Bolton Arena - Gymnastics Head Coach - British Gymnastics

Bolton Arena - Gymnastics Head Coach

Bolton Arena has been delivering recreational gymnastics for more than 15yrs. We are now seeking a Head Coach who can make a difference, someone who has the passion and drive to deliver exceptional programs and make positive changes. The successful candidate will possess strong leadership skills and be able to motivate and inspire the coaching team and recreational gymnasts; plan & deliver high quality gymnastics sessions, oversee safety, and supervise coaches and volunteers. This position is directly responsible for training, instructing, and coaching, as well as communicating with parents and partners and developing links with organisations outside the Arena, e.g. schools, other clubs, etc.  

Terms: Permanent post

Hours: 35 hours per week. 
Hours will be arranged with the Head of Sport and will include evening and weekend working.

An example shift pattern may be:
Monday: 13.30-20.30
Tuesday: 11.00-18.00
Wednesday: 13.30-20.30
Thursday: 12.00-19.00
Sunday: 09.00-15.00

Salary: circa £24,000 - £28,000  & commensurate with experience

Main Duties & responsibilities
Lead and oversee the delivery of gymnastics sessions, ensuring sessions are engaging, motivating and active throughout.
Develop an appropriate, progressive and motivating program which engages gymnasts of all ages and abilities
Observe the full session , interacting with each and every child offering positive feedback and improvement points 
Engage and liaise with the assistant coaches to ensure session delivery is exceptional, offering positive, open and honest feedback where appropriate. 
Build rapport with parents and offer opportunities for parents to engage, and offer feedback about positive activity or areas of concern. 
Provide information and effectively communicate booking procedures, news and up & coming events with participants. 
Plan and execute new ideas to expand recreational gymnastics.

Planning and line management
Plan and deliver sessions appropriate to the ability of participants.
Liaise with Line Manager to ensure there are regular, appropriate training opportunities for staff and volunteers.
Identify and recruit volunteers and coaches in line with club procedures, eg. Ex-gymnast volunteers to assist in the running of the club activities.
Planning and delivering appraisals for coaches. 
Be responsible for mentoring volunteers and coaches. 

Essential Qualifications / Experience required
Current BG (or equivalent) minimum Level 2+ general or artistic qualification
Sport and Leisure Related Degree and or Further Education qualifications 
Proven attendance at Disability Awareness and Child Protection courses.
Experience of managing gymnastics programmes in a leisure setting
Experience of implementing new sports programmes in school and or leisure centres
Knowledge of budgetary control and ability to compile and manage revenue income and expenditure budgets
Strong administration skills and organisational abilities
Experience of delivering exceptional customer care and service standars

Experience in setting and achieving goals 
Experience in attending and managing gymnastics competitions
BG (or equivalent) level 3 qualification
BG (or equivalent) Pre-School qualification
Previous experience of leading a successful gymnastics program

Other Personal Qualities and Abilities
Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written skills
Ability to work under pressure 
Able to motivate and inspire both coaches and gymnasts of all ages and abilities
Enthusiastic and motivated
Flexible about tasks and working hours
A good sense of humour
Able to work on their own initiative to high standards and with minimum supervision
Willingness to support colleagues and participate as a member of the team

Excellent employee benefits include:-
free Health & Fitness membership
enhanced holiday entitlements up to 34 days per year
competitive rates of pay
uniform provided
pension scheme with up to 6% employer contribution (subject to qualifying period)
career development and training opportunities
partners discounts scheme

Please request further information and a full job description or email your CV in the first instance to Kathryn Platt, Human Resources Manager