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Sports Coach Level 4 Apprentice

Croxton Road, Thetford, IP24 1JD
£144.30 per week
Closing date
7 Jul 2022

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Role Type
Apprenticeship, Higher
Start Date
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Duties will include:
  • To be actively involved in every session
  • To help build confidence in the children and leaders with positive communications
  • To coach a small group of children efficiently with minimal input
  • To deal with behavior issues correctly using the EAC guidelines
  • To be effective and adaptable when working within a team
  • To ensure no child is overlooked
  • To clearly explain and describe all activities clearly

The Coach will learn to apply this knowledge in work environments and be able to demonstrate the following skills:
  • Planning and adapting sessions and activities that respond to customer feedback and encourage customers to develop a lifelong activity habit
  • Coaching or leading pre-planned sport or physical activity sessions that are attractive to the target audience(s) and develop motivational relationships with customers
  • Promoting a physical activity offer, (including but not exclusively) organised play and sport in the community which supports individuals on their behaviour change journey
  • Working collaboratively with sports clubs and other community assets -including volunteers, public services, youth workers, the police and community champions
  • Supporting customers to co-produce rewarding volunteering opportunities
  • Supporting families to participate together in sport and physical activity
  • Working effectively with customer insight to overcome individual, community and societal barriers to participation in physical activity and sport
  • Contributing to the employer's design of activities and services and practising the employer's organisation's values, policies and procedures
  • Contributing to teams that deliver community events and festivals
  • Supporting organisations to evaluate, develop and promote sessions and other opportunities such as outdoor group exercise and informal social play
  • Maintaining personal safety and wellbeing, as well as that of customers
  • Managing disruptive behaviours from individuals within the group setting
  • Encouraging customers to be regularly active -both formally and informally -within sports clubs or leisure facilities including open-space
  • Effectively using social media and technology, appropriately, to deliver targeted messages to identified customer groups for example children, teenagers, adults and older adults
  • Effectively monitor and evaluate activities, sessions and projects using technology platforms to maintain accurate records and produce timely reports

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Successful application of tactics and strategies to empower people from inactive and hard to reach populations to take up an active lifestyle
  • Successful application of a range of approaches that bring about changes in attitudes and behaviours within target communities
  • Supporting people within target communities to become involved in the preparation, planning and delivery of sport and active lifestyles
  • Using local insight and customer-orientated marketing skills to attract high priority groups into existing leisure, parks and sport infrastructure
  • Negotiation, lobbying and brokerage skills with local partners across public health, community development and anti social behaviour

Personal qualities

  • A strong work ethic including attention to detail, willingness to adapt to change, and time management
  • A positive attitude to work and act as a role model within their local community
  • Ability to work individually and as a member of a team
  • Truthful, sincere and trustworthy in their actions; can demonstrate integrity by doing the right thing; exhibits high levels of emotional intelligence
  • A willingness to learn and contribute to their own continuing professional development

Desired qualifications

English & maths at A-C/7-4 (or equivalent).

Future prospects

The right candidate may get offered a position within the company after completion of qualification.
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