Community Coach (Part Time) - Harrow

Watford FC's Community Sports & Education Trust
£18,680 (Pro rata 0.63 F.T.E./25 hours per week)
Closing date
12 Aug 2021

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Community Coach (Part Time) - Harrow

Job Profile Summary:

The postholder will deliver and organise one of the Organisations School Sport PPA (Planning Preparation and Assessment) contracts. This role will also include delivery across other school-based programmes including after school sessions, PL Primary Stars and Move & Learn.

The postholder’s role is to educate young people around enjoying the benefits of sport with the aim of enhancing their physical literacy and fundamental movement skills.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Play a key role, in liaising with the School Sport Manager and any other members of the School Sport Team in developing the strategy to develop all School Sport Programmes further.
  • Seek and gain new opportunities with regards to engaging the community, whilst ensuring the quality and professionalism which is synonymous with the Organisation
  • Provide high quality football and sports coaching sessions for primary school pupils as well as helping and developing primary school teachers with their delivery of physical education and school sport in line with projects values and structure 
  • Ensure that coaching sessions delivered in schools are in line with the primary school curriculum and OFSTED guidelines
  • Ensure the teacher education for Premier League Primary Stars has the desired impact. This includes tailoring delivery to fit the needs for each teacher
  • Complete administration tasks related to the school programmes and school provisions, including designing high quality sessions plans and inputting, monitoring and evaluation data on data management systems
  • Ensure the team reaches their overall targets across the academic year. Currently, 30 Schools receiving Premier League Primary Stars including 60 teachers worked with across the academic year and 45 Schools receiving Move and Learn.
  • Liaise with the School Sport Manager to build new opportunities and maintaining positive relationships with schools to generate sustainable income for the organisation
  • Deliver on holiday courses - 8 Weeks across school holiday periods.
  • Help deliver at one of the Player Development Centres, as well as signpost young people from the school sport programme sessions to relevant
  • Deliver a minimal of 3 match day package activities
  • Produce relevant reports and attend relevant meetings

The Job Holder has a responsibility to...

  • Develop awareness of and a pledge to equal opportunities, both in the workplace and the wider community.
  • Ensure that when involved in any activities that the Safeguarding of participants is at the heart of the process and that safeguarding policies and procedures are being adhered to at all times.
  • Undertake professional development opportunities as deemed appropriate.
  • Adhere to the Organisations policies and procedures.
  • Contribute to the development of a culture of continuous improvement within the Organisation
  • To work in partnership with all the Club’s departments on community initiatives as identified by the Community Director and Board of Trustees.
  • To promote the organisation in a positive and professional manner at all times.
  • To demonstrate and promote the Organisations core values through your work.
  • To undertake any other duties which might reasonably be deemed within the status of the job and appropriate to the post.  

The details contained in this job description, particularly the accountabilities, reflect the job content at the date the job profile was prepared.It should be remembered, however, that it is inevitable that over time the nature of job will change; existing duties may be lost and other duties gained without changing the general nature of the duties or the level of duty entailed.

Consequently, Organisation will expect to revise this job description from time to time and will consult regarding such revisions with the post holder at the appropriate time.

Person Specification

Must Have:

  • Level 1 Certificate in Coaching Football
  • In-date FA First Aid and Safeguarding
  • Experience of delivering PE sessions that are in line with the primary school curriculum and OFSTED guidelines
  • Experience of developing and educating teachers in a PE environment
  • Proficient using Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint)
  • Good organisational and problem-solving skills
  • Due to the demands of the role, you will need to have a full UK driving license and have access to a vehicle
  • Flexible approach to working some evening and weekends

Ideally Have:

  • Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Football
  • Additional coaching qualifications (other sports than football for example)
  • ​Experience of working within a Community Club Organisation

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate the following competencies:

Seeing the Bigger Picture - Trust Goals and Priorities

This is about having an understanding and knowledge of how your role fits with and supports the Trust’s objectives and aims. It should help to focus your contribution on the activities which will meet the Trust’s goals and objectives. It’s about understanding the wider context and the external issues and trends that impact our work.

Changing and Improving

People who are effective in this area take initiative, are innovative and seek out opportunities to create effective change. For all staff, it’s about learning from what has worked well and what has not, being open to change and improvement, and working in ‘smarter’, more focused ways. Doing this well means continuously seeking out ways to improve our ways of working and the quality of the service we deliver, making use of cost-effective models.

Making Decisions

Effectiveness in this area is about using sound judgement, evidence and knowledge to arrive at accurate decisions and advice. Using clear analytical thinking to get to the heart of complex problems and issues. The aim is to maximise return while minimising risk, balancing a range of considerations to deliver realistic outcomes. For all staff it’s about applying your own expertise effectively and being thoughtful about the use, protection and exploitation of Trust and public information, ensuring it is handled securely and with care. 

Leadership and Communicating

For everyone effectiveness in this area is about showing our pride and passion for the Trust, communicating purpose and direction with clarity, integrity and enthusiasm. It’s about championing difference and external experience and supporting principles of fairness of opportunity for all.

Collaboration and Partnership

People skilled in this area are team players. At all levels, it requires working collaboratively, sharing information appropriately and building supportive, trusting and professional relationships with colleagues and a wide range of people inside and outside the Trust, whilst having the confidence to challenge assumptions.

Achieving Positive Outcomes

This is about maintaining a positive long-term focus on all activities. For all staff it’s about having a community, activity and learning based mindset to ensure that the Trust’s programmes and projects are delivering added value and working to stimulate improvement in the lives of people and the communities in which they live. It’s also about being proud of what you do and bringing enthusiasm, energy, passion, respect and a sense of fun to work every day.

One Club Responsibilities

Health and Safety

  • To take responsibility for your own health, safety and welfare, ensuring compliance with WFC’s Health and Safety Policy, procedures and safe systems of work.

Training & Development

  • To undertake all reasonable training, learning and development activity designed to support you in your role.

Diversity and Equality

  • To be responsible for your own behaviour and act in a manner that avoids and discourages any form of discrimination or harassment; to comply with WFC’s Equal Opportunities Policy.

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