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Sevenoaks District Football and Sports Development Officer Vacancy

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18 March 2022

Millwall Community Trust is hiring a Sevenoaks District Football and Sports Development Officer.

Reporting to the Football and Sports Development Manager, the purpose of the role is to organise, plan, prepare and deliver sports coaching and education sessions, on a contracted basis, with partners to develop new programmes in the Sevenoaks and Kent area.

Key Responsibilities (but not limited to):

• Deliver a variety of comprehensive football coaching activities in the local community that are age appropriate, meet the needs of individuals and groups which are in accordance to the MCT scheme of work.
• Be self-motivated, committed and reliable once assigned work.
• Work with individuals and/or groups from a range of abilities, age ranges and varying backgrounds.
• Be responsible for the correct use and safe keeping of equipment. Ensure that the facilities are checked before use and safe for practical participation.
• Build and support positive working partnerships with existing/new key partners to receive continued funding for delivery of programmes.
• Maintain high standards of professional behaviour towards colleagues, young people with whom we engage and the wider general public when working for and wearing MCT kit.
• Develop professional and supportive relationships with all young people engaged in the session.
• Undertake regular professional development days as set by Millwall Community Trust (MCT)in order to continue own personal development.
• Undertake administrative tasks related to the sessions that including updating registers, consent forms, risk assessment, incident and accident forms, writing case studies that demonstrate impact of projects, and recording any outcomes and accreditations achieved by participants using relevant monitoring and evaluation systems.
• Have knowledge and experience of (or be willing to develop) working in diverse settings, such as housing estates, youth clubs, leisure centres, public parks and open spaces, schools and colleges.
• Have an up to date knowledge of, and adhere to, all MCT policies and procedures, including those relating to Safeguarding, Health and Safety and emergency procedures, including those of venues where you may be based.
• Carry a fully stocked first aid kit when coaching.
• Undertake other duties as required to ensure efficient delivery of MCT sessions. To undertake relevant training courses as requested by MCT.

Qualifications and experience

• FA Level 2 Coaching Qualification
• Relevant certifications in Emergency Aid and Safeguarding
• FA Level 3/UEFA B Licence
• Level 3 Supporting and Delivering PE
• National Governing Body Coaching Qualification in another sport
• NGB level 2

Skills, ability & knowledge

• Knowledge of the National Curriculum PE and Education
• Experience of delivering coaching sessions to a wide range of age groups
• Experience of working with children
• The ability to work with others as a competent team member
• Excellent time keeping
• Able to take instructions
• Willing to learn and develop
• An understanding of and a commitment to equal opportunities both in the workplace and the wider community.
• Commitment to Safeguarding children and young people.
• IT skills including Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
• Excellent writing and verbal communication skills
• Experience of working with partners both in the sport and education sector
• Understanding of community work and its impact on the community

Personal qualities

• Full driving license and access to transport
• ‘Can do’ attitude
• Friendly and outgoing
• Authoritative

Salary: £20,000
Contract type: Full-time, two-year fixed term
Location: Sevenoaks and Kent area
Days and hours of work: 40 hours a week

MCT is committed to the safeguarding of its staff, volunteers and young people. Any job offer made is subject to satisfactory references and Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

To apply for this role, please send a CV and cover letter detailing how you meet the requirements of the role to

Closing date for applications: Thursday 31st March 2022.

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