Ultimate Sports Academies


Oxfordshire – Tilsley Park Athletics Track, Dunmore Road, OX14 1PU.

Salary Range


Contract Type

Full Time

Closing Date

31 August 2023

Job Description

Summary of Position:
The role of an Athletics Coach is to deliver outstanding, structured athletics sessions to the children attending our academies, usually between the ages of 7 and 14. As well as leading sessions, coaches contribute to the high standard of physical, emotional and social care offered by Ultimate Sports Academies. Our coaches have a pastoral role as the leader of a group of children on camp, with the focus being on maintaining welfare and providing high quality care.

Work available in the May half-term and Summer school holidays.

Deliver excellent, energetic coaching sessions where all children can develop their skills, be challenged and have fun.
Demonstrate the ability to develop and progress sessions for varying ages and abilities.
Provide challenging content in a safe learning environment.
Communicate effectively with children and their parents/guardians if required.
Analyse performance and suggest areas of improvement.
Supervise and engage with the children outside of session times.
Continuously promote the welfare of the children in your care.
Show high levels of energy, enthusiasm and professionalism, acting as a suitable role model for the children.
Live up to the Ultimate Activity Company’s promise of ‘Inspiring Children Every Day’ and behave in a manner that reflects the expectations of the company throughout your employment.

Essential Requirements:
Ideally hold a minimum UK Athletics L1 coaching qualification (or equivalent) or have experience competing to a high level.
Experience of working with children.
Able to tailor delivery and structure of a session according to age and ability.
Have an excellent working knowledge of all aspects of athletics – technical, tactical and physical.
Good organisation and communication skills. Candidates must be confident in their ability to lead a group of children and not shy away from responsibility.
Approachable, patient, and above all, passionate about athletics!

Desirable Requirements:
Experience taking sole charge of a group of children.
Hold a Paediatric First Aid (12 hour or 6 hour) or First Aid at Work qualification.

To Apply

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