Apprentice Level 3 Community Sport and Health Officer (CSHO)

Inspiring Healthy Lifestyles Ltd

This is an exciting opportunity to join our Wellbeing team and really make a difference to the health of our communities. As a CSHO you will have the opportunity to work across a diverse range of programmes, stakeholders and communities.

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Weekly wage


Total hours per week

37 hours

Expected duration

16 months

Possible start date

06 Jan 2020


The key role of a Community Sport and Health Officer (CSHO) is to initiate behaviour change in local residents with regards engagement in sport and physical activity across our local communities. By working within Inspiring healthy lifestyles Wellbeing team, individuals will scope, organise and support the coordination and/or delivery of opportunities for local communities to get more physically active.

This role will specifically look at understanding the principles of behaviour change; an ability to adapt delivery to suit different groups in society; knowledge of how to manage and lead colleagues or volunteers; practical experience of how to develop and devise appropriate sports or physical activity programmes; and the expectations of collaborative work with a network of partners/ stakeholders.

The role is a flexible one and, in this role, individuals can expect to work varied and unsociable hours, including evenings/ weekends, and during school holiday periods.

Tasks might include:

  • Attendance to meetings
  • Supervising and/or delivering sessions
  • Liaising with partner organisations
  • Designing marketing collateral
  • Updating social media or reporting against project criteria
  • It is also important for the CSHO to understand their limitations and boundaries, working with specialists from other professions where appropriate - This may include the police and uniformed services, Allied Health Professionals, counsellors, personal trainers, sports coaches or youth workers

Working week

The hours are in accordance with the needs and demands of the service according to the season. Regular Evening and Weekend work are part of the requirements of the post.

37 hour per week

Date posted

05 Nov 2019

Apprenticeship Level

Advanced Level Apprenticeship


1 available

Requirements and prospects


  • Ability to communicate and support participants around sport, physical activity and health
  • Ability to assist/support/deliver safe, effective and appropriate activity sessions
  • Ability to assist staff in working with local groups to identify opportunities and concerns around physical activity, sport and health
  • Effective oral communication skills
  • Inter-personal and organisational skills
  • Ability to work on own initiative and as part of a team
  • Information technology skills
  • Ability to work within and promote Health and Safety rules, regulations and guidelines
  • Confidence to assist/support delivery to large groups of people


  • There are no required qualifications for completing this apprenticeship
  • It is expected that apprentices will leave with a meaningful and transferable portfolio with regards to behavioural change
  • There are no mandatory prerequisite qualifications – although as examples, the Multi Skills Coaching qualification at Level 2; Understanding the Principles of Behaviour Change; Using Sport to Tackle Youth Crime; or a related Apprenticeship at level 2 might be deemed appropriate entry points for transition into this role
  • Apprentices without level 2 English and maths will need to achieve this level prior to taking their end point assessment

Personal Qualities

  • A strong work ethic including attention to detail, willingness to adapt to change, and time management
  • A positive attitude to work and act as a role model within their local community
  • Ability to work individually and as a member of a team
  • Truthful, sincere and trustworthy in their actions; can demonstrate integrity by doing the right thing; exhibits high levels of emotional intelligence
  • A willingness to learn and contribute to their own continuing professional development

Future Prospects

  • Successful completers will be able to move into senior roles within the Sector - Leading teams of people or specialising with certain populations, particular sports or programmes

About the employer

We don’t just manage facilities. We pioneer new approaches to helping people live happier and healthier lives. Change doesn't happen overnight but we deliver thousands of activities so our communities have the chance to get moving whenever they choose, and whoever and wherever they are. Everything we do is about healthy minds and bodies.

Whether it's a smash hit celebrity taking centre stage at the Prince of Wales Theatre, a fascinating exhibit at the beautiful Museum of Cannock Chase, an outdoor workout at Mesnes Park or National Play Day at Haigh Woodland Park, you can be sure we're making life fun.


Inspiring Healthy Lifestyles Ltd


The Indoor Sports Centre
Loire Drive, Robin Park

Disabled candidates will generally be offered an interview if you meet the minimum requirements for this vacancy. Contact the employer for full details.

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Training provider

  • Training towards Level 3 Community Sport and Health Officer
  • Functional Skills maths level 2 (if GCSE A-C is not already achieved)
  • Functional Skills English level 2 (if GCSE A-C is not already achieved)


Training framework

Community Sport and Health Officer

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Wigan Leisure And Culture Trust


Graham Achilli-O'Brien

01942 404975

Application instructions

Application closing date: 19 Nov 2019

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