Our Benefits

We offer a wide range of benefits to our employees, these include:

  • Generous annual leave entitlement starting at 28 days annual leave per year, 29 days for senior managers (pro rata, depending on how many hours per week you work), plus bank holidays. An additional 5 days, linked to continuous service, and ability to purchase up to 6 weeks additional leave per year.
  • Cycle to Work scheme. 
  • Local Government Pension Scheme plus immediate life cover (3 times your annual salary from day one) and ill-health protection.
  • Employee discounts with local and national retailers, days out, finance, health and beauty, travel and eating out plus lots more.
  • Car Lease scheme
  • Payment of professional subscription / membership – If your job description requires that you are registered with or are a member of a professional body, WNC will pay for your professional subscription or membership fees.
  • Employee Assistance Programme – We have an employee support programme run by Health Assured, an independent, external organisation. Health Assured is available for you and your immediate family members, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year and includes telephone counselling, legal advice, bereavement support and medical information.
  • Ongoing training and development opportunities.
  • A variety of flexible working options to support your work/life balance, including full or part time, term time, 9-day fortnight, etc. (subject to business needs).
  • Our West Ways of Working – We want our workforce to thrive, and we equip our employees with the right technology to support hybrid and collaborative working, on or off site, depending on the role.
  • Making a difference – If you want to use your skills and experience with an organisation that are genuinely invested in making a difference, are committed to improving people’s lives, and whose success has a direct impact on the wellbeing of your family, friends and people in your local area, then West Northamptonshire Council is the place for you.

About the role

Playing a major role towards the council’s ambition to increase active lives by increasing the physical activity participation levels of the community through the delivery of a range of sporting and physical activity sessions aimed at engaging with residents to promote physical and mental wellbeing.  This post will be leading sports and physical activity sessions across the diverse communities of West Northamptonshire.  This role is accountable to the Active Lives Manager. The role sits within the Sport, Leisure and Culture Service, part of the Communities and Opportunities Directorate in West Northamptonshire Council. 

What will you be doing?

This role will see you :  

  • Planning and implementing fun and engaging sport and physical activity sessions which ensure structure, and high quality coaching, centred to the needs of the participants.
  • Promoting key health and physical activity messages.
  • Raising the profile, awareness and provision of local, accessible, and enjoyable sports and physical activity opportunities for all members of the community and promote the key health and physical activity messages.
  • Providing supervision and assistance to all participants.
  •  Ensuring safe provision and usage of of all equipment 
  • Delivering sport specific sessions to National Governing Body (NGB) standards at venues, parks and open spaces across West Northamptonshire.
  • Adhere to Child Protection Policy and guidelines for coaches, as well as following the organisations Equal Opportunities policies.
  • Log and report any incidents/accidents or any other concerns to Active Lives Officer
  • Monitoring and maintaining records, and complete evaluation forms as required.
  • Collecting money and provide receipts as required. 
  • To wear and maintain the uniform provided and where possible further promote the activities and service provided and promote West Northamptonshire Council
  • Undertake such additional responsibilities as required, which are commensurate with the grade and responsibilities of the post.

About you

You will :

  • be a  role model, creating a positive and fun environment in which to motivate and encourage people to participate.
  • be an advocate for the council promoting the physical, mental and social benefits and opportunities for residents to lead more active lives.
  • have strong people and verbal communication skills, and have effective leadership skills.
  • be able to work on own initiative and as part of a team
  • be passionate about improving the health and wellbeing of our residents
  • have proven experience of delivering sport and physical activity sessions for children and adults
  • have understanding and experience of health and safety in sport and physical activity delivery
  • have experience of delivering sport and physical activity initiatives to under represented groups/communities to tackle inequalities
  • have understanding of the development of sports pathways into local sports clubs
  • have experience of monitoring and evaluating the impact of sessions/programmes


About us

We’re a new council, following one of the largest shake-ups in local government
reform in recent history. As a new authority, we’re embarking on an exciting journey
to deliver exceptional services for our residents, customers and

Our vision at West Northamptonshire Council is ‘to make West Northants a great
place to live, work, visit and thrive’. We truly stand by this and work hard every day to
make this a reality. Our corporate values, THRIVE, stand for: Trust, High Performance,
Respect, Innovate and Empower, they underpin everything we do and how we deliver

At West Northants Council, it’s about our people. People who thrive with
ambition, bubble with new ideas, demand better ways of working, caring about every detail,
and who never shy away from a challenge. Our culture is a gateway for new experiences. A
place to forge new opportunities. To empower you in your career and unite you with like-
minded people.

When potential is unlocked, talent thrives.

Choose a career that offers you a true sense of achievement, fills you with pride and
challenges you in a positive way, every day.

West Northants Council, where careers thrive.

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