Guide to jobs and volunteering in the sports sector

This guide details the many benefits that young people can experience from undertaking voluntary work experience and lists some of the various careers that are on offer within the sports sector. We hope that you find this information interesting, informative and a help in seeing the huge variety of careers that are open to all young people within the Sports Sector.

Jobs and Volunteering in the Sports Sector (pdf)

Current Vacancies

Teacher of PE & Games – The Skinner School

Closing Date: Monday 1 June 2020

The Skinner School in Tunbridge Wells seek an enthusiastic and able teacher and sports coach to join a very successful department.  Their core PE curriculum runs from Years 7 to 11 and follows a curriculum that exposes all pupils to wide array of sports, and to the key principles of sports science and healthy living. AS level PE is an option in the Sixth Form and a considerable number or students also train to be Sports Leaders.  Again there is further potential in the ability of our pupils to develop a cutting edge understanding of the role of sport and exercise in the 21st Century.

The successful applicant will be required to teach PE at Key Stages 3 and 4 from the outset. (S)he will also need to offer significant expertise at one of our major sports.

For more information please visit The Skinner School website

Stoolball England – Coaching Trainer Course

Stoolball England’s aim is to develop a team of freelance Coaching Trainers who will deliver exciting, creative and inclusive stoolball sessions. The training programme will enable Coaching Trainers to deliver course content in a classroom environment as well as practical coaching on the ground. Coaches will develop and deliver stoolball sessions at their own pace and fitting-in with their work-life balance.

For more information please contact Stoolball England or visit the Stoolball England website

There are always lots of opportunities listed on the TM Active careers page, so it’s worth checking them out too!

Further Education

Canterbury Christ Church University – Foundation Degree in Physical Education and Physical Activity

Two year programme starting in September 2020 designed for students who are currently working in a physical education setting and who want to obtain a qualification whilst only attending university one day a week.

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Canterbury Christ Church University – BA Top Up year in Physical Education and Physical Activity

A natural follow on from the Foundation Degree, on successful completion of this students will obtain a BA (Hons) in Physical Education and Physical Activity. Again, this programme is only one day a week.  The next cohort will start in September 2020.

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Work Experience / Placement

The Kent Sport and Physical Activity service receives many requests from people looking to undertake work experience or placements within the service.

Any enquiries for work placements must go through Kent County Council, where you will find details of the types of placements which can be offered and the application form.

We also suggest that those looking for work experience get in touch with the Sports Development unit in their local area, who may be able to offer opportunities. It is important to note that work experience cannot be guaranteed.