Freelance Sports Coach/Teacher East Sussex, UK
Qualified coach with 20+ years experience coaching various sports including Rugby and Basketball. Qualified lvl2 Football coach at both adult & youth level. all sports possible Sports parties possible
|Hourly Rate / Cost:||£17.65 per hour (ex. VAT)|
|Daily Rate / Cost:||£141.18 per day (ex. VAT)|
: Offers a discounted hourly rate to registered charities
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CV (Curriculum Vitae) / Résumé
My role as Sports Development Officer required regular report writing and presentations to both internal and external agencies and partners. I relish leading and managing individuals through work the various holiday projects. I have presented at national and regional meetings and met various members of government, both local and national, to discuss various sports and physical activity topics. This has therefore meant that I have needed to ensure that I am continually updating knowledge of national/ regional policies and strategies that effect the sports and volunteer workforce.
I am aware of central government agendas and policy as well as the duty that education and local authorities have to make a difference to art and sport. To ensure engagement of young people in our society, inclusion should run through all interventions and projects. It is essential that this be done within often tight budgetary guidelines and therefore the need for creative thinking is required to ensure that value for money is achieved. This can be done whilst ensuring customer and project outcomes are higher than desired levels and thus brings continual improved performance and best practice out of all project areas. I have a very good record when it comes to managing budgets and increasing investment, not just through grants, but from local business and contributions to project services, thus ensure projects and interventions continue past original planned deadlines.
The nature of sport is all about organization, planning and delivery. I relish working under strict deadlines and can deal with the pressure that comes with the role, examples include, delivery of multi sport programmes borough wide, ensuring both staff and resources are monitored and evaluated continually. Similarly ensuring delivery plans are in place when working with voluntary staff. Often there is a need to redevelop ideas to meet the ever changing demands that can be placed on projects and local authorities, this can be achieved as long as flexibility and re-activeness are developed through continual project management and regular feedback gained. This then allows the appropriate approach is continually being used to meet the needs of the individual or situation.
Through many of the projects I have been involved with both as staff and as a manager, I have sought to increase the number of volunteers and their level of training. This ensures the continuation of many sporting activitied that would otherwise not be possible. Also by increasing the training and support, it is possible to increase and develop skills that are required for many areas of employment.
Obviously it is not always possible to work alone on delivery and development planning, and have therefore building and nurturing good links and operating practices with individuals and project partners, who are making a difference through sport, is essential. I believe in team workmanship, supportive and consultative management and work through personal performance with the rest of the team on a regular basis. It is no longer possible to develop projects and interventions, without partnership working and this can include grant funding bodies through to individuals and community groups. The scope for partnership is limitless and can be vast, so there is a need to be able to manage these relationship effectively and efficiently.
I have created and managed many sports projects from the simple to the more complex, as well the different sized budgets involved. Each often has differing needs and requirements, but also share many similarities. Many of the projects that I have developed have had a large focus on volunteer recruitment, training and development. This is done through continual mentoring with experienced staff and individual's being given plenty of opportunities. Continual evaluation and feedback is essential both for paid staff and volunteers, to ensure that the quality of services are of the highest possible standards.
I believe that I can motivate and persuade both individuals and partners to have a shared vision. However, this is one of the most difficult parts of development and the ability to reach compromise, debate and agreement comes through experience. I am happy to work unsupervised, but also not adverse to ask for help or advice from others when required. There is often a need to be flexible within both time management and approach to ensure that you meet the needs of focus groups. Many volunteers will have differing requirements placed on there time, either from work or life/family commitments. Therefore it is often necessary to meet and work outside normal office hours to achieve this, which requires this flexible approach.
I have a positive attitude to IT; I am computer literate and use various Microsoft packages including PowerPoint and Excel. I have a clear understanding and commitment to equal opportunities in employment and sport equity issues. We must actively seek to reflect the diversity of society and ensure that the service we provide and employment policy reflect the needs and priorities of an increasingly diverse population.
(Sep 2010 & ongoing)
Sports Development Lecturer
Delivering the sports development unit for the foundation degree in Sports coaching and sports development. This involves regular lectures, work setting and marking, as well as looking to develop the course further for following years.
