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To support the delivery of our 5 Year Plan, we are looking for people with a passion to create active communities across Cumbria. These posts are critical to us achieving our mission of ‘improving lives through physical activity’ and our vision of ‘everyone in Cumbria is enjoying an active lifestyle’.

As a result of a successful funding submission to Sport England, we are now recruiting to a number of new positions within our high performing team. Further details are below.

 Development Officer (2 Posts)

We are looking for excellent team players, who will work with a wide range of stakeholders to reduce levels of inactivity in targeted communities. You will have a wealth of experience in facilitating successful partnerships for the delivery of physical activity/sport and/or community development activities.

Excellent communication skills, along with high level organizational, and relationship skills will be required, as will a positive and flexible attitude.

Position 1:   (Post Ref: PL1305e) 37 hours per week (Permanent - Location to be agreed)

Position 2:   (Post Ref: PL1303e) 14.8 hours (2 days) per week (Temporary Contract initially up to 31.03.23 working in the Copeland area)

Salary:         £31,346 - £32,234 (pro-rata for Position 2)

Workbase:    TBC (currently home working)

Interview information

Closing date: 27/02/22

Interview date: Position 1: 14/03/22 Position 2: 15/03/22

If you would like an informal discussion or more detail around either role contact Bruce Lawson, Senior Manager (Development) via or 07825103558

Project Officer (Up to 5 Posts) (Post Ref: PL1306e)

We are looking for exceptional candidates to join our team to create meaningful opportunities for our less active individuals and communities to be active. You will be a highly organized individual with excellent communication and project management skills, who is able to engage and influence a range of key partners to achieve our vision.

 A strong team player, with excellent ICT skills, you will work across all our children and young people services and programmes.

We are recruiting five part-time Project Officers, with each role working in our priority communities across Cumbria. Each position is 18.5 hours per week, although we are open to applications from individuals wishing to apply for two positions to make up a full time 37 hour per week role. Please indicate within your application which Position and Area you are applying for.

Position 1:   Allerdale Area

Position 2:   Barrow-in-Furness Area

Position 3:   Carlisle Area

Position 4:   Copeland Area

Position 5:   Eden & South Lakeland Areas

Salary:         £27,741 – £28,672 (pro-rata)

Hours:          18.5 hours per week

Workbase:   There will be a requirement to work in the area covered by the respective post, however, the work base can also be home based

Contract:     Permanent

If you would like an informal discussion or more detail around these roles, contact Richard Johnston, Senior Manager (Operations) via or 07973811204

Interview information

Closing date:         27/02/22

Interview date:       17/03/22 & 18/03/22

For all posts we are operating virtual interviews. This will preferably be undertaken using the Microsoft Teams software, which is currently free for new users, however if there are any issues with accessing this technology, we are happy to discuss alternative arrangements prior to the interviews.

Options will be discussed with candidates once they have been invited to the interview stage of the process, and if you have any concerns or adjustments are needed, we are happy to discuss.

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What we can offer you

Cumbria County Council is a modern, vibrant place to work offering a range of staff benefits, including:

*Excellent training and development offers

*Flexible working opportunities

*Opportunity to join the Local Government Pension Scheme

*Various perks and discounts schemes, including money off your phone contract and local gyms

*Competitive rates of pay

Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion

Cumbria County Council is committed to improving the diversity of its workforce to better reflect the communities we serve. We welcome applications from everyone and work to promote an inclusive, supportive culture that values and celebrates our differences.

As a Disability Confident Employer, disabled applicants, who meet the essential criteria of this job, are guaranteed an interview.

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