Casual Lead Sports Coach (PARKLIVES)

Favourite Leisure and Culture
Ref no: DEE02099
Closes: Friday, 27th April 2018
Published: Friday, 23rd February 2018
Location: Dundee City Council – Various Locations in Dundee
Rate: £8.87 per hour
Hours: Variable
Contract Type: Casual/Relief
Position Type: Casual/Relief
Organisation: Dundee City Council
  Leisure and Culture
Category: Sport / Culture / Library
Sub-category: Leisure

Job Description

Leisure & Culture Dundee is a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO) SC042421. It was established by Dundee City Council in July 2011 to deliver leisure, sports, library, information and cultural services for the city.

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of Parklives, a partnership programme between Coca Cola, Dundee City Council and Leisure and Culture Dundee. We are looking for flexible, dynamic casual coaches to lead sessions which engage all ages, delivering Physical Activity sessions in various parks across the city.

When work is available you will be contacted. There is no obligation for Leisure & Culture Dundee to offer you work, nor are you obliged to accept work. The rate of pay is £8.87 per hour.


You will have an NGB / UKCC Level 1 (any Sport) and/or Sports Leaders Award level 2 and/or NC Sports Coaching and/or an SVQ Level 2 Sports Coaching Award.


As part of a dynamic Leisure and Sport Section, you will lead the delivery of Physical Activity sessions for Parklives. This is a partnership programme between Coca Cola, Dundee City Council and Leisure and Culture Dundee. You will be required to coach and support a variety of individuals and groups, whilst adhering to specified coach to participant ratios.You will be engaging and motivating all ages to get active in Dundee’s parks.

The Individual

You will have experience in practical paid/voluntary sports coaching, working with people from a variety of backgrounds, planning structured activity sessions and community engagement. You will also have excellent organisational and planning skills, be able to work in a team, work independently, communicate effectively with children and young people and be strongly self-motivated.

You must have strong interpersonal skills, be flexible and adaptable and have strong leadership skills, as well as the ability to motivate and enthuse others.

Must be willing to work flexible hours including weekend work and undertake personal development.

This post is considered Regulated Work with Children and/or Protected Adults under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007. The preferred candidates will be required to join the PVG Scheme or undergo a PVG Scheme update check prior to work being offered by Leisure & Culture Dundee.

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