Argyle Community Trust

Plymouth Argyle Community Trust Job Vacancy

Widening Participation Officer role with Plymouth Argyle Community Trust

ARGYLE Community Trust is looking to recruit a Widening Participation Officer to deliver a number of exciting new and existing projects through the brand of Plymouth Argyle FC.

The main focus will be to develop health and disability programmes within the vicinity of Plymouth, using the positive influence of the football club to engage with hard to reach groups and those who may not have had the opportunity to be involved with a professional football club.  

The post-holder will deliver sport-specific and fundamental coaching to disability projects in ability counts, school settings and extended community provisions. Other elements of the role will see the post-holder create a number of health programmes, including walking football, weight loss football, support of veterans through Royal British Legion funding and dementia support designed to hit local priority health targets that are linked to Plymouth’s Health Strategy, using the club as a central hub for improving health.  

As a registered charity, Argyle Community Trust works in close conjunction with Plymouth Argyle Football Club with many people across several sectors where sport has proven to be the ideal tool for creating lasting engagement with individuals. 

The candidate must have a good knowledge of national health programmes, local health priorities and a good understanding of barriers to participation. The officer will be charged with managing and delivering multiple projects where feedback and results is a key component of the project.

Experience of football, multi-sports coaching and fitness sessions in a wide range of settings, including schools, sports centres and in varied community work for people of all ages and abilities is essential. We would expect the candidate to have a number of other sports coaching qualifications and be computer literate.

The post-holder will, at times, deliver on other community-based projects.

Argyle Community Trust is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all participants on our programmes and promotes robust policies to ensure that our staff and volunteers adhere to safe practices.

The post is full time and is offered on a 12 month fixed-term contract and will work alongside the Devon FA Disability Programme of work.

How to apply

If you can meet the specifications and would like to become part of the Argyle Community Trust team, complete the attached application form and send with a covering letter explaining why you would be the best person for the job to:

Job description

application form

Jason Chapman
Deputy Community Manager
Argyle Community Trust
Home Park 

Or e-mail 

Closing date for applications Wednesday, March 7, 2018, 5.00pm

Argyle Community Trust

Argyle Community Trust is the charitable arm of Plymouth Argyle football club. Argyle Community Trust has a clear vision to be an active, inspirational and inclusive community hub for the South West region. The trust aims to have a positive impact on a range of groups from diverse backgrounds and to provide the local community with the opportunity to explore their full potential, improve their life chances and aspirations through the power of football and physical activity.