Sports Development Officer

Discussion on local sporting activities, fixtures and clubs
Post Reply
sexy doughnuts
Posts: 5
Joined: Wed 07 Apr 2004 12:00 am
Location: Ware

Sports Development Officer

Post by sexy doughnuts »

Hello, I'm investigating the option of a career change. I've honed in on the occupation of a Sports Development Officer. Whilst I've read up on various websites what it entails and what I have to do, nothing beats speaking with people. Is anyone on here a Sports Development Officer, have contact with one or know one, who would be open to having an informal chat with me.

Thanks

User avatar
Mel
Posts: 392
Joined: Sat 24 Jan 2004 12:00 am
Location: Ware

Re: Sports Development Officer

Post by Mel »


sexy doughnuts
Posts: 5
Joined: Wed 07 Apr 2004 12:00 am
Location: Ware

Re: Sports Development Officer

Post by sexy doughnuts »

Thanks Mel, that's one of the site's I've been checking up.

User avatar
Mel
Posts: 392
Joined: Sat 24 Jan 2004 12:00 am
Location: Ware

Re: Sports Development Officer

Post by Mel »

You could also try Debbie Evans who was the school sports co-ordinator before Gove stuck the knife in.

mb1
Posts: 509
Joined: Mon 15 Oct 2007 12:00 am
Location: Ware

Re: Sports Development Officer

Post by mb1 »

Good luck with that, but you'll find that the government took that budget to pay for the Olympics. That's why there is none of the promised legacy of sports participation.

Wareite1969
Posts: 69
Joined: Thu 03 Nov 2011 12:00 am

Re: Sports Development Officer

Post by Wareite1969 »

mb1 wrote:............... none of the promised legacy of sports participation.
Basis for this statement ? Participation may be down on last year but is up 1.5m since the Olympic bid was won. Last years cold winter may explain the drop last year. But either way surely too soon to state No legacy.

To answer the original post surely Wodson Park would be a good starting point. I'm sure they have contacts with appropriate people who could help. I know there are a number of people who tour schools, taking classes and encouraging participation at primary level. Maybe the council could help put you in touch ?

Good luck with the search. Sounds a very worthwhile profession if it gets more people involved in a healthy, active lifestyle.

Littlejon
Posts: 21
Joined: Fri 21 Jan 2011 12:00 am
Location: Ware

Re: Sports Development Officer

Post by Littlejon »

There's a specialist nationwide PE recruitment agency called.... PE Recruitment, and they're based in Stanstead Abbotts! Give them a call and speak to Jon, he'll tell you all about the state of the industry and what your options are!

sexy doughnuts
Posts: 5
Joined: Wed 07 Apr 2004 12:00 am
Location: Ware

Re: Sports Development Officer

Post by sexy doughnuts »

Littlejon, that's interesting and somewhere I wasn't aware of. I'll certainly touch base with them, even just for a chat.

Wareite1969, Thanks too, I'd already contacted Wodson Park and they said that they didn't have any contacts (!) but did direct me in the way of HCC, so I'm waiting for a response to an email I sent them, which I imagine will be after Christmas/New Year. But good to see that I'm thinking along the same lines as others.

Thanks

Post Reply