Special Educational Needs Sports Coach


Roar Potential (RP) delivers sports coaching, mentoring and issue-based workshops, supporting young people to realise their full potential. We work with young people aged 5-18 years old in primary and special educational needs settings. We also deliver mentoring on a 1-to-1 basis with looked after children.


We are recruiting people who have a passion for working with disabled children and who possess strong social values. The successful candidate will initially work within a special educational needs school in south Manchester on Wednesdays from 9am to 3pm. You may also be asked to deliver multi-skills or fitness based 1-to-1 mentoring sessions for looked after children, as and when required.


Further details including the job description and person specification can be found within this document. You are not required to address each point within the person specification. However, you should use details outlined in both the job description and person specification to guide you when writing your cover letter. Please highlight why you would be the ideal candidate for this role.

The deadline to apply is Monday 14th March 2022 at 23:59. Due to time constraints we will only respond to applicants that have been invited for an interview. During the interview process you will be asked questions relating to your C.V, cover letter and suitability for the role. You will also be asked to deliver a 20-30 minute session to a small group of children.

To apply please email your C.V and a cover letter of no more than 2 sides of A4 outlining your suitability for the role to:

Elliott McKinnell: info@roarpotential.co.uk


Applicants will need to be available for Interview on Wednesday 23rd March between 9:30 and 2:30pm.

Job Title: SEN Sports Coach.

Salary: Dependent on qualifications and experience.

Hours: 9:00am to 3:00pm on Wednesdays during term time.

Main purpose of the job:

We provide our clients with access to high quality sports provision. Supporting young people to benefit from the many positive outcomes associated with sports and physical activity.

The SEN Sports Coach will plan and deliver a range of multi-skill and multi-sport activities within our partner primary school in south Manchester.

Responsible to: The company director.


Main tasks of the job:

1. Plan and deliver a range of multi-skill and sports activities in line with the Roar Potential P.E curriculum for disabled children aged 5-11 years old.


2. Plan and deliver physical activity interventions on a 1-to-1 basis with young people.


3. The successful candidate will develop positive relationships with a range of staff at our partner school including senior leaders, teachers, teaching assistants and administrators.


4. Participate in staff supervision and team meetings to ensure best practise is delivered for clients.


5. Participate in any in-house or external training required by the company to ensure best practise is delivered for clients.


6. To learn Roar Potential safeguarding policy and procedures and ensure these standards are always implemented.


7. To learn Roar Potential health and safety policy and procedures and ensure these standards are always implemented.


The above is not an exhaustive list of duties and you will be expected to perform different tasks as necessitated by any alterations in delivery.

Person Specification


A National Governing Body coaching qualification at Level 1 or above.

Experience Coaching disabled children and young people.

Experience of working within a school setting.


A strong understanding of child protection and safeguarding practises within a school or sports club environments.

A strong understanding of health and safety when delivering sport sessions to children.

Understanding of best practice within school or sports club environments.


Understanding of how to effectively deliver a range of sports and multi-skills to children and young people.

Ability to inspire, motivate and act as a positive role model to children and young people.

Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to create positive relationships with a wide range of stakeholders.

Strong communication skills both orally and in writing.

Ability to work independently and use initiative.

Confident in managing a group of children and individual young people that can at times display challenging behaviours.


A positive and hardworking attitude.

Your appointment will be provisional, subject to satisfactory completion of all pre-employment checks required, including:


• Satisfactory Enhance DBS Disclosure, including check of Barred List

• Satisfactory employment references

• Verification that you are not subject to a prohibition order

• Verification of identity

• Confirmation (by documents) of your right to work legally in the UK

• Confirmation of qualifications as required by the Person Specification