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Sports Coach

  • Employer: Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council
  • Reference: NS/24/277783
  • Published: Thu 18/04/2024, 14:44 PM
  • Closing on: Fri 17/05/2024, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Evenings, Part Time, Weekends
  • Hours: Casual hours per week
  • Salary: £12.00 - £12.30 per hour plus benefits.
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Wirral, Merseyside

There has never been a more exciting time to join Wirral Council. We’ve got ambitious targets to meet and to achieve everything we have promised to our residents, we need people who are ready to deliver the very best for our communities and show how they can #BeTheDifference. Our vision is to secure the best possible future for our residents, defined by the community prosperity we create and supported by our excellent people and services. If you strive to #BeTheDifference and want to be at the heart of our change and improvement journey, then this could be the perfect job for you.

The Active Wirral Team are seeking to recruit a number of multi-sports coaches to deliver a range of holiday and half term activity programmes both in leisure centres and in the wider community. Disability sport is included.

Hours are variable depending on the activity programme. Rates of pay will be determined upon the qualifications and skills offered by candidates and start from £12 per hour.

Levels of Instructors required:

Assistant Coach:

Will support with the delivery of sports sessions by assisting with administration tasks, setting up of equipment, coaching under the direction of a Level 2 coach. Suggested necessary qualifications might include one or more of the following, Community Sports Leadership Award, StreetGames Principles of Coaching Award, A Level/ AS Level in a sports related subject. Proof of volunteering in a sports related activity.

Sports Coach Level 1:

Will assist with the coaching of a range of sports and activities under the direct supervision of a Level 2 coach. The level 1 coaches will assist and contribute to the production of lesson plans for each session delivered, also monitor, and evaluate the coached sessions and reflect on personal performance. The level 1 coach will maintain continuing professional development (CPD) in accordance with relative professional bodies and national governing bodies (NGB's). Qualifications requirements: Level 1 UKCC Coaching Qualification, First Aid and General Safeguarding.

Sports Coach Level 2:

Will prepare and deliver sports sessions without supervision. They will be responsible for the guidance and mentoring of Level 1 coaches, assistant coaches, and sports volunteers. The sports coach level 2 will prepare and be responsible for a safe coaching environment and produce coaching/lesson plans and a series of progressive coaching sessions to develop performance. The Sports Coach Level 2 will monitor and evaluate coaching sessions for the purpose of continuous development and for reporting to funding providers. They will also assist with programme marketing and promotion. Qualifications requirements: Level 2 UKCC Coaching Qualification, First Aid and General Safeguarding.

Interviews will be held week commencing 20th May 2024.

Should you wish to discuss the roles informally, please contact Stacey Addison via email staceyaddison@wirral.gov.uk

This post requires a DBS check. The Safer Recruitment & Employment Policy and the Disclosures for Recruitment Procedure can be found at : https://www.wirral.gov.uk/jobs-and-training/job-vacancies/safer-recruitment-and-employment

If your skills, knowledge, or experience looks a little different from what we have identified and you think you can bring value to the role, we'd love to learn more about you - as subject to the skills, knowledge or experience levels within the candidate pool we may explore a traineeship for this role.

If you’re already a Wirral Council employee, and as part of our Talent Strategy, we’re committed to strengthening opportunities for our people to learn, grow, progress, and thrive. For many of you, this may be preparing and applying for your next role with us, and we're passionate about ensuring you feel supported throughout your internal recruitment experience. Please get in touch if you want to know more about some of the ways in which we could support you by emailing recruitment@wirral.gov.uk

If you are a Wirral resident, are unemployed or out of work, and require help with your application, please contact Involve Northwest’s employment and skills team on info@involvenorthwest.org.uk or contact 0151 644 4500 or 0151 652 4349.

Working at Wirral

You’ll also want to know what it’s like to work here so, as a start:

Our values are more than just pieces of paper on our walls! We’ve all played a role in developing these, so they reflect the immense pride we have in what we do, what matters to us, what inspires us and inform how we think, approach things, and behave.

We believe in ensuring staff are well looked after, staff wellbeing is a priority for us. We’re serious about recognising and rewarding people for the great things they do. You’ll benefit from our track record of developing, growing, and investing in our people.

We have a range of staff benefits including staff discounts, an excellent pension scheme which includes a generous employer contribution rate, immediate life cover and ill-health protection. We have a strong flexible working approach, hybrid working, family-friendly employment initiatives and an annual leave package starting with 28 days leave plus public holidays.

We have an inclusive, engaged culture, everyone has a voice, everyone is valued for their contribution and understands the role they play in delivering our strategic priorities.

Each voice is heard, each contribution valued. We embrace diversity in our workforce and recognise it is critical to our success. We support an inclusive culture that champions differences and nurtures a sense of belonging. We encourage people from diverse backgrounds, who share our values and our commitment to inclusion to apply for roles with us.

We want you to be your best at work, we create the conditions to help you thrive and we mirror this in our recruitment process. If you’d like us to do anything differently during the recruitment process to make it barrier-free and as accessible as possible, please contact recruitment@wirral.gov.uk

Please note that in accordance with the Council’s policy, employees who are in a formal redeployment situation will be considered in the first instance for all vacancies.

It is Council policy not to re-appoint any employee who has left under the terms of the Council's Early Voluntary Retirement (EVR) scheme or who have left with a voluntary severance (VS) package, unless in exceptional circumstances.

Applications will be accepted until midnight on the closing date.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy earlier than the specified date should we receive sufficient applications.

Applications can only be accepted through the Jobs page following registration.  Forms received via the post will not be processed.

All applicants invited to interview must evidence their right to work in the UK.  Details of required documents can be found by clicking the link at the bottom of the Jobs page.

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  • Our Values
  • Employer: Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council
  • Reference: NS/24/277783
  • Published: Thu 18/04/2024, 14:44 PM
  • Closing on: Fri 17/05/2024, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Evenings, Part Time, Weekends
  • Hours: Casual hours per week
  • Salary: £12.00 - £12.30 per hour plus benefits.
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Wirral, Merseyside

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