Community Sports Officer

Discipline: Support Services
Job type: Permanent Full Time
Salary: £32,120.09
Contact name: Matthew Keown

Job ref: 189146

GLL is looking for a Community Sport Officer to work directly within the Sports Development Team for our council partner in Hammersmith & Fulham. If you have the skills and ambition to join us as a Community Sport Officer, there's never been a more exciting time to join us.


The primary role of a Community Sport Officer is to work as part of a team to engage with communities to increase their participation in sport and leisure based activities, reducing inequalities and improving their physical health and mental wellbeing.


The Community Sport Officer is a unique and exciting role that will contribute towards delivering a comprehensive Sports Development and Community Engagement plan for our sport and leisure facilities across Hammersmith & Fulham which considers the following principles;


  •             Participation: Grow participation in Hammersmith & Fulham's services and engage new audiences.

  •             Transforming Communities: Empower and invest in our communities to create sustainable change and impact.

  •             Access & Inclusion: Ensure all services are accessible to all our communities, providing additional support for those experiencing inequalities.

  •             Inform & Inspire: Raise awareness of the benefits of Hammersmith & Fulham's services, healthy lifestyles, and inspiring our communities.


The post will work with partners, communities and leisure centre teams to establish pathways of opportunities for individuals and communities to achieve their potential, through using physical activity and sport to tackle cross cutting issues such as health improvement and community development. The role will work with the leisure centres to ensure:


Policies and systems are in place that support our customers and colleague’s health & wellbeing and ensure equality

A choice of products are available, tailored to meet the needs of all audience types

Products and services that are accessible at the right time, place and price

Stakeholders and communities co- design, deliver and promote services

Audiences & stakeholders are engaged, reinforcing GLL’s position as the leading charitable social enterprise in the leisure sector

Investing in our people, local communities and volunteers to meet local needs


You will be dealing with a range of people as diverse as school children, the elderly, religious and ethnic groups, so you will need to have excellent communication skills to be able to relate to each type of person. Ideally you will be degree level qualified and have experience in planning and leading community, health or sport based activities and programmes.


You will be comfortable dealing with stakeholders at all levels and adept at giving presentations. A creative thinker, you will thrive on devising new initiatives to work with the community to foster their participation in leisure activities.


As a charitable social enterprise owned by its staff GLL has a great range of benefits for its employees:


A salary up to £32,120.09 per annum

A Values driven organisation

Learning & development to support career development

Good Pension schemes

Discounted gym membership for you and your partner.

Industry leading rates of pay

Opportunity to join the GLL Society and have a say in how we are run plus associated social events

Exclusive discounts on our villas in Portugal

Exclusive discounts on our Ski chalets in Bulgaria

Health assurance

Career pathways, professional development are just the start. To ensure you stay at the top of your game, we provide training with practical and theory elements too.

Discounts across thousands of retailers (GLL Extras)

25% off Red Letter Days

25% off Buy A Gift

20% off GLL spa experience treatments and associated products.

Ride to work scheme

Free eye tests and discounted glasses


About GLL:

As the UK’s largest leisure operator and charitable social enterprise, we offer a range of careers for everyone in our local communities. We manage over 400 facilities across England, Wales and Northern Ireland, including public sport and leisure centres, elite sporting venues, libraries and children’s centres. Our people are from the communities we serve and help us make real changes in their local area.


Our people are from the communities we serve and help us make real changes in their local area.


So whether your ambitions lie in sport and leisure, events & catering, health & beauty, corporate support or working with children, you’ll be able to find your ideal new job at GLL.


Passionate about seeing our communities thrive, we invest back into our facilities, projects and people and are Investors in People Silver Award employer.


However you choose to work with us, you can be sure that you will be a valued member of our team, working with great colleagues, and making a real difference to people’s lives.


We are an inclusive employer. We seek and welcome diversity in our teams.

All pay rates are subject to skills, experience, qualifications and location.