Community Sport & Health Coach

Community Sport & Health Coach

Website Rotherham United Football Club

– Salary:  £17,550.00 (FTE)

– Hours: 30 hours per week

– Closing Date: 14/06/2019

– Job Role : Community Sport & Health Coach
Job Purpose
To deliver* a range of high quality sport and physical activity opportunities that are progressive and reflective of the needs of young people, adults and older adults in the local community.

To develop a team of local coaches and volunteers in the community in conjunction with key partner agencies.

*It is anticipated that approximately an average of 22hrs per week will be spent delivering activity.

Contract Details
•  30 hrs, Permanent

•  Auto-enrolment into the Club’s pension scheme (depending on eligibility)

•  28 days annual leave including national bank holidays

Role Accountabilities & Key Duties
1. Key Duties and Responsibilities

To effectively design, plan and deliver a range of high quality sessions in a range of sporting activities that are accessible to all young people.
To deliver a range of sporting opportunities at a fundamental level and to Learn to Train phases of the player pathway that are structured, safe, progressive and fun.
To effectively design, plan and deliver a range of high quality health sessions in a range of sporting and physical activity disciplines that are accessible to all young people, adults and older adults
To work with partner agencies to identify local volunteers from the community and to develop a comprehensive coach education/development programme.
To effectively supervise, mentor and direct support staff, volunteers and apprentices.
To imaginatively promote local sporting and health opportunities to participants in schools, community settings and care homes.
To take positive steps to identify and overcome barriers to participation amongst participants from disadvantaged backgrounds through good coaching practice
To assist in establishing Multi sport/skill clubs and new junior clubs/sections after school or in the community
To assist in identifying talented young people and encouraging their further development particularly through the creation of strong school – club links.
To assist in the delivery of education and promotional session which improve the health and wellbeing of the local community.
To undertake training and continuous professional development as necessary relevant to the post and further career advancement e.g. tutor training or Level 3 sports specific coaching qualification
To contribute to the continuous evaluation and development of all Sports Participation and health projects
To represent RUCST at all internal and external meetings when required.
Monitor all projects as required by funding bodies including the use of views
Be responsible for the recruitment of participants where required.
·         Build and develop strong links with schools, community groups, key stakeholders and other relevant organisations.

Promotion of all projects.
Monitor and evaluate all elements of the programme, ensuring data is up to date and accurate.
Work with individuals, communities, community organisations and schools in a planned way to promote the aims and objectives of the programme.
·         Prepare and maintain materials for sessions.

To act as cover for all programmes at designated times, when required.
Attend training courses relevant to the role and maintain personal CPD
Carry out administration such as; registers, reports, retention and achievement data.
To work closely with colleagues throughout RUCST to extend knowledge and skills in order to identify best practice
To lead staff and programme of activities for assigned projects ensuring quality assurance, health and safety and safeguarding needs are met and adhered to.
To carry out duties in accordance with the employing agency equal opportunities policy, information security policies, financial regulations and the Health and Safety at work Act.
To undertake other duties and responsibilities as required from time to time commensurate with the grade of the post.

2. Person Specification
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Ability to think clearly, creatively and imaginatively
Positive attitude and strong focus on teamwork
Ability to communicate with people from all backgrounds
Ability to build and maintain positive relationships with people
Focused on achievement, targets and continuous improvement
Demonstrate a high degree of flexibility and confidentially
Capable of presenting information, orally and written
Have skills to plan, organise and present information
Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines
Ability to work on own initiative
Competent IT skills

3. Managing Partnerships and Contracts
•Maintain and build positive relationship with key partners and stakeholders;

4. Experience

·Managing a group of people

·Completing schemes of works and lesson plans

·Developing innovative training sessions to inspire and engage

·2 years track record of working within the football, sport or health industry

5. Qualifications

Full driving licence and the use of a vehicle
FA Level 2 coaching badges
Level 2 health or fitness qualifications
Basic First Aid training/qualification
Safeguarding certificate
PTTLS or level 3 award in Education and Training
General Duties & Accountabilities
•To support RUCSE and Rotherham United FC in their aims and objectives at all times

•To ensure compliance with all relevant Club policies, including health and safety policies

•To ensure compliance with all relevant legal, regulatory, ethical and social requirements

•To build and maintain good working relationships both internally and externally, maintaining a professional image at all times when representing RUCST and Rotherham United FC

•To keep confidential any information gained regarding the Charity, Club and its personnel

•To maintain a flexible approach to work at all times

•To undertake other duties and responsibilities as required from time to time

•Promote equal opportunities in recruitment, delivery and overall assessment

•Ensuring that all contact with and arrangements for students and their welfare is safeguarding and promoted

•Contribute to quality assurance within the curriculum delivered

•Act as a personal tutor to students; supporting them to achieve their goals and potential

•Contribute to the excellence of teaching and learning in the Btec sport groups

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