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Multi Sports Coach - Wandsworth, London

Employer
Enable Leisure and Culture
Location
Wandsworth, London
Salary
£21 per hour
Closing date
4 Mar 2024

Multi Sports Coach - Wandsworth, London

About Us

Enable is a charity dedicated to improving people's wellbeing and strengthening local communities. Core to our work is the development of strong working relationships with councils, charities and other organisations to deliver, health leisure and community services and events that enrich people's lives.

Multi Sports Coach 

Reports to: Sport and Physical Activity Officer

Based: Wandsworth

Salary: £21 per hour

Contract: Casual

DBS: Enhanced 

Role Overview

  • Under the guidance of the Sports and Physical Activity Officer the person will be responsible for planning and delivering, fun and engaging physical activity sessions for varying age groups in a school setting focused around the sport attached to the job title. This will involve visiting schools in and around the borough of Wandsworth. 

Job Purpose

  • To deliver high quality physical activity based sessions to young people in Wandsworth, encouraging participation and the improvement of playing standards and sportsmanship. 
  • If applicable you must be able to embed yourself into schools in order to deliver Key Stage 1 and 2 PE to a high standard. Ensuring that you work within the National Curriculum and school and Enable policies.  
  • To be reliable and dependable to ensure all sessions are delivered as scheduled and on time. 
  • Be able to display energetic and enthusiastic characteristics with an ability to engage participants and tailor sessions depending on the participants needs.
  • Plan, prepare and evaluate coaching sessions on a regular basis and identify and adopt effective teaching approaches to Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2.  
  • Provide regular communication to the responsible Sports and Physical Activity Officer with details of the attendance and progress of the sessions. 
  • Required to regularly travel inside of the Borough, ideally using a sustainable method of transport.  
  • To have a good knowledge of safeguarding and apply this to ensure all people involved with Enable are protected against any risks.  
  • Contribute to and take part in regular continuous professional development to meet the demands of the role. 
  • Attend and contribute to meetings/development time as required.  
  • Be aware of any sensitive information held by your section and ensure adherence to the information security policies and the requirements of ISO 27001. 
  • Adheres to the Enable’s Equal Opportunities policies with respect to the staff and public. 
  • Complies with Health and Safety legislation, to ensure safe working practices of all staff, public and contractors in his/her working environment, in accordance with Enable’s safety arrangements, policies and codes. 
  • To be fully aware of and understand the duties and responsibilities arising from the Children Act 2004 and Working Together in relation to the child protection and safeguarding children and young people. 
  • To also be fully aware of the principles of safeguarding as they apply to vulnerable adults in relation to your work role. 
  • To ensure that your line manager is made aware and kept fully informed of any concerns which you may have in relation to safeguarding and/or child protection.
  • Evening and weekend working is required and this is subject to seasonal variations. 
  • Where required complete any other duties needed to support the Sport and Physical Activity Team including contacting schools and other organizations to establish new sessions. 

Person Specification 

  • Holds a minimum level 1 coach qualification in the multiple sport disciplines. 
  • Hold up to date safeguarding and first aid qualifications. 
  • Experience of coaching young people of different ages and abilities to increase participation and develop pathways for talented athletes to flourish. 
  • Experience of working with targeted groups in the community, such as people with a disability. 
  • Experience of coaching small groups through to larger numbers or whole school classes.  
  • To have regularly delivered successful physical activity sessions by themselves, whilst ensuring areas are risk assessed and safeguarded. 
  • Have a sound knowledge of the national curriculum of PE. 
  • Have a high standard of interpersonal skills and to apply them when engaging with our partner organisations.  
  • High standard of written and oral communication skills for dealing with a range of sessions from young people, coaches, parents and organisations. 
  • To apply behaviour management techniques to ensure sessions are enjoyable and inclusive.
  • Good standard of knowledge and experience of using Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and Outlook) packages and any other relevant IT based programmes, to record and administer coaching programmes 
  • A knowledge and understanding of safeguarding vulnerable adults and young people and its relevance to the role of coaching. Demonstrating integrity at all times and a willingness to attend training as required.  
  • Required to work evenings and weekends as necessary subject to seasonal variations and school timetables. 

 

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