Ipswich, Suffolk, United Kingdom


  • ActivLives, Ipswich IP2 0HH
  • £13 per hour (approx. £20,335 per annum)
  • 30 hours per week
  • Fixed term until 31 March 2024 (with a view to extending dependent upon renewed funding)
  • Reference: 0735
  • Required as soon as possible.

Do you have the passion and experience to help people aged 55 years over become more active through inclusive sport / physical activity and be able to work with partners / funders to develop initiatives to increase participation?

ActivLives is a local charity that provides a wide range of positive activity opportunities across Ipswich and East Suffolk for people with a disability, younger adults with a Learning Disability, people aged 55 years and over and carers.

ActivLives is looking to appoint an ActivAgeing Development Officer to help develop inclusive sport / physical activities, with a particular focus on people aged 55 years and over, to be more active, improve their health and well-being and enable them to be more connected with the community, reducing loneliness and social isolation. The ActivAgeing Development Officer will work closely with different communities, individuals, organisations and groups across Ipswich and East Suffolk and engage with a wide variety of people who could benefit from involvement with an accessible and inclusive sport and physical activity programme.

You must have at least 2 years’ sport and/or physical activity experience, have the ability to work under pressure, manage competing priorities in a busy environment, be able to work on your own initiative whilst being part of a team, motivate others and be able to relate to a wide variety of individuals and groups.

This post will involve the delivery of community sport sessions as well as development work. This is a fantastic opportunity for a suitably qualified person to be part of an exciting project within a small and supportive organisation, that has an excellent reputation in this field of community provision.

To find out more:

For an informal chat about the post, please call the main office on: (01473) 345350 and ask for Cynthia. Please see www.activlives.org.uk for more general information about ActivLives.

How to apply:

To apply, please complete the application form and read the job description below.

Application Form: https://bit.ly/3FxpRKy

Job Description: https://bit.ly/3VMm5mi

Please email completed application forms to: cynthia@activlives.org.uk or post to ActivLives, Brightspace, 160 Hadleigh Road, Ipswich IP2 0HH (FAO Cynthia Glinos)

Closing date: 9am, 9 January 2023.

Interview date: 16 January 2023.