Physical Activity and Liaison Coordinator

Location Lewes
Discipline: Internal
Job type: Permanent Term Time Only
Salary: £17,550- £19,187 term time
Contact name: Careers

Contact email:
Job ref: 006782
Published: 17 days ago

Physical Activity Coordinator and School Liaison


Chailey Heritage Foundation has an exciting new opportunity for Physical activity and Liaison Coordinator to join a unique place to work.


  • LOCATION: Onsite, BN8 4EF
  • SALARY: £17,550- £19,187 term time
  • HOURS: Monday – Friday 32.5 hours per week/ 45 weeks per year


Why Us  


Chailey Heritage Foundation is a leading charity dedicated to providing exceptional education and care for children and young adults with complex neurodisabilities, physical disabilities and health needs. Our state-of-the-art facilities and expert colleagues create a nurturing environment where individuals can thrive, reach their full potential and make a difference to their lives and that of their families.


There is a real sense of making a difference and belonging to something very special.


We don’t just offer jobs; we provide opportunities to be part of a team that demonstrates empathy and a genuine passion to help others and a capacity to build rewarding relationships.  We will provide extensive support, and training, as well as opportunities for career progression.


What you’ll be doing:

As the Physical activity and Liaison Coordinator, you will bring our pupils' experience to life! You'll orchestrate engaging activities, collaborate with fellow schools for enriching visits, and facilitate guest tours at our esteemed Foundation. Partnering with our People Team, you'll nurture our work experience program, shaping future talent. Plus, step in as a supportive SEA cover when needed.


Physical Activities Coordination

  • You will gain accreditation to train colleagues in physical activities and carry out risk assessments for the Young People.
  • Liaise with teacher and department managers to create physical activity timetable.
  • Timetable, plan and deliver physical activity sessions, such as rebound therapy, table cricket and football and ensure there is a variety throughout the week.
  • Monitor the physical diet of each individual pupil
  • Contribute to pupils’ annual report and feedback on physical progress and activities that the young people have taken part in over the year
  • Liaise with parents and carers over access to and range of physical activities
  • Collaborate with therapists to ensure safe access to physical activity
  • Direct teaching assistants to support pupils during physical activities
  • Liaise with local and national para-sports governing bodies to expand the remit of sports delivered to students.
  • Facilitate an after school program of suitable events and activities.

Inclusion and Liaison

  • Maintain an International Link and keep the school community updated
  • Organise and arrange informal visits by outside agencies and promote Chailey Heritage School to the wider community
  • Support families through informal visits, CHS and CCS assessments, supporting the transition as required and when instructed by Deputy Headteacher
  • Promote links with local mainstream schools including presentations at assemblies and delivering PSHE sessions to classes.
  • Liaise with local schools and universities who wish to place students for work experience at CHS and work with the People Team to coordinate work experience with CHS teachers.


What you bring to the table:



  • GCSE Maths and English as a minimum (Grade D or above, or equivalent).
  • Currently hold, or willing to achieve, appropriate qualifications to facilitate sports and activities
  • Has a basic understanding of the care and support needs of people with physical disabilities and respecting them as individuals.
  • Experience of working with children and/or adults with disabilities
  • Able to support children and young adults to participate in a range of activities.
  • Adept at working with IT systems and applications.
  • Currently be or have the ability to become manual handling coordinator
  • Effective communicator both verbal and written.
  • Able to undertake daily manual handling of children and young adults, including pushing wheelchairs, standing frames and use of other equipment.


This is a fantastic opportunity for someone to use their knowledge and skills to coordinate activities and arrange visits to empower the young people within the school.



Our comprehensive benefits package includes a diverse range of rewards and benefits, ensuring that there's something for everyone.

In addition to a competitive salary, we provide access to:

  • Discount facilities
  • Enhanced Pension Scheme
  • Healthcare Cashplan
  • Cycle to Work scheme.
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Health & Wellbeing Centre
  • Death in Service benefit
  • Free tea/coffee/kitchen facilities
  • Onsite Café
  • Free parking.

Plus, we cover the cost for all DBS checks and renewals!


For full details of the role, you can find the job description here. Physical Activity Coordinator and School Liaison JD

Learn more about our organisation, our purpose and values here. CHF Website


Application Deadline:  Advert will close on Thursday 16th May and interviews will take place on Monday 20th May between 9am- 1pm.


Apply now for your chance to be considered to join a place where you can make a real difference.

For any enquiries please contact us by email: or via WhatsApp on 07923233178.


Chailey Heritage Foundation is committed to the safeguarding and protection of children and young adults. Employment will be subject to the receipt of two satisfactory professional references, an enhanced DBS certificate and occupational health clearance. It is an offence to apply for any job in regulated activity with children and vulnerable adults if you are barred from doing so.

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