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Apprentice Tennis Coach

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Job description

Nottingham College are looking for an activity leader mainly to help deliver tennis sessions to Nottingham College students and the community. The role will be based at Nottingham College’s Clifton campus as well as other campuses.

Nottingham College are looking for an activity leadership apprenticeship to help deliver training sessions for tennis.

The main responsibilities for this role are:

  • Lead on the coordination and delivery of recreational level tennis activity on the college site to get more students playing tennis more often
  • Support the coordination and delivery of any college events such as Fresher’s Week e.g. setting up of “pop up tennis” sessions, and signposting to other opportunities where and when possible
  • Support the current college structure to find out the student demand for tennis e.g. Who, What, Where, When
  • Set up touch tennis or traditional tennis “taster events” throughout the year to engage students from targeted subject groups
  • Use peer-to-peer recruitment to inspire young people to participate in tennis activity
  • Consult with students on a termly basis to ensure activity is appropriate and relevant for the intended audience
  • Take a lead role to help college staff train and mentor sports leaders to support with local primary school tennis activities e.g. festivals/competitions/adopting a school
  • Support in creating a positive, enjoyable and inclusive environment enabling all participants to have an enjoyable experience in tennis
  • Create/develop links with local park sites/clubs to help support the college programme, and develop exit routes where appropriate
  • Support/work with the line manager to monitor and evaluate the tennis delivery plan

Engage and deliver in targeted community engagement with local sites in Basford. This will be measured with a realistic KPI that can be agreed following appointment.

How to apply for this vacancy

You can apply for this vacancy through the National Apprenticeship Service. If you require any assistance with applying for this vacancy please contact us on 0115 945 7260 or email the apprenticeship team.

Application deadline: 04/03/2020

Possible start date: 18/03/2020

Skills required

  • Strong organisational Skills
  • The ability to manage a diverse workload
  • The ability to communicate effectively

Qualifications required

  • 5 GCSE at a D/3 or above (or equivalent) in English and maths is essential. Level 1 Tennis Coach desirable

Candidate requirements

  • The current National Minimum Wage (NMW) rate for apprentices is £3.90 per hour. This applies to 16-18-year-old apprentices and those aged over 18 in the first year of their Apprenticeship. For all other apprentices the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies. The Minimum Wage for Apprentices applies to time spent on the job plus time spent training
  • Please note that anyone under the age of 18 will only work a maximum of 40 hours per week. Any role which exceeds these hours on advert will be amended accordingly to fall in line with the legislation
  • Please note that if the successful applicant is found prior to the closing date the vacancy maybe withdrawn early
  • This apprenticeship is work based learning therefore most of the time you will be working at the employer’s address. Depending on your training you will only need to attend college in Nottingham for initial assessments, enrolment and a few other rare occasions

Training provided

The apprenticeship breakdown is as follows:

  • Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Activity Leadership
  • Level 2 Employment Awareness in Active Leisure and Learning
  • Functional Skills Level 1 in maths and English if required
  • Level 1 or Level 2 NGB LTA Tennis Coach depending on qualifications

This apprenticeship is work based learning therefore most of the time you will be working at the employer’s address. You will only need to attend college in Nottingham for initial assessments, enrolment and a few other rare occasions.

Future progression

  • Potential of full time position at the end of the apprenticeship

Additional questions for candidates

During the application process you will be asked the following additional question(s) below. To prepare yourself, have a think about how you might answer them.

First question
Do you have a full, UK driving license?

Second question
Do you have access to your own car?

Employer information

Nottingham College is one of the largest further education college and higher education colleges in the United Kingdom. It is based in the city of Nottingham in England. It provides education and training from pre-entry through to university-degree level, at its 11 centres in the city and around Nottinghamshire.

Address details:

Nottingham College
Clifton Campus
Farnbororugh Road
Nottingham
NG11 8LU

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Reference number VAC001601206
Working week Monday - Friday 9.00am - 5.00pm

(30 hours per week)

Expected duration 12 months
Apprenticeship level Intermediate
Related course Activity Leadership - Intermediate Apprenticeship (Level 2)
Salary £117.00 (Weekly)

Wage explained

Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).