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Casual Coach (Freelance)

We are looking for inspirational coaches to join our amazing charity which makes a positive impact to the lives of children and young people. The role involves using the power of sport, physical activity and creative arts to positively engage young people in both schools and communities. Active Fusion is an award-winning charity whose mission is to help every child develop a love for being active by unlocking potential and creating positive habits for life. We are a close team who are passionate, dedicated, and motivated; our positive culture is the foundation to our success.

Doncaster, DN1 2DR
Contact Name
Active Fusion
Contact Telephone
01302 637276
Contact Email
Active Fusion

About Casual Coach (Freelance)

Casual Coaches will:

  • Deliver sessions in schools and communities in line with the national curriculum.
  • Plan engaging and innovative activities using either sport, physical activity, creative arts and skill development.
  • Provide children and young people with great experiences using the power of sport, physical activity and learning new things
  • Maintain good relationships with key stakeholders - children, parents, business managers, school teachers, headteachers, PE leads.
  • Use ICT to monitor and evaluate programmes to measure impact and demonstrate outcomes.
  • Understand the importance of physical activity and a healthy lifestyle.
  • Help to use sport and skill development as a tool for social change.
  • Understand the principals of safeguarding, child protection and working with vulnerable adults.
  • Be first aid trained (lead coach essential, assistant coach desirable).

The successful candidates will have experience in:

  • Leading or assist sessions of sport, physical activity or creative arts sessions with a primary school setting.
  • Maintaining relationships with key contacts in schools.
  • Using various approaches to change attitudes to sport and physical activity in local communities.
  • Supporting people to become involved in the preparation, planning and delivery of sport and exercise.
  • Communicating clearly with a range of different groups in a range of different ways.
  • Adapting to different situations and use own initiative to problem solve.
  • Building partnerships with local communities, businesses, and other relevant stakeholders.
  • Ensuring that provision is inclusive, customer focused and accessible.

The successful candidate will demonstrate:

  • Excellent work ethic and attention to detail.
  • Superb time management.
  • Adaptability.
  • A positive attitude to work and be a role model within communities.
  • A willingness to work as a team but also individually.
  • An appetite to learn and develop personally and professionally.
  • All the Active Fusion values in the way that they work and live.
  • Be able to travel independently to various location across South Yorkshire.


Lead coach candidates must have the following:

  • Any level 2 coaching qualification, Level 2 National Governing Body of Sport or Community/Higher sports leaders' awards qualifications.
  • Safeguarding and protecting young people workshop certificate or equivalent (within the last 3 years)
  • Emergency first Aid Certificate (within the last 3 years)

Assistant coach candidates must have the following:

  • Any level 1 coaching qualification, Level 1 National Governing Body of Sport or sports leaders' awards qualifications.

Preferred but not essential:

  • Safeguarding children and young people workshop certificate or equivalent (within the last 3 years)
  • Emergency first Aid Certificate (within the last 3 years)

Why work for Active Fusion?

  • Award winning charity
  • Training & Development opportunities
  • 94% of staff have job satisfaction and enjoy working for Active Fusion.
  • On-site parking.

To Apply

Please send a completed copy of your application form to Wednesday 15th June 2022.

Application forms can be downloaded from our website.

Successful Applicants will be offered a contract subject to:

  • A clear enhanced DBS Check
  • 2 satisfactory references

Further Information

Casual coaches will not have a set or regular schedule and will be part of a pool of other coaches where sessions are offered out when available. We typically have more hours available during the school holidays.

If you would like to know more information about the role, please email your query to

Supporting Documents:

job-description-casual-coach1.pdf (PDF, 256.7 Kb)

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