Community School Sports Coach Level 2 Apprenticeship - Redruth at Argyle Community Trust

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Community School Sports Coach Level 2 Apprenticeship - Redruth

Argyle Community Trust are seeking an enthusiastic and charismatic individual to support their community coaching remit. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work within a professional sports club context, whilst using their own passion for sport to engage and inspire others. The role will involve supporting experienced coaches in working across a range of age ranges, predominately focussing upon those of Primary and Secondary School age ranges.

The job holder is required to:

  • Learn about session planning, organisation and football/multi-sport development
  • Complete session planning and reviews
  • Assist with partner projects across all remits of the Trust
  • Assist Argyle Community Trust and partners with a range of events
  • Assist Lead Coaches at coaching sessions
  • Take registers and sign people in and out of sessions
  • Assist with coaching at schools in curriculum time
  • Assist with after school clubs, junior kickers and multi-sport groups
  • Assist with administration and monitoring & evaluation of projects
  • Complete session preparation including equipment organisation and storage

Assist at community events and tournaments including pre event organisation.

Training to be provided

We are keen to invest in the development of our future workforce and consequently can offer a comprehensive training package, inclusive of the following:

  • Level 2 Community Activator Coach Apprenticeship Standard
  • Level 3 Emergency Paediatric First Aid
  • Level 1 Football Coaching
  • Safeguarding qualifications
  • Additional governing sports bodies qualifications as appropriate

Desired skills

It will be a key requirement of this role for the successful candidate to possess strong skills across a range of areas, inclusive of communication, teamwork, organisation, punctuality, leadership and problem solving.

Desired skills:

  • High level working knowledge of all Microsoft packages including Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint
  • Knowledge of school and community sport structures
  • Excellent written and organisational skills to include report writing skills
  • The ability to multi-task with a flexible attitude and readiness to adapt swiftly to change
  • Working in project administration
  • Work as an excellent ‘team player’ – both internally and externally
  • Makes appropriate use of internal networks and processes
  • Maintain excellent time keeping and deploy good time management skills
  • Sound judgement and the ability to prioritise competing demands and tasks
  • Strong communicator (telephone, face-to-face and written)
  • Able to meet deadlines

A high level of accuracy and attention to detail, with an organised, systematic, and methodical approach to work.

Personal qualities

The successful candidate will need to demonstrate a range of qualities, inclusive of honesty, sincerity, strong interpersonal skills and a professional disposition at all times. It is also hoped they will possess a genuine passion to support young people through the power of sport and physical activity.

Personal qualities:

  • Demonstrate and articulate that they have a clear passion and drive to inspire young people through school and community sport and physical activity
  • Critically assess own performance in a mature and credible manner
  • Deal with a range of different situations
  • Be reliable, tolerant and determined
  • Be an empathic communicator, able to see things from the other person's point of view
  • Articulate themselves in a well-presented and professional manner at all times
  • Drive and have access to own transport and/or be sufficiently mobile and flexible to travel
  • Take responsibility and be accountable
  • Motivate and instil confidence in others, have a mature presence and be able to get on with others and be a team-player
  • A desire to learn and to get involved in all areas of Argyle Community Trust
  • Strong communicator (telephone, face-to-face and written)
  • Excellent team player – both internally and externally

Desired qualifications

It would be advantageous for the successful candidate to have prior experience of working with young people in a sporting context. NGB coaching qualifications would be a significant asset to aspiring applicants, however. will be provided as part of training.

Specific qualifications:

  • GCSE Grade 4/C or above or equivalent in English and maths
  • Enhanced DBS clearance

Future prospects

Argyle Community Trust can offer a unique pathway through their apprentice programme, having structured progression opportunities from entry level coach, right through to degree and non-degree level professional qualifications, such as that of the Level 5 Primary School Physical Education Specialism and Level 6 Primary School Physical Education Subject Leadership.

About Argyle Community Trust

Argyle Community Trust has a clear vision, along with our national partners, to be an active, inspirational and inclusive community hub for the South West region. We aim to have a positive impact on a range of groups within society and to provide the local community with the opportunity to improve their life chances and aspirations through the power and universal appeal of football.

We are hugely proud to say we have changed lives and inspired people over the past 25 years and envisage this to continue for many years to come. We offer a wide range of activities and programmes from football to nationally recognised educational qualifications, from health to social action and disability.

To ensure we remain focused and true to our aims we have a clear strategy showcasing what we do and how we intend to continue and build upon our work.

Our Community Strategy builds on Argyle Community Trust’s desire to make a change to people’s lives using the power of Plymouth Argyle Football Club. The populations that we serve face barriers in relation to health, well-being, education, employment, levels of physical activity, high deprivation in some areas and low attainment levels.

Through the work undertaken as part of our last strategy, through research and consultation there is clear evidence to indicate our work is needed within our community. National, regional and local plans reflect the work that we undertake with the aim of breaking down the barriers stated above.

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