Types of employment/placement opportunities available:
- Non-paid (voluntary) Assistant Coach: Suitable for someone just starting out on their coaching career with only limited experience and either no qualifications or a level 1 in their chosen sport/s. This person would be assigned to a senior coach mentor to gain experience and would have a number of training needs to satisfy (eg a level 2 award) before being able to operate as a coach without supervision. Minimum age: 16 years.
- Paid Assistant Coach: Suitable for someone who has some previous experience operating as an assistant coach, but will otherwise have a similar background to the voluntary coach described in number 1.
- Non-paid (voluntary) Coach: Suitable for a qualified level 2 coach who wishes to offer their services in a voluntary capacity. Most voluntary coaches will be providing their services to a voluntary sports club. Minimum Age 18 years.
- Paid Coach: Suitable for a qualified level 2 coach who wants paid employment. The paid employment will be appropriate to the coach's skills and experience. E.g. if the coach has the experience and ability to work in a school environment then they can be considered for this type of paid role. This assessment will be made during the screening process and by a process of continuous assessment. Minimum Age 18 years.
- Non-paid (voluntary) Senior Coach Mentor: Suitable for an experienced level 2 coach or above whom has undergone a mentor training programme. This coach will be able to mentor assistant coaches in a supervisory capacity during coaching sessions. As a none paid mentor, this coach will most likely be providing their services to a voluntary club. Minimum age 18 years
- Paid Senior Coach Mentor: Suitable for an experienced level 2 coach or above whom has undergone a mentor training programme. This coach will be able to mentor assistant coaches in a supervisory capacity during coaching sessions. Minimum Age 18 years.
N.B. For All employment and placement opportunities, coaches will be subject to a Criminal Record Bureau check and will be required to satisfy the standards required by the employer/deployer before they can be deployed.
The majority of coaches gaining paid employment through the Coaching Hampshire & IOW website may be required to do so in the first instance, on a self employed basis. This will provide coaches with the maximum flexibility in terms of choosing who and when they work. It will also allow coaches to manage their own work arrangements should they choose to do so. To assist coaches with becoming self-employed all those registered with the agency will be given the option of attending a series of short workshops designed to help develop their business knowledge and skills on topics such as tax and insurance. This will be delivered twice per year or [more or less frequently] as demand dictates.