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Move More

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Move More
All Saints’ Academy
Blaisdon Way
Cheltenham
Gloucestershire
GL51 0WH

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Multi Sport & Health Coach - Maternity cover

Cheltenham

Who we are

Move More is an innovative, vibrant organisation; we pride ourselves on being able to make a positive difference to the lives of children and their families through sport and physical activity. Our vision is 'Every Child Active' as we want all children to experience the physical and mental benefits of a physically active lifestyle.

We are a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) that works across Cheltenham and Tewkesbury and wider across Gloucestershire and South Worcestershire. The organisation has gone through a period of growth over the past 5 years and in a typical year would work with 23,000 children and over 700 teachers.

What we do

Education & Support

Our qualified teachers and coaches provide professional development opportunities through conferences, teacher training, school inset days, team teaching and showcasing best practice. This enables professionals to feel confident delivering high quality physical activity, PE and school sport.

Participation

We pride ourselves on offering a breadth of opportunities for every child. We engage children with different abilities, motivations and backgrounds, inclusive of those with specific needs, disabilities or sedentary behaviours. Through our festivals and competitions, extra-curricular provision and holiday camps we provide children with the opportunity to be active outside of the school environment

Health & Families

We use physical activity to achieve wider health outcomes for children and their families. We work with individual children and small groups, to improve knowledge, understanding, motivation and confidence, helping them make healthier life choices. Our work with families supports parents and carers, giving advice, skills and opportunities to enhance physical activity, diet and wider areas such as sleep, screentime and mental wellbeing.

Our Values

Innovative – We are creative, forward-thinking and not afraid to try something new
Open – We foster a culture that is inclusive and welcome new partnerships
Quality – We are committed to achieving positive outcomes and impact for children
Responsive - We listen and make changes based on need and insight
Fun – We enjoy what we do and ensure we create a positive, happy experience for everyone

JOB INFORMATION

Post: Multi Sport & Health Coach
Hours: Full time - 37.5 hours per week
Reports to: Head of Education
Contract: Fixed term maternity cover

We are seeking to recruit an exceptional multi sport and health coach to join our current delivery team of teachers and experienced coaches at Move More. This is an exciting new opportunity for the right candidate to cover a maternity period, with the potential that this could be extended.

We are looking for people that share Move More's values and goals, to help us grow and prosper, to make a positive contribution to children's health and wellbeing across Cheltenham, Tewkesbury and wider across Gloucestershire and South Worcestershire.

JOB DESCRIPTION
PURPOSE

To improve children’s experience and knowledge of health, physical activity, sport and physical education through the delivery of outstanding provision.

MAIN DUTIES

  • To plan, organise and deliver high quality sports coaching sessions at primary schools in various forms (ie. morning club, lunchtime clubs, after school clubs).
  • To deliver high quality PE lessons within primary schools whilst upskilling teachers and teaching assistants responsible for the class (Teacher CPD in PE).
  • To support & lead the delivery of primary gifted and talented, SEND and physical activity programmes including Maximise Your Potential & Sportsability.
  • To support lunchtime and after school activities, family based health work and intervention programmes to enhance the pupils’ awareness, knowledge and choices to further improve and sustain their overall health and wellbeing.
  • To deliver age appropriate, health awareness lessons (theoretical and practical based), delivering key messages around benefits of: physical activity, healthy eating and sleeping, and wellbeing.
  • To deliver specific interventions for identified children i.e. those most at risk of disengaging from physical activity, being or becoming obese or children with poor fine/gross motor skills.
  • To deliver the balanceability learn to cycle programme for reception/KS1 children.
  • To be a Camp Leader and deliverer on holiday camps.
  • To support and help deliver Move More’s vision and organisational goals.
  • To actively promote the work and public image of the charity, by always maintaining high standards of personal appearance and adopting a friendly, professional approach to the public.
  • To undertake other duties, as specified by the Head of Education or a member of the Senior Management, which are appropriate to the level and general responsibilities of the post.

PERSONAL SPECIFICATION

  • Knowledge and understanding
  • A clear vision and understanding of how physical activity, PE and school sport positively impact the development of healthy lives for young people.
  • A confident and proficient sports coach across many different sports/activities.
  • Sound knowledge and understanding of child development, health factors and how to share key, child centred messages through fun and engaging programmes.
  • Knowledge of disability sport and inclusion strategies to promote the involvement in physical activity, PE and sport to all.
  • An up to date understanding of the current school sport landscape, health, obesity and wellbeing national concerns

Experience

  • Extensive experience of working with primary aged children e.g. within curriculum PE lessons, after school clubs, holiday camps.
  • Experience of working across a range of different sports and physical activities.
  • Experience in developing innovative and informed solutions to the challenges faced by pupils, as well as supporting the ongoing motivation to sustain healthier lifestyle habits.

Qualifications

  • A Minimum Level 2 NGB Coaching Award.
  • A sports related degree or teaching qualification would be preferable.
  • Possible courses attended e.g. Safeguarding & Child Protection, Pediatric First Aid.
  • Evidence of professional development relevant to the role.
  • Current driving license (use of own transport essential).

Skills and attributes

  • Have a passion for the job, for working with mainly primary aged children and a drive for excellence.
  • Highly motivated, able to demonstrate excellent communication and interpersonal skills that can be adapted to best suit a range of needs and audiences.
  • Strong organisational skills with the ability to prioritise and meet conflicting deadlines.
  • To be flexible, creative and innovative in overcoming barriers for positive change.
  • The ability to create positive working relationships with a large range of professionals, organisations & individuals.
  • The ability to work independently or as part of a team.
  • An ability to work in partnership, delivering high quality, front line services that are flexible and responsive to need and change.
  • The ability to demonstrate the desire and passion to make a real difference to the lives and life-chances of children and young people, linking their school with their families.
  • Proficient user of databases and Microsoft Office packages.
  • Willingness to take on coaching based projects as they arise throughout the year.

How to Apply

To apply please download a recruitment pack by clicking on Apply Now and follow the application instructions.

Closing date for applications: 9am on Monday 10th January

Salary: £18,746-24,174 pa

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