Active Schools Coordinator

Favourite Orkney Islands Council
Ref no: ORK01924
Closes: Sunday, 24th September 2017
Published: Thursday, 7th September 2017
Location: Council Offices, Kirkwall, Orkney
Salary: £28,304 - £31,845 per year Pro Rata
Hours: 32.00 hours per week
Contract Type: Permanent
Position Type: Part Time
Organisation: Orkney Islands Council
Category: Education
Sub-category: Community Learning & Development


Sport and Leisure

Active Schools Coordinator

32 hours per week
£30,352 - £33,893 pro rata (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 it’s 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 school pupils to participate in regular, frequent, safe and fun physical activity.  As a result, you must have at least one year's experience of working with young people in the areas of education, sport; and be educated to a 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 Garry Burton, Sport and Leisure Service Manager, telephone 01856 873535 ext 2440 or email

Closing Date: Sunday 24 September 2017

Please note that interview expenses will be paid for this post.

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