The Herts Sports and Physical Activity Partnership is recruiting 10 Community Sport and Health Officer Apprentices, to help plan and deliver programmes of sport and physical activity in Hertfordshire’s most socially deprived communities.

The apprenticeships – which it is hoped will be a stepping stone to a future Degree Apprenticeship at the university, or into permanent employment – will provide successful candidates with an ideal opportunity to carve out a career in sports development and to also make a difference to some of Hertfordshire’s most disadvantaged communities.

The successful candidates will, over a 15 month period, listen to and put the voice of the community at the heart of a planning process, which delivers meaningful and much needed sport and physical activity opportunities for local residents. They will also have the opportunity to access a suite of sector-relevant training and development opportunities, aimed at enhancing long-term employability.

And, for one day a week they will be based at the University of Hertfordshire as part of the HSP Team and will develop a skills toolbox needed by the modern sports development professional – including marketing and communications; insight and evaluation; special events planning; business management; and external funding bids.

These posts will be ideally suited to young people aged 18+ interested in a career in sport and health and to those that may be looking to an alternative to university and full-time study, after leaving school. We would particularly welcome applications from those from our disadvantaged communities, as the Partnership firmly believes that lived experience can be a massive advantage when planning sport and health development programmes for others from similar backgrounds and communities.

For questions, contact Project Lead, Josh Spavins at

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For details see HSP website Apprenticeship Opportunity