Ayrshire Tigers Powerchair Football Club (South Ayrshire)

Charity registered in Scotland SC048926

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

Current opportunities

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.

An opportunity to work as part of a team and to develop your communicative skills. The Club Secretary is the hub of the club, acting as the club's communicator with our membership and external organisations. The Secretary plays a key role in supporting the Chair and being part of a small and committed team. At present, our Committee is made up of the Chair, Vice-Chair, Secretary, Treasurer, Fundraising Representative, Parent Representative and Player Representative. Duties: • Preparing for and participating in meetings • Sending notices of all meetings to committee members/club membership • Making arrangements for meetings – booking rooms, arranging refreshments, ensuring access for all attending • Preparing the agenda in consultation with the Chair and distributing the agenda with any background papers • Checking that members have carried out tasks agreed at the previous meeting • Taking and producing minutes of the meeting, noting the names of those attending and apologies, major decisions, any votes taken and agreed further actions • Distributing minutes in a timely manner. • Maintain accurate records of player membership, volunteer records, and contact details • Keep the membership updated on all news and information • Write to all members inviting them to various events held throughout the year including the AGM, an Xmas Night Out and an Annual Awards Night. • maintain the Club's Constitution & Bye-Laws, Policies & Procedures and any working agreements • Attend the club monthly committee meetings, giving a report on any correspondence received /sent • Act as the main admin interface between the club and external agencies with whom we work • Routing incoming enquiries to the appropriate committee member(s) for action As a charity trustee you will help to set and maintain the charity’s vision, mission and values. You will also help to ensure that the charity: • pursues its charitable purposes as defined in its Governing Document • complies with relevant legislation or regulations • works towards sustainability by developing a funding strategy • maintains the financial stability of Ayrshire Tigers PFC, • resources are well managed and used effectively As a trustee you will also be involved in appointing and supporting Ayrshire Tigers PFC volunteers. New Trustees should be able to attend at least 75% of meetings per year. It is important to note that no one individual is responsible for the governance of the charity, rather we act collectively and make decisions based on collective responsibility. Not had experience as a trustee? Don’t worry - We have support in place to support all new trustees. A full UK driving licence is desirable but not essential. In return for your time, the club will provide any training deemed necessary and put you through your PVG. To apply for this role, please upload a covering letter (maximum 2 sides of A4) and CV to info@ayrshiretigers.co.uk. Closing date for applications is the 1st September 2023 at noon. Interviews will take place, via video conference and will be conducted by at least one member of the current Board of Trustees.