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11 January 2017

Work for Pompey in the Community

Job title: Community Cohesion Co-ordinator
Salary: £18,000-£20,000 per annum. Fixed-term contract until December 15 2017
Department/Service: Community Cohesion
Responsible to: Head of Community Cohesion

Purpose of Job
The purpose of this unique and challenging community-facing role is to deliver high quality engaging, and purposeful community outreach sports and inclusion initiatives across Portsmouth and the surrounding areas.

In addition, the post-holder will take on additional responsibilities to lead and administer the city-wide Raise Your Game Project.

Working directly with the local population, the role-holder will act as a lead member of delivery staff in the Community Cohesion team, often engaging with hard to reach communities, underrepresented groups, young people at risk of anti-social behaviour or substance misuse, using sport, education and community events as a tool for social integration and whole person development.

Managing the Comic Relief-funded Raise Your Game project, the role-holder will oversee the administration, planning, co-ordination and reporting of this free, open access, rewarding community focused initiative.

The successful applicant will need to be able demonstrate experience of working directly with young people in either an educational or community environment, as well recent experience of sports coaching.

The post-holder will work a 37.5-hour week which will include both regular evening and weekend work.

Principle Duties
- Delivery of regular sessions across a spectrum of Community Cohesion projects
- Promote the engagement of Raise Your Game; encouraging a range of vulnerable and targeted young people in the community and at schools who are at risk or are engaging in criminality, and alcohol and substance misuse
- Support individual participants holistically to develop as people and future leaders
- Assist the Community Cohesion Manager in providing accurate regular participant registrations
- Assist the Community Cohesion Manager in providing qualitative and quantitated evidence on sessional progress
- Work with all members of the Community Cohesion team to identify and implement best practice across all activities
- Take part in any other duties as deemed appropriate by the Community Cohesion Manager.
- Establish and maintain good working relationships with project stakeholders and local community leaders

Professional Competencies
- Possess excellent interpersonal skills
- Be flexible in working hours to meet the needs of the role – this will include weekend and evening working
- Positive, enthusiastic and motivated with genuine desire to supersede client expectations
- Ability to react quickly to problems in a calm and professional manner
- To represent PitC in a loyal, professional and knowledgeable manner at all times
- A positive attitude to help others in the local community
- The ability to travel regularly and independently throughout the city

Personal Specification
- Hold a minimum of FA Level 2 qualification
- Valid DBS certificate (at Enhanced Level) – this will need to be submitted through PitC at appointment
- Valid FA Safeguarding certificate
- Valid FA Emergency First Aid certificate
- An additional sports coaching qualification
- Youth work, sports coaching or educational experience
- Experience in dealing with challenging young people
- GCSE Maths and English A-C
- Driving licence and access to own vehicle

- Experience of working in partnerships with other agencies to deliver shared outcomes
- A range of qualifications linked to the delivery of disability sports
- Experience in administering funded sports/community programmes
- Experience of working to achieve determined key performance indicators

To apply for this role, please send an appropriate covering letter, explaining how you meet the professional competencies and personal specification listed in the role profile, in addition to your CV, to

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