Just Camps

£140.00 per week


School Sports Apprentice
Published: Jul 26, 2017
Ref: JC254DS

One of Gloucestershire’s most exciting coaching companies is looking to appoint a Sports Coach to support the already exciting range of sports that it offers.

The Apprentice’s Role

The role will be varied and duties will include delivering exciting and engaging coaching sessions that enthuse young people from the outset, undertaking administrative tasks inclusive of registers, attendances and emailing schools/venues and supporting the maintenance of the Just Camps website, alongside developing the businesses commercial interests.

In addition, you will develop the fundamental motor skills of young people to support their enjoyment, achievement and development, you will interact with parents, relatives and venue staff in a professional manner at all times and set up and clear away activities, in addition to overseeing the maintenance of equipment.

Part of your role will also include travelling to various local schools, clubs and activity centres and undertaking business development activities with a view to expanding the reach of the business moving forwards.

Some flexibility will be required within this role, in addition to other generic duties as required.

The role will also involve travelling to schools to deliver coaching sessions and so own transport is essential.

Working Hours: 30-40 hours per week, varying between 8am – 8pm, Monday to Friday. Some weekend work may be required and can be negotiated with the employer.

Wages: £140.00 per week, based on a 40 hour week. Any overtime above the 40 hours per week, will be paid at the appropriate national minimum wage depending on age.

Holiday: 28 days holiday entitlement (including bank holidays) will be paid each year, during the course of your apprenticeship.

Contact Details: If you have any queries please contact us on either this email address apprenticeships@skillsgroupuk.com or call us on 01752 332452.

Just Camps was established in 2010 by Matt Holdback. Matt spent his years at the University of Gloucestershire gaining experience working with Children for companies such as Kings Sports Camps, Cheltenham Town FC, and then went on to develop and direct camps out in the USA. On his return Matt took employment for Leicester City Football Club and then with LA Fitness as he studied for his Level 3 Personal Training Qualification.

With all his experience from working at various camp providers, Matt decided to set up a quality, fun loving kids camp. He wanted to create a camp which can provide an enjoyable learning environment for kids of who have different interests and ability levels. Matt has dedicated his time and efforts into building the first of our camps, Cheltenham. With a loyal team of coaches behind him, Matt was able to open another two camps in Gloucester and Solihull. These camps were such a success that Matt opened our newest camp in 2017, Winchcombe. Just Camps is now four camps strong, but this hasn’t stopped Matt and his team from holding the highest standards at all the camps and taking the utmost pride in all that they do so they can give the kids the time of their lives.

Past Apprentices

This is an exciting opportunity for the apprentice to make their mark on this new employer, who are really excited about taking on a new apprentice to join their motivated team. There will additionally be outstanding progression opportunities for the right candidate over the next 12 months.

This employer is very keen to progress all staff members through the unique training opportunities they offer and can host superb professional development opportunities within the sports coaching sector.

Skills Required

It is sought that the successful candidate will have strong academic and administrative skills to support the 'behind the scenes' aspects of the job role.

Experience of working within a sports coaching context would be advantageous, however a genuine passion for sport is crucial. The ability to excite, enthuse and inspire young people will also be a characteristic that is sought in the successful candidate. A willingness to learn will also be important, as the successful candidate will be required to undertake First Aid and Safeguarding training.

Personal Qualities

An outgoing and bubbly personality will propel you to success as participants respond to your energy.

In addition to an element of charisma, the successful applicant will need to be organised, flexible, a good team player and hard working.

Prior Qualifications

Applicants are required to already possess a minimum Level 1 Coaching Qualification in any sport, and be willing to work towards a Level 2 National Governing Body (NGB) Coaching Qualification in an area of interest (support will be provided in achieving this).

The Apprenticeship in Physical Education and School Sport includes:

  • Level 3 NVQ Certificate in Activity Leadership (QCF)
  • Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Learning in Physical Education and School Sport (QCF)
  • Functional Skills in Maths and English (Level 1)
  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities
  • Emergency First Aid
  • Certified Health and Safety Course
  • Internet Safety / Safeguarding

Most aspects of your training will be delivered on-site by the employer at your workplace, and you will have regular visits every six to eight weeks by your designated assessor from Skills Group, who will monitor your progress throughout your apprenticeship programme.

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