The Teaching & Activity Assistant position is a key position for Sport Works as we continue to expand our programmes across the UK! We have a number of exciting positions across the country, each tasked with supporting the smooth running of our projects and helping to improve health outcomes.
Our Teaching & Activity Assistants are “the face” of Sport Works and play a critical role in enabling us to achieve our goal of enhancing health, educational achievement and employment, particularly for disadvantaged and marginalised groups.
Main Duties & Responsibilities
To support the wellbeing of our participants to ensure they are able to successfully engage and benefit from our programmes.
To assist individuals in reaching their personal potential by improving physical, mental and emotional health.
To support individuals to develop essential life skills including self-reliance, resilience and confidence.
To work directly with a diverse range of needs including individuals with learning disabilities, autism, physical disabilities, acquired brain injuries and mental health challenges.
To provide physical and emotional support which meets the needs of each participant,
To work as part of a team to ensure Sport Works’ programmes are well-structured and high quality, ensuring they are tailored to meet the needs and aspirations of participants.
To identify innovative ways to engage participants in our activities, in particular children and adults who do not usually participate in sport or physical activity.
The support the Head Coach in running safe and effective programmes, undertaking coordination and administration tasks as appropriate.
To work flexibly across a range of settings and venues with a diverse group of people; several of our programmes are delivered during weekends and school holidays.
1. Deliver high quality activity
To represent and be the “face” of Sport Works, successfully engaging with and supporting participants, clients and stakeholders.
To improve and develop participant health, fitness, mental wellbeing and educational attainment through our programmes.
To ensure that participants are provided with high levels of support and care to maximise engagement and achievement.
To be responsible for the supervision of participants in their care and to ensure that those participants are provided with an enjoyable and educationally focused experience.
2. Project Coordination
To work as part of our team to coordinate and deliver a range of high quality sport and health programmes.
To carry out administrative duties as necessary e.g. maintain accurate attendance registers, collect monies, carry out risk assessments, etc.
To assist in the collation and evaluation of management information.
3. Health and Safety
To ensure that all activities are delivered within a safe, controlled environment.
To be responsible for supervising participants between the contracted hours and ensure safety and wellbeing at all times.
Oversee all programmes in line with best practice guidelines in health/safety, safeguarding and child protection.
To report any suspicions or reports of abuse against staff or participants.
4. Additional Key Duties
To engage with children, parents and clients where applicable.
Prepare session templates & reports to the Head Coach as required.
To administer First Aid where required and to accurately record and report any injuries or accidents.
Any other duties considered appropriate to the role.
Knowledge / Training / Qualifications
Relevant qualifications relating to the delivery of community health, education or youth work activity
First Aid Qualification
Safeguarding and Protecting
Children training (or equivalent)
Enhanced Disclosure Barring
Health related qualification
Teaching / TA qualification
Social care qualification
Sector specific qualification for working with disadvantaged or vulnerable individuals
Aptitude and skills
Demonstrate exceptional organisational and planning skills.
Ability to plan and deliver progressive, developmental and educational activities.
Ability to contribute to work as part of a team, also being able to work independently and on own initiative.
Effective communication skills.
Excellent time keeping skills.
Knowledge of working with community groups including disability groups, the BAME community, older people and other community based groups.
A minimum of one year experience within a related role.
Experience of delivering and co-ordinating programmes for different population groups.
Experience of delivering activity in a wide range of environments including schools, club and community settings.
Experience of working with disabled participants, people from the BAME community or individuals with health conditions.
Ability to develop and implement high quality, varied and creative programmes focusing on a person-centred approach.
Ability to inspire, motivate and encourage people.
Ability to adapt sessions appropriately dependent on the needs of participants
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, the ability to communicate with people at all levels.
Working knowledge or
Microsoft office including Outlook, Word and Excel.
Excellent planning and organisational skills.
Commitment to continuous professional development and willingness to undertake training where necessary.
Ability to work efficiently on own initiative, under pressure and maintain a high standard of work.
Confident with a high degree of motivation.
Commitment to equal opportunities.
A flexible attitude to working, willing to work evenings and weekends.
Ability to travel independently.
Good understanding of
Child Protection, Child
Development, Health and
Safety and Sports
Equity principles, policies and procedures.
To apply please send your CV and a cover letter explaining why you feel you are the person that we must hire and which region(s) you would like to work in.
Please send your application to Anne Williams firstname.lastname@example.org titled Application: Teaching & Activity Assistant.
Please note the deadline for applications is 7th June, 2021 @ 17.00.
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Salary £12 - £20 per hour (dependent on location, qualifications & experience).