What we look for

We are looking for the following attributes:

  • Good communication skills
  • Respectful, smart, reliable and punctual
  • Positive role model for children
  • Willingness to learn
  • Wants to inspire children through sport or creative activities

What we can offer you

  • FREE childcare
  • Management perks
  • Company progression
  • Additional holidays
  • Financial growth
  • CPD and Accredited
  • Parking tickets (not fines) paid for
  • Movement fee to a different club
  • Enhanced manager fee at holiday clubs
  • Employee of the month award
  • End of year/summer staff dinner
  • Organised team social events
  • Refer a friend scheme

As a sports coach we want you to:

  • Lead
  • Coach
  • Challenge
  • Inspire

“We’re seeking for someone that appreciate working with children for this position. You will have knowledge on how to deliver sports through several disciplines. You’ll approach planning, executing, and reviewing methodically. Your sporting activities must be enjoyable, interesting, and open to all”

Active8 Minds Apprenticeship

We have exciting opportunities to gain experience in a professional and fun working environment
whilst completing relevant coaching qualifications. As an Apprentice you will work alongside our
inspirational staff delivering sport, creative and physical activities to primary school children in PE
lessons, after school clubs and holiday clubs.
This is a paid role.

Active8 Minds® Apprenticeship Programme, in partnership with Portsmouth College Community activator level 2 sports apprenticeship.

  • “Earn while you learn”
  • Age 17+
  • 38 hours per week
  • 1 day college per week (or equivalent)
  • 4 days practical on job learning
  • 28 paid holiday per year
  • Staff nights out
  • Pay: meets national minimum apprenticeship wage

What you get:

  • Multiple National Governing Body coaching awards NVQ Level 2
  • Paediatric Level 3 First Aid
  • Appropriate safeguarding children training and certification
  • CPD courses Fully supported by the college and our in house Development Officer
  • Strong chance of full time employment on completion

As an apprentice sports coach we want you to:

  • Learn
  • Practise
  • Inspire
  • Grow

“We are searching for people that enjoy working with children and have a passion for sports for this position. You will learn every aspect of the foundations and guidelines for coaching children from ages 4 and up as an apprentice. You will learn first aid and safety precautions during your 18-month employment, in addition to earning numerous recognised qualifications”

Current vacancies:

Lead sports coaches

Assistant sport coaches

Apprentice sports coaches

Lead playworkers

Assistant playworkers


As a playworker we want you to:

  • Nurture
  • Inspire
  • Challenge
  • Educate


“We’re seeking for someone that appreciate working with children for this position. You’ll have a calm demeanor, be amiable, and nurturing. You’ll be interacting closely with our children while participating in arts-and-crafts-based activities as a playworker. A teaching assistant, lunchtime employee, preschool employee, or someone with an experience in a related field would be a good fit for this position”