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We’d love you to join our team here at Track Academy. Take a look below at our current vacancies and get in touch!

Coaching opportunities

Track Academy is recruiting athletics coaches who specialise in long and middle distances, triple jump, long jump, throws and hurdles.

This is a great opportunity for newly-qualified athletics coaches to gain valuable coaching experience and to deliver the academy’s life skill builders programme under the guidance of experienced and renowned national and international coaches.

The right candidate will join an academy where athletes of all abilities are coached and developed to be medal-winning champions.

We operate 50 weeks a year.

WHERE – NW10

WHEN – Various athletics programmes.

Multi-skills sessions: Tuesdays from 4pm to 5pm and Saturdays from 10am to 11am

Mainstream sessions: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5pm to 6.30pm and Saturdays from 11am to 12.30pm

What is required?

  • Enthusiasm
  • Excellent time management and communication skills
  • Professional attitude
  • Commitment and motivation
  • Committed to delivering Track Academy’s Life Skill Building programme

Desirable:

  • Athletics Coach Badge
  • First Aid trained
  • Safeguarding Children and Protection awareness
  • Experience of coaching and mentoring children

A fully enhanced CRB/DBS check is also required but can be organised if successful. If you are interested in this position please send your CV to Yvonne Simpson at admin@trackacademy.co.uk or call 07956 715052 for more information.    

 

Volunteer Maths and English Tutor

Post title: Maths and English Tutor
Key purpose: To deliver the tuition at Track Academy’s educational support services.
Accountable to: Project Coordinator
Responsible for: Track Academy Supplementary School Athletes (both under 18s and 18+)
Time: 10am – 11am
Location: Willesden, London NW10
Hourly rate: Agreed travel expenses only
DBS disclosure: Enhanced DBS required

Please send your CV and cover letter to Yvonne Simpson – yvonne.simpson@trackacademy.co.uk and we will then organise an interview/assessment date.

Person specification

Qualifications

  • Essential – At least 5 GCSEs grades A-C (including maths and English grades A-A*)
  • Essential – A level maths and English grades A-A*
  • Essential – Maths and English graduate/undergraduate
  • Desirable – QTS or other relevant teaching qualifications

We are happy to consider those who do not have all the above qualifications if they can demonstrate their ability to support student athletes up to GCSE level during the paid trial period in the role.

Experience

  • Essential – working as part of a team
  • Desirable – working with young people in an informal setting (after school clubs, charity organisations etc.)
  • Desirable – teaching/tutoring experience

Character traits

  • Positive and encouraging
  • Willing to challenge behaviour in a firm and fair way
  • Excellent timekeeping and organisational skills
  • Proactive rather than reactive

Key duties and responsibilities

Responsibilities

  • Meet and tutor students at the designated location and times.
  • Undertake some liaison and teamwork duties in order to contribute to the integrated nature of the project and implement Track Academy’s wider goals such as:
    –  Attending scheduled staff meeting, briefings, parent-teacher interviews/pastoral meetings.
    –  Participating in professional development opportunities.
  • Complete requested administrative tasks accurately and on time:
    –  Prepare a comprehensive learning programme.
    –  Plan and submit lessons ahead of time including resources for the delivery of tuition.
    –  Assess and track the progress of athletes with standardised tests every 6 weeks.
    –  Write termly student reports (end of Autumn, Spring and Summer).
  • Identify individual learning styles and needs and plan learning experiences that will enable all students to achieve success.
  • Be able to differentiate between different learning needs and accommodate all varying intellectual needs.
  • Know and understand a range of learning methodologies and technologies and their application in the classroom.
  • Ensure appropriate content of teaching and learning in line with curriculum demands.
  • Ensure the wellbeing of athletes by:
    –  Sharing supervision duties with other staff diligently.
    –  Appropriately assisting students who are hurt, sick or in distress.
    –  Identifying child protection risks.

Classroom management and behaviour education

  • Establish positive and maintain a task orientated learning environment.
  • Set and adhere to timelines for completion of work.
  • Negotiate and implement consequences, if expectations are not adhered to.
  • Respond appropriately to student behaviour and escalate prolonged, repeated or severely irresponsible behaviour to your coordinator.

Assessment and reporting of student learning

  • Maintain accurate and comprehensive records of student progress and achievement.
  • Use assessment tasks that are purposeful and relevant to the teaching and learning programme and the learning needs of students
  • Provide students with positive feedback on performance that reinforces student achievement and focuses on improvement.
  • Provide detailed, accurate and informative written and oral reports about students as required by the school.

Additional duties/responsibilities

The nature of Track Academy work is such that tasks and responsibilities can be unpredictable and/or varied. All staff are therefore expected to work in a flexible manner when tasks that are not specifically covered in their job description have to be undertaken.

Track Academy is a learning organisation and is committed to excellence:

  • All staff have a responsibility to contribute to making Track Academy a better and ultimately excellent, learning organisation.
  • The post-holder will, as required, contribute to materials/resources/publications/newsletters/website and team meetings.
  • The post-holder will be aware of the provisions of safe guarding, health and safety in accordance with Track Academy’s expectations.
  • The post-holder will uphold and reflect Track Academy values and policies in respect of equality and diversity in all they do and say.
Volunteer Fundraiser

Company profile
Track Academy, founded by Connie Henry, is a registered charity using sport for social mobility among young people from disadvantaged backgrounds. We use athletics to engage young people at risk; providing inspiration, role models and a structured pathway for them to gain better academic qualifications and positive achievements on and off the track. We help young minds believe that they are more than the circumstances to which they are born. The focus is on sports, education and mentorship.

Job summary
You will be researching fundraising opportunities by cool calling, organising activities to raise funds or otherwise solicit and gather monetary donations or other gifts for the organisation and emailing local businesses, banks and law firms. You would be happy working in a quiet environment once or twice a week in our friendly offices focusing on deadlines and sales opportunities. You would be especially comfortable with the written word with excellent comprehension skills which allow you to elaborating with detail on specifically asked questions on potential fundraising contact links.

Hours required: Any amount a week/month a person can offer

Support and training will be given.

Duties:

  • To help promote Track Academy’s sponsorship packages by sourcing suitable organisations, making contact with the appropriate people and securing financial support
  • To source organisations and contacts to provide auction and raffle prizes
  • Communicating the importance of fundraising activities and the benefits to sponsors and supporters in being involved with Track Academy an or the event
  • Assisting with general event planning, administration and on the night (date tbc)

Personal qualities required: 

  • Good interpersonal skills, you will be friendly, professional and have a persuasive manner
  • Excellent written and verbal skills
  • Self-motivated
  • Strategic and thorough in recording details
  • Excellent organisational and administrative skills
  • Experience of managing simple databases in Excel
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Previous experience of working or volunteering in the not-for-profit sector or working in child protection/safeguarding (voluntary or statutory), is desirable but not essential
  • Previous experience in fundraising/event management is desirable but not essential

All successful applicants will:

  • Be required to submit themselves for an Enhanced DBS check
  • Be required to provide two professional references
  • Be required to sign an agreement around confidentiality
  • Be provided with a full induction, volunteer handbook and regular 1-1 supervision

Relationship building: 

  • Research and contact potential foundation and corporate funders to support program, organisational development, capital, and other Track Academy Programs
  • Establish and expand relationships with grant funders and trustees

Additional requirements:

  • Knowledge of fundraising research and application processes
  • Knowledge of government and non-government grant program
  • Ability to take initiative, work independently, and use innovative techniques and ingenuity to prepare grant applications.
  • Ability to coordinate fundraising project
  • Organise information clearly and precisely
  • Coordinate and work with other departments
  • Coordinate the timing of project