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Career Opportunity: Sports coach, female sessions

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Career Opportunity: Sports coach, female sessions

Aston Villa Foundation  Sports Coach – Female Sessions                        
(Minimum of six hours per week) 

We currently have a vacancy for a Sports Coach to deliver sports sessions as part of the Aston Villa Kicks and Girls Football programme; working under, and reporting to the Social Inclusion Officer and Sports Participation Officer for the Club’s charity, Aston Villa Foundation.  

Key Responsibilities

  • To plan, deliver and monitor a co-ordinated programme of high quality, professional coaching activities which are progressive and reflective of the needs of young people 
  • The coaching programme should link school, community and club provision and aim to provide increased opportunities to retain young people in sports/activities 
  • To assist in the development of participant health, fitness, sporting proficiency and educational attainment through a structured programme methodology 
  • To be responsible for the supervision of participants during sessions 
  • Adapting to the needs and interests of the group or individual participant to ensure participants are provided with an enjoyable and learning focused experience 
  • To carry out monitoring and evaluation duties as necessary e.g. maintain legible, accurate attendance registers, session notes, accident forms and other administrative material collected at sessions
  • To consistently display high personal standards and professionalism to project a favourable image of the Aston Villa Foundation and Aston Villa Football Club to service users, partners, other coaches and to members of the public 
  • To be a positive role model for young people, creating a positive and fun environment in which to motivate and encourage sustained participation in sport or physical activity and attendance at sessions
  • To support work with partner organisations to ensure that young people are retained in sport through positive engagement and high quality session delivery 
  • To recognise and raise awareness of signposting young people for their own progression to sports clubs or specialised partners/services 
  • To attend regular meetings with management (Social Inclusion Officer/Head of Foundation) and key partners as and when necessary 

Key skills and experience required

  • Demonstration of multi-sport skills and qualifications are preferred
  • Proven experience in organising, planning delivering and evaluating sporting activities in a structured environment 
  • Qualified to a minimum level 2 or higher award in sport/activity leadership  
  • Up to date Emergency Aid certificate 
  • Knowledge of child protection legislation including safeguarding and best practice in sport education
  • Proven experience coaching young people in a sports/activity setting 
  • Experience of organising sports competitions 

To apply please send your CV and covering letters, including your current salary details to or Lucy Ford, Human Resources Advisor, Aston Villa Football Club, Villa Park, Birmingham, B6 6HE. Closing date:  Friday September 2nd.

AVFC Official
By @AVFCOfficial 24th August 2016