Community Trust vacancy

12th August 2015

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic sport coach to join our Community Trust team as an apprentice sports coach.
The successful candidate will work with the Premier League 4 Sport co-ordinator and be responsible for coaching and delivering PL4S sessions run throughout Swansea, Neath and the surrounding areas.
We are looking for a hardworking, diligent individual who is passionate about coaching and developing the sports skills of young people aged 14-19.
Most sessions would be delivered in the late afternoon/early evening so this position could be coupled with part-time study. The role is ideally suited for a coach looking to develop their skills and gain valuable work experience within the sports industry. 

Swansea City Community Trust
Community Trust Apprentice Sports Coach       

Rate of pay: National Minimum Wage for apprentices
Location: Swansea and Neath Port Talbot
Hours of work: 30 hours (includes evening and weekend work)
Responsible to: Premier League 4Sort (PL4S) Co-ordinator
This post, due to its nature, duties and responsibilities will be subject to a check by the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB). The level of check which will apply shall be an "Enhanced Disclosure".

Main purpose of job
To deliver sport sessions in the targeted Premier League 4 Sport (PL4S) sports; Basketball, Hockey, Table Tennis and Tennis. Sessions will be delivered at a range of venues throughout Swansea and the surrounding areas to participants aged 14-19. The role requires the successful candidate to design and plan a range of activity sessions that will lead to long term participation in sport. Experience of coaching or playing the PL4S sports is advantageous but not essential as training will be provided.
Applicants must have a valid drivers license and have access to their own vehicle

Other duties
1. To assist Community Trust staff in the delivery of Community Trust Schemes.
2. To deliver the PL4S project & support the Community Trust Schemes under their own initiative without the support of the Community Trust Staff.
3. To ensure to the best of their ability, that all participants taking part in the PL4S project and other Community Trust activities do so in a secure and safe environment.
4. To work alongside a variety of partners including National Governing Bodies, Local Sport Clubs and Local Authorities.
5. To deliver services to, and to use sport as a vehicle to, engage with a diverse range of participants, including people with disabilities.
6. To complete ad hoc tasks as and when requested by senior staff, such as completion of registers, entering information onto the Premier League's and Trust's monitoring system (VIEWS) and reconciling any cash taken on the day.
7.  To ensure that all Community Trust equipment is used appropriately and health and safety and risk assessments are completed.
8. Apprentices will undertake a minimum of a Level 2 qualification in sport.
9. To attend training courses both accredited & un-accredited relevant to their line of work as and when required, and ensure all relevant qualifications are kept up to date.

Education qualifications   
No educational qualifications are needed although it is desirable that candidates be working toward a sport related qualification
Preferably the successful applicant will hold a coaching qualification
Preferably candidates will hold or be working towards the following qualification:
First Aid
Safeguarding and protecting young people 

Experience of delivering ANY sport session within a community, club or school setting (whilst experience and knowledge of the PL4S sports is desirable it is not essential)
Experience of working with partner voluntary sector organisations that provide sport and physical activity in the community
Experience of working with individuals exhibiting 'challenging' behaviour
Experience of working with young people

Personal qualities
Passionate about sport and coaching
Enthusiastic about working with young people and developing their skills
Effective communication skills, especially when it comes to dealing with young people
Organised, good time management skills, good attention to detail

To apply please email with an up-to-date copy of your CV along with a covering letter detailing the relevant skills and experiences you have that make you suitable for the role.
Please ensure that all applications include the subject heading 'Apprentice vacancy'.
The closing date for applications is 5pm on Monday, August 31. All applications received after this date will not be considered.
If you have any questions regarding the role please contact the Community Trust office on 01792 556 520 or alternatively email