School Sports Apprentice
Published: Jul 19, 2019
The Plymouth School Sports Partnership (PSSP) are keen to appoint an apprentice to support a successful Outdoor and Adventurous Activities (OAA) programme for all schools across Plymouth.
The Apprentice’s Role
The post holder will support a successful OAA programme for all schools across Plymouth, which involves the planning, organisation and delivery of activities. The post holder will also have the ability to coach/deliver sessions within schools to support the wider PSSP programmes. The successful candidate will be an integral part of the School Sport Partnership Team and will be based Plymstock School. The role will involve supporting the Bikeability and Indoor Rowing work programmes carried out by the Partnership in addition to OAA Events and extra-curricular clubs.
The professional duties and responsibilities include;
Support the delivery of high quality coaching sessions that are young person focused.
Support coaching sessions for specifically targeted groups e.g. disabled young people, Key Stage 4 girls etc.
Plan, lead and review coaching sessions for young people in a manner which engages with, and adds value to, the coaching/teaching skills of the wider pool of teachers and sports coaches.
To actively support the transition of young people from school to community sport by, for example, the establishment of after-school clubs and facilitating school-club links.
To be committed to your own personal professional development.
To take part in the Development Programmes of the PSSP and Key Partners as directed.
To represent the PSSP and it’s Partners in a positive and professional manner at all times.
To ensure the health, safety and welfare of yourself, participants and others at all times.
Conduct sessions in accordance with the policy of the PSSP and its Partners where appropriate.
To take part in other activities as commensurate with job role and grade.
To actively commit to positive promotion of the PSSP when dealing with ‘customers’ when using any communication media including telephone, email and face to face.
Working Hours: 37 hours per week, ranging between the hours of 8.30am and 4pm, Monday to Friday. Specific shifts to be negotiated with the school.
Wages: £155 per week, based on a 37 hour week, with the potential for an incremental raise/overtime hours and long-term employment opportunities for the right candidate. Any hours worked above 40 hours per week will be paid at the appropriate national minimum wage, depending on age.
Holiday: You will be entitled to 28 days holiday, including bank holidays, will be paid monthly during the course of your apprenticeship.
Contact Details: If you have any queries please contact us on either this email address email@example.com or call us on 01752 332442.
The Plymouth School Sports Partnership was established in 2011 by blending together the best elements from the City’s two School Sports Co-ordinator Partnerships to create a citywide organisation to meet the needs of children and young people aged 5-18 years old in the Plymouth travel to learn area who attend Partnership subscribing schools. The PSSP is run for schools by schools and currently works with 16 Secondary Schools, 63 Primary Schools and 1 Special School. The strategic direction for the Partnership is set by our Steering Group, which includes two Secondary, two Primary and one Special School Head Teacher representatives, colleagues from Active Devon, Plymouth City Council and both the City’s Universities all of whom act as advocates for the Partnership, promoting the opportunities it offers within the organisations and sectors they represent.
This is a superb opportunity to gain experience within a wide range of school settings and can therefore act as the perfect foundation for progressing into a career in education and/or sport.
The Partnership have employed modern apprentices since 2009 some of whom have gone on to complete advanced apprenticeships with us. One of the previous apprentices has joined us on a permanent basis whilst others have gone on to higher education or other employment upon completing their apprenticeships.
Experience of working within a sporting, educational or administrative context would be advantageous, however a determination to see young people succeed is of the utmost importance. You will have strong problem solving, communication and team work skills, with the successful candidate anticipated to regularly utilise their skills in forward planning and initiative.
An ability to motivate and inspire young people in striving toward their full potential will form an essential part of this role, with the ability to adapt plans and have the foresight to potential obstacles being of paramount importance. You will have outstanding organisational skills.
The successful candidate will be an outgoing, charismatic and innovative individual who has a natural infinity in engaging and enthusing students across the school. Flexibility, good timekeeping and an optimistic approach will all be traits sought in candidates who can act as professional role models at all times.
This role will suit an individual who is organised and hardworking, as they work to support all areas of the Plymouth School Sports Partnership. Strong literacy skills will also form a part of this role, with a requirement to write reports and send letters to schools and other external partners from time to time.
GCSE Maths and English A-C are essential. No other formal qualifications are required as full training will be provided. It would however be advantageous for the successful applicant to have an interest in the Sport and Education sectors, in addition to administrative experience and a critical eye for detail. National Governing Body (NGB) qualifications and strong literacy and numeracy skills will also be attributes sought in the successful candidate.
We would like the successful applicant to have a full driving licence and his or her own transport.
The Apprenticeship in Physical Education and School Sport includes:
◾Level 3 NVQ Certificate in Activity Leadership (QCF)
◾Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Learning in Physical Education and School Sport (QCF)
◾Functional Skills in Maths and English (Level 1)
◾Employment Rights and Responsibilities
◾Emergency First Aid
◾Certified Health and Safety Course
◾Internet Safety / Safeguarding
Most aspects of your training will be delivered on-site by the employer at your workplace, and you will have regular visits every six to eight weeks by your designated assessor from Skills Group, who will monitor your progress throughout your apprenticeship programme. Additional NGB and CPD courses may be provided as part of your professional development within the role.
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