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Job Vacancy: community coach

31 October 2019

An excellent opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic individual to join the Foundation team as a community coach.

The Foundation are looking for a motivated individual to join the Foundation team in the role as community coach on a full time basis. Whilst this will vary in respect of the programme brief, the majority of the work for this role will be planning and delivering football, rugby, and multi-sport sessions within schools, and engagement sessions throughout the community.

The successful applicant will be representing Club Doncaster Foundation at every session they plan, deliver and review. We are looking for someone who delivers sessions with enthusiasm, inclusivity and innovation. Your day to day work will include coaching a wide variety of ages, abilities and children who vary in their interest for sport and physical activity. Following sessions, you will play a key role in developing and maintaining key links with all participants who come into contact with the department, from the participants themselves to parents and teachers.

The successful applicant will ideally have previous knowledge and experience of working within a sports or educational environment and have experience of planning sessions that will engage with all levels of participants. A good level of education, appropriate experience and qualifications in a level 2 sports coaching qualification is essential to this post. It would also be advantageous to have completed a further educational qualification such as AFPE.  

All applicants should be comfortable liaising with a wide variety of audiences and able to liaise with external and internal partners to ensure we can give our participants the best possible experience during their time with us.

Club Doncaster Foundation is leading the way by changing lives across all areas of Doncaster. We have been recognised by a number of external bodies for how we engage people in positive activities through the power of sport. We offer many different opportunities from pre-school provision to activities for the elderly and we are never short of our staff and participants coming up with new ideas to enjoy and engage with our provision.

Club Doncaster Foundation is the charitable arm of Club Doncaster, a brand that connects Doncaster’s elite sports teams. Club Doncaster manage the delivery of events at Doncaster’s Keepmoat Stadium, and associated Elite Performance Centre, Sports Village, Foundation, Sports College, and Impact Programmes. We are more than just a sports club, we use every day as a chance to improve people’s lives, using sport as an engagement tool.

We look to recruit people with the desire to work within all areas of Club Doncaster who demonstrate integrity, compassion, pride and honesty and a desire to continuously improve themselves and those around them.

Main duties will include:

  • Undertake the delivery of the curriculum and agreed coaching protocol for each partner , delivering sessions that meet and exceed national level 2 NGB status
  • Supporting the management team to plan, develop, and maintain an efficient schools and activity coaching programme
  • Completing appropriate internal monitoring systems and associated administration
  • Contributing to the delivery of specific projects under the departments remit
  • To work closely with partnership organisations, to maintain good relationships and collaborative working practices
  • To work with colleagues throughout Club Doncaster to extend knowledge and skills in order to identify and develop best practice
  • Dealing with enquiries and general day-to-day liaison with customers, colleagues and partners

Please be aware that a criminal disclosure and identity check will be carried out on the successful applicant prior to any offer of employment. We are also committed to ensuring the highest standards of safeguarding and we are an equal opportunities employer. We are keen to hear from all persons who feel that this would be the right role for them.

If you would like to apply for the role please submit a CV and full cover letter detailing why you fit the above criteria to Kirsty Cavanagh, Head of People & Culture at

Applications will close at 17:00 on the 14th November 2019, with interviews planned for the 20 & 25th November 2019.

View full job description here.

Job Vacancy: community coach