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Bristol Flyers Senior Community Basketball Coach

The Bristol Sport Foundation

On a mission to make Greater Bristol an Active. Healthy. Happy. place through collaborative working.

9 May 2024
Zero Hours
Closing date
31 May 2024

The Opportunity:

You are an experienced Basketball coach who would relish the opportunity to lead high quality school and community Basketball sessions to inspire children to lead active, healthy and happy lifestyles. You’ll be the main point of contact for one or more of our community hubs, and support BSF’s Head Coaches with basketball delivery in our partner Primary schools. You’ll thrive on building and maintaining relationships with key school staff, parents and young people to spread your passion for Basketball and grow the sport. With no two days the same in this role, you’ll embrace coaching a variety of participants and sessions, alongside adapting to new opportunities where you’ll learn and develop within a broader team of coaches.

Day-to-day you’ll be working alongside a second coach, delivering basketball and a variety of community programmes to young people of all abilities and backgrounds. You’ll be responsible for their safety, behaviour and of course, enjoyment!

As a Bristol Flyers Senior Community Coach, you are passionate, organised and resilient. You’ll be motivated by the challenges that come with coaching in the communities of Greater Bristol and enabling some of the most deprived areas of the city to access basketball. What’s important to you is the opportunity to part of an amazing team, and the varied nature of a job. On-going training will be offered to support you strive for excellence within the role.


  • The ability to deliver age-appropriate, fun and safe basketball sessions of the highest quality.
  • To inspire others, children, school staff and colleagues with your energy, positivity, specialist subject knowledge, and desire to be the best you can possibly be.
  • To monitor and evaluate sessions to improve the quality and impact.
  • To communicate regularly and effectively with schools, coaches, and colleagues.
  • Establish positive working relationships with staff in schools, day in, day out.
  • To support Flyers games regularly throughout the season
  • Establish positive relationships with children, their parents and staff in schools, day in, day out.
  • Support the broader work of Bristol Sport Foundation, which may include administration tasks and events.

The Key Requirements:

  • Hold a minimum Level 1 Basketball England coaching qualification or a formal teaching qualification.
  • A full, clean driving license and your own transport.
  • The right to work in the UK.
  • Experience working with coaching primary school and secondary aged children.
  • A passion for inspiring children to be active, healthy and happy.
  • Effective communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, to build successful relationships with participants, parents and coaches.
  • Excellent time management.
  • Organisational and administration abilities.
  • Proficient in Microsoft MS Office: Outlook, Word and Excel.

Please note: as this role involves working with young people, the successful candidate/s will require an Enhanced DBS Check.

If successful, you will receive:

  • BSF and Bristol Flyers branded sports kit.
  • Two complimentary tickets per home game to see Bristol Bears and Bristol City FC.
  • Travel expenses for business miles.
  • 22 days annual leave plus public holidays.
  • A 4% workplace pension in addition 4% employee contribution.
  • Regular training opportunities and social events.

About us:

Joining Bristol Sport Foundation and the Bristol Flyers Community you’ll join us on a mission to use the power of sport to encourage active, healthy and happy communities across Greater Bristol and the West of England.

The Flyers Community team are, fully committed to achieving our vision to inspire our community through basketball and physical activity, making a positive difference every day. We have grown are community basketball provisions over the last 3 years and in the 2022/23 academic year worked with 13, 432 children across our Bristol Flyers Community programmes.

People stay with our organisation because of the positive impact they have on children, and the opportunities to build long-term rewarding relationships with school staff and local communities.

Belong at Bristol Sport Foundation:

At Bristol Sport Foundation, we believe our success starts with amazing people. We welcome the unique contributions that you can bring in terms of your opinions, culture, ethnicity, race, sex, gender identity and expression, nation of origin, age, languages spoken, colour, religion, disability, sexual orientation physical and mental disability, marital status, gender identity and expression, and beliefs. We celebrate diversity and are seeking applicants who can bring something different.

How to Apply

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Applications close on 31st May 2024

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