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Ed Lewis

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Posted Thursday, January 18th 2018

Vacancy: Sports Business and Entrepreneurship Team Coach

Team Coach for Business and Entrepreneurship Degree Programme. Bristol City Community Trust. Part Time. Salary: £21,000 (pro rata).

  • Have you got experience of, and an interest in, coaching, supporting self-managed learning and assisting in the development of business ventures?
  • Are you comfortable and credible in dealing with a range of learners, from undergraduate team entrepreneurs to C-level business clients?
  • Can you evidence your ability to support a ‘learning by doing’, team-based approach to learning and the desire of working collaboratively as part of a team of coaches?
  • Do you have experience within new or early stage entrepreneurial ventures?
  • Are you creative, flexible and committed to life-long learning?
  • Do you want to become a pivotal driver in our new and exciting Sports Business and Entrepreneurship Degree Programme?

If so, we would like to talk to you…

Bristol City Community Trust is a registered charity, which strives to make a positive difference for all through sport and learning. We recognise the positive impact we have on the community, but are continually looking to develop and expand our reach.

Based at the newly-redeveloped Ashton Gate Stadium, where purpose-built classroom and facilities are evident, the Trust’s culture of valuing education is bolstered by the learning environment. This assists in inspiring a positive attitude to drive education, personal and social progress, without the fear of failure.

Take a look inside the inspirational environment where this course is based.

We require a Team Coach for our Sports Business and Entrepreneurship Degree, supporting a team of entrepreneurs.

Main Responsibilities:

  • To team coach at undergraduate level, engaging fully and creatively with our team entrepreneurs in this capacity
  • To undertake module leadership on the Sports Business and Entrepreneurship programme and/or other academic roles as required
  • To engage with local businesses and social entrepreneurship communities to build awareness of and involvement in our team entrepreneurship activities
  • To undertake appropriate continuing personal and professional development, including engagement in team coach development programmes
  • To role model the team entrepreneurship ethos to team entrepreneurs and the broader community, fully contributing to the life of the team entrepreneurship hub/office
  • To support the planning, organisation and review of a two week induction for Sports Business and Entrepreneurship programme each year
  • To contribute to the timely review of the Sports Business and Entrepreneurship programme, ensuring development and growth of the programme
  • To organise and engage in ‘the forest and back’ as well as ‘learning journeys’
  • To engage in reflection and coaching supervision as required by the role

You will have:

  • Proven experience in an entrepreneurial environment taking ideas from concept to delivery
  • Business and commercial acumen
  • Understanding of challenges faced by small and medium sized enterprises and start-up businesses
  • Experience of, and commitment to, working with learner-centred, enquiry-based and practice led pedagogy approaches
  • Experience of team coaching, participatory facilitation and/or working outside of an educational environment
  • A sound understanding of, and an ability to work creatively and effectively with teams
  • Commitment to the personal and academic development of the team entrepreneurs, as individuals and as teams
  • A strong interest in business engagement
  • An ability to set high personal standards and work calmly and effectively in an environment characterised by high level of ambiguity and complexity

We would also like you to have:

  • Relevant professional body memberships
  • Ability to work well with a wide range of client group
  • An interest in applied research and consultancy
  • Experience of module leadership or equivalent
  • Experience with a range of ages and students/participants
  • Experience within new, early stage entrepreneurial ventures

We will give you:

  • A holiday allowance of 25 days (pro rata)
  • Generous pension schemes
  • Free parking on site 
  • Generous continuous personal development budget including a Post Graduate Certificate in Team Coaching qualification
  • One free ticket to all Bristol City FC home league games
  • The opportunity to be part of an incredible journey

 This position is part time (19 hours per week) from August 13th 2018, but candidates will be expected to put time into self-development immediately. Candidates must be willing to work occasional evenings and weekends. The successful candidate will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check.

To apply, please send a CV and covering letter to

Closing date for applications: Monday, February 5th 2018 at 5pm.

Safeguarding Statement:

Bristol City Community Trust are committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to endorse this commitment.

Equality Statement:

The successful candidate must ensure a positive commitment towards equality and diversity by treating others fairly and not committing any form of direct or indirect discrimination, victimisation or harassment of any description and to promote positive working relationships between all internal and external stakeholders.