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PRIMARY STARS SPORTS MENTOR

3 February 2018

The club is recruiting a Primary Stars Sports Mentor.

Are you interested in using sport to inspire children to learn, be active and develop important life skills?

Albion in the Community’s Premier League (PL) Primary Stars programme will see schools provided with high quality support and activity that uses the appeal of the PL and Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club to inspire pupils in everything from English and Maths to teamwork and sport.

Our Primary Stars Sports Mentors will deliver high quality interventions targeted at whole classes, small groups or individuals which aim to:

  • Improve children’s physical literacy
  • Improve teachers’ confidence in delivering PE
  • Increase children’s confidence in English and maths activities
  • Improve children’s communication skills and resilience

The Role
 
We are now recruiting a Primary Stars Sports Mentor to help deliver the PL Primary Stars programme in primary schools across Sussex. We’re looking for someone with a relevant teaching qualification or an experienced PE specialist with the ability and confidence to deliver a range of interventions both on the sports pitch and in the classroom.
 
You’ll work with different schools each term and no day will be the same. You’ll need to be an excellent organiser but someone who can also think on their feet and adapt activities to meet the needs of the pupils in each school.

In each local partner school you’ll deliver fun, educational sessions in a range of subjects that inspire and motivate all pupils, but particularly those lacking confidence or struggling at school. This could include: supporting individual pupils with specific needs, delivering high quality PE lessons, using football as a tool to engage pupils in literacy, numeracy and personal, social, health and economic education (PSHE) or delivering enrichment activities outside of curriculum time.
 
The successful candidate will be required to help measure the impact of what we do and quantify the difference the programme makes to young people and whole school communities.
 
You will need to be able to quickly develop a strong rapport with a wide range of pupils as well as build successful relationships with staff at the school. You will be able to work independently and as part of a team and will have the support and training you need be the best you can be.

The post is offered on an initial 18-month fixed term contract until July 2019, with the prospect of a contract extension thereafter. The successful candidate will need to be flexible with working hours to include some early morning, weekend and evening work.
 
To read the job description and person specification for this exciting opportunity, please click here.
 
If you are looking for a new and exciting challenge and are interested in helping young people develop, get active, achieve more and be the best they can be, please email a completed equal opportunities form, CV and cover letter to steph.king@bhafc.co.uk. To download the equal opportunities monitoring form, please click here.
 
Closing date for applications: 5:00pm on Thursday 22nd February 2018  
 
Interview date: Friday 2nd March 2018
 
BHAFC/AITC are committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.
 
BHAFC/AITC are fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
 
Through the innovative use of football and the brand of Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club, Albion in the Community is committed to delivering high quality, accessible opportunities that improve the health and well-being, education and aspirations of our community.

Premier League Primary Stars uses the appeal of the Premier League and professional football clubs to inspire children to learn, be active and develop important life skills. Professional football club staff work with teachers to deliver fun, educational sessions in a range of subjects within local partner schools.


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