Established in 1986, City in the Community Foundation is the registered charity of Manchester City FC and uses the brand of the parent Club to deliver award-winning programmes centred around Health, Education and Inclusion. The projects engage and impact over 30,000 lives in Manchester annually.
The purpose of this role is to deliver on the City Play programme that focuses on developing the physical literacy of children aged 2-5 in schools and nurseries across Greater Manchester. The programme provides a football focused approach to delivering fundamentals of movement and skill in a fun, engaging and inclusive environment. The themed sessions work towards the seven learning areas of the EYFS framework, supporting children to lead an active lifestyle from a young age.
Accountabilities with Key Outcomes:
Knowledge, Skills and Experience:
Experience working with children aged 2-5 in a school/nursery or community sporting environment
Ability to deliver sessions in a patient manner, with flexibility to adapt to the age and needs of the group
Experience of planning and delivering high quality coaching sessions with knowledge of how to differentiate according to the age and ability of the group
Minimum Level 2 Coaching Certificate in any sport
Competent across Microsoft Office
Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
Creative and passionate about continuous improvement
Resilient and adaptable to change
Excellent and inclusive team-working abilities
Full, clean driving licence
In-depth understanding of community programmes
Early years specific or sport/coaching related qualifications
Understanding of City in the Community Foundation and its projects
Experience of building relationships with external organisations and maintaining internal partnerships.
Experience and knowledge of working within a brand environment and understanding the responsibilities that are associated with representing a Premier League Football Club
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