Barrow AFC currently operate a vibrant community sports section, delivering quality coaching to children and young people and encouraging their involvement in football and associated activities. As part of our growth we are now seeking a
SENIOR COACH/COMMUNITY SPORTS DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANT
(Temporary Appointment September 2016 – August 2017)
This is an exciting opportunity for someone with a background in sports coaching to grow their skills and contribute to new initiatives that help to develop the role of the football club within the community.
Based at our stadium in Barrow-in-Furness, the successful candidate will support the Community Coordinator with the development of the Barrow AFC Community Sports Company. He or she will be capable of delivering quality coaching sessions to members of the local community, predominately children whilst also acting as a mentor to current coaching staff and supporting their on-going development. In addition, the person appointed will maximise the use of social media and our website in support of our growth, and will have the opportunity to generate and explore new initiatives.
In addition to a good general education (including passes at GCSE Maths and English or equivalent), candidates must have a Level 1 coaching award as a minimum and ideally, Level 3 or higher. Good communication and planning and organising skills, together with an excellent knowledge of social media are essential and a working knowledge of the PE National Curriculum will be an advantage. Above all, he or she should have a demonstrable interest in the benefits of sport and a passion for football. The appointment will be subject to a DBS check being carried out.
A copy of the job description can be obtained by email or by telephone on 01229 666011.
If you think you have the skills and enthusiasm to be part of our development, please apply by submitting your CV and a covering statement outlining your coaching experience and ideas for success in this role to:
Margaret Straker, Community Coordinator ,
Barrow AFC, Wilkie Road, Barrow-in-Furness,
Cumbria. LA14 5UW
or return via email by 12 noon 17th August 2016.
Interviews will take place on Monday 22nd August. If selected for interview please be aware that you will only receive 3 days notice to attend.
Current Volunteering Opportunities
We are looking for volunteers to help staff our turnstiles on match day/nights.
Volunteers are needed to help sell tickets at turnstiles around the ground and then helping to reconcile takings during the first half of the game in line with Barrow AFCs cash handling policy.
Please note that as a turnstile volunteer you will not be able to watch the first half of the game but are more then welcome to stay and watch the second half once the monies have been counted and verified.
This is great opportunity to gain experience in a match day environment and to learn how the “back office” of the club works. Ideal if you wish to add volunteering to your CV whilst learning valuable skills.
If you are interested in this role please contact Emma Athersmith on 01229 666010 or email barrowcommercial.com for an initial chat.