SCHOOL SPORTS MANAGER

A School Sports Manager works with schools in the local area to improve the quality of PE and strengthen community links. The role is not just limited to sport. Objectives include using the appeal of the sports club they are employed by to inspire children to learn and develop important life skills, such as reading.

Project management, knowledge of the National Curriculum and the ability to plan and deliver appropriate lessons are all important within the role.

DID YOU KNOW?

The role will often involve work with some of the club’s high profile players. The Premier League Primary Stars scheme, for example, uses the power of football clubs to reinforce learning. Using role models from the club is a powerful tool to achieve this.

RECOMMENDED EDUCATION

An undergraduate degree is essential, as is an Association for PE (afPE) Level 3 certificate. The role requires frequent travel around schools, meaning possession of a full UK driving licence is crucial. Formal teaching qualifications and coaching badges are advantageous, but not essential.

RECOMMENDED EXPERIENCE

Experience of working in and with schools, observing and mentoring staff and being part of a team is essential. Applicants should have previously delivered school sport projects and managed sport projects in a community setting.

RECOMMENDED SKILLS & QUALITIES

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