Head Coach

Exsportise runs residential English language summer courses combined with specialist activities for 9-17 year olds. Our programmes allow students to improve their practical and spoken English by attending structured English lessons as well as engaging in an activity of their choice. The specialist activities offered are: Tennis, Golf, Arsenal Football Development, Hockey, Rugby, Basketball, Horse Riding, Music and Dance.

Exsportise’s motto is “Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.”

All staff are expected to provide an acceptable high standard of language learning opportunities to all students through EFL lessons, specialist activities, social and cultural exposure.

Exsportise has been awarded EL Gazette “Centre of Excellence” status based on British Council Inspectors publishable statements.

All duties are subject to change at the discretion of the Recruitment Manager.

 

Main Roles:

  • To understand how the Exsportise activity programmes work and to ensure that all coaching, processes and paperwork meet Company standards at all times. The Exsportise activity programmes are: General English Language Plus, Intensive English Plus, English Through Sport.
  • To carry out coaching responsibilities mornings and afternoons and ensure that registers are correct and all students are present.
  • To lead a team of coaches and to provide the necessary guidance and support to ensure they are coaching at an acceptably high level. This includes ensuring sessions are being delivered with appropriate speed and in clear and concise English in order for students to continue learning English outside of the classroom (you will receive guidance by the Director of Studies).
  • To prepare for each session and maintain session plans which the Centre Manager may ask for at any time. Session content is not pre-set by the Company in order to suit staff experience and knowledge. Sessions should be progressive and tailored to meet the learnings needs and goals of the students.
  • To continuously review appropriate risk assessments and ensure sessions are carried out with the safety of students and staff in mind.
  • To take responsibility for the safety, welfare and behaviour, including discipline, of all students during the activity programme time.
  • To assess all coaches and provide constructive feedback.
  • To assess the standard of students and to place them into groups according to their ability.
  • To deal with any queries or problems that staff, students, parents or agents may have about the coaching in a calm and efficient manner.
  • To ensure written reports are being produced for each student of appropriate programme at the end of each week, that students have completed their activity section in their students’ book and to carry out an end of week presentation of Awards
  • To ensure all activity equipment is kept in good condition, is stored away safely after each session and end of summer inventory is created.

 

Additional Duties:

  • To carry out mealtime supervision at least once a week, as directed by the Centre Manager.
  • To be on site on Sundays to welcome new arrivals and be present for the Welcome Meeting where all senior staff gets introduced to the students and activity registers may be checked.
  • To attend daily staff meetings
  • To follow guideline as outlined in the Staff Handbook and as explained by the Centre Manager.
  • To help set up / pack up camp as required
  • To carry out any other reasonable duties

 

Personal Specification:

  • Appropriate coaching qualification in your chosen activity (i.e. Level 2 or above coaching qualification for sports, PGA Professional status for golf, dance degree / diploma and teaching experience for dance) or vastly high achiever in your chosen activity
  • Highly organised and responsible character with excellent time management skills
  • Strong leadership skills, be able to manage, develop and motivate a team of coaches and able to set high standards
  • Able to deal well with pressure and to multi-task
  • Enthusiastic and friendly
  • Excellent communication skills with people of all levels
  • Flexible and adaptable approach to working hours

 

Days Off/Time Off:

  • All rotas and days off are arranged by the Centre Manager. Any issues or changes regarding the rota and/or days off must be approved by the Centre Manager.
  • You are entitled to one 24-hour period off per week, due to the nature of your role this will usually be Saturdays.
  • You are entitled to the equivalent of one shift off each day from Monday to Friday (shifts are: wake-up – lunch, lunch – dinner, dinner – bedtime). Due to the nature of your role this shift will usually be dinner – bedtime.
  • You will be asked to sign the 48 hour working week opt-out agreement.
  • Due to the nature of the weekend activities (departures and arrivals), you are required to work all three shifts on these days. As a Head Coach you will most likely be working on site on Sundays to welcome your new students.

 

Exsportise is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment, whether on or off duty.