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Vacancy | Summer Holiday Community Sports Coach

19 June 2023

Club News

Vacancy | Summer Holiday Community Sports Coach

19 June 2023

Applications are invited for Summer Holiday Community Sports Coaches

Port Vale Foundation is an independent and registered charity. Port Vale Foundation use the power of Port Vale Football Club to create opportunities to engage, motivate and inspire people from all sections of our community, helping them to fulfill their potential.

To support our exciting programme of summer activities we are recruiting highly motivated, energetic and passionate individuals to join our delivery team. We will be running an extensive programme of sports, activities and experiences for young people in Stoke-on-Trent across various locations.






We will fully utilise the brand, reach and reputation of Port Vale Football Club, alongside leveraging our own potential and the influence of our key partners. Our goal is to create opportunities through football, sport, recreation, and education to help our communities to live healthy lives and fulfil their potential.



We are a value led organisation and strive to live and breathe our values each and every day.

Passion – We are passionate about supporting the people of Stoke on Trent and Staffordshire to improve their lives and their communities

Collaboration – We foster and develop innovative partnership with wide ranging organisations to maximise our impact and outcomes

Integrity – We use a robust evidence base and proven practice to inform decisions, measure impact and sustain our activity

Inclusivity – We create opportunities for everyone from every background to take part in our programmes and have positive experiences, which lead them to fulfil their potential

Excellence – We provide high quality experiences and support for participants, partners, professionals, and staff

Pride – We celebrate success and are visible to everyone, meaning we are valued by our club, our partners, and our community



To focus and influence the Port Vale FC Foundation Trust in achieving our mission whilst supporting and tackling local priorities, our work is categorised under four core areas:

· Sport & Physical Activity

· Health & Well-being

· Education & Employability

· Community Engagement


Role Profile

Role Reports to Senior Leadership Team
Hours Casual
Pay Scale £10.42 per hour (depending on experience)
Job Purpose

Port Vale Foundation are looking to recruit new coaches during the summer holidays to help with the increased demand for our Summer Holiday Camps

We are seeking individuals who are highly motivated to help support the delivery of our exciting summer of sports, experiences and activities

The role will involve leading sessions, supporting young people throughout their day and work with partner agencies to deliver the highest quality experience for young people

Hours will vary each day in line with child numbers and the needs of our members

Key Duties / Responsibilities

To lead and supervise all participants in the coaching and delivery of summer sessions ensuring compliance with standards of coaching, teaching and safeguarding in line with Port Vale Foundation values

To plan, organise and deliver high-energy, fun and inclusive sessions and activities in a safe and structured environment

Lead by example by creating exceptional session delivery plans and always delivering to the highest standards

To complete and follow risk assessments and ensure that reasonable steps have been taken to protect participants at all times

A willingness to liaise with parents, delivering high quality customer service

To ensure the correct procedures are adopted in the event of an emergency

To be confident and qualified to give first aid treatment where necessary (training provided)

To keep registers of all participants stored safely and support the department lead with recording, monitoring and evaluation.

Key Skills & Experience

Experience of delivering sports sessions/ holiday camps

Self-motivated and have a passion for coaching / youth work

Experience with working directly with children or young people

Experience in sport/youth work/ play/ education

Experience of working as part of a team

Flexible to work evenings and weekends around the needs of the Foundation

Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Reliable with strong time management


Demonstrate the values of Port Vale Foundation at all times and adhere to all policies and procedures (induction will be provided)

To be aware of and comply with current Health and Safety Regulations and the Foundations Health and Safety policy and procedures as they relate to the duties and responsibilities of the post

To undertake any appropriate training as required

To maintain awareness of risks and feed these into the formal risk management process and also to control the risks inherent in your job and report any risk concerns to your manager

To be aware of and adhere to the Foundations codes of conducts

To undertake any other duties that may be reasonably allocated to the post holder commensurate with the grading and responsibilities of the post

To be aware of our Company Policies and Procedures which may be updated from time to time; to ensure that your actions and behaviour are consistent with and champion the requirements of those policies and procedures at all times

Disclosure of Criminal Convictions

If you are offered appointment to this post, you will be required to obtain an enhanced disclosure from the Criminal Records Bureau.


Person Specification

Relevant Experience


Previous experienced delivering/Leading holiday camps

Previous Experience of running sessions to governing body standards

Previous Experience of delivery in community coaching sessions

Assessed Via Interview/CV
Formal Academic Qualifications


GCSE Maths and English C+

Further Education around Sports Coaching and Development

Degree in a sport/educational related subject

Assessed Via CV/Certificates
Vocational Qualifications and Training


National coaching qualification endorsed by the sport’s governing body

First Aid & Safeguarding Certificates

Enhanced DBS Check



FA Licensed Coach Member

Assessed Via CV/Certificates/Interview


Level 1 Certificate in a Sporting NGB Award/s

Good Knowledge of current PE school curriculum and OFSTED guidelines



Other level 2 NGB Awards

Multi Skills Level 2

Assessed Via CV/Certificates/Interview
Job Related Skills and Abilities


Be able to communicate effectively with participants, customers, visitors and staff

Good IT Skills, including word processing, spreadsheets and databases

Ability to deliver KPIs against project plans on time and within budget

Ability to work under own initiative and be pro-active in driving the organisation forward

Assessed Via Interview/CV
Physical Requirements and Personal Attributes


To represent Port Vale Foundation in a professional manner at all times


Enthusiasm and passion for sport

A positive attitude towards professional development and their own learning

Creative in problem solving situations together with a willingness to take on or try new approaches and ideas



Assessed Via Interview/References




Assessed Via Interview/CV





Special Working Conditions


Have a clean enhanced DBS check

Hold a valid full, clean UK Driving licence

Required to work evenings and weekends and occasional match days when requested


Reliable approach to working hours




Assessed Via Interview/CV



Assessed Via Interview/CV/References


If you feel you have the right skills and motivation to join our team and would like to apply for this role please complete an application form that can be found at

Email the completed application form to or you can send it by post to

Job Vacancies

Port Vale Foundation

Vale Park

Hamil Road, Burslem

Stoke-on-Trent, ST6 1AW


Interviews will commence as soon as possible


If you require any more information, please call us on 01782 757066

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