Level 3 Community Sport & Leisure Operations Apprentice - Xcel

Xcel Leisure Centre

COVENTRY, CV4 8DY

Closes in 3 days (Monday 22 July at 11:59pm)

Posted on 3 July 2024


Summary

Are you passionate about engaging community members in sport and physical activity? Do you love the idea of working in a leisure environment to deliver projects and initiatives that will have a positive impact on health and wellbeing? Would you like to develop your managerial skills in offering supervisor / duty manager cover in our leisure centres?

Annual wage
£12,480 to £22,308 a year

Minimum wage rates (opens in new tab)

The pay may be negotiated and may rise after a probation period has been successfully completed.

Training course
Community sport and health officer (level 3)
Hours
Hours across week depending on centre need - weekend work may be required.

37 hours a week

Possible start date

Sunday 1 September

Duration

1 Year 4 Months

Positions available

1

Work

As an apprentice, you’ll work at a company and get hands-on experience. You’ll gain new skills and work alongside experienced staff.

What you’ll do at work

Level 3 Community Sport and Health Officer Apprenticeship.

Lifeguarding training (provided by employer).

First aid.

Skills festival days with a range of sector specific CPD, such as:

  • Practical sports coaching
    Gymnastics
    Dance
    Safeguarding / Prevent
    Mental Health and Wellbeing
    Functional skills in maths and English (where required)

Where you’ll work

XCEL LEISURE CENTRE

MITCHELL AVENUE

CANLEY

COVENTRY

CV4 8DY

Training

An apprenticeship includes regular training with a college or other training organisation. At least 20% of your working hours will be spent training or studying.

College or training organisation

ASPIRE TRAINING SOLUTIONS (UK) LIMITED

Your training course

Community sport and health officer (level 3)

Equal to A level

Course contents
  • Successful application of tactics and strategies to empower people from inactive and hard to reach populations to take up an active lifestyle
  • Successful application of a range of approaches that bring about changes in attitudes and behaviours within target communities
  • Supporting people within target communities to become involved in the preparation, planning and delivery of sport and active lifestyles
  • Using local insight and customer-orientated marketing skills to attract high priority groups into existing leisure, parks and sport infrastructure
  • Negotiation, lobbying and brokerage skills with local partners across public health, community development and anti social behaviour
  • Demonstrate clear and effective communication techniques in order to give/receive information accurately and in a timely and positive manner
  • Problem solving and effective decision making with regards the design and implementation of sport and physical activity programmes
  • Writing successful funding bids to enable new, different or more opportunities to take place for sport and physical activity
  • Managing disruptive behaviour of clients and customers before, during and after activities
  • Managing and adapting personal behaviours to ensure provision is inclusive, customer-focused and accessible
  • Building partnerships and developing meaningful relationships with local partners and stakeholders in sport and physical activity
  • Your training plan

    This training plan has not been finalised. Check with this employer if you’ll need to travel to a college or training location for this apprenticeship.

    Requirements

    Desirable qualifications

    GCSE or equivalent in:

    • Maths & English (grade C/4+)

    Let the company know about other relevant qualifications and industry experience you have. They can adjust the apprenticeship to reflect what you already know.

    Skills

    • Communication skills
    • IT skills
    • Attention to detail
    • Organisation skills
    • Customer care skills
    • Problem solving skills
    • Presentation skills
    • Administrative skills
    • Logical
    • Team working
    • Creative
    • Initiative
    • Non judgemental
    • Patience
    • Physical fitness
    • Swimming

    Other requirements

    The successful applicant will receive: • Allocated workplace mentor • Access to internal training • Access to apprenticeship training delivered by Aspire Training Solutions (as outlined above) • Allocated learning hours within the working week The organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. Anyone applying to work in our schools is expected to share this commitment. Therefore, this position is subject to receipt of an enhanced DBS disclosure.

    About this company

    At CV Life, we are dedicated to bringing the benefits that sport, health and fitness provides to the people of Coventry. We offer fantastic facilities for all the family, and for every level of fitness and skill. Everyone is welcome at CV Life! Our centres across the city provide a wide range of sporting facilities including; a 50m and two 25m swimming pools, health spas, fitness suites, 3G football pitches and much more. Finding a variety of activities you enjoy and integrating exercise into your daily routine is the perfect way of staying healthy – and at CV Life we want to provide easy opportunities to do just that. We have locations in every part of the city, making access to health and fitness even easier – from The Alan Higgs Centre in the South East to the Xcel Leisure Centre in the South West The Wave in the very centre of Coventry; whilst Centre AT7 and Moat House Leisure and Neighbourhood Centre are to the North of Coventry is a community fitness centre with premium facilities.

    https://cvlife.co.uk/ (opens in new tab)

    After this apprenticeship

    We will support you in your personal development by providing you with the underpinning knowledge, skills and experience for the following:

    • Careers within the Sport Coaching / Leisure industry
    • Potential further employment with the employer
    • Opportunity for further education

    Candidates successfully achieving this apprenticeship will be eligible to apply for membership with the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA) as a Practitioner.

    Ask a question

    The contact for this apprenticeship is:

    ASPIRE TRAINING SOLUTIONS (UK) LIMITED

    The reference code for this apprenticeship is VAC1000262336.

    Apply now

    Closes in 3 days (Monday 22 July at 11:59pm)

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