As part of our continued successful partnership with Belfast City Council’s Everybody Active programme, Basketball Northern Ireland have two fixed term vacancies for experienced basketball coaches. The appointments are to last until March 2020, subject to funding availability. Reporting to representatives of the Board of Basketball Northern Ireland, the successful candidates will operate in the Belfast City Council area focusing on the Everybody Active programme by providing coaching for the project.
Basketball NI needs to deliver coaching in several primary and post primary schools over the next three years with the aim of developing two new clubs in the Belfast area. The successful applicants will have to be willing to work in several schools across the city and to be available during school hours and, in later stages, some evening hours will be required. Coaches will also be required to participate in associated basketball camps and promotional sessions. Reports on numbers coached must be submitted.
School coaching sessions are expected to commence in early September. Applicants will need to be available to work from this date. Other camps and events will begin at the start of August. If a successful applicant wishes to start earlier that may be possible.
Interviews will be held in early July. One part of the interview will be a practical coaching session which will assess applicants’ coaching and interpersonal skills with a group of children similar to those engaged on the EBA programme. The practical assessments will be held in conjunction with the Queens Basketball Camp in the Queens PEC Belfast scheduled for the first full week of July.
Main duties and responsibilities will include:
- Coaching young children, many of whom have little or no knowledge of basketball, in the fundamental skills of the game
- Coaching players who have may differing degrees of disability
- Co-ordinating activities with Basketball NI’s development committee
- Developing a new basketball club based around one of the participating schools.
- Coaching and assisting at Belfast City Council and BNI events as required
- Collecting data on participation and providing reports as required
To obtain an application form and job description, contact the BNI Office. Office hours are usually 2pm-6pm, Monday, Wednesday and Friday. The application form and personnel specification can also be downloaded from the BNI website.
Please submit completed forms to the BNI office by 12pm 27th June 2017.
Basketball Northern Ireland
House of Sport
2a Upper Malone Road
Belfast BT9 5LA
We are an equal opportunity employer.