Policy Officer (Central)

Organisation AoC Sport

Location Home Working

Hours of Work 37.5 hours per week

Salary & Benefits Circa up to £27,453 per annum

Closing Date 13 March


~~Policy Officer (Central)
Location: Home WorkingDeadline: 13 Mar 2017Hours: 37.5 hours per weekType of Contract: Permanent/ Full-TimeSalary: Circa up to £27,453 per annum Interview date: Thursday 30 March 2017

An exceptional opportunity has arisen within AoC Sport as we recruit for a Policy Officer to work in the Central area covering the East of England, East Midlands and West Midlands regions.  We are seeking an enthusiastic and experienced professional with an excellent understanding of the college sector to join our policy and education team.  In this role you will act as the lead voice for college sport in the area, cascading and informing national policy and initiatives whilst establishing and maintaining effective relationships with a wide range of partners.  To do this you will need strong communication and influencing skills.  You will have an important role in the implementation of the policy 'Fit for College, Fit for Work, Fit for Life' with a focus on one of the key strategic outcomes – Education, Employment and Health.  You will also monitor developments in relation to education policy, funding, inspection and other issues of importance to colleges interpreting, assessing and communicating the impact of these on college sport.  This is an exciting time to join our team as we plan to meet the challenges of the Government and Sport England strategies as well as achieving our aim of getting every student active.

To be successful in this role you must be able to work with a wide range of partners to achieve shared outcomes, be equally happy to work collaboratively within a team and independently, be proactive in building partnerships and able to make decisions quickly.  It is important that you can review and analyse new information quickly and accurately and use it to produce clear messages for a range of audiences.  You should also value diversity at work, be prepared to work flexibly, manage multiple priorities and take responsibility for completing the job at hand to a high standard.  If this is you, we would like to hear from you.

About AoC Sport:

AoC Sport is the lead membership organisation for college sport and physical activity and is an Association of Colleges (AoC) subsidiary company.

AoC Sport encourages and supports every student to participate in sport and physical activity as an integrated part of their college experience. Offering a range of specialist advice, training and events, AoC Sport champions a whole-organisation, cross-curricular approach to physical activity, which results in dynamic college communities, healthy students and an economic boost to the bottom line.

Talk to us:

If you have any questions about the post please contact Natalie Henry or Misha Patel in the HR team on 0207 034 9900 or by email at hr@aoc.co.uk

For an informal discussion about the post please contact Donna Thompson on 07880 230532 or by email at Donna_Thompson@aoc.co.uk


Please submit your updated CV and covering letter via email to careers@aoc.co.uk. Your application must be submitted and received by 5pm Monday 13 March 2017.

Please also complete the Equalities Monitoring Form, this will be separated from your application and will not be considered by the shortlisting panel.

Thank you for your interest in working at AoC.

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