The Level 3 Community Sport and Health Officer (CSHO) apprenticeship is for individuals whose key work is to initiate behaviour change in communities with regards to their engagement in sports and physical activity.
A Community Sport and Health Officer is likely to work for organisations whose core business activities are in the fields of leisure, sport, youth work, youth justice, outdoor education or public health.
During this apprenticeship programme, your staff will develop a comprehensive understanding of the principles of behaviour change, an ability to adapt delivery to suit different groups in society and knowledge of how to manage and lead colleagues or volunteers.
Duration: 16-20 months
CSHOs develop key knowledge, skills and behaviours to support their own progression towards their job responsibilities.
Initiation of meaningful behaviour change based on utilising a strength and asset based approach
Plan programmes of engaging and innovative activities using sport and physical activity, measuring success of such programmes
Understand social barriers and personal motivations to activate local communities
Source and use customer insight to design sport and physical activity interventions – weekly coaching sessions, social skills groups, volunteering
Understand the funding landscape for sport, physical activity, community regeneration, addressing anti-social behaviour and public health
Understand the causes, social determinants and distribution of health inequalities
Support people within target communities to become involved in the preparation, planning and delivery of sport and active lifestyles
Use local insight and customer-orientated marketing skills to attract high priority groups into existing leisure, parks and sport infrastructure
Demonstrate clear and effective communication techniques in order to give/receive information accurately and in a timely and positive manner
Solve problems and make decisions with regards to the design and implementation of sport and physical activity programmes
Write successful funding bids to enable new, different or more opportunities to take place for sport and physical activity
Manage and adapt personal behaviours to ensure provision is inclusive, customer-focused and accessible
Attention to detail and time management
Show a positive attitude to work and act as a role model within their local community
Work individually and as a member of a team
Be truthful and sincere in their actions; demonstrate integrity by doing the right thing
Demonstrate a willingness to learn and contribute to their own continuing professional development
Be willing and able to adapt to change