Sport Development Coordinator

£18,900 - £22,050 yearly
  • Leicester, UK
  • 09 Mar, 2023
Full time Academy Coaching Coordinator Community Education Futsal Leadership & Management

Job Description




Sports in Education Lead


Various Locations in Leicester and surrounding areas

EMPWR is a well renowned organisation based in Leicester and Leicestershire. Our operations fall under Education, Club, & Community, with a vision of empowering people through sport.

The main role of the successful applicant will be to coordinate current, and new projects and programmes in communities around Leicester and Leicestershire. There are many perks to this role, including free childcare during school holiday periods and free EMPWR kit and equipment.

This is a 35 hours per week position, with hours increasing up to 40 during busier periods. This full-time position is self-employed and protected by a SAC. The role requires a minimum of 3 evenings per week with an opportunity to work Saturday morning and early afternoons.  An example of a working week is illustrated below, but times and days may change based on needs of the programme.

Tuesday: 12-7:30

Wednesday: 12-7:30pm

Thursday: 10am -5:30 pm

Friday: 12-7:30pm

Saturday: 9am-2:30pm

We are looking for a pro-active individual with experience in coordination of sessions, events and programmes in the community. The successful candidate is ready to develop brand new sessions with great coordination skills and confidence in acquiring data on needs of various areas.

The administration allocation of the role can be conducted from home, and delivery will take place in various locations in Leicester and surrounding areas in the county. EMPWR welcomes applications from anyone regardless of age, disability, race, colour or ethnic and national origins, religion or belief, or sexual orientation.


Reporting to the Sports in Education Lead, the successful candidate will coordinate established sessions in the community by upholding high quality coaching to participants themselves, as well as upskilling other coaches with a training and mentoring programme. The candidate will also be responsible for developing brand new sessions and acquiring funding for new long-term, sustainable programmes. Delivery will also be required, so high quality sessions are expected in a wide range of sport, with support from our dedicates session plan software.


  • Maintaining a high percentage of participant retention within current, established sessions.
  • Increasing capacity in current sessions for further participants by organically growing participation, along with support from our marketing and promotion lead.
  • Handling of the administration associated with all Club activities, with support from our administrator.
  • Conducting robust research in our areas of reach, to establish need of communities and identifying key areas to develop new areas.
  • Managing other coaches, part-time and casuals within any of the Club sessions, events and programmes.


  • Ready-made and able to get straight on the job with a quick turnover.
  • Thinks ahead and generated innovative ideas.
  • Values and respects peers regardless of position, builds relationships and collaborates.
  • Gets things done independently, being mindful and makes good use of other people’s times
  • Customer focused in all that you do, putting the people of EMPWR first.
  • Attentive and observant to be ahead of competition and provide solutions first.
  • Logical thinking, with calculated risk-taking. Able to communicate calculated risk and reward associated with investment, budgets and overall decisions.
  • Reliable – able to take on big responsibility and deliver. A professional in all aspects of working life.
  • Passionate - as an organisation we are proud to upskill and fast track staff that show loyalty, value and passion. We want someone that loves what they do.
  • Flexible – able to perform various roles in different settings. Getting comfortable with being uncomfortable.


  • Minimum of FA Level 2 or equivalent in any sport
  • Relevant degree in the Sports Sector
  • Previous Coordination experience/role in the sporting sector
  • Minimum of 2 years working in coaching
  • Hold a full UK driver’s license AND access to own car
  • Enhanced DBS and safeguarding clearance within 3 years of acquisition. The successful candidate will not be able to start the position without this.
  • Experience of working with children and young adults
  • Experience of developing new programmes and sessions
  • Experience of leading a team
  • Bid writing and acquiring funding grants


Application closing date: Monday 13th March

Interviews to take place: Thursday 16th March. AM and afternoon interviews available.

- This job may be closed if a suitable candidate has been found prior to the deadline day, so we encourage applications to be submitted as soon as possible.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: £18,900.00-£22,050.00 per year


  • Childcare
  • Company events
  • Discounted or free food
  • Employee discount
  • Free parking
  • On-site parking

Application deadline: 13/03/2023

Expected start date: 27/03/2023