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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 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
Volunteer Treasurer

Reports to
Board of trustees

Job purpose
• Oversee the financial affairs of the organisation and ensure they are legal, constitutional and within accepted accounting practice.
• Ensure proper records are kept and that effective financial procedures are in place.
• Monitor and report on the financial health of the organisation.
• Oversee the production of necessary financial reports/returns, accounts and audits.

Main duties
• Quarterly report the financial position at committee meetings (balance sheet, cash flow, fundraising performance financial viability of charity etc).
• Oversee with staff the production of an annual budget and propose its adoption at the last meeting of the previous financial year.
• Ensure proper records are kept and that effective financial procedures and controls are in place,
• Lead on appointing and liaising with auditors/an independent examiner.
• Oversee bookkeeping is kept up-to-date. Quarterly report
• Quarterly report on the petty cash system
• Quarterly carry out reconciliations

Knowledge, skills and experience

• Knowledge and experience of current and fundraising finance practice relevant to Charities
• Knowledge of bookkeeping and financial management (as necessary).
• Good financial analysis skills.
• Ability to communicate clearly

Volunteer Liaison Officer

1 day a week in the office

Reports To
CEO

Job Purpose
• We are seeking a dynamic and organised team player with strong administration skills and a confident customer service approach to raise awareness about Track Academy to local businesses and local corporates
• To assist the CEO in arranging meetings with local businesses regularly
• To research local businesses events forums and charitable initiatives

Skills and attributes
Essential:
• You are polite, courteous and customer focused.
• You have excellent communication skills (verbal and written).
• You are able to work with minimum supervision, are proactive and take initiative, e.g. by identifying problems, proposing solutions and escalating issues appropriately.
• You have a flair for implementing efficient systems and processes and continually seek to improve .
• You have strong organising skills, you are meticulous and have excellent attention to detail.
• You have a positive team ethos and are keen to contribute to the overall success of the charity.

General
• You maintain high standards of personal appearance, conduct, respect for company property and reputation.
• You work within the appropriate company policies and procedures including health and safety.
• You maintain confidentiality of information about customers, suppliers, contracts, tenders and other commercially sensitive matters.

Key Accountabilities
• Approaching individuals, schools, universities, local authorities, shops and commercial organisations for sponsorship and donations and to raise awareness about Track Academy
• This will be delivered using existing templates and workflows
• To track all approaches on a spreadsheet and review progress with the CEO every week

Key Relationships & Stakeholders
• CEO
• Fundraising consultant
• Project Coordinator
• Mentoring and Education co-ordinator
• Multi skills and event co coordinator

Knowledge, Skills & Experience
• Communication skills
• IT skills
• Good organisation
• Administrative skills
• Resourcefulness
• Creative thinking
• Effective problem solving