Community Coach

Job Description
Hours: 30 hours per week; evening and weekend work are a requirement of the post
Salary: £18,000-£20,000 (Pro rata) plus benefits
Contract: Permanent position, part time
Reports to: East Cornwall & North Devon Regional Manager
Area: East Cornwall & North Devon
Start Date: October / November 2021
Closing date for applications: 1st October 2021 5pm

Community coaching with Argyle Community Trust is the perfect role for an individual with a passion for sport who enjoys motivating others, being out and about in their local community and who actually gets to have fun whilst they work. The successful candidate will be part of a great team and the role offers the right candidate the opportunity to join us in making a positive difference to the lives of people across the South West. The post holder will be responsible for increasing sports and activities for all within the relevant region(s) and will be involved in the growth, retention and increasing the range of opportunities within these areas.

Argyle Community Trust is looking to recruit a Schools and Community Coach to primarily deliver in a number of schools and also on community centred programmes. As a registered charity, the Community Trust works, in close conjunction with Plymouth Argyle Football Club and with many people across several sectors where sport has proven to be the ideal tool for creating lasting engagement with individuals.

The main focus will be to deliver sport specific and fundamental coaching within primary schools and our extended community provision as well as supporting the sports participation department.

A key function of this role is also to establish and develop sustainable opportunities for participation within the local and surrounding area based on local need, as well as supporting across the two counties to ensure that activities align with our strategic plans.
The candidate must have good, in-depth knowledge of the school’s KS1 &KS2 National curriculum and school sport. Experience of delivering football and Multi skills in a wide range of settings, including schools, sports centres and in varied community work for young people aged 3- 14 years old is essential.

We would also expect the candidate to have a number of other sports coaching or teaching qualifications and be computer literate. In addition to this, the coach must be able to undertake key administrative duties that are associated with the role.

Argyle Community Trust is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age. Argyle Community Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all participants on our programmes and promotes robust policies to ensure that our staff and volunteers adhere to safe practices. The successful candidate will be subject to undertaking enhanced DBS checks prior to employment.

If you can meet the specifications and would like to become part of the Argyle Community Trust team, please complete our online application form https://forms.gle/Lr5x7kHHEndy7jAL6

In your covering letter you should draw on relevant aspects of your experience, including paid employment and voluntary work or training to demonstrate how your skills, experience and personal qualities match the requirements of this job specification. If you would like further information or wish to discuss the post please contact Actrecruitment@pafc.co.uk

For further information about the work of Argyle Community Trust and our strategic aims visit https://argylecommunitytrust.co.uk/about-us/
Community Coach Key duties will be:
To promote the Community Trust business by growing and sustaining activities in East Cornwall and North Devon, in accordance with the Participation Business Plan:

Delivery:
● Deliver comprehensive PE, school sport and curriculum based provision to primary schools within ECND and take responsibility for fulfilling contractual duties with the schools
● Lead and deliver school programmes working alongside Argyle Community partners
● Ensure all targets and outcomes of a programme are completed
● Complete reports for schools’ programme
● Lead coaching on Long Term Player Development Centres
● Deliver on holiday courses across Devon and Cornwall
● Liaise with existing partners to retain and expand our business
● Develop new partners through projects and schools
● Sustain current schools contracts and achieve KPIs for new contracts as set out by the Trust
● Complete reviews and session evaluations for schools
● Increase provision and participant numbers as per development plan set out by the Trust.
● Manage and deliver on a number of development centres for the Trust
● Sustain and develop new after school clubs and deliver on after school clubs within East Cornwall & North Devon.
● Be willing to work evening and weekends to meet the demands of the job
● Deliver Mental Health support lessons to children in KS3
● Use resources provided to plan and lead on Mental Health support sessions
● Assist lead staff members on weight management programme in ways such as building repour with participants and refereeing.

Administrative Duties:
● Complete all data entry for all participants within the sports participation remit
● Assist VIEWS lead for ECND area, attending meeting set out by Data and Analysis Officer
● Complete office and administrative duties as instructed by line manager
● Work with the Lead Data and Analysis Officer to ensure correct monitoring procedures are undertaken
● Ensure monitoring is completed and daily reports are inputted
● Promote Equality and Diversity in all tasks undertaken.

Quality
● Participate in Argyle Community Trust CPD to support own development and development of others.
● Operate under ACT’s Health & Safety and Safeguarding procedures and liaise with Designated Safeguarding Officer when appropriate, ensuring risk assessments are in place and delivery is compliant with Trust and FA policies.
● Contribute and take part in training updates and CPD events.
● Develop healthy relationships with other staff to allow for a culture of constructive feedback, debate and discussions around coaching development.
● Ensure quality session planning is in place for Centres and National Curriculum (Schools)
● Assist in ensuring coaching files and HR records are maintained and up to date.
● Participate in Quality Assurance checks in order to maintain high standards
● Uphold Argyle Community Trust’s EDI policy and ensure the principles are put into practice.

Other Duties:
● Complete July National Citizen Service as a Team Leader
● Attend NCS training as required by the Trust
● Attend Fit and Fed Holiday programmes
● Liaise with other full and part-time/casual coaching staff
● Maintain and organise kit and equipment taking responsibility for efficient use and careful husbandry of resources and Trust property and ensuring logs and inventories are kept up to date.
● Liaise with schools, venues, community groups and partners

Administrator

Salary scale:
Starting salary £17,427.41, rising to £18,278 on completion of successful probation period (pro rata).

