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Sports Coaching Apprenticeship - Empire Fighting Chance, Empire Fighting Chance - Easton

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Bristol, Bristol Lifetime Training

Job Reference:  VA/222985
Job level:  Apprentice
Employer:  Lifetime Training
Company Name:  Empire Fighting Chance - Easton
Industry:  Sport - Fitness
Job Type:  Contract
Salary:  £0 - £9,999
Salary and Benefits:  £177.70 - 177.70 per week

Location

County:  Bristol
City:  Bristol
Post Code:  BS5 0YJ

Description

Brief overview of vacancy role:  Working hours will be determined based on each employer, but are likely to include evening and weekend work. You will be expected to do at least 22 hours of planning and delivery each week, which are likely to be in a shadowing or assistant role initially, but will also involve administration, monitoring and evaluation. You will also be required to attend around 6-8 hours of education each week, which will take place in a central location with the rest of the group. To reflect this, you will be provided with a contract of at least 30 hours each week, inclusive of weekly education, for a period of between 15-18 months.

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 Bristol!

We have a fantastic and diverse range of employers involved in the programme, all of whom are committed to providing a supportive environment for their apprentices to flourish in. The programme is made up of a range of activities and sports

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.

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.

Requirements and Prospectus

Desired Skills

Successful applicants must also: - Possess a passion for physical activity and healthy lifestyles. - Be organised and able to work effectively in teams and as an individual - Maintain a professional approach to work at all times. - Be able to relate well to, motivate, and encourage others being conscious of being a positive role model at all times. - Have an enthusiastic attitude to life and work. - Have the ability to make learning and work fun.

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. No prior coaching experience is required, but a willingness to learn, develop and challenge yourself is essential.

Qualifications required

No previous qualifications required

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 specific modules and workshops

Functional Skills in English and Maths (if required)

Our story began 12 years ago when our founders, Martin, and Jamie, spotted two young men dealing drugs in a park near to the Empire Boxing Gym in inner city Bristol. They decided to tackle their behaviour and invited them in for a private training session and discussed the issues they faced. Both enjoyed the session and turned up the following week with a few friends. Within six weeks 50 young people were attending sessions five nights a week.

The Empire Amateur Boxing club has existed in inner-city Bristol for over 50 years, working with thousands of young people and producing national champions and international representatives. Through former Empire boxer and now Empire Fighting Chance Ambassador, Chris Sanigar, we have produced British, Commonwealth, European and World Champions.

At Empire Fighting Chance we integrate non-contact boxing into traditional employability support. By improving physical and mental health through the sport, young people become more open to new opportunities, develop a more positive attitude to work, and are better equipped to make those crucial next-step decisions to thrive in life.

We aim to make every young person who walks through our door leave feeling more optimistic and positive about their future. As well as personalised 1:2:1 sessions, small group, and school sessions, we also have exciting opportunities for our young people to learn fundamental skills we believe will help put them in the best stead for their futures

As part of the Coach Core offer, we provide a dedicated tutor, to support you through the qualification and help you put your learning into practice at work. This tutor will deliver a weekly group education session for all apprentices, allowing you to learn and share ideas from a range of different coaching environments. Furthermore, Bristol Sport Foundation will also provide you with a mentor for day-to-day training, supporting you to grow in the role.

If you are successful with your application, your role will involve:

- Helping to inspire your community to develop and lead an active, healthy, happy lifestyle.

- Working alongside experienced coaches to support various activities.

- Assisting with the planning and delivery of lessons, taking the lead with small groups as directed.

- Supporting the head coach with reporting on participant progress and development.

- Assisting with the wider activities of Bristol Sport Foundation, which may include administration tasks, social media, marketing, and events.

- Maintaining the health and safety of those involved in your sessions.

- Sharing knowledge and ideas with other Coach Core apprentices, to help improve coaching delivery.

As an apprentice with Empire Fighting Chance, you will be studying towards a 12-18-month qualification that will be the Community Coach Activator Level 2 Apprenticeship.

Desired 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. No prior coaching experience is required, but a willingness to learn, develop and challenge yourself is essential. As with any apprenticeship programme, you will be required to complete a qualification as part of your employment. As far as is possible, we will work to make this as practical as possible, to ensure you can put your learning into practice
Desired qualifications:  No previous qualifications required
Desired skills:  Successful applicants must also: - Possess a passion for physical activity and healthy lifestyles. - Be organised and able to work effectively in teams and as an individual - Maintain a professional approach to work at all times. - Be able to relate well to, motivate, and encourage others being conscious of being a positive role model at all times. - Have an enthusiastic attitude to life and work. - Have the ability to make learning and work fun.
Training to be provided:  Training to be Provided 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)
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).
ref: (VA/222985)
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