JU:MP Connector Co-ordinator
Lower Grange Community Association (LGCA) are recruiting a JU:MP Connector Co-ordinator to help improve the health and wellbeing of children aged 5 – 14 years and their families, through physical activity within the Allergrange Pioneering area (Allerton, Lower Grange and Fairweather Green). The aim is to deliver a whole systems approach to increasing children’s physical activity by working with families, communities, schools and local organisations and making improvements to the environment.
- Part Time
- Lower Grange Community Centre
- Placed On
- Fri 14th February, 2020
- 12:00am - Fri 6th March, 2020
- Job Reference
- JU:MP Connector Co-ordinator
- Interview Date
- Sat 14th March, 2020
About JU:MP Connector Co-ordinator
- To lead on embedding physical activity in the Allergrange pioneering neighbourhood (Allerton, Lower Grange and Fairweather Green); helping those children who are not currently active in their community and parks/green spaces to access opportunities after school, at weekends and in the school holidays.
- To coordinate at least 6 sessions a week of physical activity (of at least an hour) with local children and families.
- To lead on the delivery of the JU:MP local plan and initiate or deliver a range of activities which could include sports, informal games, play, dance, walking or cycling.
- To build strong relationships and connections between the schools within the Allergrange Pioneer neighbourhood and the wider community groups, activity and spaces.
- To open up access to schools and community venues/assets for children and families to be active on weekends, evenings and in school holidays. Delivery/facilitation of weekend programmes is an essential requirement.
- Encourage behaviour change in children and families to be active. Empower children and families to be active themselves wherever possible.
- Take a social enterprise approach, with children and families and explore business models for sustainability by supporting communities to do things for themselves.
- Build volunteers and local leaders to deliver simple activities such as games and play sessions, walking groups etc.
- Mentor JUMP Leads (16 – 25 year olds) with a view to them increasingly taking on the delivery of activity and freeing up JUMP Connector role to developing new opportunities.
- Deliver activities in green spaces to build confidence and regular engagement by local families.
- Support the Join Us: Move. Play Campaign and wider communications including social media activity and local promotion of the campaign.
- To attend and contribute to the joint planning meetings with the JU:MP Community Engagement Manager, JU:MP Connector and the project manager, at least every 6 weeks.
- To Carry out the monitoring and evaluation as required by the JU:MP research team and produce reports as required.
- To maintain confidentiality of information.
- To work with the project manager to test and learn approaches and being innovative.
- To establish an ethos for the programme that is fun, energising and inclusive.
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