Actify
Actify
Actify is a Glasgow based social enterprise formed in 2016 with a social mission of improving the UK’s health and wellbeing through increased levels of physical activity. We aim to do this by supporting the organisations working on the ground and by reinvesting company surplus in our work and mission.

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Project Coordinator

  • Full time
  • £20,000
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 15th October 2021

Actify is a social enterprise that provides training and technology for the sport and physical activity (PA) sector that increases knowledge and impact.

We bring together a unique combination of skills and expertise in sport, PA and digital technology that enables us to connect people with the information they need to achieve the best outcomes possible.

Our training helps organisations develop and deliver person centred, outcome focused sport and PA programmes.

The Actify digital platform, and our related support services, enable sports and PA organisations to host and manage a range of digital content that increases their reach, impact and sustainability.

We develop our products and services collaboratively with stakeholders from policy, funding, research and practice to ensure our work is responding to needs and interests from across the sector.

As a social enterprise we are focused on working towards long term social change and equality, with all profit being reinvested in achieving our mission and not landing in shareholders pockets. This doesn’t mean we aren’t a serious business, we are entirely focused on being the absolute best and most efficient we can be, it just means that all those involved in the company are doing something excellent and helping make the world a slightly better place.

We are recruiting a Project Coordinator to help deliver a diverse and exciting range of training and technology projects.

Please visit go.actify.org.uk for more information on the organisation

The Role

The Project Coordinator will work with the Training and Technology teams to support the planning, delivery and evaluation of a range of projects. In particular, the Project Coordinator will be heavily involved with the development and delivery of projects that support the use of digital technology and content within the sport and physical activity sector.

This role will involve:

Project planning and development

  • Planning projects with relevant Actify colleagues and partners
  • Developing content for training sessions and workshops that relate to the use of technology in the delivery of sport and physical activities

Project delivery

  • Work closely with management and clients to ensure that all projects are delivered on time and within budget
  • Assist with the delivery of workshops and training sessions
  • Manage a range of administrative duties that support project management and evaluation
  • Plan the promotion and engagement activities related to projects

Content production

  • Assist with content production scheduling
  • Assist with the production of digital content production

Relationship management

  • Develop and manage relationships with broad range of customers, partners and stakeholders
  • Undertake ongoing consultation on development needs and opportunities
  • Gather information and feedback
  • Identify and nurture new business opportunities
  • Respond to enquiries from existing and potential customers
  • Liaise with digital colleagues on support requests

Consultation and evaluation

  • Gather a range of data and feedback that help to assess impact and inform ongoing development
  • Work with management to assess the impact and value of our products and services
  • Assist with the process of identifying learning that can be used to increase quality, scale and impact
  • Help produce reports that help tell our story and increase engagement

What skills and experience are required?

Essential skills and experience:

  • Educated to HND/degree level
  • Experience of developing and delivering workshops/ training sessions
  • A passion for helping people achieve outcomes through sport and physical activity
  • Experience of delivering and/or coordinating sports/ physical activity projects
  • Experience of using digital technology and content within the context of sports/ physical activity projects
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Experience of working closely with clients and partners
  • Experience of evaluation and applying learning
  • A keen eye for detail
  • A willingness to explore and develop for new approaches
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Excellent administration and IT skills (word processing, spreadsheets, cloud based email, calendar and contacts)
  • Be prepared to undergo a PVG check if required

Desirable skills and experience:

  • An interest in digital technology and its applications
  • Experience of creating digital content
  • Experience of working remotely and managing your own workload
  • Hold a clean drivers licence

What will you get out of this role?

Benefits include:

  • Competitive package
  • We encourage employees to maintain a good work life balance and our full time roles are now 32 hours per week.
  • 30 days annual holiday (including bank holidays)
  • Pension scheme with 3% employers contribution
  • Flexible working
  • Working as part of a small and dynamic team
  • Working on a diverse and interesting range of projects
  • Helping to improve health and wellbeing of the population

The Actify office is in Glasgow city centre however we work flexibly with a mix of remote and office based working. As we move beyond the pandemic, the Digital Marketing Coordinator will be out and about on a regular basis developing content and developing relationships with stakeholders.

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Project Coordinator

  • Part time
  • £20,000 pro-rata
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 13th December 2021

Actify is a social enterprise that provides training and technology for the sport and physical activity (PA) sector that increases knowledge and impact.

We bring together a unique combination of skills and expertise in sport, PA and digital technology that enables us to connect people with the information they need to achieve the best outcomes possible.