Hours:
We are recruiting for one full-time and one part-time position.
* Full time: 37 hours per week, Mon to Thu 9.00am to 5.00pm and Friday 9.00am to 4.30pm
* Part time: 18.5 hours per week, Mon to Tue 9.00am to 5.00pm and Wednesday 9.00am to 12.30pm

About us:
Citizens Advice Plymouth is a medium-size charity which is part of the Citizens Advice national network of over 200 organisations that delivers advice and information across England and Wales. Our main purpose is to deliver quality advice and information, engaging with clients through a range of routes.

We are committed to building an inclusive culture and strive to attract talent who thrive in an inclusive and flexible working environment.

About the role:
We are pleased to be recruiting for two administrators to join our BULB Energy & OVO Energy projects. These exciting projects are part of the award-winning Utilities Department at Citizens Advice Plymouth.

The projects have been set up under the Warm Home Discount Industry Obligation and support members to review their household budget and to also maximise their income ensuring that they are in a sustainable position and able to pay future energy bills.

As an administrator you will be the first point of contact for our clients; you will capture all system data and be responsible for collecting evidence for the energy funds. The administrator’s role within the team provides important support to help the team hit the write off target.

Day to day tasks may include:
* Being a welcoming and efficient point of contact for agencies and customers
* Maintaining accurate case records & statistical information to ensure targets are being met.
* Assessing energy fund application checks to check information provided;
* Assessing energy fund applications for assistance using the appropriate toolkit and make referrals where applicable;
* Providing administrative support for the team.

This role would suit someone who enjoys both people contact and administration work. We are looking for someone with excellent communication skills, and the ability to deal confidently and sensitively with clients. The successful candidate will need great attention to detail, and have a good knowledge of Microsoft packages including, Outlook Word, Excel, Google Docs and Microsoft Teams.

For the job description and person specification please download our application pack.

Training:
All successful candidates will complete our tailored induction programme, and training will be delivered remotely via video call training sessions, e-learning modules and support from our Learning & Development Team.

Contract:
Permanent

What we can offer you:
Benefits (subject to eligibility), include:
* 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays and an additional 2.5 days to be taken between Christmas & New Year (pro rata) * Long term service leave – up to an additional 5 days (pro rata) * 4% employer contributions to employer’s pension scheme * Healthcare plan (including Employee Assistance Programme) * Death in service cover (up to 2 x salary) * Cycle to work scheme * Peer to peer support scheme

Work base:
The employer for this post is Citizens Advice Plymouth, based at Cobourg House, Mayflower Street, Plymouth, PL1 1QX.
We are currently working remotely from home, whether you work in the office or remotely after will be confirmed in the future.

Deadline for applications:
Monday 27th September 2021 at 9.00am

Interview date:
To be confirmed
It is likely that interviews will take place via video call.

To apply:
1. Download the Job Description and Application Form here
2. Return completed applications to recruitment@citizensadviceplymouth.org.uk by the closing date/time.
3. Please note we do not accept CVs or letters of interest. Please refer to our person specification to demonstrate how your experience, skills and knowledge meet the requirements of the role.

Inclusivity:                
Please let us know if you need us to adapt our application process so there are no barriers for you to apply.

If you’re offered an interview, we’ll send you the interview questions 24 hours in advance. We will also meet any reasonable adjustment requests.

We welcome applications from all backgrounds, but we particularly welcome applications from candidates who are disabled, or people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds, as these people are currently underrepresented at Citizens Advice Plymouth. We also actively welcome applications from LGB+ and trans and non-binary candidates.

We wish to make a positive commitment to employ people with disabilities and people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds and we guarantee to interview all candidates who meet this criteria if they also meet the minimum essential criteria set out in the person specification. Please see the guidance notes for more details on how to demonstrate that you meet the essential criteria.

Handyperson

This post involves providing a Handyperson service as required by individual clients living in their own homes. The duties involve general household repairs. The post is a 15-hour contract with overtime, based on the needs of the service. Flexibility is required Monday – Friday between the hours of 9am and 4pm.

Willingness to get a Covid-19 Vaccine required. A post of this nature is subject to an enhanced Disclosure Check through the Disclosure and Barring Service.

The pay rate is £8.91

Previous experience in a similar role is essential. It is essential that the successful candidate has a clean driving licence and access to a vehicle for work purposes, as the nature of the work will involve travelling. You will also need to have basic business cover on your car insurance.  A mileage allowance will be paid (45p per mile).

Closing Date: 24/09/2021
Interview Date: 30/09/2021

To apply, please complete an Application form, CV’s will not be an accepted form of application. Please visit the Age UK Plymouth website for further information https://www.ageuk.org.uk/plymouth/get-involved/work-for-us/ or if you do not have access to the internet, please call Age UK Plymouth to request an application pack.

Help at Home Community Support Assistant

This post involves providing a Help at Home Community Support service as required by individual clients living in their own homes. This involves light cleaning and shopping for clients. The post is part time, initially 10 hours per week, based on the needs of the service. Flexibility is required Monday – Friday between the hours of 9am and 4pm.

Willingness to get a Covid-19 Vaccine required. A post of this nature is subject to an enhanced Disclosure Check through the Disclosure and Barring Service.

The pay rate is £8.91 per hour.

Previous experience in a similar role is desirable but full training will be given. It is essential that the successful candidate has a clean driving licence and access to a vehicle for work purposes, as the nature of the work will involve travelling. You will also require basic business insurance.  A mileage allowance will be paid (45p per mile).

 

Closing Date: N/a – will interview as and when suitable candidates apply.

To apply, please complete an Application, CV’s will not be an accepted form of application. Please visit the Age UK Plymouth website for further information https://www.ageuk.org.uk/plymouth/get-involved/work-for-us/

or if you do not have access to the internet, please call Age UK Plymouth on 01752 256020 to request an application pack.