Athletics Coach – Oxfordshire / Essex

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Job Description
Title: Athletics Coach
Reporting to: Athletics Lead Coach
Contract: Work available in the May half-term and Summer school holidays
Hours: 8:30am to 4:30pm.
Location: Brentwood School, Essex (CM15 8EE), Oxford Athletics Track (OX4 2RR) & Tilsley Park, Abingdon (OX14 1PU)

Summary of Position:

The role of an Athletics Coach is to deliver outstanding, structured athletics sessions to the children attending our academies, usually between the ages of 7 and 14. As well as leading sessions, coaches contribute to the high standard of physical, emotional and social care offered by Ultimate Sports Academies. Our coaches have a pastoral role as the leader of a group of children on camp, with the focus being on maintaining welfare and providing high quality care.

• Deliver excellent, energetic coaching sessions where all children can develop their skills, be challenged and have fun.
• Demonstrate the ability to develop and progress sessions for varying ages and abilities.
• Provide challenging content in a safe learning environment.
• Communicate effectively with children and their parents/guardians if required.
• Analyse performance and suggest areas of improvement.
• Supervise and engage with the children outside of session times.
• Continuously promote the welfare of the children in your care.
• Show high levels of energy, enthusiasm and professionalism, acting as a suitable role model for the children.
• Live up to the Ultimate Activity Company’s promise of ‘Inspiring Children Every Day’ and behave in a manner that reflects the expectations of the company throughout your employment.

Essential Requirements:
• Ideally hold a minimum UK Athletics L1 coaching qualification (or equivalent) or have experience competing to a high level.

• Experience of working with children.

• Able to tailor delivery and structure of a session according to age and ability.
• Have an excellent working knowledge of all aspects of athletics – technical, tactical and physical.
• Good organisation and communication skills. Candidates must be confident in their ability to lead a group of children and not shy away from responsibility.
• Approachable, patient, and above all, passionate about athletics!

Desirable Requirements
• Experience taking sole charge of a group of children.
• Hold a Paediatric First Aid (12 hour or 6 hour) or First Aid at Work qualification.
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