Our training helps organisations develop and deliver person centred, outcome focused sport and PA programmes.

The Actify digital platform, and our related support services, enable sports and PA organisations to host and manage a range of digital content that increases their reach, impact and sustainability.

We develop our products and services collaboratively with stakeholders from policy, funding, research and practice to ensure our work is responding to needs and interests from across the sector.

As a social enterprise we are focused on working towards long term social change and equality, with all profit being reinvested in achieving our mission and not landing in shareholders pockets. This doesn’t mean we aren’t a serious business, we are entirely focused on being the absolute best and most efficient we can be, it just means that all those involved in the company are doing something excellent and helping make the world a slightly better place.

We are recruiting a Project Coordinator to assist with:

  • Research and development of digital resources that increase knowledge on a range of sport and PA topics;
  • Supporting sports and PA organisations make best use of the Actify platform.

Please visit go.actify.org.uk for more information on the organisation.

A full Job Description is available for download below.

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Marketing and Communications Executive

  • Full time
  • £20,000 – £23,000
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 17th January 2022

Actify is a social enterprise that provides training and technology for the sport and physical activity (PA) sector that increases knowledge and impact.

We bring together a unique combination of skills and expertise in sport, PA and digital technology that enables us to connect people with the information they need to achieve the best outcomes possible.

Our training helps organisations develop and deliver person centred, outcome focused sport and PA programmes.

The Actify digital platform, and our related support services, enable sports and PA organisations to host and manage a range of digital content that increases their reach, impact and sustainability.

We develop our products and services collaboratively with stakeholders from policy, funding, research and practice to ensure our work is responding to needs and interests from across the sector.

As a social enterprise we are focused on working towards long term social change and equality, with all profit being reinvested in achieving our mission and not landing in shareholders pockets. This doesn’t mean we aren’t a serious business, we are entirely focused on being the absolute best and most efficient we can be, it just means that all those involved in the company are doing something excellent and helping make the world a slightly better place.

We are currently recruiting a Marketing and Communications Executive to help us increase awareness of our work and maximise its impact.

Please visit go.actify.org.uk for more information on the organisation.

The Role

The Marketing and Communications Executive will work closely with the rest of the Actify team to plan and deliver a range of marketing activities that help us:

  1. Ensure that our stakeholders understand who we are and how we can help them (GET customers);
  2. understand the needs, demands and interests of our stakeholders (KEEP customers);
  3. create new connections across the sector (GROW our number of customers);
  4. gather learning that enables us to improve (GROW our number of customers).

A full Job Description is available for download below.

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Active Play Project Lead

  • Full time
  • £25,000 – £27,000
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 16th May 2022

Actify is a social enterprise that provides training and technology for the sport and physical activity (PA) sector that increases knowledge and impact.

We bring together a unique combination of skills and expertise in sport, PA and digital technology that enables us to connect people with the information they need to achieve the best outcomes possible.

Our training helps organisations develop and deliver person centred, outcome focused sport and PA programmes.

The Actify digital platform, and our related support services, enable sports and PA organisations to host and manage a range of digital content that increases their reach, impact and sustainability.

We develop our products and services collaboratively with stakeholders from policy, funding, research and practice to ensure our work is responding to needs and interests from across the sector.

As a social enterprise we are focused on working towards long term social change and equality, with all profit being reinvested in achieving our mission and not landing in shareholders pockets. This doesn’t mean we aren’t a serious business, we are entirely focused on being the absolute best and most efficient we can be, it just means that all those involved in the company are doing something excellent and helping make the world a slightly better place.

We are currently recruiting an Active Play Project Lead to help us develop, deliver and expand the training and resource package that Actify provides as part of the Active Play programme.

Please visit go.actify.org.uk for more information on the organisation.

The role

The Active Play Project Lead will be responsible for working with the Head of Training and CEO to develop and expand the Active Play programme across a number of local authorities in Scotland. This will require an energetic person who is motivated to work within a small but growing team, to develop and deliver consistently high quality training and support resources to nursery, school and community based staff.

The Active Play programme was conceived to address problems related to low levels of physical activity during childhood that lead to a range of preventable physical and mental health problems. Increasing children's physical literacy through play is a central outcome of the programme.

The programme has been in existence since 2011, consistently delivering positive outcomes for children in Scotland. The programme has been developed through a unique set of partnerships that brings together expertise in play, physical activity, policy, funding, training, research and evaluation.

The programme is currently delivered widely in Glasgow City Council primary schools with expansion into a nurseries and community setting in Glasgow and the Highlands planned for the 2022-23 school year.

