Community PE & Sports Coach Apprentice

  • Job Reference: 00000475-1
  • Date Posted: 3 April 2024
  • Recruiter: Colchester United Community Foundation
  • Location: Shrub End Community and Sport Centre, Boadicea Way, Colchester, C02 9BG
  • Salary: £5.28 to £10.42 Per Hour
  • Bonus/Benefits: National Apprentice Minimum Wage (dependent on experience)
  • Sector: Colchester United Community Foundation
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

Colchester United Community Foundation (CUCF) is the official charity partner for Colchester United Football Club. We provide high quality sports and education programmes to 9,000 children, young people and adults from across the region each week.

Would you like to make a difference in your local community?

Are you passionate about giving opportunities to people to positively impact their lives, alongside enhancing your education and work experience?

CUCF are looking to appoint enthusiastic, dedicated, and confident Community PE & Sports Coach Apprentices on a 30 hour per week fixed term basis, to join our teaching and learning team, delivering across all strands of the organisation.

The successful candidate will be enrolled on to an education programme to enable them to gain a qualification from either:

1. Community Activator Coach, Level 2: 12 Months + 3 months End-Point-Assessment

2. Community Sport & Heath Officer, Level 3: 14 Months + 3 months End-Point-Assessment

3. Sports Coach, Level 4: 15 Months + 3 months End-Point-Assessment

The successful candidate must ill share our organisational values and will be responsible for delivering high-quality provision within our community, adopting our session methodology and schemes of work.

You will require the tenacity and the creativity to overcome obstacles, demonstrate leadership alongside our full-time workforce and can inspire and motivate people from all backgrounds and areas of our communities.

We’re seeking staff to:


  • Develop positive and effective relationships and partnerships with colleagues, participants, parents/guardians, and community partners.


  • Deliver a high-quality provision within Education, Health & Inclusion and Participation programmes.


  • Support with the development and increased engagement on community projects and programmes.


  • Collaborate with colleagues, partners, schools, and parents/guardians to maximise impact in helping participants realise and reach their potential.


  • Evaluate the impact and success of delivery by collecting data (Where applicable), feedbacking case studies and showcasing success.

 All CUCF positions adhere to:


  • Colchester United Community Foundation is committed to safeguarding the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk. We expect all our staff and volunteers to fully support and promote this commitment.
  • In line with the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, Exceptions Order 1975, as this role involves working with vulnerable groups, Pre-Employment checks will include a satisfactorily completed Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

Equality, Diversity & Inclusion

We are dedicated to fostering a diverse and dynamic working environment by building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

Health & Safety

  • Fully endorse, demonstrate, and carry out the company’s health and safety policy.
  • Comply with all company policies and statutory regulations.
  • Have a full knowledge of procedures for evacuation regarding fire.

Application End Date: Friday 8th December 2023 (Cohort 1) & Friday 31st May (Cohort 2)

  • Interview Date: WC 11th December 2023  (Cohort 1) & TBC (Cohort 2)
  • Start Date: Monday 8th January 2024 (Cohort 1) & Monday 2nd September 2024 (Cohort 2)


Download Job Pack for the Community PE & Sports Coach Apprentice here.

 Please note that the job will be subject to satisfactory references and enhanced DBS checks.