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Kirkwall Town Hall Broad Street Kirkwall Orkney, KW15 1DH
£38,528 - £42,561 per year pro rata
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Position Type:
Part Time
16 hours per week


Sport and Leisure

Active Schools Coordinator

16 hours per week
Temporary up to 20 February 2025
£38,528 - £42,561 pro rata / £21.11 - £23.32 per hour (including Distant Islands Allowance)

In February 2003, the Scottish Executive launched the National Physical Activity Strategy which clearly defined Active Schools as an area of focus. Sportscotland and Orkney Islands Council are committed to the Active Schools Network and its fundamental aim of offering all children and young people the opportunities and motivation to adopt active, healthy lifestyles, now and into adulthood.

This is a key appointment to support the current, and develop new, opportunities for all school pupils to participate in regular, frequent, safe, and fun physical activity (incorporating sport, play, arts, health and active travel). As a result, you must have at least one year's experience of working with children and young people in the areas of education, sport, arts, health, leisure and/or recreation industry and be educated to Degree level in a relevant discipline.

You will be expected to travel efficiently and effectively between various work locations within Orkney to meet the operational requirements of the Service.

The post is subject to membership of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme in respect of regulated work with children.

Prospective applicants are invited to discuss the post by contacting Katell Roche, Team Manager (Sport & Leisure), on 01856 873535 extension 2430, or by email: 

Closing Date: Sunday 21 April 2024

Please note that interview expenses are not payable for this post.

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