Actify provides training and delivery resources for play workers, teachers, nursery workers and sports coaches who in turn deliver sessions to children aged 3-12 in a range of settings.

The Project Lead will work closely with Actify management on this next exciting stage of development for the project. They will ensure that it is delivered on time, on budget and to the highest standards possible. The Project Lead will also have opportunities to support the broader development of Actify’s training and technology work.

For more information about the Active Play programme, you might like to visit this Actify module.

A full summary of duties involved across the areas of the business are detailed below.

What does the role involve?

Active Play Training sessions and workshops

  • Lead the planning, delivery and evaluation of Active Play training sessions and workshops
  • Lead the development of new content and training material for Active Play
  • Work with colleagues to develop content on the Active Play hub on the Actify platform
  • Visit partner Active Play sessions and provide follow up support where required

Programme management

  • Work with Actify management to ensure that all programmes are delivered on time and budget
  • Develop and maintain excellent working relationships with clients and partners
  • Lead on a range of administrative duties that support programme management
  • Liaise with Actify management to ensure that Active Play Training, Technology and Engagement work is well connected.
  • Support and manage the work of the Active Play Project Coordinator.

Programme development

  • Work with management to identify new ways to increase reach and impact of Active Play programmes.
  • Support and contribute to the development of new programmes.
  • Support and manage the work of the Active Play Project Coordinator.

Content development

  • Assess the need for new content and materials within the Active Play programmes and work with content teams to create new content plans.
  • Work with colleagues to produce new digital materials to support Active Play training.

Evaluation and learning

  • Design an appropriate evaluation model that can inform learning on the Active Play programme.
  • Lead on the gathering and analysis of evaluation data that can inform learning and development.
  • Develop an appropriate reporting system to share Active Play learning.

Engagement

  • Work closely with Actify management to implement Active Play engagement plans and activities.
  • Work closely with digital colleagues to make best use of Active Play digital content in social media and digital marketing campaigns.

What skills and experience will you have?

Essential skills and experience:

  • Educated to HND/degree level
  • Experience of developing and delivering workshops/ training sessions
  • A passion for helping people achieve outcomes through sport and physical activity
  • Experience of leading / delivering and/or coordinating sports/ physical activity programmes
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Experience of working closely with clients and partners
  • Experience of evaluation and applying learning
  • A keen eye for detail
  • Be flexible in your approach to work
  • A willingness to explore and develop new approaches
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Excellent administration and IT skills (word processing, spreadsheets, cloud based email, calendar and contacts)
  • Be prepared to undergo a PVG check if required

Desirable skills and experience:

  • An interest in digital technology and its applications
  • Experience of working remotely and managing your own workload
  • Knowledge of digital media
  • Hold a clean drivers licence

The Actify base is in Glasgow city centre however we have been working remotely during the pandemic and will continue to make this part of our approach to work. When Covid-19 guidance permits, you will be out and about on a regular basis working with partners and delivering training sessions. This role will involve work in Glasgow and the Highlands and require some flexibility in working hours.

Benefits include:

  • Competitive package
  • We encourage employees to maintain a good work life balance and our full time roles are now 32 hours per week.
  • 30 days annual holiday (including bank holidays)
  • Pension scheme with 3% employers contribution
  • Flexible working
  • Working as part of a small and dynamic team
  • Access to further professional development, in particular through the Thrive Learning Programme and Digital Delivery Training that Actify delivers
  • Working on a diverse and interesting range of projects
  • Helping to improve health and wellbeing of the population
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Active Play Project Coordinator

  • Full time
  • £23,000 – £25,000
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 16th May 2022

Actify is a social enterprise that provides training and technology for the sport and physical activity (PA) sector that increases knowledge and impact.

We bring together a unique combination of skills and expertise in sport, PA and digital technology that enables us to connect people with the information they need to achieve the best outcomes possible.

Our training helps organisations develop and deliver person centred, outcome focused sport and PA programmes.

The Actify digital platform, and our related support services, enable sports and PA organisations to host and manage a range of digital content that increases their reach, impact and sustainability.

We develop our products and services collaboratively with stakeholders from policy, funding, research and practice to ensure our work is responding to needs and interests from across the sector.

As a social enterprise we are focused on working towards long term social change and equality, with all profit being reinvested in achieving our mission and not landing in shareholders pockets. This doesn’t mean we aren’t a serious business, we are entirely focused on being the absolute best and most efficient we can be, it just means that all those involved in the company are doing something excellent and helping make the world a slightly better place.

