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VACANCY: Apprentice Sports Coach at Sky Blues in the Community

1 November 2023

Club News

VACANCY: Apprentice Sports Coach at Sky Blues in the Community

1 November 2023

Sky Blues in the Community are working with Coach Core to recruit two Apprentice Sports coaches to undertake the Community Activator Coach Level 2 Apprenticeship.

The main purpose of this role is to assist with the planning, delivery and evaluation of sport and physical activity sessions to children, young people and adults across a variety of community based programmes. The post holder will work with contracted coaches within the organisation ensure all sessions are delivered to the highest possible standard by following the Sky Blues in the Community quality assurance framework.

Individuals must be enthusiastic about wanting to work within the Sport and Physical Activity sector and be committed to inspiring others to be more physically active. No prior coaching experience is required but a passion for coaching and willingness to learn, work hard and challenge yourself is essential.

It would be advantageous for applicants to hold GCSE Mathematics and English. If this is not the case you can still apply but will need to complete a Level 2 Functional Skills qualification before you complete the apprenticeship. Learning Coaches at Coach Core will be able to support you with this.

This apprenticeship will open up lots of opportunities for your future!

Uniform, a DBS check, regular training, mentoring support, additional qualifications and protected on the job training time will be provided as part of this role. Hours of work will be confirmed with job offer but will be between 9am-8pm Monday – Saturday.

Key responsibilities of the role are as follows.

  • Assist with the planning, delivery and evaluation of
  • a variety of age-appropriate sport and physical activity coaching sessions to meet the needs of groups and individuals in accordance with the Sky Blues in the Community programme.
  • Work in diverse settings, such as community settings, youth clubs, leisure centres, public parks and open spaces, schools and colleges
  • Undertake administrative tasks related to the sessions that you are responsible for including updating registers, consent forms, risk assessments, incident and accident forms, writing case studies and social media posts that demonstrate impact of projects, and recording any outcomes and accreditations achieved by participants using relevant monitoring and evaluation systems.
  • Work with individuals and/or groups from a range of backgrounds, abilities, and age ranges
  • Be responsible for the correct use of and safe keeping of sport and physical activity equipment.
  • Ensure that the safety of facilities is checked before and during use for practical participation.
  • Build and support positive working partnerships with existing/new key partners to receive continued funding for delivery of programmes.
  • Maintain high standards of professional behaviour towards colleagues, young people, and adults with whom we engage and the wider public when working for and wearing Sky Blues in the Community uniform.
  • Maintain an up-to-date knowledge of, and adhere to, Sky Blues in the Community policies and procedures, including those relating to Safeguarding, Health and Safety and emergency procedures, including those of venues where you may be based.
  • Work with Managers/Coordinators/Officers to support design and development of activities and programmes.
  • Work as a team, effectively supervising, mentoring, and directing colleagues (coaches and volunteers) where appropriate. 
  • Develop professional and supportive relationships with all young people engaged in the session.
  • Undertake regular professional development days as set by Sky Blue sin the Community to continue own personal development.
  • Carry a fully stocked first aid kit when coaching.
  • Undertake other duties as required to ensure efficient delivery of Sky Blues in the Community sessions.
  • To undertake relevant training courses as requested by Sky Blues in the Community.
  • Be self-motivated, committed, and reliable.
  • Always represent Sky Blues in the Community and Coventry City Football Club in a professional manner.

Benefits of working for Sky Blues in the Community include but are not limited to;

  • Chance to join an award-winning charity and work alongside colleagues who are passionate and determined to ‘Use the unique influence and appeal of Coventry City Football Club to transform the lives of people across Coventry and Warwickshire’.
  • Friendly, flexible and supportive working environment
  • Personal and professional growth opportunities and learning and development
  • Access to private healthcare
  • Staff uniform and kit
  • 21 days of Annual Leave entitlement plus your birthday as a separate days holiday and all bank holiday’s
  • Holiday purchase and selling scheme
  • Trust pension scheme
  • Interest free loan scheme up to £1000
  • On-site free parking available
  • Annual staff retention payment based on performance
  • Tickets to CCFC home matches

For an informal discussion about the role please contact Harvey Morgan, Business Development Manager on or 07810773955.

To apply for this role, please send a CV and covering letter or completed application form detailing how you meet the requirements of this role as set out in the person specification to

Closing date for applications: 9am on Monday 20th November 2023.

To download the application form.

To download the application pack.

Closing date for applications is 9am on Monday 20th November 2023.

Please note that suitable applications will be assessed as and when they are received so apply early to avoid disappointment.

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