Apprentice Sports Coach - Enrich Education (REF: APP068)

Open to Knowsley residents only.

Enrich Education believes that in addition to having high quality education in school, children must also be involved in learning in its broadest sense, beyond the classroom and formal curriculum if they are to achieve their potential and become lifelong learners. Enrich Education aims to help children develop their extra-curricular interests and abilities, and have their participation and achievements recognised and celebrated. Thereby increasing their motivation, confidence, self-esteem and aspirations to succeed.

Key responsibilities for the role

  • To lead sports and education activities in venues across Knowsley and St Helens through after school clubs, curriculum time and holiday camp
  • To ensure the required health, safety, welfare and supervision of participants throughout the session including child protection policies are carried out
  • To carry out appropiate checks on equipment, venues and facilities
  • To administer the necessary procedures for any incident or accident that occurs to any participant under supervision
  • To undertake any necessary training

Key skills to be successful in your application

  • Ability to organise, plan and deliver sporting activities and to evaluate every session
  • Qualified to one or more Level 2 or higher sports awards
  • Minimum of three months experience coaching young people in a sports/activity setting
  • Good communication skills
  • Full UK Driving Licence

Location: Knowsley 

Contracted hours:  30hrs

Hourly rate of pay: NMW

How to apply: 
1. Download and complete the application form (Word)
2. Return it via email to theknowsleyapprentice@knowsley.gov.uk

Closing date for applications: Wednesday 31 January 2018

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If you would like support completing your application form please email  theknowsleyapprentice@knowsley.gov.uk with the subject heading 'Application Support'.