is Tuesday 12 June 2018. A CV and cover letter stating reason for application must be sent to Mark Gaffney by this date.

Further information
For further information about the post of any related enquiries please contact:

Mark Gaffney
Scottish Disability Sport

Interviews and start date
Interviews are scheduled to take place on Tuesday 26 June 2018 in Perth & Kinross with shortlisted candidates being notified no later than Thursday 21 June. It is intended that the post will commence in July 2018 subject to the successful applicant’s notice period and availability.

Notes to applicants
Perth & Kinross Disability Sport is an equal opportunities organisation and aims to provide a working environment free from any form of harassment, intimidation, victimisation or unjustifiable discrimination. We aim to ensure that no job applicant receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of gender, marital status, race, colour, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, age or disability. All appointments are made purely on the basis of merit and ability.