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Sport Learning Support Assistant

Teaching Personnel

£11.85 - 11.85 per hour


Permanent | Full Time



Are you a Sports Coach or Sports Graduate looking to move into school based role or gain more experience supporting young people?

Teaching Personnel are looking for Sports Coaches, Sports Graduates or other similar field to work in secondary schools across Dorset (Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole). Successful candidates will work to support students in a PE based capacity as well as acing as a classroom or teaching assistant when necessary. This is the perfect opportunity for graduates looking to gain more classroom experience to support a PGCE application or a career in classroom support.

The role of Sports Coach will be full time during school hours, with successful candidates generally expected to work 8:30 – 3:30 five days a week. Sports Coaches will work mostly to support students with SEN and SEMH requirements, as well as those displaying challenging behaviour or students from youth work and residential care backgrounds.

There are also part time/flexible working positions available.

Experience is preferred but not essential.

Some highlights of working as a Teaching Personnel Sports Coach include:

  • Full time positions available in both primary and secondary schools across Dorset
  • Supporting students in a sports capacity as well as classroom assistance
  • Supporting SEN, SEMH students and students displaying challenging behaviour
  • Great opportunity to gain classroom experience to develop career as a future teacher or TA
  • Weekly pay through our Pay As Your Earn scheme (PAYE)
  • Opportunity to gain experience working in schools in your locality

To be eligible to apply for this role candidates should:

  • Have a desire to get into a career in a school based enviroment
  • Be able to provide suitable previous employment or character references with no safeguarding concerns or disciplinary proceedings
  • Have a Child Workforce DBS certificate on the update service/ be eligible or willing to apply for one
  • Previous experience as a Sports Coach would be beneficial however any previous experience working with young people would also be beneficial to the role e.g. tutoring, mentoring, classroom assistance, youth work, support work

All aplications will be resonded to within 2 working days. 

All applicants will require the appropriate qualifications and training for this role. Please see the FAQ’s on the Teaching Personnel website for details.
All pay rates quoted will be inclusive of 12.07% statutory holiday pay. This advert is for a temporary position. In some cases, the option to make this role permanent may become available at a later date.
Teaching Personnel is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. We undertake safeguarding checks on all workers in accordance with DfE statutory guidance ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’ this may also include an online search as part of our due diligence on shortlisted applicants.
We offer all our registered candidates FREE child protection and prevent duty training. All candidates must undertake or have undertaken a valid enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. Full assistance provided.
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