(Apr 2007 to May 2010)
Sports Development OfficerHastings, East Sussex
I would oversee the council’s projects and their budgets. This included projects from fishing to gender specific activities, as well as training course's, plus club and facility development. I continued to do many of the roles from my YSDO role (see above), but also was responsible for budget control and seeking further sources of income/grants. I was also responsible for the Departments Health and Safety issues and responsibilities including driver training, child protection and first aid.
(Sep 2008 to Jul 2009)
Sports Development lecturerHastings, East Sussex
Primarily used as cover, however I had been involved in the development and structure of the College sports course's. I was also an adviser and facilitator for the colleges student placement program. This often increasingly meant that I would find placements within the councils community projects for prospective coaches and students at the college. Casual cover contract
(Apr 2005 to Apr 2007)
Youth Sports Development OfficerHasting, East Sussex
I was responsible for supporting all council sport projects, as well as developing new future projects and developments. I worked closely with new and existing clubs within the borough, helping them to develop staff and apply for grants etc. The role also involved me addressing training needs of the sports development team, both paid and voluntary, as well as developing the voluntary programs and links we have with training and employment departments etc. I investigated and ensured financial and personnel issue’s/demands are met by each of the projects and that they are able to meet objectives. I ran the entire councils Sports Leaders program, which aimed at people from the age of 9 to adulthood. I would ensure that the teams were fully covered with equipment and training.
(Jul 2002 to Apr 2005)
Community Sports WorkerHastings Borough Council, Hastings, East Sussex
I was responsible for a Community Sports Assistant and was able to call on casual staff as and when I needed them. We would attend selected various sites in the borough and turn up with our van full of various equipment and deliver sport to the area. In the 3 years of the project, we coached or included in sport over 1900 young people in Hastings. This also allowed us to work with organisations such as Youth Development service, delivering sport.
(Apr 2002 to Apr 2003)
Duke of Edinburgh’s CoordinatorWilliam Parker Sports School, Hastings, East Sussex
(1992 to 2002)
Section ManagerTesco Stores Plc, Bexhill, East Sussex
Various Roles including stock control and section manager.
(2000 to 2001)
Volunteer and activity coordinatorHailsham Sports Initiative, Hailsham Community Centre’s
Short term contract
(1998 to 2001)
Youth WorkerSidley Young Peoples Centre, Sidley, Bexhill.
Skill’s for life youth worker. Short term Contract
(1989 to 1991)
Highways TechnicianHastings Borough Council , Hastings, East Sussex
Coaching Qualifications (Football)
▪ Football Association (FA) youth Managers award
▪ FA level 2 Coaching Award
▪ FA Level 1 Futsal Coach
▪ FA level 1 & 2 Goalkeeping coaching certificate
▪ FA youth award Mod 1 & 2
▪ Currently studying FA level 3
▪ BELA Award
▪ JSLA, CSLA, HSLA and BELA Tutor Qualified
▪ Various Sport England Course’s
▪ EBBA Basketball coaching certificate level 1
▪ Boccia Coaching Certificate level 1
▪ Level 1 Rugby Coaching Certificate
▪ First Aid Certificate
▪ Events training certificate – Zurich Municipal Course
▪ American Football Flag leaders course
▪ UKDBA level 2 Dodgeball coaching certificate
▪ Level 1 Athletics
▪ LTA Coaching Award
▪ SAQ award
▪ Institute of leadership and management, level 3 management course
( 2002 to 2004)
Hastings College of Arts and Technology
HND Sports and Exercise Science - Merit.
( 1992 to 1995)
Bexhill 6th form College Bexhill
Community Sports Leader Award – Distinction
British Expeditionary Leaders Award - Merit
College Sports Diploma
A’ Level Business Studies, Computer Studies
( 1988 to 1991)
Hastings College of arts and Technology
B/Tec 1st Diploma in Construction
B/Tec 2nd Certificate in Construction
( 1983 to 1988)
Bexhill High School
English Literature, English Language, Physical Science, Craft, Design and Technology, Technical Graphics
Art Photography, Geography, Math’s
Aug 2010 – Present
Brighton & Hove Albion – football in the community
Work on holiday and school curricular programs, delivering different sports including football, basketball and rugby. I am also involved in the development of the current sports leadership program, to encourage more people onto training and volunteering within the local communities.