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Plymouth Argyle Community Trust

East Cornwall Community Coach

Argyle Community Trust is seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, charismatic and dedicated individual to organise and deliver in its East Cornwall sports and participation team.

The position will be based in East Cornwall, however at times you may need to work outside the boundary dependent on the demands of the programmes. The candidate will be expected to work evenings and weekends and have an understanding of young people’s needs.

As a registered charity, the Community Trust works, in close conjunction with Plymouth Argyle Football Club, with many people across several sectors where sport has proven to be the ideal tool for creating lasting education and engagement with individuals.

The candidate must have good, in-depth knowledge of the National Curriculum and how schools operate. Experience of football and multi-sports coaching in a wide range of settings, including youth centres, schools, estates, community clubs, FE and HE settings and in varied age groups from 5 - 19 years old is essential.

We would also expect the candidate to have experience within the field of Sports Development and coaching, as well as being computer literate. The candidate must understand the importance of monitoring and evaluation and be confident in ICT and data entry. This is a part of the role which will help develop the Trust’s reports and feedback to its multiple partners.

The post is part-time and is offered on a 10 month fixed-term contract, with the potential for extension subject to funding and performance.

If you can meet the specifications and would like to become part of the Argyle Community Trust team, please complete the attached application form and a covering letter to:

Gary Jeffery, Sports and Participation Manager East Cornwall , Argyle Community Trust, Home Park ,Plymouth, PL2 3DQ

Or e-mail

Closing date for applications: Friday 25th October, 5pm

In your covering letter you should draw on all relevant aspects of your experience, including paid employment and/or voluntary work and training to demonstrate how your skills, experience and personal qualities match the requirements of this job specification above.

Job Description: Schools and Community Coach (East Cornwall)
Hours: 26-30 hours per week; evening and weekend work are a requirement of the post
Salary: £18,000 pro rata – 26-30 hours per week (9 month fixed term contract)
Responsible to: East Cornwall Sports and Participation Manager

Key duties will be:
To promote the Community Trust business, grow and sustain activities in Devon and Cornwall, in accordance with the Participation Business Plan:
• To deliver comprehensive PE, school sport and curriculum based provision to primary schools within Plymouth, responsible for fulfilling contractual duties with the schools
• Lead coach on Long Term Player Development Centres
• Deliver on holiday courses across Devon and Cornwall
• Liaise with existing partners to retain and expand our business
• Develop new partners through projects and schools
• Sustain current schools contracts and achieve KPIs for new contracts as set out by the Trust
• Completion of reviews and session evaluations for schools
• Increase provision and participant numbers as per development plan set out by the Trust.
• Manage and deliver on a number of development centres for the Trust
• To sustain and develop new after school clubs and deliver on after school clubs within East Cornwall areas
• Must be able to work evening and weekends to meet the demands of the job
• To meet key performance indicators

Administration Duties:
• Complete all data entry for all participants within the sports participation remit
• VIEWS lead for East Cornwall area, attending meeting set out by Data and Analysis Officer
• Complete office and administrative duties as instructed by line manager
• Work with the Lead Data and Analysis Officer to ensure correct monitoring procedures are undertaken
• Ensure monitoring and daily reports are inputted


Essential skills, knowledge, experience & qualifications
Application (A) Interview (I) References (R)
• Good organisation and time management skills with the ability to work effectively to achieve deadlines and manage expectations (A,R)
• Ability to deliver KS1 & KS2 Curriculum coaching (A,I,R)
• Ability to deliver coaching sessions in a number of settings (A,R)
• Ability to manage a team of casual and voluntary staff. (R)
• ICT Skills (A)
• Ability to deliver multiple projects (A,R)
• Good communication and Presentation skills (A,I)
• Ability to develop new projects and sustain existing programmes (A)
• Sensitivity to the needs of colleagues, young people and the community (R)
• Understanding of sports equity (A,I)
• Attended Youth Awards Module 1 & 2 (A)
• Knowledge and understanding of Safeguarding responsibilities and procedures (I)
• Attended or working towards AfPE Level 3 curriculum qualification (A)
• Minimum Level 2 FA qualified coach (A)
• Minimum of Level 1 qualification in another sport (A)
Experience / Work Record
• Experience of involvement in projects/events (A,I)
• Ability to work as a team member (A,I,R)
• Evidence of a good attendance record ( R)
• Evidence of working with community groups and schools (A, I)
• Able to work evening and weekends (A,I)
• General appearance: smart and able to command respect (I)

Argyle Community Trust is an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.

Argyle Community Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all participants on our programmes and promotes robust policies to ensure that our staff and volunteers adhere to safe practices. The successful candidate will be subject to undertaking enhanced DBS checks prior to employment