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  • Assistant Hockey Coach

    Assistant Coach

    Posted: 04 Jul 2017

    Category: Coaching

    Type: Paid (Part time)

    Location: Gloucestershire


    Employer: Jolly Hockey Tots

    Hours: 1 hour per session - session number dependent on availability

    Salary: starting £7.50 per hour

    Interview Date: TBC

    Are you enthusiastic about fitness? Do you enjoy working with young children? Do you hold a valid enhanced DBS certificate? Do you have a safeguarding children certificate?

    Jolly Hockey Tots compliments the EYFS* programme and National Curriculum to provide fun fitness sessions using hockey as its medium. We are looking for people to join our expanding team of hockey coaches, working with children aged between 2 ½ to 7 years of age. Some experience of hockey is preferable but is not essential as training will be provided; however, experience of interacting or working with children is essential. We are interested in your enthusiasm and self-motivation along with strong initiative skills to lead fun packed fitness sessions, based on developing the whole child as well as basic hockey skills, as part of a fun & engaging team.

    Our rates of pay start at £7.50 per session (each session usually lasts an hour), term time only.

    We are currently recruiting for coaches in the following areas:

    • Gloucester (and surrounding areas)
    • Cheltenham (and surrounding areas)

    Please email info@jollyhockeytots.co.uk for more information.

    If you would like to know more about our company please visit www.jollyhockeytots.co.uk

    The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) is a term defined in Section 39 of the British government’s Childcare Act 2006 and sets standards for the learning, development and care of children from birth to 5 years old.

    Contact Details

    Name: Gill Hallway

    Email: info@jollyhockeytots.co.uk

    Telephone: 07805028525

    This vacancy closes on ongoing - make sure your application is in before then!

  • School Sports Apprentice


    Posted: 18 Jul 2017

    Category: Other

    Type: Paid (Full time)

    Location: Gloucestershire


    Employer: All Saints Academy Cheltenham

    Hours: 37.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday

    Salary: Weekly wage £131.25

    Interview Date: tbc

    The apprentice will be an integral part of the Cheltenham and North Tewkesbury School Sport Network (SSN) team, improving the level of PE and school sport across the area. The apprentice will work in specific primary schools as well as within the SSN team assisting in programmes in primary, secondary and special schools throughout the network.
    The apprenticeship programme will include being involved in national and local programmes, school sports festivals and cluster events, School Games competitions, supporting major network events, placement opportunities in local schools, as well as working in the Network’s coaching team and supporting community based holiday camps. This apprenticeship is an exciting opportunity to make a genuine difference to the lives of young people, inspiring them to get more involved in physical activity and promoting positive experiences within a school environment.
    You will be involved in a variety of duties, which will include:

    Assisting in the creation of a fun, positive, safe and inclusive learning environments
    Supporting small groups and individuals in the teaching environment and setting up activities
    Clearing away resources
    Looking after all sports equipment and maintaining wall displays etc. as guided by teaching staff.

    You will be coordinating off-site sporting events and developing and assisting with the provision of lunchtime and after school sports clubs, including Change 4 Life Clubs. Part of your role will also include being willing to accompany students on educational visits, outings and sporting events as supervised by the teacher or senior person responsible. You will be developing positive relationships and acting as a role model to others at all times, as well as acting as an ambassador for the school and the School Sport Network. Part of your role will also include assisting with the organisation and delivery of various events across primary, secondary & special schools.
    In addition, you will be involved in administration tasks which will include:

    Letter writing
    Transport arrangements
    Social media etc.
    Requirements and prospects

    Desired skills
    A full, clean driving license will be required, as the role will involve travelling between local schools and events, in addition to a clean DBS certificate.
    Skills, abilities and personal qualities required includes experience of working with children and young people within physical activity, sport and education. You must be able to interact and communicate appropriately with pupils, parents, school staff and colleagues and have experience and the ability to work across a range of PE and sport activities i.e. Level 1 and 2 NGB awards.
    You must have the enthusiasm to motivate and inspire pupils, to ensure they enjoy sport and strive towards fulfilling their true potential. You will have the ability to work as part of a team as well as being able to use own initiative and work independently.
    The ideal candidate will be organised, reliable with excellent time keeping, be supportive to pupils’ needs, a strong communicator, flexible, a good team player and hard working.
    Experience of working within a sporting, educational or administrative context would be advantageous, however a determination to see young people participate and succeed in sport is of the utmost importance. Strong problem solving, communication and team work skills will form a key element of the position, with the successful candidate anticipated to regularly utilise their skills in forward planning and initiative. The ability to work effectively as part of a team will form an essential part of this role, with the ability to adapt plans and have the foresight to potential obstacles being of paramount importance.
    Individuals with outstanding organisational skills are sought, however further training will be provided to support the long term development of the right candidate.
    Personal qualities
    The successful applicant will need to have strong communication skills which can inspire and engage young people from the outset. A caring and compassionate approach to sensitive issues may also be required on occasions, in addition to the ability to be flexible across the network. The responsibilities associated with this role mean that a proactive individual with good initiative would be well suited to this post.
    Furthermore, the successful applicant will be an organised, logical and innovative individual who has a natural infinity in creating engaging written pieces for the network’s website and press releases. Good timekeeping and an optimistic approach will all be traits sought in candidates who can act as professional role models at all times. You will also need to be confident, a good team player and hard working. The network are seeking an outgoing and inspiring individual who can raise the aspirations of others and encourage pupils to fulfil their true potential through the medium of sport.

