Bristol Flyers Senior Community Basketball Coach


Bristol Sport Foundation (BSF)
Location 

Bristol

Employment Hours 

Full Time

Employment Type 

Contract

Salary 

£23,000 – £26,000 per annum

Job Highlights
  • Joining Bristol Sport Foundation and the Bristol Flyers Community you’ll join us on a mission to use the power of sport to encourage active, healthy and happy communities across Greater Bristol.
  • With no two days the same in this role, you’ll embrace coaching a variety of participants and sessions, alongside adapting to new opportunities where you’ll learn and develop within a broader team of coaches.
  • You will receive regular training opportunities and social events.
Job Requirements/Description

Working hours: Full-time (37.5 hours/week), predominantly Monday – Friday (9-5pm), Saturdays (9-2pm) plus some weekday evenings. Part-time hours considered (Weekdays 12.00pm – 4.30pm and evening sessions).

Contract type: Fixed term until August 31st, 2025

The Opportunity:

You are an experienced Basketball coach who would relish the opportunity to lead high quality school and community Basketball sessions to inspire children to lead active, healthy and happy lifestyles. You’ll be the main point of contact for one or more of our community hubs, and support BSF’s Head Coaches with basketball delivery in our partner Primary schools. You’ll thrive on building and maintaining relationships with key school staff, parents and young people to spread your passion for Basketball and grow the sport. With no two days the same in this role, you’ll embrace coaching a variety of participants and sessions, alongside adapting to new opportunities where you’ll learn and develop within a broader team of coaches.

Day-to-day you’ll be working alongside a second coach, delivering basketball and a variety of community programmes to young people of all abilities and backgrounds. You’ll be responsible for their safety, behaviour and of course, enjoyment!

As a Bristol Flyers Senior Community Coach, you are passionate, organised and resilient. You’ll be motivated by the challenges that come with coaching in the communities of Greater Bristol and enabling some of the most deprived areas of the city to access basketball. What’s important to you is the opportunity to part of an amazing team, and the varied nature of a job. On-going training will be offered to support you strive for excellence within the role.

Responsibilities:

  • The ability to deliver age-appropriate, fun and safe basketball sessions of the highest quality.
  • To inspire others, children, school staff and colleagues with your energy, positivity, specialist subject knowledge, and desire to be the best you can possibly be.
  • To monitor and evaluate sessions to improve the quality and impact.
  • To communicate regularly and effectively with schools, coaches, and colleagues.
  • Establish positive working relationships with staff in schools, day in, day out.
  • To support Flyers games regularly throughout the season
  • Establish positive relationships with children, their parents and staff in schools, day in, day out.
  • Support the broader work of Bristol Sport Foundation, which may include administration tasks and events.

The Key Requirements:

  • Experience coaching Basketball to primary and/or secondary aged children.
  • A full, clean driving license and your own transport.
  • The right to work in the UK.
  • A passion for inspiring children to be active, healthy and happy.
  • Effective communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, to build successful relationships with participants, parents and coaches.
  • Excellent time management.
  • Organisational and administration abilities.
  • Proficient in Microsoft MS Office: Outlook, Word and Excel.

If successful, you will receive:

  • BSF and Bristol Flyers branded sports kit. 
  • Two complimentary tickets per home game to see Bristol Bears and Bristol City FC.
  • Travel expenses for business miles.
  • 22 days annual leave plus public holidays.
  • A 4% workplace pension in addition 4% employee contribution.
  • Regular training opportunities and social events.
Bristol Sport Foundation (BSF)
Location 

Bristol

Employment Hours 

Full Time

Employment Type 

Contract

Salary 

£23,000 – £26,000 per annum

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