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Sessional Coach (School Based)

West Ham United Foundation

As West Ham United's official charity, the West Ham United Foundation works across East London, Essex and beyond to promote health and wellbeing through community participation in sports, tackle exclusion and poverty and advance the education of children and young people.

1 Jun 2022
Part Time
Closing date
30 Jun 2022

Job summary

The Sessional Coach will deliver (80%) and evaluate (20%) all aspects of the Premier League Primary Stars Programme and wider educational activities delivered by West Ham United Foundation

You will ensure activities are safe and suitable for all participants involved, and you will have the responsibility of supervising and supporting participants, making sure protocols are followed at all times.

Finally, you will promote the WHU Foundation mission of encouraging sports participation, promoting health and wellbeing and improvement life opportunities.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Take responsibility for the delivery of the Premier League Primary Stars Programme and further Football Development projects in line with West Ham United Foundation’s high-quality standards and framework
  • Deliver the highest possible quality of sporting session, to a wealth of participants with varying abilities, needs and demands, in a variety of different environments, including:
  • National Curriculum Physical Education
  • Extra-Curricular Sessions
  • Soccer Schools and Holiday Camps
  • Whole School Assemblies
  • Educational Interventions (Literacy, Numeracy and PSHE)
  • Ensure appropriate planning is conducted prior to each session that is delivered, with considerations being made for individuals’ needs and requirements
  • Ensure that suitable progression pathways are available for young people to reach their potential. This will involve linking and maintaining a relationship with relevant schools and clubs.
  • Ensure all activities are delivered to the standards expected in regards to coaching, health and safety and child protection and in accordance with the Foundation’s /Club’s Equal Opportunities Policy.
  • When required, provide cover and assistance for other coaching staff across all boroughs/areas that the Foundation operates. This may include working during evenings and weekends as required.
  • Assist the completion of the necessary monitoring requirements efficiently including attendance registers, surveys and participant data capture alongside logging such data within monitoring systems such as Views
  • Positively promote the Clubs/Foundations Equal Opportunities Policy and core values in all aspects of the post’s responsibilities and duties.
  • Promote a positive and professional image at all times including appearance and punctuality etc.
  • Maintain a commitment to CPD in line with Senior Management expectations this is to include attending performance reviews and training as requested

Equal Opportunities

  • To ensure that all departments are provided within an anti-discriminatory framework and take account of such issues as race, gender, sexuality, disability, religion, sexual orientation and age.
  • To carry out work in a manner which promotes equality of opportunity for both staff and clients


  • Staff must evidence a commitment to the safety and welfare of children, young people and adults at risk regardless of their age, gender, language, religion, ethnic background or sexual identity and ensure the safety and protection of all children, young people and adults at risk taking part in any activity arranged by or in the name of the Club.
  • It is a requirement for staff to follow the Club’s Safeguarding reporting procedures to report without delay, allegations of abuse, poor practice or which is or may, impact on the welfare of a child, young person or adult at risk. After contacting and taking guidance from the Safeguarding Team, staff must use the Club’s Child Protection Online Management System (CPOMS ) to record the concern within 24 hours unless directed to do otherwise.

Employees will be recruited and selected, promoted and trained on the basis of objective criteria.

Person Specification

The ideal candidate will have skills and experience in the following areas: - Essential (E) Desirable (D)


  • Experience coordinating sport/football activities (E)
  • FA Level 2 or alternative Level 2 Sports based qualification (E)
  • In date Emergency First Aid and Safeguarding Certificates (E)
  • Minimum of 1 years’ experience coaching within Primary Schools (D)
  • Level 3 Certificate in Supporting the Delivery of Physical Education and School Sport or working towards (D)
  • Multi Sports Coaching Qualifications/Experience (D)


  • Knowledge of PE, school sport and national curriculum
  • Working with mixed ability groups in a sporting or educational context
  • Experience in planning and delivering sessions that are engaging and creative across both sport and education for young people
  • Ability to encourage and motivate young people
  • Must be able to demonstrate excellent oral and written communication including ICT literate, which are culturally appropriate
  • Able to work within a diverse community and draw on individual strengths to promote sports participation
  • Able to communicate with a range of stakeholders including participants, management staff, partner organisations and the public.
  • Good organisational skills with the ability to able to prioritise and work within deadlines and to work efficiently on own initiative while maintaining a high standard of work
  • Commitment to contribute to the effective workings of the wider programme team
  • Ability to monitor and evaluate programme delivery and report
  • Understanding and commitment to the Club’s Equality Policy and ability to promote anti-discriminatory practice.

How to Apply

To apply for this role, please click 'Apply Now' to begin the application. For this role application, you will need a CV and Cover Letter.

Applications close on 30th June 2022

We are committed to the principle of equality and equal opportunities in employment and have been accredited with being a Disability Confident Leader. We will actively promote equality and equal opportunities in our business to ensure that individuals receive treatment that is fair and equitable and consistent with their relevant aptitudes, potential skills and abilities.

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