The Eagles Community Foundation are looking to recruit one dedicated Change for Life Outreach Worker/Basketball Coach in partnership with Newcastle City Council.
The work will focus on the engagement, coaching and coordinating of a set programme of activity in identified primary schools in the East End of Newcastle. This will include being active in primary schools as a resource and to engage with young people, in school, out of curriculum time activities, holiday programmes and group trips to Newcastle Eagles matches.
The successful candidate will be asked to apply for a criminal disclosure check through the Disclosure & Barring Services (DBS). A conviction (spent or unspent) may not exclude candidates from this position but will be considered as part of the recruitment process.
The Eagles Community Foundation will provide the officer with working space in its premises but majority of the officer’s time will be spent out in the community.
Day-to-day supervision will be from the Chief Operating Officer
Engaging and interacting with hard to reach young people in the targeted area encouraging them to lead a healthy lifestyle and participate in basketball.
To deliver high quality engaging coaching sessions.
To undertake the necessary planning for each activity session to ensure that the programme demonstrates progression throughout.
To ensure that accurate records are maintained, and the appropriate paperwork is completed.
Develop and encourage progression of activities through to the community club environment.
To understand and implement Eagles Community Foundation policies and procedures as they relate to the delivery of services to young people; in particular Safeguarding Children, GDPR, Health and Safety, Equal Opportunities and Coaches Code of Conduct.
Ensure that coaching programmes compliment other development programmes, initiatives and player/coach development strategies.
Deliver quarterly evaluation reports.
To respect the rights of the participants and ensure that their wellbeing and safety is considered at all times.
To undertake such other duties as may be reasonably required.
37.5 hours per week and will require some evening, holiday and weekend work.
Personal Characteristics & Skills:
Basketball England Level 2 Coach
Previous experience in coaching in a wide range of environments including schools, club and community settings.
Be friendly and welcoming
Be patient and understanding
Ability to develop and implement high quality, varied and creative coaching sessions focusing on a young person-centered approach.
Ability to inspire, motivate and encourage young people through sport.
Work in a team but be able to use your own initiative
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate with people at all levels.
Work with people from all backgrounds
Have excellent time management
Positive, ambitious, hungry and enthusiastic
Excellent organisational skills
We are looking to start this post in early September.
Term: Fixed 19 months term
Closing date for applications: Monday 26th August 2019