We are currently recruiting an Active Play Project Coordinator to help us plan and deliver the training and resource package that Actify provides as part of the Active Play programme.

Please visit go.actify.org.uk for more information on the organisation.

The role

The Active Play Project Coordinator will work closely with the Active Play Project Lead and Head of Training to plan and deliver a range of training events and produce a range of digital support resources for the Active Play programme. This will require a creative and energetic person who is motivated to work within a small but growing team and with a range of nursery, school and community based staff.

The Active Play programme was conceived to address problems related to low levels of physical activity during childhood that lead to a range of preventable physical and mental health problems. Increasing children's physical literacy through play is a central outcome of the programme.

The programme has been in existence since 2011, consistently delivering positive outcomes for children in Scotland. The programme has been developed through a unique set of partnerships that brings together expertise in play, physical activity, policy, funding, training, research and evaluation.

The programme is currently delivered widely in Glasgow City Council primary schools with expansion into nurseries and community settings in Glasgow and the Highlands planned for the 2022-23 school year.

Actify provides training and delivery resources for play workers, teachers, nursery workers and sports coaches who in turn deliver sessions to children aged 3-12 in a range of settings.

The Project Coordinator will work closely with the rest of the Actify team to help support the next exciting stage of development for the project. They will ensure that the programme is delivered on time, on budget and to the highest standards possible. The Project Coordinator will also have opportunities to work closely with the Technology team with Actify to develop a range of digital skills.

For more information about the Active Play programme, you might like to visit this Actify module.

A full summary of duties involved across the areas of the business are detailed below.

What does the role involve?

Active Play Training sessions and workshops

  • Coordinate the planning, delivery and evaluation of training sessions and workshops covering the importance of children’s physical activity, physical literacy and the delivery of Active Play.
  • Support the development of new content and training material for Active Play
  • Work with colleagues to assist with content development for the Active Play hub on the Actify platform
  • Visit partner Active Play sessions and provide follow up support where required

Programme coordination

  • Support the Active Play Project Lead to ensure that all programmes are delivered on time and budget.
  • Develop and maintain excellent working relationships with clients and partners.
  • Undertake a range of administrative duties that support programme delivery.
  • Liaise with the Active Play Project Lead to ensure that Active Play Training, Technology and Engagement work is well connected.

Programme development

  • Support the development of new programmes which increase the reach and impact of Active Play programmes.
  • Support and contribute to the development of new and innovative training programmes.

Content production

  • Assist the Active Play Project Lead in identifying the need for new content and materials.
  • Assist with Active Play content production scheduling.
  • Produce digital materials for Active Play Training and delivery.

Evaluation and learning

  • Conduct and gather Active Play training evaluation data and evidence.
  • Work with colleagues to evaluate the reach and impact of the Active Play digital materials.
  • Support the analysis of evaluation material.
  • Support the recording and sharing of Active Play learning.

Engagement

  • Support engagement and marketing plans and activities for Active Play.
  • Work closely with digital colleagues to make best use of Active Play digital content in social media and digital marketing campaigns.

What skills and experience will you have?

Essential skills and experience:

  • Educated to HND/degree level
  • Experience of delivering workshops / training sessions
  • A passion for helping people achieve outcomes through sport and physical activity
  • Experience of delivering and/or coordinating sports/ physical activity programmes
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Experience of working closely with clients and partners
  • Experience of evaluation and applying learning
  • A keen eye for detail
  • Be flexible in your approach to work
  • A willingness to explore and develop for new approaches
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Excellent administration and IT skills (word processing, spreadsheets, cloud based email, calendar and contacts)
  • Be prepared to undergo a PVG check if required

Desirable skills and experience:

  • An interest in digital technology and its applications
  • Experience of working remotely and managing your own workload
  • Knowledge of digital media
  • Hold a clean drivers licence

The Actify base is in Glasgow city centre however we have been working remotely during the pandemic and will continue to make this part of our approach to work. When Covid-19 guidance permits, you will be out and about on a regular basis working with partners and delivering training sessions. This role will involve work in Glasgow and the Highlands and require some flexibility in working hours.

Benefits include:

  • Competitive package
  • We encourage employees to maintain a good work life balance and our full time roles are now 32 hours per week.
  • 30 days annual holiday (including bank holidays)
  • Pension scheme with 3% employers contribution
  • Flexible working
  • Working as part of a small and dynamic team
  • Access to further professional development, in particular through the Thrive Learning Programme and Digital Delivery Training that Actify delivers
  • Working on a diverse and interesting range of projects
  • Helping to improve health and wellbeing of the population
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