Crisis is the national charity for homeless people. We know that homelessness is not inevitable. We know that together we can end it. Sport and Fitness are a vital element in our strong Learning Team, contributing to a tailored offer supporting individuals to end their homelessness.
Contract: 12 months fixed term
Hours: 18 per week; times and days vary
Location: Newcastle upon Tyne
About the role
Crisis is recruiting a Sports and Fitness Tutor to deliver engaging and varied programmes for our clients across Newcastle and the North East. This is an excellent opportunity to work alongside our team to continue to develop courses and learning opportunities which contribute to ending an individual’s homelessness for good.
As Sports, Fitness and Well-being Tutor you will offer exciting opportunities to Crisis clients who have a wide range of interests and abilities. You will devise and deliver engaging classes, as well as supporting individuals to engage with local sport and fitness provision.
You should be a passionate and engaging individual who can motivate, enthuse and spark the interests of clients from a range of backgrounds and with varying experiences of education and learning.
You will need an understanding of the issues affecting homeless people or have experience of working with vulnerable clients in a similar setting, and the ability to develop meaningful activities for Crisis clients.
To be successful in this role you will have/be – include any formal qualifications, things they need to have experience of or knowledge in, skills or values.
Hold relevant sport or fitness training / coaching/ teaching qualifications, to deliver a range of physical activities
Have a proven ability to engage and encourage learners with a range of needs and abilities, and differentiate activity accordingly (to include educating learners about hydration, sleep, etc. before commencing physical activity)
Have a proven ability to deliver high quality interactive programmes, monitor student progress and provide regular feedback and support
We believe diversity is a strength, and our aim is to make sure that Crisis truly reflects the communities we serve. We are actively working towards our organisation being a place where everyone can thrive and make their best contribution to our mission of ending homelessness for good. We know that the more perspectives, voices, and experiences we can bring to this work, the better. We particularly welcome applications from people who have lived experience of homelessness, and people from all marginalised groups, communities and backgrounds.
Working at Crisis
As a member of the team, you will have access to a wide range of employee benefits including:
Interest free loans for travel season ticket, cycle to work, and deposit to secure a tenancy
Pension scheme with an employer contribution of 8.5%
25 days’ annual leave which increases with service to 28 days and option to purchase up to 10 additional days leave
Enhanced maternity, paternity, shared parental, and adoption pay
Flexible working around the core hours 10am-4pm
And more! (Full list of benefits available on website)
Alongside our excellent staff benefits, we will support your ongoing development to build your skills, experience and career.
When you join us, you will have the opportunity to join our staff diversity networks, which aim to champion issues across the organisation, enable staff to be their authentic and best selves and contribute to making Crisis a truly diverse organisation.
How to apply
If this sound likes the opportunity for you, please click on the 'Apply for Job' button below.
Closing date: Sunday 14th August 22 at 23:59
Interviews will be held on 25/26th August
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