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Sports Coach/Activity Leader
  • Employer: London Borough of Havering
  • Reference: 688
  • Published: Wed 08/12/2021, 15:40 PM
  • Closing on: Fri 17/12/2021, 15:40 PM
  • Working Pattern: Flexible Hours
  • Hours: FULLTIME
  • Salary: 25389
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Havering

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Sports Coach/Activity Leader

 £12.92- £14.12 per hour  approx - (Casual -adhoc basis) 

About Us

This casual post is based in the Health and Sports Development team within Culture and Leisure Services. The rate of pay will be hourly and dependant on qualifications and experience.

The aim of the Health and Sports Development Team is to provide and enable opportunities for all the community to participate in sport and physical activity allowing each individual to achieve their full potential and take steps towards a healthy lifestyle.

As part of the Health and Wellbeing section, the Health and Sports Development team is responsible for providing a sports development programme across the borough; delivering a sports and physical activity programme in conjunction with Public Health, including a range of activities for young people, youths and adults as well as activities for people with disabilities; organising and entering sports events including London Youth Games and Panathlon; supporting the development of clubs and volunteers and working with National Governing Bodies, Local Sports Clubs, the School Sports Collective and other partners to develop sport and activity pathways for Havering Residents.

About the Job

We are looking for enthusiastic Sports Coaches and Activity Leaders, who will be available, on a casual basis, to assist in delivering the core programme of activities across the Borough.

The main duties include:-

To coach or lead a specific sport/physical activity session to one or more of the following groups (children, young people, adults) at a specific level (from beginner to performance) as part of a sports development programme, in a variety of venues (ranging from sports halls to social halls and parks) and/or to organise and lead sporting activities as part of a holiday programme at a variety of venues throughout the Borough.

To be responsible for all health and safety issues relating to the job.

To maintain a register and ensure evaluation of the sessions.

To take responsibility for all equipment used.

In some circumstances, to collect money and follow agreed financial procedures.

While in overall charge of a session, senior/more experienced coaches may be asked to work with an assistant coach/sports leader.

About You

Ability to coach/lead one or more of the following groups in one or more sports/physical activities: children, young people, people with disabilities, adults at beginner and/or performance level.

Ability to communicate clearly and effectively with both children and adults.

Ability to structure and plan an activity session.

Ability to take responsibility for a group.

Ability to adhere to the Council’s Equal Opportunities Policy.

Ability to adhere to the Council’s Health and Safety policy.

Detailed knowledge of one or more sports/physical activities.

Knowledge of child protection issues.

Knowledge of disability issues is desirable.

Experience of coaching, leading or assisting with coaching sessions with one or more of the above mentioned groups

An appropriate National Governing Body coaching qualification or relevant Physical Activity qualification.

First Aid Certificate desirable.

Relevant Safeguarding Certificate desirable.

Whilst we are looking for a wide range of experience and qualifications we are particularly interested in candidates with experience of the following:

  • Latin & Ballroom Dance Instructors
  • Multi Sports Coaches
  • Disability Sports Coaches
  • Golf Coaches

Netball Coaches

If you wish to have an informal discussion about this role please contact Darrell Braiden on 01708 433406 or email darrell.braiden@havering.gov.uk between 9am – 5pm Monday to Friday.

The closing date for the receipt of applications is Friday 17th December. All applications must be made online.

You will be notified if your application has been successful.  Interviews are scheduled for January 2022.

Additional Information

The London Borough of Havering is a Disability Confident employer. Candidates who declare that they have a disability in accordance with the Equality Act 2010 and meet the essential criteria as specified in the Job Profile will be guaranteed an interview.

Priority consideration on all advertised roles will be given to London Borough of Havering Redeployees.

The London Borough of Havering is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable groups and expects staff and volunteers to share this commitment. 

Please be aware that a Disclosure and Barring Scheme (DBS) check will be required for any position with access to these groups under the provision of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

In addition, the Authority reserves the right  to request employees undertake a basic disclosure check (Disclosure Scotland) where required for the role this includes  anyone who has access to (or information obtained directly from) a government database, or has a GCSX account. These posts will be required to have a Basic Disclosure Scotland check as per the requirements of BPSS (Baseline Personnel Security Standards).