The FAW Trust have developed a new programme called Footy Families, one aspect of this concept is a new programme for 2-5 year olds, all based around physical literacy to help develop children’s fundamental movement skills, confidence and motivation to encourage them and support into an active life.
A key facet of this new approach is working with parents to support their children within the sessions and to encourage further activity when back in their home.
We are looking for high quality people with an interest and understanding of children’s development and ideally with experience and knowledge of physical literacy to work with us to deliver this programme initially in pilot areas and then to support a National roll out after testing has been completed.Job title:
Footy Families* Facilitator Coach
(*Physical Literacy Programme)
Full Time/Part Time:
Casual hours to deliver agreed programmes
Competitive hourly rate
Various across Wales
Head of Football Development
PURPOSE OF THE JOB
• As a facilitator coach you will be responsible for leading the Footy Families sessions which will consist of structured 10-week programmes.
Job and Person Profile
• You will deliver fun practical and engaging sessions and ensure full interaction of parents/guardians within the programme to support their child. • You will work alongside another facilitator coach at each session. • At the end of the programme you will be responsible to support signposting into other activities and next steps for both the children to play football and support parents who may be interested in furthering their experience into coaching and volunteering.
• Knowledge, expertise and experience in physical literacy for children. (Essential)
• Understand the general developmental features of children within early years. (Essential)
• Experience working with children in group settings. (Essential)
• Be highly organised and committed. (Essential)
• Be able to travel and be adaptable. (Essential)
• Be creative, imaginative and patient with children. (Essential)
• Previous experience of working with young children (Under 7’s). (Essential)
• Excellent communication skills (Essential)
• ICT skills (Essential)
• Ability to remain calm and unobtrusive (Essential)
• The ability to work outside of normal working hours (Essential)
• Ability to facilitate a learning group (Essential)
• Excellent communications and interpersonal skills with the ability to engage and influence adults (Essential)
• Highly motivated, resilient, dynamic and self-directed (Essential)
• Understanding of grassroots football (Desirable)
• Previous education or tutoring experience. (Desirable)
• Understanding of the sporting landscape within Wales (Desirable)
• Footy Families Training (Will be provided & mandatory to attend)
• Safeguarding in football standards (Training will be provided and mandatory to attend)
• Spoken and written Welsh (Desirable but will be Essential in certain Geographic areas)
PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCE/QUALIFICATIONS ESSENTIAL TO THE JOB
• Teaching qualification (Desirable)
• Coaching experience and qualification (Does not have to be Football)
• Microsoft Office user (essential)
• Full clean driving license
• Enhanced DBS disclosure (mandatory)
Benefits of becoming a Footy Families Facilitator Coach
➢ Competitive rates of pay
➢ Incredibly rewarding and fun
➢ Kit, equipment & training provided with additional football CPD opportunities
➢ Opportunity for those wanting to develop a career in teaching/education/football development
➢ Being part of an exciting sector leading pilot project
The FAW integrates equality of opportunity into all aspects of its business including appointments. The principles of fair and open competition will apply and appointments will be made on merit.
➢ Deadline for applications to support the initial pilot is Friday January 11th 2019 phone/face to face interviews will be held mid-January.
➢ If successful on application stage you will be expected to attend mandatory training that will be held on the weekend of 2/3rd February in Dragon Park, Newport.
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➢ If interested applicants should send a covering letter and a current curriculum vitae detailing why they believe themselves to be a suitable candidate for the opportunity, along with a reference who we can contact to evidence your experience. Please can you state which areas of Wales you are happy to cover.
➢ For an informal discussion or any questions around the role and to send in your application, please contact Head of Football Development, Caroline Spanton Caroline@fawtrust.cymru
➢ The appointment of successful candidates will be subject to satisfactory professional/character references, the completion of an Enhanced DBS check and training as provided by the FAWT.