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Vacancy: Community Coach

8 October 2014

Vacancy available at Southend United as a Community Coach

Job Description:

Post Title: Community Coach (Apprentice)
Hours: 30 Hours per week

Based at: Roots Hall Stadium, Southend on Sea, SS2 6NQ

Responsible to: Participation Officer

Responsible for: Delivery of 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

Contract Period: 1 year

Principal Purpose of Job:

To deliver a range of high quality sport and physical activity opportunities that are progressive and reflective of the needs of young people in the local community.

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 promote local sporting opportunities to young people in schools and community settings.

To take positive steps to identify and overcome barriers to participation amongst young people from disadvantaged backgrounds through good coaching practice.

To assist in establishing multi sport/skill clubs 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 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  

Provide all relevant information for the preparation of reports compiled by the Participation Officer.

Contribute to developing and maintaining effective and positive working relationships with key stakeholders.

To respond to general enquiries and deal efficiently with any administrative requirements resulting from the implementation of activities e.g. production of activity registers.

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.

Special Conditions:

- As the post involves working with children / young people the post holder will be subject to an enhanced DBS Check. 

- The post will involve working unsociable hours (evenings/weekends).

Interested? Email your CV to d.garrod@southendunited-cet.co.uk


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