Assistant Streetsport Development Officer

£16,776 - £19,828 per year Pro Rata
05 Oct 2016
24 Oct 2016
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Summary

Are you the person who can help deliver and develop our growing Streetsport project?

The Streetsport project aims to tackle anti-social behaviour in Aberdeen City, by utilising mobile sports arena’s to encourage young people to try a whole range of both sporting and non-sporting activities in areas where high levels of anti-social behaviour exist.

You will assist in the delivery and implementation of the Streetsport programme to youth’s across the communities of Aberdeen City. Our exciting long term strategy is now being rolled out and we want you to be able to say “I played a part”. 

The role involves leading a team of ad-hoc sports coaches and volunteers to utilise two mobile sport arenas to deliver sporting activities to targeted areas of Aberdeen.

You will have experience of leading activity sessions ranging from sport to art within areas of Multiple Deprivation, have good communication skills, have a good basic health and safety knowledge and have a strong commitment to customer care.

You will be up-to-date with all developments in the field and hold a full driving license. Relevant youth work qualifications and NGB coaching awards are desirable.  Enthusiasm and motivational skills are a must, as is the ability to relate well to youth’s from various backgrounds. Experience of working in a team but also using your own initiative is also imperative.

In short, you will have energy, drive and dynamism and be committed to playing a major role in the running of the Denis Law Legacy Trust’s “Streetsport” programme and help provide an excellent service to both its partners and more importantly the youth’s of Aberdeen.

This is a fantastic and rare opportunity to pursue a career in a programme primed for national expansion, based in a state of the art facility (RGU SPORT). You will be working in a superb environment with unrivalled focus and drive, supported by a team of experienced and like minded colleagues. 

A Disclosure Scotland check will be requested for the successful applicant.

Closing Date: 21 October 2016

Interview Date: 28 October 2016

Job Description


The Streetsport Development Officer


Volunteers, Soccaristas and Streetsport participants


Ensuring Streetsport sessions are run safely and effectively, To provide a rewarding volunteering experience as well as overseeing mentoring of both volunteers and Soccaristas (young volunteers). Coordinate a structured programme of activity for young people across Aberdeen.


Assist the Streetsport Development Officer to ensure that the aims & objectives of the Streetsport programme are met.

Oversee the marketing, promotion and running of Streetsport sessions/events.

Have an understanding of Health & Safety procedures.

Assist in volunteer management, recruitment and coordination.

In collaboration with others strive to ensure that key targets for the project are met.

Be prepared to work with and develop the potential of young persons in challenging situations.

Commit to the principles of the Streetsport project.

Whenever possible promote the ethic of Streetsport.

Build effective working relationships and co-operation with other managers and staff of all present and future partners involved in the project.

As appropriate, represent the interests of StreetSport in relevant internal and external fora and to relevant external organisations.

Assure compliance with the University’s policies and procedures and with the directions of the Forum.

Carry out such other related duties as required.

Person Specification


Qualifications and Professional Memberships

Full UK driving license

Valid NGB qualifications

First Aid

Child protection workshop 

Knowledge and Experience

Experience of contact with young people

Sports Coaching Experience

Motivated by success and high standards

Flexible and willing to travel and work unsociable hours

Willing to accept responsibility and act on own initiative

Commitment to the personal development of young people


Qualifications and Professional Memberships

Qualifications in youth work

Additional NGB awards

Trailer Licence

NGB Sport Coaching Awards

Recognised First Aid Certificate

Knowledge and Experience

Experience of working with young people

Youth Work Experience

Ability to utilise available computer applications including word processing, databases and spreadsheets


Behaviour 1: Decision Making - Experience of using own judgement to make decisions, making collaborative decisions with others to reach conclusions and providing advice or information that will influence the decisions of others

Behaviour 2: Service Delivery - Experience of giving customers a positive and satisfactory service, by providing accurate and up to date knowledge of services available in own and related areas of work

Behaviour 3: Team Work and Motivation - Experience of participating in a team, cooperating and contributing when required

Behaviour 4: Communication - Ability to receive, understand and convey straightforward information in a clear and accurate manner

See also:
Assistant Streetsport Development Officer - October 2016.pdf