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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 careers@avfc.co.uk 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