Would you like to join our SWSSP team?

The SWSSP require a Sports Coach

Their role as Sports Coach is below.

Please contact Deb Slack at  [email protected] or 07879 119155

Overall role

  • Develop and ensure implementation of after school sport programmes in secondary and          primary schools.
  • Develop and implement intra-school competition in the secondary schools.
  • Develop the participant’s physical and psychological fitness and providing the best    possible practical conditions in order to maximise their chances of performing to the best of their ability.
  • Develop links to local clubs and support young people to transition into them.
  • Assessing strengths and weaknesses in a participant’s performance and identifying areas for further development.
  • Coaches will be expected to undertake extra jobs under the guidance of the PDM.
  • A requirement of flexible working hours will be occasionally necessary. 



Main Responsibilities and Tasks

  • Be a role model for the students within the session and act through verbal and non-verbal communication in a positive manner.
  • Communicate instructions and commands using clear simple language.
  • Encourage participants to gain and develop skills, knowledge and techniques.
  • Encourage that participants train and perform to a high standard of health and safety at all times.
  • Working to a high legal and ethical standard at all times, particular in relation to issues such as child safeguarding and health and safety requirements.
  • Deliver a High Quality School Sport experience for the students within the sessions provided.
  • Complete an SSP register on each occasion a session is delivered, recording each student as present or absent, commenting on any progress and completing any additional information relating to the coaching session which is required for external funding.
  • Contact the school and SSP with a minimum of 24 hours notice if in the exceptional circumstances an agreed session cannot be delivered.
  • Follow the school guidelines relating to health and safety and first aid and be aware of the support mechanisms within the school around behaviour management systems.
  • To actively seek out new coaching courses and attend review courses on current qualifications.


High Quality Physical Education for all Young People

  • Identify which schools have systems in place to assess if they have high quality physical education.
  • Work with the School Sports Partnership to signpost support for those schools   that do not.



Access to High Quality Activities on a School Site

  • Determine the sporting landscape- who are the engaged, the non-engaged and what are their barriers to participation?
  • Support PE Departments and Primary Link Teachers to implement appropriately targeted, sustainable high quality OSHL programmes.
  • Develop intra-school competitive opportunities and support competitive development.

Signpost to High Quality Activities in a Community Environment

  • Work with the Partnership Development Manager and partners to develop links to local clubs, signpost and support young people’s transition into them.

  Provision for young people to develop their potential

  • Identify which young people are engaged in competition and determine the barriers for those that aren’t engaged.
  • Work with the Competition Manager to increase the quality and develop the delivery of competition opportunities for all young people.

Person Specification:


  • At least two Level 2 Coaching qualifications and a broad selection of Level 1’s.
  • First Aid qualification.
  • The ability to quickly develop successful working relationships with people from different backgrounds and with varying levels of sporting ability.
  • A desire to help other people succeed.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Team-building ability.
  • Enthusiasm, flexibility and patience
  • Awareness of equality and diversity issues, including those related to sport and disability.
  • Motivational skills and an understanding of the psychology that underpins successful competition.
  • Organisational skills.
  • A strong interest in maintaining professional skills and knowledge.


  • An appropriate degree.

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