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Learning Support Assistant/Sports Coach

Job type: Permanent, Full time

Location: Newbury

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Recruiter: Teaching Personnel

Sector: Education

Job description

Are you a Sports Coach or Sports Graduate looking to gain more experience supporting young people?

We are looking for Sports Coaches and Graduates to work in schools across Newbury. Successful candidates will work to support students in a Sports Coach capacity as well as acing as a classroom or teaching assistant when necessary. This is the perfect opportunity for graduates looking to gain more classroom experience to support a PGCE application or a career in classroom support.

The role of Sports Coach will be full time during school hours, with successful candidates generally expected to work 8:30 – 3:30 five days a week. Sports Coaches will work mostly to support students with SEN and SEMH requirements, as well as those displaying challenging behaviour or students from youth work and residential care backgrounds.

There are also part time/flexible working positions available

Some highlights of working as a Sports Coach include:

  • Full / Part Time opportunities
  • Supporting students in a sports capacity as well as classroom assistance
  • Supporting SEN, SEMH students and students displaying challenging behaviour
  • Great opportunity to gain classroom experience to develop career as a future teacher or TA
  • Weekly pay through our Pay As Your Earn scheme (PAYE)
  • Opportunity to gain experience working in schools in your locality

To be eligible to apply for this role candidates should:

  • Be able to provide suitable previous employment or character references with no safeguarding concerns or disciplinary proceedings
  • Have a Child Workforce DBS certificate on the update service/ be eligible and willing to apply for one
  • Previous experience as a Sports Coach would be beneficial however any previous experience working with young people would also be beneficial to the role e.g. tutoring, mentoring, classroom assistance, youth work, support work

All applicants will require the appropriate qualifications and training for this role.

All pay rates quoted will be inclusive of 12.07% statutory holiday pay. This advert is for a temporary position. In some cases, the option to make this role permanent may become available at a later date.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. We offer all our registered candidates FREE child protection and prevent duty training. All candidates must undertake or have undertaken a valid enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. Full assistance provided.

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 Nearby train stations

 Nearby bus stops

  • west taxi rank, Broadway, Northbrook Street
  • North, Northbrook Street - Broadway, Northbrook Street
  • east taxi rank, Broadway, Northbrook Street
  • Southbound, Northbrook Street - Broadway, Northbrook Street
  • Stop R, Park Way Top, Park Way

 Nearby schools

  • Speenhamland Primary School
  • The Winchcombe School
  • Robert Sandilands Primary School and Nursery
  • St Joseph's Catholic Primary School
  • Trinity School

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