Regional Autism Football Coordinator

20000.00 - 22000.00 GBP Annual + flexible hours
23 Feb 2021
24 Feb 2021
Sport & Leisure
Contract Type
Full Time
Regional Autism Football Coordinator
Team United deliver a pathway programme for young people with Autism that aims to break down social barriers, enabling participation.
This is a highly visible role, and you will identify and work closely with football community clubs and other sports organisations to develop partnerships in which to deliver programmes successfully and increase participation of young people.
A key emphasis is on football but other sport and physical activities may also present opportunities for development. This is a new role to the organisation and one of six that will be recruited over the next 2 years. This is varied role and will require working flexible hours, evening and some weekends and attending to all administration relating to services.
Regional Autism Football Coordinator Key Responsibilities
* Provide football coaching to existing teams and develop new sessions and football projects across the region for autistic children and young people aged 6 to 16 years
* Development and delivery of new Ready, Steady, Play sessions, funded by West Lothian Council for players 6-8 years old
* Manage local events such as Come & Try sessions with grassroot clubs
* Engage and support young people in Team United projects and services
* Manage school holiday camps and other sessions as required
* Identify opportunities for partnership work and work with the Football Development Manager to deliver the Autism League and Autism Scottish Cup, assessing and supporting players through banding and competition framework.
* Manage sessional support staff and assist with recruitment and administration ensuring all sessions are staffed appropriately.
* Engage with local clubs and groups, local authority partners including Active Schools, SFA Regional team and others to increase participation of young people and ensure the Player Pathway is promoted and followed
* Deliver sessions in schools and arrange monthly showcase events to attract young people to Team United programmes - an emphasis on Autism
* Roll out of new programmes and projects in association with the Development Manager and Project Coordinator
* Plan and manage social outings and activities in the social calendar
* Manage all administration processes and procedures relating to activity and social outings.
* Attend and present at information events and talks when required to promote Team United across the region
Attend to all administration, ensuring player profile and other information is kept up to date and player information is kept confidential and in line with child protection policies
Application forms and full job description can be obtained on our website under Job Vacancies Closing date 26th February 2021

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