    Qualifications required
    No formal qualifications are required as full training will be provided.
    It would however be extremely advantageous to possess qualifications relevant to sport, in addition to administrative experience and a critical attention to detail.
    Please note that strong literacy and numeracy skills will also be beneficial.
    Future prospects
    Cheltenham and North Tewkesbury School Sports Network is very keen to progress all apprentice staff through the bespoke training opportunities they offer and can host superb professional development opportunities that will vastly enrich any individuals CV towards a sports or education based career. It is hoped that the successful candidate will become an invaluable member of the team who can take on more responsibility and administrative duties in the future. This is a superb opportunity to gain experience within a school sport setting and can therefore act as the perfect foundation for progressing into a range of exciting careers both within, and externally to the network. Specific progression routes envisaged for the successful candidate include: Level 3 Diploma in Supporting the Delivery of Physical Education and School Sport. Level 5 Certificate in Primary School Physical Education Specialism. Level 6 Award in Primary School Physical Education Subject Leadership.
    For further information and to apply please see:

    Contact Details

    Name: Daniel Derrick

    Email: dderrick@asachelt.org

    Telephone: 01242711326

    This vacancy closes on 18/08/2017 - make sure your application is in before then!

  • Netball Vacancies

    CC5066, CC5067, CC5069

    Posted: 31 Jul 2017

    Category: Other

    Type: Paid (Full time)

    Location: Other


    Employer: University of Bath

    Hours: Various

    Salary: Dependent on role

    Interview Date: TBC

    Through our vibrant culture and emphasis on excellence, we are an inspirational sports environment that makes us the first choice for students, performance athletes, staff and community. The Department of Sports Development and Recreation at the University of Bath manages and organises a range of activities under the University’s sports brand - Team Bath. The Department aspires to create a world leading multi-sport environment delivering to elite athletes, staff and students of the University and the local and regional community. Based in the inspiring £35m Sports Training Village, the Department offers a wide range of high quality sports activities, programmes, events, services and facilities catering for all ages and abilities. This is an opportunity to become part of a professional and progressive organisation at the leading edge of sport, health and fitness. We are looking to appoint individuals who reflect our values of inspiration, respect, integrity, excellence, flexibility and self-improvement and teamwork. Team Bath delivers one of the finest netball programmes in the country ranging from beginners through club and student activity to our National Premier League team. In addition Team Bath is one of the ten teams that make up the Vitality Netball Superleague, the elite performance competition for national and international netball athletes. The league is a semi-professional enjoying regular Sky TV exposure and with considerable commercial potential. We are embarking on a significant step change in the delivery of our Superleague team and our netball programme as we take on responsibility on behalf of England Netball for the performance pathway across the south west. We are now looking to recruit an Academy Head Coach, an Assistant Netball Coach, and a part-time Netball Manager. More information can be found at www.bath.ac.uk/jobs.

    Contact Details

    Name: Adam Poole

    Email: ap2441@bath.ac.uk

    Telephone: 01225 386096

    This vacancy closes on 02/08/2017 - make sure your application is in before then!

  • Level 1 and 2 British gymnastics coaches


    Posted: 03 Aug 2017

    Category: Active Gloucestershire

    Type: Paid (Part time)

    Location: Gloucestershire


    Employer: NCGTA

    Hours: 2-18 hours a week

    Salary: £8.50/hour-£12/hour

    Interview Date: 28 th Aug

    Level 1 and 2 British Gymnastics Coaches wanted

    Contact Details

    Name: Caroline Ardron

    Email: caroline@ncgta.co.uk

    Telephone: 07793949198

    This vacancy closes on 14 th Aug - make sure your application is in before then!