Part-Time Volunteer Powerchair Football Coach

  • VO87822


We are currently looking for a coach to help our head coach run our weekly Tuesday training session for the first team at The Citadel Leisure Centre in Ayr between 7pm and 10pm. The role will be part time and is a volunteer position. Previous coaching experience would be helpful but not essential.

This role is ideal for graduates of sports degrees or those that are still currently studying and want to earn money on the side of their degree.

Powerchair football is an adaptation of football and no previous coaching experience is required; only an enthusiastic approach, commitment, and a willingness to learn. There will also be opportunities to gain coaching qualifications, through the Club’s affiliation with SPFA and the Scottish Para-Football, as part of the individual’s continued professional development.

The Club is committed to increasing opportunities available to participants with a disability and therefore would like to offer inspiring coaches the chance to learn how to coach Powerchair Football. You will be supported to develop your ‘personal’ coaching skills (communication, organisation, adaptability, and compassion) and your ‘how to’ coaching skills (instruction, demonstration, observation, analysis, feedback and questioning).

A full UK driving licence is desirable but not essential.

In return for your time, the club will assist with you gaining SFA coaching qualifications, First Aid training and put you through your PVG.
We are interested in speaking with people that have a background as/or worked in:
 Sports Coaching
 Football Coaching
 PE Teachers and Teachers with a love for Sport
 Teaching assistants with a love for Sport
 Primary Teachers with a love for Sport
 Experience of working with disabled children/adults

Opportunities will include:
 Observation and the chance to deliver Powerchair coaching sessions.
 Coach observation and feedback.
 Mentoring opportunities.
 Opportunity to gain coaching and refereeing qualifications
 Coaching at SPFA match days.

Our aim is to support your understanding, knowledge and experience of coaching to support the long term sustainability of powerchair football in Ayrshire.

Requirements to be a Football Coach at Ayrshire Tigers:
 You must be reliable, honest and trustworthy.
 Have a full UK driving licence.
 You must be a people person and enjoy interacting with others.
 Motivate players and be motivated themselves
 Prior coaching experience within football (all sports) desirable but not essential
 Prior experience working with children and/or adults with disabilities desirable but not essential.
 Be well organised and forward plan.
 Have a willingness to develop personally and learn new skills.
 Communicate effectively.
 Make things FUN.
 Use time efficiently and effectively.
 Develop an appropriate level of technical knowledge.
 Observe and analyse players’ skills and make improvements.

Main Duties:
 Assisting/leading small group or whole team drills and games.
 Laying out equipment ahead of the session.
 Dynamic risk assessment of powerchairs and equipment before and after sessions.
 Equip players as required e.g. attaching ‘Strikers’ to powerchairs.
 Organise players with consideration to ability and individual needs.
 Consult with the Head Coach about the aims of the sessions.
 Plan, deliver, evaluate and progress the coaching sessions.
 Brief all players on the aims of the session and the purpose of each activity.
 Undertake organisational jobs e.g. register, equipment checks, delegate to parents and carers.
 Ensure that you are well briefed about any special needs of the participant involved i.e. medical condition/disabilities etc.
 Give constructive feedback to all players.
 Abide by and promote sound ethics, club policy, code of conduct, child protection, health and safety, equal opportunities to all members.

Further Opportunities:
 Coach at league and cup matches. Offering touchline support and coaching to players.
 Attend any meetings with fellow coaches, players, parents and children where appropriate.
 Develop your own skills by attending SFA coach education courses and any training that is organised by the club.

Organisation aims and objectives

To encourage and promote the development of powerchair football as a sport within the community of Ayrshire.










Tuesdays between 7pm – 10pm


Experience required: PVG scheme membership required. Experience required: To undertake the role, you need to be a keen, enthusiastic and capable person. Desirable but not essential are an interest in sport, good communication skills, the ability to motivate, take on responsibility, good organisation, ability to work individually or within a group and experience working with children and protected/vulnerable adults. No previous coaching experience is necessary but a knowledge of football would be beneficial.
Minimum age: 16


Expenses paid: Yes
Taster available: Yes
Training details: Full support & training provided including SFA qualifications & Child Wellbeing & Protected Adult training required by SFA along with the essential PVG checks & First Aid certificates. Volunteers are welcome to stay with the club as long as they like.
Support: Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet