Casual Youth Engagement Coach (Premier League Kicks)

  • Southampton FC
  • Southampton, UK
  • 26 Apr, 2024
Casual Charity Coaching

Job Description

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Department: Saints Foundation

Hours: As and when required

Contract Type: Casual

Criminal Record Check: Enhanced with barred list

Saints Foundation bring Southampton FC to the heart of the community, using the power of the club and our passionate team to help fulfil individual potential and make Southampton a better place to live for all. Our Pathways team are dedicated to inspire, support and deliver positive change and equality of opportunity, for young people at risk across Southampton, equipping them with the tools they need to carve out pathways for the future.

What is the role?

Premier League Kicks uses football as the hook to connect with 8 – 18 year olds, offering young people a positive way to spend their free time, helping to unlock opportunities for their future. In this position you will deliver on Premier League Kicks, using the brand of Saints FC to positively engage young people in targeted areas of the community.

Sessions take place from around 5pm Monday to Fridays and applicants would need to have availability across a minimum of 2 evenings per week.

What are we looking for?

We are looking for a committed and enthusiastic individual, who can support with the following:

  • Deliver quality football sessions within local communities to young people aged 8-18 years and support the running of tournaments and events.

  • Provide a safe environment for young people to meet new friends, develop skills and improve their mental and physical well-being.

  • Help set up equipment prior to session start time, organise participants into age appropriate games and manage participants as a group lead.

  • Ensure high standards of behaviour are maintained by participants.

  • Encourage young people to take advantage of Kicks Squad, volunteering opportunities and social action projects to give back to the local community.

The competencies which are required include:

Essential Criteria:

  • Experience of delivering quality football sessions to young people in community settings.

  • Hold a UKCC Level 1 Coaching qualification.

  • Hold experience of managing and improving challenging behaviour.

  • Hold a certificate in First Aid and Safeguarding, or willing to complete.

Essential Skills:

  • Ability to engage and motivate young individuals from diverse backgrounds.

  • Be a positive role model, provide guidance and support to young individuals, instilling positive values and life skills.

  • Knowledge of safeguarding and a commitment to ensuring participant safety.

  • Flexibility to work evenings on a regular basis.

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Be enthusiastic, empathetic, self-motivated and works well with a team.

What do you get in return?

If you are successful, you can look forward to a healthy benefits package;

  • A competitive hourly rate.

  • Working in an environment with strong core values.

  • Learning and development opportunities.

  • Working with like-minded individuals.

Join us in making a difference through the power of football. Together, we can create a brighter future for young individuals in our community.

How can I apply?

Very easy. Just click on the apply button, enter your details and answer a quick pre-screening questionnaire, then attach your CV.

The closing date for applications is 26 May 2024.

*We reserve the right to close this vacancy early, if a high volume of applicants are received.*