69 Preston New Road
Blackburn, BB2 6AY
Greater Manchester Office
Marlborough Resource Centre
Glodwick, Oldham, OL4 1EG
The key role of a Community Sport and Health Officer (CSHO) is to initiate behaviour change in local residents with regards engagement in sport and physical activity across local communities. By working within and across local organisations individuals will scope, organise and coordinate the delivery of opportunities for local communities to get more physically active.
Tasks might include attendance at meetings, supervising sessions, liaising with partner organisations, designing marketing collateral, updating social media or reporting against project criteria. It is also important for the CSHO to understand their limitations and boundaries, working with specialists from other professions where appropriate – this may include the police and uniformed services, Allied Health Professionals, counsellors, personal trainers, sports coaches or youth workers.
The occupation exists within the sport for development sector that plays an important role in improving the health of the nation – creating opportunities that get more people, more active, more often.