Play Development Officer

Organisation: Live Borders

Salary: £24.408 - £26.530

Location: Live Borders Head Office, Galashiels TD1 2DU


Post: Play Development Officer
Department: Commercial Services
Reporting to: Area Manager (1)

Job Purpose:
Responsible for the efficient and effective management and operation of the ‘Play’ programme and the development of new, innovative and fun activities to drive revenue and participation.

1. Responsible for the leadership and management of all play programmes within Live Borders, delivering a high quality product.
2. Lead and develop new revenue streams by planning, developing and delivering a programme of new fun, innovative and varied play activities across the region, to maximise participation, customer development and income generation possibilities.
3. Drive the Live Borders party offering – developing new products and maximising the existing offering.
4. Oversee the successful growth of the gymnastics programme supporting local staff to deliver an excellent service and achieve business plan targets.
5. Lead and develop a happy and committed staff team to deliver high quality play programmes and services.
6. Take a proactive role in supporting site managers to drive participation and income through softplay centres.
7. Drive revenue and participation through planning, developing and implementing new fun mass participation events.
8. Working collaboratively with Active Communities colleagues on the continued development of the holiday programme offering.
9. Work collaboratively with Active Communities colleagues to development programmes and opportunities.
10. Develop and deliver elements of the Live Borders business plan and budget with P&L responsibility for the programme ensuring continued business growth and the achievement of targets.
11. Provide a leadership role for the Play programme staff and line manage all staff ensuring staff development and training, rotas, annual leave, sickness, recruitment and payroll is managed.
12. Identify marketing opportunity and request support with collateral to deliver campaigns.
13. Develop key partnerships internally and externally to ensure effective delivery of activities.
14. To be responsible for ensuring adherence to all relevant internal policies and procedures (e.g. Health and safety, risk assessments, customer care, operating and emergency procedures etc.).
Other details:
Requirement to work out of hours or weekends – not normally
Requirement for PVG/Disclosure check – yes

Person Specification
Essential Key Desirable Key
Industry specific gymnastics coaching qualification.
UKCC L1. Industry specific gymnastics coaching qualification.
Essential Key Desirable Key
Minimum of at least 3 years of working within a sports environment. Full and valid driving license.
Minimum of at least 1 years’ experience of staff management.
Experience of working with children & young people or vulnerable groups.
Track record of delivering successful performance and developing and increasing income streams.
Must have experience of managing budgets and a good understanding of financial management being able to interpret results through accounts.
Experience of delivering excellent customer service.
Experience of developing strong successful partnerships and working in collaboration to deliver key outcomes.
Essential Key Desirable Key
Knowledge of industry sector First class presentation skills.
Self-motivated, with the ability to work proactively using own initiative.
Numerate with strong analytical and problem solving ability.
Tenacious and results driven with sound business judgement.
Expert negotiating and influencing skills demonstrated to achieve successful outcomes.
Credible and confident communicator (written and verbal) at all levels.
Ability to work collaboratively with others to provide a high quality service.
Ability to organize, prioritise and meet deadlines.
Excellent Microsoft Office skills

A = Application I = Interview R = Reference T = Test

Application Deadline: Thursday 26/01/2023