Community Activator Coach Apprenticeship - Harlow

Lifetime Training
South East
£15000 - £100000

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Job Description

Coach Core's vision is to drive social mobility through apprenticeships and sport, so that every young person can reach their true potential and inspire those around them. Since our launch in 2012, we have worked with over 150 of the biggest sports providers, youth clubs and charities in the country, supporting over 500 young people. As a result of our ongoing expansion, we are now looking to launch a brand-new programme in Essex!
Day to day responsibilities:
The Community Activator Coach role is the perfect opportunity to understand the role of sport and physical activity in the Community.
The coach will learn about behaviour change to enable them to develop activities that will support each level of getting and keeping someone active.
They will learn how to actively listen and respond to community group requests for activation.
They will understand how to use effective leadership to deliver coaching sessions that are fun and engaging for the participants whilst understanding that they will become a role model and will need to display the correct behaviours.
They will understand community events; the reasons that community events take place, how to plan and deliver them successfully to meet the aims of the group.
They will learn about safeguarding, how to keep records and store information with personal details. They will understand the importance of monitoring and evaluating using this information and how it helps with future funding or future activities.
Understand social media and the importance of getting the message right.
We particularly welcome applicants from female, black, minority, ethnic (BME) communities, disabled people and homosexual, bisexual and trans (LGBT) communities, as they are currently underrepresented within our workforce.
The apprenticeship will enable successful candidates to start an unrivalled 15-month programme of learning, gaining meaningful qualifications and have full support and mentoring based on your individual needs. Successful applicants will be offered full time employment with a recognised physical activity or sports-based employer, earning a wage whilst also working towards the Level 2 Community Activator Coach qualification as well as a whole host of additional learning opportunities. In addition, whilst employed directly by one organisation, there will also be access to a range of events, training opportunities and other experiences through the other supportive employers.
Requirements and Prospectus
Desired Skills
You must be enthusiastic and passionate about inspiring others. Possess a passion for physical activity and healthy lifestyles. No prior coaching experience is required, but a willingness to learn, develop and challenge yourself is essential.
Personal qualities
You must be enthusiastic about wanting to work within the sport and physical activity sector and be committed to inspiring others to be more physically active.
Qualifications required
No prior coaching experience is required, but a willingness to learn, develop and challenge yourself is essential.
Future prospects
This programme may lead to possible progression into full and part time coaching roles, further qualifications, Level 3 apprenticeships and employment in other sectors (for example youth work or leisure)
Training to be delivered
Level 2 Community Activator Coach qualification
Coach Core workshops
Functional Skills in English and Maths (if required)
A minimum of 1 National Governing Body L2 qualification
Access to a range of other training, events and opportunities (e.g. activator courses, community sports festivals etc)
About the Employer
Changing Lives is a non-profit Community Interest Company that increases physical activity in the community & prevents children from involvement in anti-social behaviour and gang activity through sports sessions, community and social development workshops and programmes.
We are a national award winning organisation and have been featured across mainstream TV showing the importance of our work in the community.
We are looking to offer young people the chance to join our team and grow our organisation within local towns in Essex and beyond!
Changing Lives Community Services
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