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Coach Developer - Talent

West Yorkshire
Education & Training
£30000 - £35000
Job Type
Full Time
Date Posted
May 12, 2017

Job Description

Coach Developer - Talent

Locations: Lilleshall National Sports Centre / Loughborough University / Bisham Abbey National Sports Centre
Responsible to: Strategic Lead - Talent

Main Purpose of Job: To provide individualised, group and in-situ support to talent coaches across a variety of sports, in order to improve their coaching practice.

Key Tasks:

1 Supporting the individual personal development needs of a group of talented coaches operating at performance foundation level.

2 Conducting needs analyses of the coaches.

3 Facilitating the production of individualised development plans for each coach and monitoring progress.

4 Working with the coach at training sessions and competitions in order to provide in-situ observation, questioning and feedback.

5 Supporting the coach to reflect upon experience and embed learning in order to positively impact future coaching.

6 Assisting the coach in their effectiveness in working with other key personnel within the development system.

7 Facilitating meetings with multiple coaches and/or other key personnel.

8 Compiling updates and reports in preparation for our funding partners.

9 Attending, facilitating and delivering coach development workshops.

10 Working as an integrated member of a wider coach developer team.

11 Contributing to the aspirations of the talent and performance team through the sharing of best practice and development of resources.

12 Following and promoting the mission, values and policies of Sports Coach UK internally and externally.

13 Following, promoting and implementing Sports Coach UK’s policies for the equal treatment of all employees, applicants and customers.

14 Undertaking any other tasks appropriate to this level of responsibility.

Person Specification

The person specification describes the knowledge, skills, aptitudes, experience and qualifications that Sports Coach UK deems necessary for successful performance in the job role.

• Ability to build rapport and trust quickly developing positive relationships and networks.
• Highly effective questioning and discussion techniques.
• Comfortable working in 1-to-1 situations and facilitating larger group workshops.
• Able to support the process of development planning including regular goal setting & review.
• Finely-tuned observation and analysis skills.
• Excellent report writing skills.
• Managing change through supportive facilitation.
• Comfortable with the use of technology in coaching (IT, video capture).
• Car owner with a current, clean driving licence.

• A modern, progressive approach to learning and development.
• Self-starter, highly motivated and self-organised.
• Ability to work individually and as part of a larger team.
• Passionate about making a difference for coaches and coaching.

• Key elements of coaching behaviour and the process of decision making.
• Skills and expertise required in talent development and performance environments.
• Thorough understanding of underpinning research regarding talent & performance development and the implications for coaching.
• Applied understanding of critical reflection frameworks and models.
• Pedagogical principles underpinning effective coaching practice.
• Applied understanding of goal setting and monitoring processes.
• Applied understanding of behaviour change and supporting individuals to initiate change.

Must have experience of working in at least 3 of the following:

• A learning and development role.
• Running, managing or coaching development programmes.
• A role working in an elite sporting environment.
• A coach development role in a high performance environment.
• A people development role.
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