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RGU Garthdee, AB10 7GJ
£10.75 - £11.88 per hour pro rata
Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Position Type:

Job Summary

Do you want to help make a difference by delivering and developing Denis Law Legacy Trust’s exciting Streetsport project?

We’re on the lookout for enthusiastic coaches who can play a key role in implementing the long-term strategy of a growing and fulfilling programme. Working in targeted areas of Aberdeen, Streetsport supports and empowers young people to be confident, capable, independent and responsible citizens within their own communities through sport and creative activities.

Your role will primarily be to engage with and deliver activity to children and young people during sessions.  You will possess a strong commitment to encouraging and supporting the development of young people, being a role model and providing guidance where possible.

Relevant youth work qualifications, NGB coaching awards and a driving licence are desirable while enthusiasm and motivational skills are a must, as is the ability to relate well to young people from various backgrounds. A history of adapting sessions in diverse environments such as schools, parks, astro pitches, carparks and prisons would be beneficial and having the experience of working in a team plus the ability to use your own initiative is also imperative.  In short, you must have the energy, drive and confidence to help play a major role in the running of the Denis Law Legacy Trust’s flagship Streetsport programme and therefore helping to ensure young people thrive.

Salary on first appointment is normally to the bottom of the scale, although in exceptional circumstances an appointment further up the scale may be considered. Salary on appointment is £10.75 per hour. The working hours of the role are ad hoc and generally fall during weekday evenings between 18:30 and 22:00 and Saturdays - varying from week-to-week depending on availability and operational demand. You will be expected to work between 2 and 8 hours per week.

This post is subject to the individual being required to join the PVG scheme. For more information, visit:

To apply please complete the short personal details form and submit your CV along with a covering letter detailing why you are applying for the position.

Job Description

RESPONSIBLE TO: Streetsport Development Manager

RESPONSIBLE FOR: Volunteers and Streetsport participants

PURPOSE OF POST: To ensure Streetsport sessions are run safely and effectively, to provide a rewarding experience for both participants and volunteers and to provide mentoring and guidance to the young people we work with.


• Coaches ensure Streetsport sessions are safe, fun and inclusive environments. They also ensure sessions are youth led and that a variety of activity is provided.

• Coaches must be familiar with the opportunities the Denis Law Legacy Trust can offer young people. They will be able to signpost as well as identify young people that may benefit from our programming.

• Coaches must feedback statistics as well as assist with Denis Law Legacy Trust related research.

• In relation to volunteers, coaches must aid with retention and coordination of both small and large teams of volunteers.

• Coaches must be able to communicate effectively to volunteers, participants and all staff. In addition, coaches must work efficiently with partner organisations.  

• Follow all Health and Safety procedures and guidance and ensure all procedures and policies are being followed at each and every Streetsport session.

• Ensure that all aims and objectives of the Denis Law Legacy Trust are being met.

• Monitor and react accordingly to any challenging situations that may occur at sessions and report to line manager. Be prepared to work with and develop the potential of young people in challenging situations.

• Attend quarterly staff training, wear appropriate Denis Law Legacy Trust uniform at work and carry out any other related duties as required by the Streetsport Development Officers.



Person Specification


Qualifications and Professional Memberships

Full UK driving license

Valid NGB qualifications

First Aid

NGB Sport Coaching Awards

Child protection workshop

Qualifications in youth work

Knowledge and Skills

Commitment to the personal development of young people

Motivated by success and high standards

Flexible and willing to travel and work unsociable hours

Willing to accept responsibility and act on own initiative


Sports Coaching experience

Youth Work experience


Behaviour 1: Decision Making - Experience of using own judgement to make decisions, making collaborative decisions with others to reach conclusions and providing advice or information that will influence the decisions of others

Behaviour 2: Service Delivery - Experience of giving customers a positive and satisfactory service, by providing accurate and up to date knowledge of services available in own and related areas of work

Behaviour 3: Team Work and Motivation - Experience of participating in a team, cooperating and contributing when required

Behaviour 4: Communication - Ability to receive, understand and convey straight forward information in a clear and accurate manner