Sports Coach

Do you have PRIDE in your work? A PASSION for making a difference? Produce the highest PERFORMANCE? If you do then join our team.

Coventry Sports Foundation are looking to recruit experienced, passionate sports coaches to join our successful Community Team to deliver high quality curriculum, extracurricular performing arts sessions in schools, sports centres and in the community.

A level 1 NGB qualification or equivalent is essential. Move through our pathway to enhance your professional development.

The successful applicants will be required to work mainly weekdays, however a flexible attitude to shift work is essential as weekends, early mornings and evenings may be required from time to time.

Working for Coventry Sports Foundation gives you the ability to work with likeminded passionate people who provide a wide range of sporting, recreational, educational and social activities to under-represented and disadvantaged community groups and individuals within Coventry.

DBS Clearance will be required for the successful candidate. 
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Job Description

Reporting to: Education Manager


Coventry Sports Foundation and Culture Coventry Trust are operating as CV Life, so that the scope of this Job Description as a CV Life document extends to cover the employment of employment contracts held with either Coventry Sports Foundation or Culture Coventry Trust.

Overall purpose and objective of the role:

To assist with the organisation, development and delivery of all aspects of the Schools’ PE Programmes

Main duties of the role:

1. To deliver the allocated number of coaching sessions to those schools that appear on the rota.

2. To deliver coaching sessions in a manner that reaches the objectives of school and community outreach programmes.

3. To deliver coaching sessions in a manner consistent with sound coaching principles and social objectives, adhering to a project’s unit and lesson plans.

4. To attend events, meetings and activity promotion as directed by the Education Manager.

5. To maintain all administrative records relating to coaching sessions, as directed by the Education Manager.

6. To set up and break down equipment as necessary for sessions, adhering to the correct procedures for the safe handling and storing of equipment.

7. To ensure that adequate standards of Health & Safety considerations are maintained at all times, in accordance with the Health & Safety policy.

8. To report all losses and damages.

9. To respond to accidents with the appropriate measures of first aid, ensuring that all records relating to accidents are completed immediately afterwards.

10. To perform any reasonable duties as requested by the Education Manager.

11. To continue with self-development to progress through the Education structure at CV Life.

12. To attend annual progress reviews.

This Job Description is neither exhaustive nor exclusive and may be reviewed and updated depending upon operational requirements and staffing levels.

Responsibilities for all employees

  • To embrace and lead by example on the Company’s key values of PRIDE, PASSION and PERFORMANCE or those that might at any time be subsequently re-defined.
  • To undertake all duties and fully comply with all of the Company’s general standards and those relating to the specific requirements of the role.
  • To carry out tasks at a range of sites that are either operated or managed by the Companies / Trusts or where services are delivered by the Companies / Trusts.
  • To be involved in any aspects or opportunities for sharing of good practice, expertise and responsibilities within the Companies / Trusts. To generally help promote the work and public image of the Companies / Trusts, always maintaining high standards of customer service and personal appearance.
  • To attend and fully engage with all internal training and development requirements and opportunities, and maintain such qualifications as required by the demands of the role.
  • To interact positively with customers adopting a friendly and professional approach at all times.
  • To support the Company’s commitment to providing a safe environment for children, young people ad vulnerable adults, ensuring awareness of the Company’s Safeguarding Policy, Procedures and Practice Guidance, and to be vigilant, reporting any safeguarding concerns without delay.
  • To comply with the General Data Protection Regulations when dealing with, maintaining, sharing and storing information.
  • To undertake other duties as specified, which are appropriate to the qualifications, experience and general level of the post.

Person Specification

Essential Personal Attributes

  • Ability to work on own initiative & lead a team of people.
  • Adaptable and how a flexible approach to work.
  • Maintain a professional image.
  • Outwardly enthusiastic and confident.
  • Desire to undertake further training and career development.

Essential Knowledge and Experience

  • Ability to adapt sessions appropriately dependent on the needs of the group.
  • Experience of planning and delivering sports coaching in out of school hours learning provision.
  • Good understanding of safeguarding, health and safety and sports equity principles, policies and procedures.
  • Understanding of PE delivery in schools.

Essential Qualifications

  • At least one Level 1 NGB qualification or equivalent.
  • Emergency First Aid qualification.

Essential Special Skills

  • Basic IT knowledge, numeracy and literacy.
  • Ability to plan & deliver high quality, varied & effective coaching sessions.
  • Good coaching skills.
  • Good communication skills.

Special Circumstances

  • Ability to travel between sites during the working day.
  • Ability to work unsociable hours including evenings, weekends and bank holidays.
  • Enhanced DBS Clearance.
  • Availability to attend regular staff meetings and training.

If you have any enquires, please contact our Human Resources Team by emailing

Job Reference Xl101
Closing Date 30th November 2021
Department Community Development
Hours Various Positions
Salary Competitive rate of pay (topped up in accordance with NMW or NLW where appropriate)
  • Great development opportunities
  • FREE health and fitness membership*
  • FREE health and fitness membership for a family member or friend*
  • FREE uniform for applicable roles
  • FREE training for applicable roles
  • DISCOUNTS on Centre activities

(*not applicable to casual workers)

People from Black, Asian and Ethnically Diverse backgrounds, disabled, deaf and neurodivergent people are under-represented in our workforce, so we particularly encourage applications from candidates in these groups.