Engaging people in sport and physical activity across local communities.
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 local communities. By working within and across local organisations individuals will scope, organise and coordinate the delivery of opportunities for local communities to get more physically active. Employers are likely to come from the private, public, charitable and third sector and deliver core business activities in the fields of leisure, sport, youth work, youth justice, outdoor education, or public health. A CSHO requires a comprehensive understanding of 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. It is unlikely individuals will undertake a regular daily work pattern or set of recurring tasks. Tasks might include attendance at meetings, supervising 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. The occupation exists within the sport for development sector that plays an important role in improving the health of the nation - creating opportunities that get more people, more active, more often.
Apprentices without level 2 English and Maths will need to achieve this level prior to taking their end point assessment.
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.
The Apprenticeship will take between 16-20 months to complete – only exceptional candidates will be likely to complete in the shorter timeframe.
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. On successful completion of this apprenticeship the Community and Health Officer will be eligible to apply to become an Affiliate of the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA)
The Standard will be reviewed after 3 years of delivery during 2019.
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