Move More Early Years Coach

Job Details

Are you looking for a rewarding role in the community, where you can make a real difference to children’s and families lives by educating them about physical learning through the delivery of engaging, fun and creative sessions?

We’re looking for a Move More Early Years Coach to kick-start developing more physically literate young people. 

About The Role

The Toddler Play Programme was piloted during 2021 and saw Jersey Sport deliver FREE Move More Toddler Play sessions around each of Jersey’s parishes, focusing on toddlers but also engaging families, carers, parents and older children through fun activities.

In 2022, this programme became a permanent operation of Jersey Sport with an enhanced focused upon the educative nature of the sessions to aid the development of physical learning both in the toddler participants, but also within their wider family setting. At Jersey Sport, we understand that a physically literate individual, who is confident and capable to execute fundamental movement skills, is much more likely to start and stay active. Therefore, we believe this programme can be the kick-start to developing more physically literate young people moving forward.

As Move More Early Years Coach, you will be responsible for delivering educative and fun sessions within the programme. These sessions must be engaging, within a positive learning environment and should retain a learning objective whilst maintaining a fun nature. As such, you will be required to plan, deliver and review sessions on a weekly basis whilst ensuring organisational standards are maintained, including health & safety and safeguarding.

Alongside your practical delivery, you will also be tasked with engaging the parents/carers in meaningful conversations to help disseminate information around how families can focus upon and aid physical development outside of the sessions. This will require research of current guidance and advice whilst also meaning you must act as a responsible role model for the organisation at these sessions.

Skills You Will Bring

  • Experience of working with children and practical play or teaching/coaching
  • Motivation, enthusiasm and ability to work with and engage diverse groups of young people, parents, carers, and families
  • Experience of manual handling and the movement of equipment
  • Ability to demonstrate safe working practices in the delivery of play and activity within a children friendly environment
  • Completion of, or be working towards, a recognised qualification, preferably at a Level 2 standard,  in either early years coaching and / or adult education, e.g. NVQ 2 in Play work – or be working towards completion
  • Must have a clean driving license and be willing to drive the Jersey Sport van

About Jersey Sport

Jersey Sport was formed in June 2017 as the independent body for the development of sport and active living in Jersey.

We are committed to diversity, inclusion and equality of opportunity as we attract, retain and develop world-class talent. We prioritise employee health and wellbeing, personal and business development.

Jersey Sport launched the Inspiring an Active Jersey Strategy (IAJ) in September 2020, the vision of which is: ‘Jersey will be a healthier, more productive and fairer society by being one of the most physically active populations in the world.’

Our mission is: ‘More active people for a healthier island.  Jersey will increase physical activity by 10%, by 2030.’

IAJ is a collaborative whole-systems approach to tackling inactivity in the island, advocating for a collective effort across government departments, corporate institutions and the volunteer and community sector.

Jersey Sport is an independent charitable organisation which receives an annual grant from the Government of Jersey to operate various sports and physical activity initiatives across the island.  Jersey Sport is the lead agency for the delivery of IAJ.

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Please apply online for this position via the button below:

Closing date for applications: Friday 15 September 2023 (17:00) . 

For further information and a confidential discussion about this position, please contact Dan Garton, Children’s Community Programmes Officer, at:


Job Type: Jobs in Sport


£16.59 per hour (plus 10% Cash Pension contribution)

Contact Details

01534 757705