Project Support Officer Ref:3005502

Part of Liverpool City Council, Merseyside Sports Partnership (MSP) provide leadership and expertise, plus access to a network of partners and funding to create the conditions to enable people to be active every day.

The team are currently working to deliver the Active Practice Charter, to help promote physical activity to staff working for GP practices and their patients. Physical activity has a role to play in helping people manage and improve their health and wellbeing. The Active Practice Charter supports GP’s in raising the issue with patients, and means they have a range of local opportunities they can suggest to you to help residents be more active.
We are looking for a young person to join our team to work alongside our Physical Activity and Sport Officer based in Garston, L19.

The job will involve working in an office in Garston with a team of 14. You will be using a computer and telephone whilst in the office and your role may also involve visiting partners outside of the office around Merseyside.
You will be working with and supported by a team of people in Liverpool City Council who work with partners such as GP practices and local physical activity partners to support adults to take part in physical activity across Merseyside.

Your role will involve looking at data and once trained you will use a range ICT systems, databases, and Microsoft Excel spreadsheets. You will monitor and review projects to ensure they remain on budget and achieve targets and share your findings with the team.
You will be trained and supported in engaging with GP surgeries and local physical activity partners to make sure that they are delivering. This will involve making daily phone calls, sending emails, and attending meetings with the team, preparing reports, visits to organisations etc.

As part of your Kickstart placement the City Council will ensure you are fully trained and supported to develop the skills and knowledge required for the role. This will include training on computer systems, processes, and practices. As a City Council employee, you will have access to LearningHUB our online course catalogue.
As a Council we are committed to equal opportunities and as part of your Kickstart you will be expected to promote equal opportunities and tackle racial inequalities that prevent or discourage people from leading health lives and enjoying the benefits of sport and physical activity.

Closing date
There will be some flexibility in how the successful candidate works the 25 hours each week. Salary 9.97 Hour.
How to apply
You must be 16-24 and be on Universal Credit to be referred to this opportunity by your Jobcentre Plus Work Coach. You can request a referral through your Universal Credit Journal, stating the name of the employer, job title and job reference no of the position you would like to be referred to. Please also email your CV and covering letter to quoting the job title, employer and reference number 3005502 on both CV and front cover letter.

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