Revive Sports Mentor - South Somerset Area

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Revive Sports Mentor - South Somerset Area

We are looking to recruit a compassionate individual with a desire to positively support adults who are or have previously been experiencing drug/alcohol addiction issues and or mental health challenges. The Revive project uses physical activity to provide participants with a chance to be active, socialise in fresh environments and meet new people.

Location
South Somerset, TA21 9JQ
Contact Name
Gareth John
Contact Telephone
07458 301515
Contact Email
gjohn@sasp.co.uk
Organisation
SASP

About Revive Sports Mentor - South Somerset Area

We are looking to recruit a compassionate individual with a desire to positively support adults who are or have previously been experiencing drug/alcohol addiction issues and or mental health challenges. The Revive project uses physical activity to provide participants with a chance to be active, socialise in fresh environments and meet new people. As part of the Revive Sports Mentor team you will be delivering both group and 1 to 1 activity sessions where the emphasis is placed on getting participants moving and predominantly uses low level, sociable activities such as Walking, Boccia and Table tennis. Participants who attend the sessions have a variety of differing abilities and mobilities.

The vast majority of the role is delivering the Revive 1 to 1 sessions although there are other parts to the job including admin tasks, signposting clients to relevant services such as SDAS and MIND and liaising with other support organisations. There will be opportunities to promote the programme to various audiences and organisations within the South Somerset area.

You will need great interpersonal skills and be a strong communicator both with participants and key workers from relevant supporting organisations. Lived experience of addiction may be an advantage in this job role although not essential, similarly experience of working with people in the recovery community and or the organisations who support them would be beneficial. The right candidate will be empathetic, good at listening and have an understanding of the impact that chaotic lifestyles can have on an individual's recovery journey.

The successful individual will need to be organised, personable and motivated to help others. A good amount of determination and enthusiasm will also be vital in the sports mentor role.

About The Revive Programme

The Revive Activity programme offers individuals (18+) experiencing drug and alcohol addiction issues and or mental health challenges the chance to get active and enjoy some new physical activity experiences.

Revive sessions welcome people at whatever stage of their recovery journey they may be at, and are also suitable for those who are temporarily sober or drug free. The Revive programme is fully inclusive and is open to people of all abilities and experience levels.

The programme offers a variety of fun, casual and sociable activity sessions. The aim is to provide participants with the chance to reap the physical and emotional benefits of exercise, along with offering them the opportunity to socialise in new environments.

Salary £3,900 to £5,200 PA (Equates to £10 an hour)

Hours of Work: 7.5 - 10 hours per week (Negotiable at interview)

Please apply using the SASP Application form or your CV with a cover letter stating why you think you would be a suitable candidate for the role. Please return to enquiries@sasp.co.uk by Friday 22nd October.

Supporting Documents:

sasp-application-form20.doc (MS Word, 220.5 Kb)

sasp-revive-sports-mentor-job-description-and-person-spec.pdf (PDF, 155.4 Kb)

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Partners and Sponsors

  • Sport England
    Active Partnerships
    Somerset Business Award Winner
    Somerset Chamber of Commerce
    CPSU
    Disability Confident
  • Somerset Skills & Learning
    Youth Sport Trust
    activity alliance
    pluss
    Sedgemoor District Council
    Avon & Somerset Police
  • South Somerset District Council
    Somerset Partnership
    Yeovil Hospital Healthcare
    Taunton & West Somerset Council
    Mendip District Council
    Homes in Sedgemoor
  • Macmillan Cancer Support
    Spark Somerset
    YMCA Dulverton Group
    Department for Work & Pensions
    EDF
    Somerset CCG
  • SAPHTO
    together team
    Somerset Cricket Board
    British American Football Association
    Badminton England
    Somerset FA
  • British Cycling
    Create Development
    Children in Need
    The Salvation Army
    Somerset County Council
    Lifeline
  • Channel Adventure
    Somerset Community Foundation
    Nova Sports & Coaching
    Zing Somerset
    Sports Coach UK