About the job
We have an exciting opportunity for an individual to join our Liverpool FC Foundation team as a School Sports Coach.
This is an exciting new post to support the delivery of the LFC Foundations school sports provision. This will involve planning, delivering, and evaluating a wide range of sports activities to for young people and adults in a primary school setting. You will also be tasked with supporting teachers to improve confidence in running PE lessons and developing high-quality teacher CPD provision and working as part of a team across mass participation events. Their will be a big focus on extra-curriculum clubs and supporting partner schools.
The post holder will have the responsibility for coordinating some aspects of the project and will be expected to represent The LFC foundation in a professional manner regarding dress, presentation, personal hygiene, attitude, conduct and professionalism at all times.
You must be flexible and capable of adapting quickly to support the schools team when needed. You will also be asked to assist the wider development and growth of the LFC Foundation through activity/roles outside of what is stated below.
What will you be doing?
Update LFC Foundation’s reporting database.
Take responsibility for delivery of the school sports in a designated cohort of schools.
Plan and prepare prior to each session using the PL Primary Stars templates and ensure that careful considerations are made for all abilities, ages and SEND considerations.
Ensure that all activities are delivered in line with the current primary school curriculum and OFSTED guidelines.
Work closely with primary school teachers to provide support and advice to improve their confidence to deliver PE.
Organise and run teacher training workshops to designated primary schools and staff as part of the PL Primary Stars programme.
Develop and maintain positive relationships with LFC partner schools and their key staff including, head teachers, PE coordinators and receptionists
Liaise directly with partner schools to support and promote additional LFC activity
Collect the appropriate monitoring and evaluation documentation for each premier league primary stars session and assist in the up keep of VIEWS online monitoring and evaluation. This must be done in a timely and effective manner.
Ensure all activities are correctly monitored with the appropriate risk assessment and health and safety measures.
Willingness to improve through CPD and courses.
The wellbeing of young people is paramount at the LFC Foundation, you will be expected to understand safeguarding policies and procedures.
Deliver bespoke sporting interventions to individuals or cohorts.
Support holiday camps and half term activation when needed.
Support all Foundation delivery and events as and when required.
At LFC Foundation our Club values of Ambition, Commitment, Unity and Dignity are shown in all that is done as an organisation. The right candidate must be able to demonstrate these core values.
Who are we looking for?
To be successful in this role, you will have a passion for young people, the community and making a change and a proven track record of delivering sports coaching in schools to young people of all ages and abilities. You will have comprehensive knowledge of the PE national curriculum across KS1 & KS2 and an understanding of different teaching and learning styles. It is important you have a sound understanding on equality, diversity and inclusion and its application in the role of coach and awareness of safeguarding issues when working with children and young people.
You will be able to manage challenging behaviours, can perform under pressure and adapt accordingly to any situation. You will have the ability to organise and prioritise your workload effectively with a can-do attitude. You will have excellent communication skills and able to build strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
Hold/working towards the 1st 4sport level 3 certificate in supporting the delivery of physical education or working towards.
Hold/Working towards a 1st 4sport level 2 award in multi skills development in sport.
Why should you apply?
This is a fixed term role (12 months) working 22 hours per week, 5 from 7 days with some weekend work required. Your main base will Anfield Sports Community Centre, Liverpool however the post holder will also be required to work from other locations across Merseyside from time to time and be willing to travel within England and Wales.
To reward your hard work and commitment we offer a competitive salary, 25 days holiday (plus 8 bank holidays and the option to purchase up to an additional 5 days) and a contributory pension scheme.
You will have access to our benefits kit bag where you can get high street discounts, and a selection of benefit schemes you can join. There are opportunities to get involved with volunteering through our LFC Foundation to give back to the local community.
At Liverpool Football Club, we have an unwavering commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion and are always looking to making a positive difference in the communities that we operate within. We are proud of our achievements in this area; maintaining the Premier League Equality Standard Advanced Level, becoming a founding signatory of the Football Association’s Football Leadership Diversity Code and being recognised as a leader in this important area on and off the pitch. We take our responsibilities in this area seriously and through the work being done across the club, we are committed to increasing the diversity of our people and becoming an increasingly inclusive workplace for all. We are committed to hiring great people representative of diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and skills across our entire business. If you share our enthusiasm and passion for inclusivity, then we want to hear from you.
Liverpool FC is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all Colleagues and Volunteers to share this commitment. This role is subject to a satisfactory enhanced DBS check.