We operate a bilingual policy. All applicants are invited to apply in Welsh, any application submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application made in English.

3 x Apprentice Through Age Physical Activity and Play

Closing date: 11/06/2023

Reference: REQ104613

37 hours / Fixed-Term

20,111 *

Within Ceredigion

*All salary values are pro-rata.

About the role

Are you 16 and just starting out in the world of work? Are you looking for a career change or returning to work following unemployment or a career break? An apprenticeship with us offers an excellent opportunity to learn new skills and develop your career whilst earning a wage!

Are you interested in sport, physical activity, play and wellbeing? Are you a ‘people person’ that enjoys working with all ages and abilities?Are you creative and passionate about designing fun and inclusive activities that will contribute to the wellbeing of people in our community?

If you are looking for an exciting opportunity to learn on the job, kick-start a career in sports development and work with a team of like-minded people, then this could be the role for you.

We are delighted to work in partnership with the Urdd to offer a fantastic 15 month Level 2 Apprenticeship in Activity Leadership. We are looking for a motivated and energetic individuals who has the potential, skills and personal qualities to add value to our varied and vibrant Wellbeing Centre Service.

We are currently developing Wellbeing Centres across Ceredigion. Our Through Age Service offers a variety of programmes promoting the health, wellbeing and fitness of Ceredigion’s residents, such as Play, Active Young People, Active Communities and health related initiatives. Our programmes provide positive opportunities to encourage Ceredigion residents to learn to become healthy and active and to embed those principles into everyday life.

As part of your apprenticeship, you will receive on the job training and have a dedicated mentor to support your progress in what is a fast paced, exciting and rewarding role. Working alongside experienced colleagues, you will learn to coordinate, design and deliver a programme of varied activities within local community settings, ranging from the Active Families programme for pre-school aged children up to and including our 60+ activity offer.

The successful candidates will work across the whole of Ceredigion, with one based in the north, one in the mid and one in the south of the county and we will try and place the apprentice in their nearest area. There may be aspects of Hybrid working so we may ask you to occasionally work from home. It is therefore essential that you have access to a reliable internet connection and suitable area to work from home.

You will experience an exciting, challenging and varied apprenticeship with high quality training provided by the Urdd, achieving a Level 2 Apprenticeship in Activity Leadership. Your training will be delivered through a series of workshops. This is an excellent stepping stone towards making the most of the career opportunities within Ceredigion County Council and developing a strong foundation of sports development skills.

Please refer to the job description for full details of the requirements of the role, however, you will need:

  • A minimum of 2 GCSEs in Maths and Welsh or English at grade A-C (or equivalent qualifications).
  • The ability to converse through the medium of Welsh and English is essential for this post.
  • A driving licence and a car, or the ability to travel flexibly and independently.
  • Able to demonstrate a strong interest in physical activity and play and/or have some experience relevant to the role (work or voluntary experience, clubs, hobbies etc.)

Unfortunately, you will not be eligible to apply for this apprenticeship if you hold a degree in any subject.

Please note that once submitted, all applications will be subject to apprenticeship training provider eligibility checks. This is completed using the information you have provided on your application form. Please ensure that you fully complete your application form and read the job description and person specification thoroughly, as well as the FAQs on our early careers web page to check the eligibility requirements.

Job Description and Person Specification

For detailed information on this role, please refer to the job description and person specification or contact us by email at ceredigionactif@ceredigion.gov.uk.

Note: We reserve the right to change the application window so that it closes earlier or later than currently advertised.

Safeguarding children, young people and adults at risk is a key priority for us. We aim to support children, young people and adults at risk to ensure they are as safe as they can possibly be and acknowledge they have a right to protection and will take action to safeguard their welfare. Each member of staff and volunteer is expected to share this commitment, and we will require an Enhanced Check by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

What we offer

Work-life balance

Lifestyle savings scheme

Generous employer pension scheme

Cycle to work scheme

Learning and development

Where you'll work

Porth Cymorth Cynnar – Community Wellbeing and Learning

We provide early help, prevention and intervention services to a range of groups and individuals across the County. Our aim is to identify need and offer support before issues and concerns become too great and more formal intervention is needed. Our key functions include: