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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!

Athletics volunteer coach

This is a great opportunity for a newly qualified Athletics Coach / Assistant Athletics Coach to gain valuable Coaching experience under the guidance of experienced and renowned National and International Coaches.

Track Academy are also offering FREE Coaching Assistance qualification to non-qualified Coaches aiming to kick start a role in Coaching. Interested candidates will volunteer for a minimum of 21 hours prior to booking onto the England Athletics course.

The right candidate will join an Academy where Athletes of all abilities are coached and developed to be medal winning champions!

We operate 52 weeks a year.

  • WHERE – Willesden Sports Centre, Donnington Road, London NW10 3QX.
  • WHEN – Tuesdays: 4pm–5.30pm / 5pm–6.30pm, Thursdays: 5pm-6.30pm, Saturdays: 10am-11am / 11am-12.30pm

What is required?

  • Enthusiasm and Engagement
  • Excellent time management and communication skills
  • Professional attitude
  • Committed and Motivated
  • A minimum of 21 hours’ voluntary

Desirable:

  • First Aid trained
  • Experience of coaching lower secondary school aged children
  • Assistant Coach or Athletics Coach Badge
  • A minimum voluntary coaching of three months.

A fully enhanced CRB/DBS check is also required but can be organised if successful. If you’re interested in this position please upload your CV, with attention to Yvonne Simpson.

admin@trackacademy.co.uk or call 07956 715052 for more information.

Immediate Start

Mentor

Key purpose: A mentor’s main function is to assist young people in discovering and reaching their full potential. Mentors should listen to and help their mentees find solutions to their problems instead of directing them. Also, mentors should encourage their mentees’ development.

Accountable to: Education and Mentoring Co-ordinator

Main sessions (unless otherwise agreed):

  • Tuesday: 4pm to 6.30pm
  • Thursday: 5pm to 6.30pm
  • Saturday: 10am to 12.30pm

Main location (unless otherwise agreed): Willesden, North West London

Rate: £8 per hour (between 1.5 to 8 hours a week depending on agreed schedule)

Employment status: Self-employed

DBS disclosure: Enhanced DBS required

Please send your CV and cover letter to Janice Zeniou at mentoring@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 language)
  • Essential – At least 3 A levels or level 3 equivalents (BTECs, NVQs, National Diplomas, etc.)
  • Desirable – Graduate/undergraduate

We are happy to consider those who do not have all the above qualifications if they can demonstrate their ability to support student athletes.

Experience

  • Essential – working as part of a team
  • Desirable – working with young people in (school, after school clubs, charity organisations, etc.)

Character traits

  • Positive and encouraging
  • Willing to challenge behaviour in a firm and fair way
  • Excellent timekeeping and organisational skills
  • Proactive rather than reactive
  • Friendly
  • Empathetic
  • Open-minded and non-judgemental
  • Patient and calm

Skills

  • Good time-management
  • Good communication/listening skills
  • Understanding mentoring
  • Effective problem solving
  • Planning: assessment, prioritisation, reviews, goals, action plans
  • Great at organisation
  • Questioning

Key duties and responsibilities

Responsibilities

  • Arrive at least 10 minutes before your scheduled session.
  • Getting to know your student athletes/mentees and building rapport
  • Challenging negative behaviours immediately and consistently
  • Noting and celebrating progress and personal development
  • Updating the mentoring department directly to support positive behaviour changes
  • Maintain the privacy and confidentiality of each mentee

Group mentoring

  • After being assigned to a coach, observe student athlete group dynamics and the interactions with their coaches (micro-mentoring)
  • Start to build a rapport with your assigned group student athletes (and their coach) by taking an interest in their education, behaviour and lives on and off the track in order to become familiar with their needs (micro-mentoring)
  • Support the coaches with behaviour management of their training group eg. use timeout bench for one-to-one mentoring interventions with persistent low level behaviour (macro-mentoring).
  • Respond appropriately to student behaviour and escalate prolonged, repeated or severely irresponsible behaviour to your coordinator (macro-mentoring and intervention-mentoring)
  • Ensure that all instances of macro-mentoring and intervention-mentoring are recorded with name, date, issue and resolution this includes interactions between your assigned athletics coach and student athletes
  • Regularly communicating mentoring updates and concerns so we can build a picture of the young person and if necessary, proof of escalating a case for further one-to-one mentoring support

One-to-one mentoring

  • Meet mentees at the designated location and times
  • Set boundaries and ground rules
  • Set goals and review regularly until they are achieved
  • Complete contact sheets for each session of one-to-one mentoring in order to keep up to date clear records

Record keeping and reporting child protection issues

  • Maintain accurate and comprehensive records of student progress and achievement
  • 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 mentees as required for case study building
  • Ensure the wellbeing of athletes by:
  • Reporting any children at risk or any suspicion of neglect
  • Sharing supervision duties with other staff diligently
  • Appropriately assisting students who are hurt, sick or in distress
  • Identifying and reporting child protection risks.

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
  • 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
  • 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 safeguarding, 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.
English tutor

Key purpose: To deliver the tuition at Track Academy’s educational support services.

Accountable to: Education and Mentoring Co-ordinator

Responsible for: Connie Henry’s Track Academy Supplementary School Athletes (both under 18s and 18+)

Time: Saturdays, 9am to 11am

Location: Willesden, North West London

Hourly rate: £15 per hour (maximum two hours per week)

Employment status: Self-employed

DBS disclosure: Enhanced DBS required

Please send your CV and cover letter to Janice Zeniou at mentoring@trackacademy.co.uk and we will then organise an interview/assessment date.

Person specification

Qualifications

  • Essential – At least 5 GCSEs grades A-C (including English language grades A-A*)
  • Essential – A level English language grades A-A*
  • Essential – 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 six 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