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Mentoring and Sports Coach (Alternative Provision School) – Somerset

Part Time, Permanent, Temporary
Part Time, Permanent, Temporary
Salary: £92.50-£100 per day
Travel Expenses: £0.40 per mile
Immediate Start: Yes
Job Reference: ASSISTANT0009

Join the dynamic team at Lexia Education Services as a Mentoring and Sports Coach in an Alternative Provision School located in Somerset. This unique role combines the power of mentoring with a passion for sports to make a positive impact on the lives of young people facing various challenges. If you have experience in mentoring and a love for sports, along with a desire to empower and inspire students, this opportunity is perfect for you.

Job Summary:

As a Mentoring and Sports Coach, you will play a vital role in providing guidance, support, and mentorship to students within an Alternative Provision School setting. You will have the opportunity to utilise your passion for sports to engage students, promote physical activity, and foster their personal and social development. Through mentoring relationships, you will empower students to overcome obstacles, build self-confidence, and achieve their full potential.


  • Establish and maintain positive mentoring relationships with students, promoting their well-being and personal growth.
  • Design and deliver sports coaching sessions that focus on skill development, teamwork, and promoting a healthy lifestyle.
  • Support students in setting and achieving personal goals, both academically and personally.
  • Provide guidance and support to students in managing their emotions, developing coping strategies, and enhancing their self-esteem.
  • Collaborate with teachers and support staff to develop and implement individualised mentoring plans based on students’ needs and goals.
  • Assist students in improving their social skills, conflict resolution abilities, and positive communication strategies.
  • Monitor and evaluate students’ progress, documenting their achievements and areas for improvement.
  • Work closely with parents and guardians to ensure effective communication and partnership in supporting students’ development.
  • Collaborate with the wider school team to promote a positive and inclusive learning environment.
  • Participate in regular team meetings and professional development opportunities to enhance mentoring and coaching skills.
  • Adhere to safeguarding procedures and promote the well-being and safety of all students.

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Experience in mentoring, coaching, or working with young people, preferably within an educational or alternative provision setting.
  • Knowledge and passion for sports, with the ability to plan and deliver engaging coaching sessions.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills to build positive relationships with students, parents, and school staff.
  • Understanding of the challenges faced by young people in alternative provision settings and a commitment to their holistic development.
  • Empathy, patience, and the ability to motivate and inspire students.
  • Flexibility and adaptability to meet the individual needs of students and respond to changing circumstances.
  • Excellent organisational skills to plan and manage mentoring sessions and sports activities effectively.
  • Commitment to professional growth and development, staying updated with best practices in mentoring and sports coaching.
  • Relevant sports coaching qualifications or certifications are desirable.
  • A valid driving license and access to transportation may be required.

Application Process:

To apply for the position of Mentoring and Sports Coach at Lexia Education Services in Somerset, please complete our online job application form available on our website. Highlight your experience, qualifications, and passion for mentoring and sports coaching in your application. We look forward to reviewing your application and considering you for this rewarding role in supporting young people in alternative provision settings.

Join our dedicated team at Lexia Education Services and make a meaningful difference in Somerset students’ lives. Through mentoring and sports coaching, you will inspire, empower, and guide young people to reach their full potential, both on and off the field.

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