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Sports Engagement Coordinator

• The Sports Engagement Coordinator (SEC) will effectively plan and coordinate sports sessions for disadvantaged young people (11-29), using the power of sport to recruit, retain and educate participants. • Coordinate and support the management of a series of sessional staff and sessional volunteers who will deliver a timetable of scheduled sport sessions. • An ability to manage a multitude of projects and work at a fast pace. • Excellent customer service skills and must be confident using technology to complete monitoring and evaluation reports. You will have experience of how best to engage inactive young people and improve their employability and life skills.

Birmingham, B9 4AA
Contact Name
Craig Corrigan
Contact Telephone
0121 4561818
Contact Email

About Sports Engagement Coordinator


  • To plan and coordinate sports sessions for disadvantaged 'In Learning' and NEET,
    inactive and unemployed young people (11-29) within Sport 4 Life's delivery areas
  • To deliver against internal Sports Syllabus
  • To coordinate and support the management of a series of sessional staff and volunteers
    Recruit young people both internally and externally to sports sessions
  • To timetable scheduled sport sessions that provide varied opportunities inclusive of,
    but not limited to geographical distribution, gender, learning styles and abilities
  • To achieve retention targets around sign up, attendance and progressions
  • Partnerships, Outreach & Recruitment
  • To recruit targeted young people within allocated areas of the community; parks and open
    spaces and other suitable environments through sports outreach
  • To liaise with point of contact at established partners – i.e. schools and youth groups
    to maintain effective working relationships in order to recruit young people to sessions
  • To convert young people from referral through to engagement on sports sessions
  • To plan and facilitate sports tournaments as an outreach and recruitment activity
  • To signpost and refer young people to internal mentoring and training opportunities
  • To lead the recruitment of, and engagement with the hardest-to-reach young people,
    through community outreach in priority areas

  • Sports Delivery
  • To plan and coordinate Sport 4 Life sports sessions to young people in a range of community
    and school settings (including female only) inclusive of (but not exclusive to) venue booking,
    session planning, and equipment resourcing
  • To adapt delivery content (in consultation with Employability Mentors) to accommodate
    different learning styles and abilities of young people
  • To develop additional delivery content to suit the needs of females and NEET young people respectively
  • To plan and deliver community sports tournaments focusing on community integration and recruitment
  • To support an intensive outcome-focused offer, addressing barriers to work and supporting
    them into sustainable employment, education or training by reporting young people's
    progress to Employability Mentors
  • To support Sports Leadership qualifications by accommodating learner community coaching hours
  • To establish and maintain positive and supportive relationships with young people,
    whilst ensuring targets are achieved
  • To manage your individual delivery budget, ensuring budget lines are monitored and adhered to
  • To conduct and review risk assessments for all activities and vulnerable young people

    Monitoring & Evaluation
  • To record and track client progress and gather required monitoring data using Sport 4 Life's CRM system and following process in a timely manner
  • To utilise data insights to ensure the sport and physical activity
    programme remains relevant to our target audience
  • Line Management
  • To manage and timetable a pool of sessional staff & volunteers to ensure that
    all sports & physical activity sessions are staffed appropriately & safely
  • To regularly conduct performance reviews with staff & volunteers
  • To upskill staff & volunteers with training and opportunities for CPD
  • To lead external recruitment and onboarding of sessional staff & volunteers
  • To complete quality assurance site visits and attend sessions to support staff

  • General duties
  • To support across Training and Mentoring services to achieve organisational wide aims
  • To identify, and report any safeguarding concerns to the Designated Safeguarding Officer
  • To uphold and reflect Sport 4 Life values and mission statement
  • To analyse and evaluate personal performance and project performance
  • To complete basic administrative duties
  • To assist Training Project Manager and Senior Leadership Team with any other duties, as required
  • Follow and promote the health, safety and welfare of yourself and others at work in line with Sport 4 Life UK policies.
  • To promote equal opportunities at all times in line with Sport 4 Life UK's Equal Opportunities, Equality and Diversity Policy

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