Kickstart - PE and Coaching Assistant

Job details
Posting date: 23 September 2021
Hours: Part time
Closing date: 01 November 2021
Location: Prudhoe, NE426DE
Company: DWP Kickstart Scheme
Job type: Temporary
Job reference: V0000317574

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To apply for this job, you must be claiming Universal Credit and 16 to 24 years old.

Ovingham Middle School

This is an exciting opportunity to learn new skills and gain valuable experience whilst working in a school environment. Ovingham Middle School is a three form entry middle school which is very much part of the local community set in spacious grounds by the River Tyne. In existence since 1975, we are now proud to be part of the Tyne Community Learning Trust and work very closely with all our partner schools.

The PE and Coaching Assistant will plan and deliver sport sessions to pupils, both in school time and as part of after-school clubs. They will also contribute to the development of the extra-curriculum activities promoted by the institution.

They will support permanent staff to plan and deliver engaging sport and fitness sessions and will assist teachers with general classroom duties. They will advise pupils on how to stay fit and healthy. They will also provide administrative support as needed, reducing the pressure on teaching staff and teaching assistants.

Ovingham Middle School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS check is required for all successful candidates. Candidates are encouraged to read Ovingham Middle School Safeguarding Policy before applying. After your initial application has been assessed, if you are successful in this stage you will be provided with guidance materials to support you completing an application form to move to the interview stage. If you are not successful, you will be provided with feedback about how to improve your application next time.

Applicants will have good interpersonal skills, will be passionate about sport and fitness and will be able to engage with and inspire pupils and staff. They will be committed to enhancing pupils’ wellbeing. They will have an interest in a career in education, sport/fitness or wellbeing. The ideal applicants will be acquainted with a variety of sports/fitness activities. They will have previous experience in coaching and
first aid training (this is desirable but not essential).

Monday - Friday 8:45am - 3:30pm (Hours and days to be decided)

National Minimum Wage

As part of this position, you will have access to an employability training offer which will provide a robust and high-quality programme boosting your work and employability skills. This will be provided by Premier Advisory Group (PAG).

PAG’s offer is designed in three complementary modules, which will empower you with the appropriate skills to enter the job market with more confidence. Our employability training offer consists of three core modules: Readiness to Work, Introducing Employability Skills and Developing Employability Skills.

The first two modules, which include sessions on CV writing, interview and job search support and an ICT refresher course, will equip you with the basis for improved employability across any role in any sector. The third module, designed using a credit system, will enable you to select the package of training that best suits your personal needs, interests and ambitions. You will be able to choose from a wide range of resources and means of learning, such as, for example, seminars on public speaking, professional writing, critical thinking or negotiation, and innovative professional tools, such as Diversity Icebreaker and Working Genius.

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