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Lead Activity Coach

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Physical Education for Children
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Posted: 4th May 2018 Closing: 3rd Jul 2018

Working for:
Mini Athletics (South East London)


Would you enjoy coaching young children (ages 2-7)?
Are you confident, enthusiastic, reliable and organised?
Do you want to be part of a very exciting business that enhances athletic development of children?
Are you fun, have high energy and have an expressive personality?
Are you patient, committed and 100% reliable?

If so, we want to hear from you!

Although a coaching qualification and experience is preferable, they are not compulsory as we provide full training. An up to date enhanced DBS is essential. The ability to drive / have a car would be preferred to get to different venues across SE London

Qualifications and Skills

A cross between a fantastic sports coach and a party entertainer
Boundless enthusiasm and energy.
Confident, patient and out-going,
100% reliable and have a genuine desire to offer young children a positive introduction to sport.
Excellent verbal communication skills

Job Type: Part-time

Salary: £12-£15 p/h initially. Rate will go up depending on performance

10-15 hrs per week. Position is flexible, you can select which days /venues work for you. Timetable at the moment is: Wednesday mornings: 9:15-11:15 - Sydenham Wednesday afternoons: 2:10-4:30 - Dulwich Village Thursday afternoons: 3:30-5:30 - Sydenham Friday mornings: 9:15-11:15 - East Dulwich Saturday mornings: 08:30-12:00- Sydenham

£250 per week plus holiday pay

Best suited to:
Someone who is looking for regular part time work and can commit to a weekly timetable. The lead coach needs to enjoy working with young children, have lots of energy and enthusiasm and be confident standing up in front of 12 children and their parents. Sports background is not as essential as the techniques can be taught but a bubbly personality is key.

Finer Details

Type: Freelance Contract

Working Times:
Part-time Set Hours

Working at home or Office:
Out and About

Area: London South

Contact Details

Name: Alexie Williams

Telephone: 07878700626

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Mum's view

Name: Alexie

Location: Forest Hill, SE23 3YL

Family: George (Son, 2 years old) Michael (husband)

How often do you work?
3.5 days

How does the job fit around your family life?
I used to work in the corporate sector for a sales and marketing consultancy firm as a learning and development consultant. The hours were long and included travel so started Mini Athletics SE London to have a meaningful job that was local to where I live and meant I could reduce my working hours to 3.5 days a week and have more time with my son.

How much time do you commit?
At the moment it is around 30 hours a week but looking to reduce that as the business gets more established.

Where do you carry out your work?
I do the admin from home and currently am the Lead coach for all the classes on the timetable which are in lovely venues within a 5 mile radius of Forest Hill

Do you need a car?
yes - the equipment needs to be taken to the venue- it is a large kit bag plus a banner to put up outside the venue to help parents find the location so a car is required. However, if there was a lead coach who was amazing but didn't have a car, I could find a work around to that

Do you get support/training?
Yes, I would provide full training to the lead coach to make sure they developed the required teaching style and sport techniques. I also received a comprehensive 3 day in person training when I took on the franchise and receive regular mentoring from the franchisors

Would you recommend this opportunity to other mums?

Do you advertise?
Yes, I advertise on FB and use local forums and magazines like SE23 to advertise the classes plus rely on happy parents word of mouth

Are there any downsides to the role?
I only started the business a couple of months ago so the first few weeks have been very busy with more admin that I had expected. But it is getting easier with each week and having a lead coach to join me would really help a lot