KS1 Sports Coach

Job Description and Benefits

Our Key Stage One Sports Coaches are responsible for getting 5 – 8 year olds active as part of our Multi-Active programme. You will lead and inspire a group of up to 8 children, delivering high energy, fun and inclusive sessions that ensure every child is engaged, making progress regardless of their ability.

Activities can include anything from coaching football, tennis and badminton, to leading team building games. Each session typically (depending on age) lasts between 30 – 60 minutes long. Child safety is our number one priority and coaches need to ensure that the welfare of children is paramount at all times, supervising children during their lunch breaks, participating in swimming sessions, overseeing safe use of equipment and promptly recording any incidents.

About the role

Locations: Over 50 Schools and Universities, covering England, Scotland and Wales

Dates: Easter, Summer and Half Term School Holidays

Each camp will have a team of Sports Coaches, so you’ll need to be able to work proactively and collaboratively with your peers. You’ll need to maintain professional feedback on a child’s progress throughout camp/

Our coaches (we call them Red Tops) are not expected to stand on the side lines, but to actively participate in delivery showcasing skills, demonstrating good practice and most importantly… have fun!

Hours can vary each day in line with child numbers and needs of our members but we’re looking for coaches to be fully available between 8am – 6pm, Monday to Friday during the school holidays. We’re looking for coaches to be available for the full duration of the shorter seasons, and in the summer (our busiest season) for a minimum of 3 consecutive weeks.

Key Requirements

  • A passion for working with children and/or young people
  • At least 6 months’ consecutive experience working with 5 – 8 year olds
  • At least 3 months’ experience coaching sports, leading games or delivering activities
  • Hold or willing to acquire a valid paediatric first aid qualification
  • A willingness to liaise with parents, delivering high quality customer service
  • A real team player who’s happy to rotate duties and form positive relationships
  • At time things change, so you’ll need to be flexible, with a willingness to adapt
  • Leadership skills with a vibrant and confident personality
  • Not afraid to get involved in any additional paperwork or preparation
  • Possess (a minimum) Level 2 qualification in one of the following fields:
    • Primary Teaching
    • Education or Childcare
    • Sports Coaching
    • Physical Education
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We’re committed to safer recruitment

Safer recruitment is central to the way we work and all staff and volunteers are expected to share our commitment to safeguarding. To create an environment where young people feel safe and can thrive, our staff selection process includes:

  • A video interview (approx 40 mins) which covers suitability, experience and skills
  • Seeking at least 2 professional references
  • An enhanced disclosure with barred list check (or equivalent for Scottish Residents)
  • Ongoing training and performance evaluations with structured support from your Site Manager

Roles Available at Kings Camps

Camp Manager

Multi-Sports Coach

Assistant Manager

KS1 Coach

Swimming Coach

Football Coach

Cricket Coach

Regional Manager