Wolverhampton Wanderers

Wolverhampton Wanderers

Sports Coordinator FTC


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Posting Date

Jun 21, 2022

Role description


JOB TITLE: Sports Coordinator (The Way Youth Zone)
DEPARTMENT: Wolves Foundation
REPORTS TO: Inclusion & Cohesion Manager
LOCATION: The Way Youth Zone, Molineux Stadium and across the City of Wolverhampton
HOURS: 37.5 hours per week (evening and weekend work essential)
DATE: June 2022
FIXED TERM POSITION: 12 Month Fixed Term

Wolverhampton has a population of 263,537 and is amongst the 20 most deprived areas in the UK. The city

falls 13th in ratings for education deprivation, eighth for income deprivation, fifth for youth violence in the

West Midlands and sixth for employment deprivation. Wolverhampton, like so many cities around the country,

is experiencing high levels of inequalities which is impacting unemployment rates, food poverty statistics and

people’s mental health.

As the official club charity of Wolverhampton Wanderers FC, Wolves Foundation aims to support the local

people and communities to build a safe, strong, and active city. With over 36 different educational and

community outreach programmes the Foundation hopes to continue to positively impact the lives of

thousands of people specifically focusing on improving employment opportunities, reducing food poverty

rates, and supporting mental health and wellbeing across all ages to counteract the impacts of the global


Wolves Foundation use the power of Wolves to motivate, educate and inspire local people and communities

across Wolverhampton to change their lives for the better. Our outreach projects are designed to work with a

variety of partners within the city to encourage children, young people, and adults to unite with like-minded

people in an inclusive environment.

The Way Youth Zone is a youth-led, state of the art space for young people aged 8-19 (up to 25 with a

disability) located centrally in the vibrant and diverse city of Wolverhampton. The state-of-the-art building

provides young people with facilities that are second to none delivering over 20 sporting, artistic, cultural and

general recreational activities each session. Offering young people the opportunity to try new things, meet

new friends and gain support from friendly, warm and positive staff and volunteers.

With every workout or kickabout, every mock interview or interaction with friends, young people develop the

resilience to face challenges and the skills to solve problems. They find confidence to aim high and the

determination to become who they want to be. They build positive relationships based on being given the

space to talk, an understanding of their own self-worth, and a sense of belonging to something bigger.

That is why The Way Youth Zone isn’t just be a place to go – but a place to grow. That is the power of

exceptional youth work.

Job purpose

Working within the Inclusion & Cohesion team, this person will lead on developing and delivering an exciting

programme of sports activities which will engage young people aged 8 – 19 years (up to 25 for those with

additional needs) at The Way Youth Zone, Wolverhampton. To provide direct line management support,

coaching, and development for sports sessional workers and volunteers to ensure young people receive a high-

quality service. The role will require the successful candidate to oversee the climbing wall, boxing gym, fitness

suite, sports hall and 3G pitch. To utilise sport in the wider youth work agenda supporting and encouraging

young people to express themselves, explore issues and facilitate personal development. The role also will

build and maintain a progressive and successful partnership between Wolves Foundation and The Way Youth

Zone; exploring ways to work together and collaborate on projects.

Key responsibilities

Plan, coordinate and deliver a comprehensive sports programme for young people in
Wolverhampton. The role will require a significant delivery role including evenings and weekends
Ensure the sports programme contributes to the wider youth work network and meets the needs of
the young people
To motivate, support and encourage young people to participate in sport and healthy, active lifestyles
Ensure all sports staff and volunteers are equipped with the resources and activities needed to fulfil
the sports programme to a high standard. This includes developing a programme of CPD for staff.
Identify and raise any issues or areas of development for young people
Work with the Youth Club Co-ordinators and Head of Youth Work to manage, induct, train, support
and develop a team of part time sports workers and volunteers, supporting CPD and opportunities for
accredited and recorded learning

To monitor, record and evaluate the sports programme and provide reports and information as
required in order to ensure a consistently high-quality youth work provision and demonstrate the
impact of the Youth Zone and Wolves Foundation
To network with local appropriate sports clubs and community providers and other partner
organisations to develop joint working programmes
The role requires occasionally session leading and locking up of the Youth Zone to cover for Senior
and Junior Club Leads. This will be scheduled by your Line Manager, and you will be assigned another
member of staff to assist
Working with Wolves Foundation Inclusion & Cohesion Manager and The Way Youth Zone Youth
Work Manager to develop a universal city offer for young people
To deputise for the Youth Work Manager as required & carry out any other reasonable duties as
requested by the Senior Leadership Team
Support the implementation of the delivery plan for Wolves Foundation Premier League Kicks and
Kicks Targeted
Collate and input data for Wolves Foundation and The Way Youth Zone
Support the development of the wider delivery team within Wolverhampton Wanderers Foundation
Offer administration support to the team by completing a range of administration and project
development tasks
Perform other duties as required which are considered relevant to the post and to the objectives of
the Foundation and The Way Youth Zone

General responsibilities

Compliance with Wolverhampton Wanderers Foundation and The Way Youth Zone Policies
Compliance with Wolverhampton Wanderers Foundation and The Way Youth Zone health & safety
Compliance with Wolverhampton Wanderers Foundation and The Way Youth Zone safeguarding
To maintain professional conduct at all times
To undertake other duties as may be reasonably expected

Contractual Information

The Sports Coordinator will be expected to work across evenings and weekends
Key relationships

Foundation Management Team
The Way Youth Zone Management Team
The Way Youth Zone delivery staff
Programme partners including participants and parents/guardians
Wolverhampton Police & Partners Steering Group
Local delivery partners
Disability sport providers


This role involves working with children and/or adults at risk in a Regulated Activity (or in close proximity to

children and/or adults at risk). This means that the post-holder is required to apply all relevant policies and

uphold the Club’s commitment to safeguarding children and adults at risk.

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