Job Vacancy- School Games Officer South and Central

A new opportunity has arisen for a full time Schools Games Officer (South and Central Leeds SSP) to join Leeds Rhinos Foundation:

Job Description

Job Title School Games Officer South and Central Leeds School Sports Partnership (SSP)
Salary Competitive
Location Leeds Rugby Academy, Clarence Fields, Bridge Road, Kirkstall, Leeds, LS5 3BW

Various schools across South and Central and Leeds Well school partnership

Hours of work Full time, 40 hours per week
Responsibility to Head of Community and Engagement/ West Sports Partnership Steering Group
Contractual Status Annual (1 year fixed)
Strategic Aims LRF/ Active Schools

The School Games inspires young people to be physically active for life through positive experiences of daily activity and competition.

The role of the SGO is to support all schools in the local area by promoting the importance of physical activity and coordinating appropriate competitive opportunities to be enjoyed by all young people across Key Stages 2-4. In addition, the SGO will recruit, train and deploy a suitable workforce and support the development of club opportunities for all young people.

The postholder will work with national guidance from Sport England and the Youth Sport Trust and within a local partnership of School Games Organisers, the Active Partnership and wider stakeholders.


Purpose of the role

1. To maintain school engagement and support schools to continue to prioritise and deliver 60 active minutes for every child thus providing opportunities for young people to improve their physical, emotional and social wellbeing.

2. To ensure physical activity and competition provision supports young people’s wider development including their ability to re-socialise and supports their psychological and physiological fitness.
3. To identify and have ongoing provision that targets young people for who physical activity levels have been most negatively impacted by COVID-19 (those particularly from low socio-economic areas, BAME, SEND and Girls).
4. To have a continued focus on secondary school engagement – with a focus on supporting those young people who have just transitioned into Year 7/8.

To ensure that the local offer provides opportunities for young people to take on leadership and volunteering roles.

Key Responsibilities

Co-ordinate and administer the agreed local programme for Physical Activity, PE and Sport to include:

Implement and deliver a calendar of support and events with all primary schools and secondary schools within the SSP area.
Liaise with high school PE departments for accessing facilities and young leaders to support cluster events.
Work with key partners to lead Competitions, Events and Festivals
Promote High Quality PE
Identification of talent and signpost to various Intervention Programmes
Out of School Hours Learning Programmes
Leadership Programmes
Elements of CPD/ Good Practice
Club/ Community links and Pathways
Co-ordinate links to Leeds Rhinos Foundation resources and opportunities.
Advise and support on indoor and outdoor environments.
Lead PE/ Physical Activity / School Sports initiatives across the Leeds Well School Partnership as directed by the steering group.

The staff member will monitor and evaluate the impact of their work, always manage their workload effectively and ensure safeguarding through adhering to individual school/ partner policies.

Additional Responsibilities


Attend relevant meetings
Attend relevant CPD
Attend school/ LRF an  SSP/ Well School / LRF Events as and when necessary
Update Outlook calendar on a weekly basis
Update UPSHOT and other relevant data collection tools.
Knowledge and understanding of Pupil and Sport Premium

To apply, please send a CV and covering letter via email to, explaining why you think you are suitable for the role.

Closing Date: Friday 17th September at 12 noon.