What is your job role?
Project Development Officer – responsible for the on-going development of diversionary sport programmes with a specific emphasis on training, education and employment pathways. Supporting, developing and increasing the capacity of the volunteer function along with forging positive relationships with various Partner organisations that are fundamental to the success and sustainability of Active Streets. Current partner organisations include Community Safety Partnership, Young People Services, Whitefield Youth Association, Police, local voluntary sector, schools, colleges and Charities. I work alongside two other senior officers Janet Roundell and Michelle Grimes and line manage Andrea Pilling project activator for Active Streets project.
What qualifications do you have?
- BA Combined Honours in Management with Marketing.
- Institue of Sport & Recreation Management Certificate.
- MiDAS qualified assessor.
- Various NGB qualifications in sport.
How long have you worked for Sport & Play Development?
I started in 1998 working at the old Thompson Centre as a lifeguard and worked in various capacities during my time delivering mini sports, rollermania, gym membership advisor and the ever popular summer Splash/Shout holiday programme. This has led me to work within sports development delivering the Sporting Chance project and leading a team of Community Sports Coaches.
What do you enjoy most about your job?
Using sport as a mechanism to make a real change to individual’s lives and making a positive difference within the local Community.
What hobbies do you have outside of work?
Daddy day care before bedtime. Football, keeping fit and attending cycling events.
One interesting fact about you!
Nominated for National Citizenship Award meeting HRH Princess Anne and various celebrities in London.