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JOB VACANCIES - Community Coach

13 August 2021

Club Doncaster Foundation are looking to recruit a number of motivated individuals to join the Foundation team in the role as community coach on a full-time, part time and casual basis. Whilst this will vary in respect of the programme brief, most of the work for this role will be planning and delivering football, rugby league, and multi-sport sessions within schools, community engagement sessions and delivery in our Community Gym.

Successful applicants 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 participants, parents and teachers alike.

The successful applicants 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.  

A full job description can be found, here. 

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.

The Foundation is leading the way by changing lives across all areas of Doncaster. We have been recognised by several 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 which gives a real varied and interesting role. 

The 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 the associated Elite Performance Centre. 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 the organisation who demonstrate integrity, compassion, pride and honesty and a desire to continuously improve themselves and those around them.

Main duties will include:

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 one of the roles, please submit a CV and cover letter detailing why you fit the above criteria, along with an equal opportunities form and whether you'd prefer full-time, part-time or casual hours to Nick Gillott, Community Development Manager at  

Please find an equal opportunities form, here. 

 JOB VACANCIES - Community Coach