Project Officer

Location: Aston Clinton


Leap is looking for a passionate, collaborative, and dedicated individual to join the team.

About us

Leap is the Sport England funded Active Partnership for Buckinghamshire & Milton Keynes. A social enterprise, our role is to support, influence and improve opportunities for people living in Bucks & MK to be active through movement, physical activity, and sport. We influence and work with a wide range of local organisations including schools, sports clubs, and charities to ensure those people not currently accessing/benefitting from physical activity can get involved.

Leap has a passionate belief that everyone can improve the quality of their life through involvement in movement, physical activity, and sport. Our partnership’s ambition is to inspire and connect people and organisations to raise aspiration and remove the barriers to an active and healthy lifestyle.

Click here to view our strategy.

About the role

Leap is looking for a passionate, collaborative, and dedicated individual to join the team.

Within the role, the officer will be responsible for supporting Leap’s vision and mission to remove the barriers to moving by challenging inequalities and improving lives through physical activity and sport.

The post holder will work on the organisations Children & Young People and Coaching programmes. Examples of these programmes could be, leadership and volunteering, helping coaches improve and the County School Games events

The successful candidate will be passionate about the impact movement, physical activity and sport can have on improving lives.


As an ‘any-desk’ worker, you’ll need to be connected to our network to access digital folders and resources, but this can either be from home or an office location when required. You will be required to work from the office a couple of times a week, depending on your role and team requirements*.

*subject to current Government Covid-19 Guidance

About you

The successful candidate will be passionate about the impact movement, physical activity and sport can have on improving lives.

Please see the job description and personal specification on our website.

Other information

Application closing date: Friday 9th September 2022.

Interview dates: Interviews will take place the week commencing 19th September. 

If you would like to find out more about the role and have an informal discussion about the position, please email Shay Fenlon to arrange – [email protected]

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and therefore applicants are required to declare:

  • All unspent convictions and conditional cautions
  • All spent convictions and adult cautions that are not protected (i.e. that are not filtered out) as defined by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended in 2020).

For further information on filtering please refer to Nacro guidance and the guidance published by the Ministry of Justice (see, in particular, the section titled ‘Exceptions Order’).

We reserve the right to close the vacancy once we have received sufficient applications, so please be advised to submit your application as early as possible.

Our values and culture

We have a set of values, which our employees have chosen, that represent what we are – Proud, Ambitious, Collaborative and Trustworthy.

By joining Buckinghamshire Council, you can expect:

  • a fair and inclusive culture
  • the chance to really make a difference to those around you
  • health and well-being initiatives including an Employee Assistance Programme, Mental Health First Aiders and mindfulness workshops
  • a unified voice through our Employee Representative Group
  • ongoing support, and the opportunity to develop and progress in your career with us
  • opportunities to take part in fun activities such as fundraising and social events

At Buckinghamshire Council, we know that our biggest strength comes from the people that work for us, and that’s why we’re working hard to ensure we continue to be an accessible and inclusive organisation.

From dedicated staff networks overseen by our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Steering Group, to proudly standing as a Disability Confident employer, it’s important to us that all our colleagues feel engaged, listened to, and valued. Our offer of flexible working empowers a productive and happy workforce and allows employees to combine work with other responsibilities and commitments.

We believe our workforce should reflect the diverse communities we service in Buckinghamshire, and are looking for like-minded individuals to join us in promoting equality, fairness, and inclusion for everyone.

About the Business Unit

Our Communities directorate work across the county to deliver a number of the key customer facing services that our residents, businesses and visitors rely on every day. This includes collecting and disposing of waste, maintaining highways and managing country parks, leisure facilities, museums, theatres and libraries, as well as developing our cultural strategy. The customer is central to how we develop and deliver all of these services, which help promote our rich and vibrant culture.

We are looking for enthusiastic, ambitious and committed individuals to join our team and help make Buckinghamshire a great place to live, work and visit.  This is an exciting time for us, as we bring together many of the place based services that have previously been run by different authorities.  We manage services through a combination of direct delivery, contract management and commissioning, as well as through our key partnerships.  As part of the function, you will join us on our journey of continuous improvement. Whether that’s through developing strategies and ways of working, or delivering services on the ground – every person in Communities is a valued member of the team.

We recognise and reward you

Hard work and success deserves recognition. That’s why we pride ourselves on the benefits we give our people. We actively encourage a good work-life balance and promote flexible and agile working arrangements. We provide discounts on various Cafés, restaurants, shops and auto enrolment onto our generous Pension Scheme. We also offer a salary sacrifice personal car lease scheme and the opportunity to gain membership to Costco. We have discounted gym memberships, Travel discounts with Arriva and Chiltern Railways and much more.