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Sports Coordinator

The Way Youth Zone Wolverhampton
West Midlands Region
Up to £24,000
Closing date
6 Feb 2022
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Sports Coordinator



Full time - 40 hours per week (shift include evenings and weekends)

Location: The Way Wolverhampton Youth Zone, Wolverhampton

We are a youth work charity providing an incredible range of activities from football to mindfulness, dancing to cooking (to be honest there isn't much we don't do!) in a safe, state-of-the-art space designed with young people in mind.

Providing young people with someone to talk to and staff that will always listen, we put young people first and at the heart of what we do.

We are here for all young people, onsite and online!

About the role

We're looking for a Sports Coordinator who has experience of working with young people (aged 8 - 19 up to 25 with disabilities), you must have a passion for young people and families, exceptional service and be qualified in Sport delivery with experience that supports this.

As a member of the delivery management team you will be able to work with young people with a variety of backgrounds and needs alongside managing a team that is just as diverse. You will work closely with the rest of the team to ensure delivery of both face to face and online programmes (including being present on our social media channels).

You will thrive in a fast-paced youth-led environment, be a self-starter, have high standards for yourself and others.

We're seeking someone who shows kindness and respect, who is innovative, someone who can laugh, learn, experiment, try new things, and thrive.

What you need to know....

The Sports Coordinator will hold responsibility for the sports department in the Youth Zone ensuring delivery of a vibrant, open-access programme of activities for the young people of The Way, significantly contributing to targets of working with up to 200 young people per session. Accountable for the programme development for delivery of all sports in all of our clubs - junior, senior and holiday clubs as well as manage resources.

The sports coordinator will effectively lead a team of delivery staff and volunteers to deliver our aspirations for young people in line with the strategic objectives and business plans for the organisation.

In addition, they will be expected to contribute to service excellence in line with Onside Excellence framework and quality assurance programmes for youth work, ensuring that the Youth Zone provides a fun, supportive, safe and inclusive place which attracts and retains our members while recording attendance, impact stories and case studies to evidence work undertaken.

Key Responsibilities:

  • To provide management, guidance and support within areas of responsibility (Sports / Sessions), ensuring it is in line with the organisation’s objectives by supporting the implementation of relevant business plans within budget and achieving KPI’s.
  • Working with the Youth Work Manager - Universal Services, to ensure service delivery is in line with key strategic objectives, developing and implementing programme plans to realise the organisational goals, with particular reference to one of the main areas of the youth zone (Sports / Sessions).

Apply now!

Working within a supportive team, you will see the impact of the work of you and the team on a daily basis through the delivery of vibrant and dynamic youth work and activities. You will have the opportunity to develop existing management and youth work skills as we constantly review how we work and the wide variety of opportunities available - no 2 days are the same. For an informal conversation or to find out more, please contact Bev Baxter: or visit our website:

Closing date: Sunday 6th February 2022

Interview dates: Friday 18th February 2022

The Way is committed to promoting, celebrating, and valuing diversity as well as removing any unlawful discrimination across our organisation, ensuring our team represents the communities we serve.  All individuals regardless of race, age, disability, ethnicity, nationality, gender, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage, and civil partnership are encouraged to apply for this post.

If you have any personal requirements that will enable you to participate in our recruitment process please contact the recruitment team by phone on 01902 328290 at the earliest opportunity to ensure we are able to put place measures to support your application for this post.


The Way Youth Zone

A youth-led, state-of-the-art space for young people aged 8-19 (up to 25 with a disability) located centrally in the vibrant and diverse city of Wolverhampton. 

Open 7 days a week, we provide a huge variety of activities for you to get involved in!

Find Us
School Street
West Midlands
United Kingdom
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