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Full time position for 6 months

£25,000 pro rata

To apply, please submit a copy of your CV and cover letter explaining why you are suited to this position.

This is a home based role with travel around Swindon necessary.

The successful candidate must have a full UK Driving Licence and access to their own vehicle.

Occasional weekend and evening work will be required as part of this role.

Role Summary

Beat the Street is divided into 3 phases; Anticipation, Experience (the 6-week game) and Sustain. In anticipation phase the Engagement Coordinator will work with key local stakeholders to build the profile of Beat the Street in Swindon and recruit teams from schools and community groups. This will involve presenting at parent’s evenings and assemblies, leading occasional walks and championing physical activity to get schools involved in the initiative. The Engagement Coordinator will also need to work with local voluntary groups, clubs and businesses to get teams signed up and generally raise awareness of the scheme.

Throughout the live phase of the game, the Engagement Coordinator will deliver several community events and competitions to help motivate players, boost participation and recruit new players. You will also need to plan and deliver a launch event, celebration event and prizegiving in partnership with the key stakeholders.

During sustain phase, the Engagement Coordinator should have sourced opportunities for players to remain active in their local area and promote these through regular newsletters and online platforms. During this time, feedback sessions with community groups and schools should take place to help us evaluate and inform future programmes.


  • Increase participation and engagement levels with Beat the Street across whole communities (schools, businesses, community groups).
  • Continued engagement and management of key project stakeholders such as project sponsors and a wide range of local organisations like HSE, local authorities, schools and community groups.
  • Work with partners to target specific groups (i.e. those with long term health conditions or from lower socio-economic groups).
  • Work with sports and culture organisations to create an engaging calendar of events.
  • Updating and maintaining project plans and marketing documentation – to include engagement planning and event management documents for project.
  • Attend and support local steering-group meetings and minutes.
  • Working closely with the comms and marketing team to create and deliver a communications and marketing plan.
  • Problem solving and adapting to the changing needs of the project as they arise.
  • Management of social media activities.
  • Co-ordination of the prize distribution for schools and scheme participants.
  • Demonstrate the impact of the programme and how partners are working together for long term well-being of residents.
  • Manage a legacy programme supporting participants to stay active.
  • Present at relevant conferences/events.
  • Replacing low or depleted Beat Box batteries throughout the game.
  • Re-setting or replacing faulty and non-responsive Beat Boxes.
  • Planning for the game phase of the programme including risk assessment, mapping and other operational duties.

Skills & Competencies

  • Experience of developing and delivering successful community outreach programmes and events
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Experience of creating sustainable project legacies
  • Stakeholder management and diplomacy
  • Presentation skills to a wide range of audiences
  • Enthusiasm
  • Microsoft office proficient
  • Good organisation and prioritisation skills
  • Must have access to own vehicle with a full driver’s license
  • Experience of delivering communications, social media and basic marketing

Job Types: Full-time, Contract

Salary: £25,000.00 /year


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