Assistant StreetSport Development Officer (Streetsport Dance)

£16,961 - £20,046 per year Pro Rata
05 Oct 2016
24 Oct 2016
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Summary

Are you the person who can help deliver and develop our new Streetsport Dance project?

The Streetsport project aims to tackle anti-social behaviour in Aberdeen City, by utilising Dance to encourage young people to try an exciting urban activity in areas where high levels of anti-social behaviour exist.

Streetsport are looking for a successful candidate to assist in the delivery and implementation of our new Streetsport Dance  programme to youth’s In the Aberdeen community of Torry. The successful applicant will work 1 day a week split over two evening sessions.

This role involves leading a team of fantastic volunteers to utilise fixed facilities and urban areas to deliver Dance related activities to targeted areas of Torry. You will be responsible for the day to day running of the Streetsport Dance programme and coordination of marketing and promotional strategies related to the programme.

You will have experience of leading activity sessions ranging from sport and in particular Dance to art within areas of Multiple Deprivation, have good communication skills, have a good basic health and safety knowledge and have a strong commitment to customer care.

You will be up-to-date with all developments in the field and hold a full driving license. Relevant youth work qualifications and NGB coaching awards are also desirable.
Enthusiasm and motivational skills are a must, as is the ability to relate well to youth’s from various backgrounds. Experience of working in a team but also using your own initiative is also imperative.

In short, we’re looking for candidates with energy, drive and dynamism who are committed to playing a major role in the running of the new Denis Law Legacy Trust’s “Streetsport Dance” programme and help provide excellent service to both its partners and more importantly the youth’s of Aberdeen.

For the right candidate, it’s a fantastic and rare opportunity to pursue a career in a programme primed for national expansion, based in a state of the art facility (RGU SPORT). You will be working in a superb environment with unrivalled focus and drive, supported by a team of experienced and like minded colleagues.

For Informal chat please contact Mark Williams 01224 263681

A Disclosure Scotland Check will be requested for the successful applicant.

Closing date: 21st October 2016

Interviews:  28th October 2016

Job Description

RESPONSIBLE TO: Streetsport Development Officer

RESPONSIBLE FOR: Streetdance Instructors and volunteers


Assist the Streetsport Development Officer to ensure that the aims & objectives of the Streetsport Dance programme are met.

Oversee the marketing, promotion and running of Streetsport Dance sessions/events.

Have an understanding of Health & Safety procedures.

Assist in volunteer management, recruitment and coordination.

In collaboration with others strive to ensure that key targets for the project are met.

Be prepared to work with and develop the potential of young persons in challenging situations.

Commit to the principles of the Streetsport Dance project and Streetsport generally.

Whenever possible promote the ethic of Streetsport.

Build effective working relationships and co-operation with other managers and staff of all present and future partners involved in the project.

As appropriate, represent the interests of the Streetsport Dance project and StreetSport in relevant internal and external fora and to relevant external organisations.

Assure compliance with the University’s policies and procedures and with the directions of the Forum.

Carry out such other related duties as required.

Person Specification


Qualifications and Professional Memberships

Full driving licence

NGB sport coaching awards

Knowledge and Experience

Experience of contact with young people

Sports Coaching Experience

Motivated by success and high standards

Flexible and willing to travel and work unsociable hours

Willing to accept responsibility & act on own initiative

Commitment to the personal development of young people


Qualifications and Professional Memberships

Trailer Licence

NGB Sport Coaching Awards

Recognised First Aid Certificate

Knowledge and Experience

Youth Work Experience

Ability to utilise available computer applications including word processing, databases and spreadsheets


Behaviour 1: Decision Making - Experience of using own judgement to make decisions, making collaborative decisions with others to reach conclusions and providing advice or information that will influence the decisions of others

Behaviour 2: Service Delivery - Experience of giving customers a positive and satisfactory service, by providing accurate and up to date knowledge of services available in own and related areas of work

Behaviour 3: Team Work and Motivation - Experience of participating in a team, cooperating and contributing when required

Behaviour 4: Communication - Ability to receive, understand and convey straightforward information in a clear and accurate manner

See also:
Assistant StreetSport Development Officer (Streetsport Dance) - October 2016.pdf