Disability Sport Officer Post

Fixed Term post for 1 year (continuation is dependent on funding)

Salary: £20,520

Location: Office based, Norton Park, Edinburgh.

Hours of work: 35 hours per week although some evening and weekend work will be required to fulfil the duties of the post

Lothian Disability Sport is a branch of Scottish Disability Sport.  The organisation is a registered charity that develops, promotes and delivers a wide range of sports and physical activities for people with disabilities throughout Lothian. This is done through developing a school and senior sports calendar along with working in partnership with a range of stakeholders to deliver sporting opportunities.

We are looking for an individual who is passionate about sport and, ideally, has experience of working and supporting children and adults with disabilities.  As Disability Sport Officer you will be required to project plan, co-ordinate and administer events run by Lothian Disability Sport and to organise and co-ordinate teams representing the branch at national events.  A key element of the job will be to increase awareness of the work of Lothian Disability Sport and to publicise the activities, as well as responding to enquiries from the general public.  You must have excellent interpersonal skills as you will be liaising with staff from the four local authorities in Lothian as well as with leisure trusts, voluntary organisations, local clubs, coaches, volunteers and other key partners.

The post will involve travel throughout the Lothian region and it is desirable that the post holder provide their own transport.  Appropriate travel expenses will be paid.

Closing date for applications – 5pm, Friday 9th March 2018

Interviews will be held on 22 March 2018 in Edinburgh

No CVs accepted.  Application can be downloaded here or alternatively send an email to admin@lothiandisabilitysport.co.uk.  Completed applications should be sent by email.

LDS Coordinator Application Form

LDS job description


Further information about the organization can be found at www.lothiandisabilitysport.co.uk