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 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
Evaluation and learning
What skills and experience will you have?
Essential skills and experience:
Desirable skills and experience:
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.
Please send a covering letter and CV to email@example.com by 12noon on Monday the 16th of May 2022 and include the job title in the subject line of your email.
Please use your covering letter to outline:
Please note: applications that do not contain a relevant cover letter will not be considered.
Interviews are scheduled for the week commencing the 30th of May and will involve competency based questions and a training related task.
The details of the interviews will be confirmed nearer the time and will be conducted in person if guidance allows.