Early Years Physical Activity Specialist - Move More - Salary £18,746-27,688 - Closing date 27 September 2021
£18,746 - £27,688 yearly
Full time, permanent
Interview date1 October 2021Job DescriptionWho we are Move More is an innovative, vibrant organisation; we pride ourselves on being able to makea positive difference to the lives of children and their families through sport and physical activity. Our vision is 'Every Child Active' as we want all children to experience the physical and mental benefits of a physically active lifestyle.
We are a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) that works across Cheltenham and Tewkesbury and wider across Gloucestershire and South Worcestershire. The organisation has gone through a period of growth over the past 5 years and in a typical year would work with 23,000 children and over 700 teachers.
What we do
Education & Support
Our qualified teachers and coaches provide professional development opportunitiesthrough conferences, teacher training, school inset days, team teaching and showcasingbest practice. This enables professionals to feel confident delivering high quality physicalactivity, PE and school sport.
Participation We pride ourselves on offering a breadth of opportunities for every child. We engagechildren with different abilities, motivations and backgrounds, inclusive of those withspecific needs, disabilities or sedentary behaviours. Through our festivals andcompetitions, extra-curricular provision and holiday camps we provide children with theopportunity to be active outside of the school environment
Health & Families We use physical activity to achieve wider health outcomes for children and their families.We work with individual children and small groups, to improve knowledge,understanding, motivation and confidence, helping them make healthier life choices.Our work with families supports parents and carers, giving advice, skills andopportunities to enhance physical activity, diet and wider areas such as sleep, screentime and mental wellbeing.
Our Values Innovative – We are creative, forward-thinking and not afraid to try something new Open – We foster a culture that is inclusive and welcome new partnerships Quality – We are committed to achieving positive outcomes and impact for children Responsive - We listen and make changes based on need and insight Fun – We enjoy what we do and ensure we create a positive, happy experience for everyone
Post: Early Years Physical Activity Specialist Salary: £18,746-27,688 Hours: Full-time, 37.5 hours per week. Reports to: Head of Education
To lead on the co-ordination of current early years provision across the charity and to build on this work through new programmes and projects
-To plan, organise and deliver outstanding provision to early years and KS1 children across a variety of settings, such as school, holiday provision and community programmes -To lead on the development of new early years physical activity programmes and interventions -To drive growth of the provision across Cheltenham & Tewkesbury and surrounding areas. -To foster positive relationships with children, parents, teaching and support staff as well as colleagues from partner organisations -To actively promote the work and public image of the charity, by always maintaining high standards of personal appearance and adopting a friendly, professional approach to the public -To act as a role model for the team through being an outstanding practitioner with strong communication and influence -To act in accordance with Move More’s core documents, policies and business plan with professional development for teaching and support staff. particular reference to the overall aims of the Charity
This post will require a current, fully enhanced DBS certificate.
Knowledge and Understanding
-A clear vision and understanding of the positive role physical activity has to play within young children -A confident and proficient practitioner within early years and KS 1 children -Sound knowledge and understanding of child development, health factors and how to share key, child centred messages through fun and engaging programmes -Knowledge of disability sport and inclusion strategies to promote the involvement in physical activity, PE and sport to all -Sound Knowledge and understanding of the Early Years Foundation Stage and the Statutory framework
Experience -Relevant and proven experience of working with children within the early years foundation stage -2 years experience of working within a range of settings, such as preschool, primary school, nursery etc -Experience of planning and delivering physical activity and play sessions -Experience of leading groups of children, parents and other colleagues/staff
Qualifications -A minimum level 3 early years qualification, Level 6/QTS desirable -Paediatric first aid -Evidence of professional development relevant to the role -Driving license and access to vehicle
Skills & Attributes -Have a passion for the job, for working with young children and a drive for excellence -Highly motivated, able to demonstrate excellent communication and interpersonal skills that can be adapted to best suit a range of needs and audiences -Strong organisational skills with the ability to prioritise and meet conflicting deadlines -To be flexible, creative and innovative in overcoming barriers for positive change -The ability to create positive working relationships with a large range of professionals,organisations & individuals -The ability to work independently or as part of a team -An ability to work in partnership, delivering high quality, front line services that are flexible and responsive to need and change -The ability to demonstrate the desire and passion to make a real difference to the lives and life-chances of children and young people -Proficient user of databases and Microsoft Office packages