Sports Leadership & Sports Trainer

Deadline 26th February 2020

Job description

  • The delivery of Sport Leaders UK (up to Level 2 qualifications) and Sport Engagement sessions for disadvantaged ‘In Learning’ and NEET, inactive and unemployed young people (11-29) within S4L delivery areas
  • To deliver against S4L’s internal Sports Syllabus
  • Recruit young people both internally and externally to S4L training services
  • To timetable a schedule of qualifications and Social Action Projects that provide varied opportunities inclusive of, but not limited to geographical distribution, learning styles and abilities
  • To achieve S4L’s retention targets around sign up, attendance and completion
  • To support and deliver the S4L Training team sport aims and objectives


Main duties and responsibilities


  • To recruit target young people within allocated areas of the community; parks and open spaces and other suitable environments
  • To plan and facilitate Open Day recruitment events
  • To Liaise with relevant partners to recruit external referrals
  • To undertake S4L’s Intake & Assessment process with newly recruited young people
  • To develop and implement effective marketing resources, present ideas and communicate solutions in order to secure internal and/or external referrals into Training service.
  • To build strong links with local communities and external agencies promoting S4L services to maximise referrals within our target areas.
  • To support and deliver weekly EET and/or NEET sport sessions following Sport Curriculum and S4L aims set out by Sports Coordinator


  • Plan, organise and deliver vocational competency based curriculum up to Level 3 using awarding body standards/criteria
  • To support Team Leader with developing the S4L qualifications offer by reviewing and delivering additional qualifications.
  • To establish and maintain positive and supportive relationships with young people, whilst ensuring service capacity targets are achieved
  • To contact, communicate and support young people based on S4L Trainer delivery procedures and processes
  • To manage your individual delivery budget, ensuring budget lines are monitored and adhered to
  • To plan and deliver S4L sports sessions inclusive of, but not exclusive to venue booking, session planning, and equipment resourcing
  • To deliver sports sessions targeted at 11-16’s, 16-29’s, and female-only in a range of community and school settings

Monitoring & Evaluation

  • To record and track client progress and gather required monitoring data
  • To input required data into S4L’s CRM system in a timely manner as per the S4L M&E process
  • To adhere to the S4L’s M&E process inclusive of, but not exclusive to registers, intake and assessment data, all outcome data, client feedback, and partner feedback


General duties

  • To support across both S4L Training and Mentoring services to achieve organisational wide aims
  • To uphold and reflect S4L values and mission statement
  • To analyse and evaluate personal performance and project performance
  • To complete basic administrative duties
  • To assist the Senior Operations Team with any other duties, as required
  • To assist the Team Leader with any other duties, as required


Scope of Authority

  • Accountable to their Line Manager

Please note

This job description is not necessarily an exhaustive list of duties but is intended to reflect a range of duties the post-holder will perform. The job description will be reviewed regularly and may be changed in the light of experience and in consultation with the post-holder.


Person Specification





  • Evidence of CPD in youth education sector
  • A relevant Level 3 qualification and/or an Award in teaching i.e. AET, Sports Coaching, Learning and Development
  • Level 2 qualification in Literacy and Numeracy
  • A teaching qualification or relevant degree in sports coaching and/ or youth education i.e. PTLLS, DTLLS, Sports Coaching,
  • A relevant Level 4 qualification  – i.e. in Learning & Development
  • Sports Leaders UK Tutor Training


Experience, Knowledge and skills in...

  • 1+ year of working with 11-29-year-old in learning and NEET young people
  • Delivery of accredited qualifications to a mixed group of learners
  • Delivery of sport engagement sessions
  • Recruiting young people to youth programmes
  • Working towards and achieving target based results


  • Managing a caseload of young people
  • Delivery of Sports Leaders UK qualifications
  • Teaching/assessing in a classroom environment
  • The ability to prioritise work and effectively manage multiple overlapping projects
  • Experience of delivering sports activities



  • A fully enhanced DBS disclosure
  • Ability and confidence to work alone
  • Ability to complete administrative tasks, and use computers (e.g. email, word processing)
  • To be available to work evening and weekends
  • High levels of self-motivation, energy and determination
  • A polite, professional appearance & manner
  • Evidence of commitment S4L’s vision
  • An interest in and passion for sport