Senior Sports Coach


Bristol Sport Foundation (BSF)
Location 

Bristol

Employment Hours 

Full Time

Employment Type 

Contract

Salary 

£22,000 – £26,000 per annum

Job Highlights
  • Joining Bristol Sport Foundation (BSF) 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: 37.5 hours/week, predominantly Monday – Friday between 8.45am and 4.30pm. Part-time (weekdays: 12-4.30pm) will be considered.

Contract type: Fixed term until August 31st, 2025 (extension likely, but dependent on funding).

The Opportunity:

You’re an experienced sports coach who would relish the opportunity to lead high quality PE and school sport sessions to inspire children to lead active, healthy and happy lifestyles. You’ll be the main point of contact for one or more partner primary schools, having the responsibility of building and maintaining relationships with key school staff including the office team, senior leadership team and PE lead. 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 a range of sports and programmes to classes of up to 30 children from a various year groups (school years R to 6), abilities and backgrounds. You’ll be responsible for their safety, behaviour and of course, enjoyment!

As a Head Coach you are passionate, organised and resilient. You’ll be motivated by the challenges that come with managing your school relationships as well as classes of children effectively. What’s important to you is the ability 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:

  • To plan and deliver high quality and engaging PE lessons, classroom-based sports education programmes, pupil mentoring, and lunchtime/after school clubs in primary schools.
  • To inspire children to lead an active, healthy, happy lifestyle.
  • Maintain the health and safety of those involved in your sessions.
  • To monitor and evaluate sessions to improve the quality and impact.
  • Effectively manage school relationships, acting as the main point of contact with the school/s.
  • To communicate regularly and effectively with schools, coaches and colleagues.
  • To support primary school staff to develop confidence and knowledge to deliver high quality PE through our teacher mentoring programme.
  • 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:

  • Hold a minimum Level 1 National Governing Body coaching qualification (particularly in the following sports: Basketball, Dance and Gymnastics) or a formal teaching qualification.
  • A full, clean driving license and your own transport.
  • The right to work in the UK.
  • Experience working with primary school-aged children.
  • 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 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 

£22,000 – £26,000 per annum

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