Specialist Coach

What the role involves

What to expect working with Total Sports

Our specialist staff take the lead on their programme. With training and support from senior staff, our specialist coaches guide their children through daily themed activities to learn new skills and have fun.

Our Specialist Coaches are primarily 18+. However, for exceptional 17 year olds, we have a training pathway on our Placement Coach scheme that may result in paid assistant coach hours before they turn 18.

We are here to help you achieve your potential, wherever you are in your career. We offer expert training and development pathways, nationally recognised qualifications and endless opportunities for career progression.

Meet like-minded people, share an experience that you will never forget and make friends for life. Our staff come back year on year… some of our team are 15 years in and counting. We’ve even had Total weddings!

We’re a very social bunch! We arrange events regularly to help keep our teams in touch. Bongo’s Bingo, golf games, weekends away and our prestigious Annual Total Sports Awards Night were just a few of our 2022 events.

With over 40 schools, more than 10 camps and multiple care club locations, we can tailor your role to suit you. Hours can fit around studies, be term time or holidays only and using our innovative scheduling app, staff can keep up to date with shifts easily.

What you need to be a Specialist Coach

  • Have relevant experience working with children coaching either football or dance. This can be in a holiday club, in schools or as a voluntary or paid coach. To be a specialist you will need extensive experience and/or qualifications in your chosen field. We will provide all the training you need in our programmes to excel on camp.

  • Be looking for work that supplements either another job or your studies. Holiday clubs only run during the school breaks, so although you may be working full hours during school holidays, during term time there are limited opportunities for paid work with us. For those who stand out on camps, we have coaching hours in schools and at our wraparound care during term time. This is for a select few and the majority of our Holiday Club staff just work during holidays, but many have progressed onto full time work with us after studies have finished.

  • Hold, or be willing to gain full clearance through an Enhanced Criminal Records Check through the Disclosure Barring Service.

  • Be enthusiastic and a team player. Our camp teams are extremely close and all potential new staff should expect to be welcomed whole heartedly. Due to the nature of our work – weather, illness, facilities and parents can mean that teams need to be flexible and work together to ensure children have the best time on camp. Willingness to adapt, join in and have fun is an essential.

What you need to do to apply

  • Check our latest vacancies on Indeed. If you search for Total Sports Limited, you should see a page like the one below.

  • Submit your C.V. on Indeed. Remember this is what we will use to shortlist your application, make sure it is relevant!

  • Keep an eye on your Indeed account. All applications will receive a response within 7 working days.

  • See our Recruitment Process page for more information on how your application with Total Sports will progress.

Training Partners

We have partnered with the leading Higher Education providers in the region to provide students with unrivalled work opportunities. Whether students need placement hours for their course or simply work to compliment their studies, we are recognised as a trusted employability partner. We assist in curriculum delivery and employability events each semester and are delighted with the calibre of candidates we gain from our partners.

I have worked at total sports for the last few years and I always return to do the holiday clubs. The staff and management are helpful and friendly and the job is fun and different every day. We have staff rewards and benefits and there is a great team feel.

Dani, Camp Manager, Total Sports Limited

TOTAL SPORTS is a excellent place to work with many opportunity’s to learn and progress. You really do feel part of the team from day one.Management are friendly and spot on.

Josh, Multi Sports Coach, Total Sports Limited

Supportive and helpful peers and management.I felt welcomed and supported as a new member of staff. The mangers would assist and help if I was unsure on any games.Managers were organised with a breakdown of the day.The reviews were constructive and helped me improve as a coach.

Placement Coach, Total Sports Limited

Great team, excellent staff training and rewards. There is a really positive culture at Total everyone pulls together! Competitive pay, flexible hours and lots of social events. Lots of opportunities to try new things, coach in different schools regularly and work across different camps in the holidays.

Multi Sports Coach, Your Content Goes Here

I worked for Total Sports ltd voluntarily to gain work experience, and I thoroughly enjoyed all of my time with them. I would recommend this highly professional company to anyone considering a career in sports coaching or PE teaching.

Placement Coach, Total Sports Limited