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School Sports Coaching And Holiday Club Work Opportunities In Berkshire and Buckinghamshire For Primary, Secondary and Early Years

uSports is a constantly growing business so new opportunities to work with us regularly arise. We have a range of ways in which you can work with us at uSports from apprenticeships, contracted coaching & leadership roles as well as self-employed coaching roles.

Click the buttons below to find out more about each of the different roles within the business

 
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APPRENTICESHIPS

uSports offer Level 2 & Level 4 Apprenticeships in association with SCL. These are 18 month long paid apprenticeships where your formal training will be provided by SCL and in house experience and mentoring will be through uSports. All formal training currently takes place online.

Most coaches take on the Level 4 Apprenticeship so the below information relates to this route, we are able to offer the Level 2 so speak to us for further details on this.

JUNIOR APPRENTICE SPORTS COACH

WHO

WHEN

PAY

£7503.60

Most apprentices will start in this role

For those who are not yet able to lead large groups independently. More time will be spent shadowing.

6 Training Hours @ £4.81
24 Coaching Hours @ £4.81

SENIOR APPRENTICE SPORTS COACH

WHO

WHEN

PAY

£13,506.48

Depending on your development and confidence in the role. Many of our apprentices will take on this role within 3-6 months. This would not affect the duration of the 18 months.

For those who can lead large groups with minimal support. Mentoring will continue.

6 Training Hours @ £4.81
24 Coaching Hours @ £9.62

Click this icon to read our apprentice information handbook

Click this icon to see the Level 4 Learner Journey from SCL

Click this icon to see the Level 4 Summary from SCL

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SELF-EMPLOYED COACHES

 

WHAT WORK IS AVAILABLE?

With our ever growing list of educational settings, we often have work available between 3pm-4.30pm. After School Club coaches will need to be energetic, fun and comfortable working with at least 14 young people at one time. We also have many opportunities to work at Lunchtime Clubs around 12pm-1pm as well as some morning clubs.

We also have a large number of PE lessons taking place from around 1pm-3pm as well as Teacher CPD training for experienced coaches who are able to upskill teachers to deliver higher quality PE lessons.

 

Most of our work is in Primary Schools alongside sessions in Nurseries and Secondary Schools. We also have our own community programme including Toddler Football, Football Development Centres and Holiday Camps.

WHAT QUALIFICATIONS DO I NEED?

At least a Level 1 Coaching Qualification 

Driving licence and access to a car

Ability to obtain a DBS with uSports

First Aid Qualification

Safeguarding Certificate (we can help you with this)

Some experience leading or assisting sports sessions

Passion, enthusiasm and a friendly manner!

WHAT WILL I BE PAID?

As a self-employed coach you will invoice uSports for your services. You will have a pre-agreed rate for each session. For example, an after school club is paid at £21. This factors in your time getting to a session and travel costs.

WHO CAN BE A SELF-EMPLOYED COACH?

Just about anyone! As long as you are over 16 and meet our qualification criteria you can work with us as a self employed coach. Currently we have coaches who are in sixth form, working as personal trainers or university students returning for the holidays. Self employed coaches will fit their uSports sessions in around their other commitments and have a wide range of backgrounds!

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CONTRACTED COACHES

 

WHAT WILL A CONTRACTED HEAD SPORTS COACH DO?

Our contracted Head Sports Coaches will be confident in leading large groups of children and will be able to deliver sessions across the full range of our provision, including:

  • Primary School PE Lessons

  • Nursery Sessions

  • Holiday Camps

  • Community Sessions, including

    • 1:1 Coaching

    • Development Centres

    • Grass Roots Coaching

    • Toddler Classes

You will need all of the same qualifications as a self-employed coach as well as a minimum of 1 years experience of sports coaching ideally in a school setting.

WHAT WILL I BE PAID?

£15,704 - £19,110

You will be on our 6 point pay scale and will be contracted to work 25 hours a week all year round including school holidays.

There are frequent overtime opportunities and a number of our head coaches take on roles within the office in addition to these hours.

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SENIOR TEAM

 

While not as frequent as our other roles, as we constantly expand and develop we are regularly looking for experienced individuals to join our senior leadership team. Keep an eye out on LinkedIn or our social media platforms for updates on when these roles come up and for more details!

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CURRENT VACANCIES

All of our current vacancies are listed on Indeed and you can apply directly through Indeed

If we do not have any current vacancies listed then do get in touch via our contact form and we will be in touch if we have any opportunities.

What Do I Need To Be A uSports Coach?
Unless you are joining us as an Apprentice when we will help you to work towards the relevant qualifications, we require all uSports coaches to have...

At least a Level 1 Coaching Qualification 

Driving licence and access to a car

Ability to obtain a DBS with uSports

First Aid Qualification

Safeguarding Certificate (we can help you with this)

Some experience leading or assisting sports sessions

Passion, enthusiasm and a friendly manner!

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WHY WORK FOR US?

Our coaches are a friendly, motivated team who have helped us to grow to nearly 200 sessions a week in just under two years. Sports coaching is a fantastic job which is so rewarding to see the progress of the young people who you support.

We provide all of our coaches with a full Nike kit plus equipment to ensure that we look professional at all times. Our aim is to continue growing and, with you as part of our team, we look to recruiting internally for future full-time roles within uSports.

We have a team of senior mentors who support every single uSports coach to develop in their coaching journey through regular observations, mentoring and feedback.

Whether you are an experienced coach or just starting out, if you have the passion to deliver good quality sports sessions, we want to provide you an opportunity.

If we do not have any current opportunities, with your consent, we will keep your information on record and will get in touch about any future roles with uSports.

What We Do

uSports specialises in school sports coaching, including PPA cover and active lunchtime clubs. We also operate holiday clubs in Reading and the surrounding areas, focusing primarily on football camps. Alongside our school sports coaching and holiday camps we also offer nursery sessions, toddler classes and football coaching sessions.

Where We Work

uSports is based in Woodley, Reading. We offer school sports coaching and holiday camps across Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire. Areas covered include Reading, Maidenhead, High Wycombe, Bracknell, Windsor and Wokingham.