Youth Work

Youth Sports Co-Ordinator

  • Croydon
  • £25,000.00
  • OnSide Youth
  • 35-40 hours per week


OnSide Youth Zones is a charity with one simple aim…to build a network of 21st Century Youth Clubs, giving young people, safe and inspiring places to go in their leisure time. Young people need our help now more than ever before. Whether it’s a lack of ambition or qualifications, or negative behaviour and attitudes, the current childhood crisis is real and well documented. OnSide Youth Zones are designed to give young people aged 8–19 years old (25 for those with a disability) somewhere to go, something to do and someone to talk to in their leisure time; occupying their bodies and minds with fun activities, learning new skills and socialising in a safe, positive way. Youth Zones are there for young people in deprived areas, where the alternative for many is spending their evenings on the streets or isolated in their bedrooms, surfing the internet.


The Youth Sports Coordinator will develop and deliver an exciting sports programme of activities which will engage young people aged 8 – 19 years (25 with disabilities) and provide direct line management support, coaching, and development for sports sessional workers and volunteers.  The Sports Coordinator will oversee the climbing wall, boxing gym, fitness suite, sports hall, skate park and 3G pitch, and will utilise sport in the wider youth work agenda supporting and encouraging young people to express themselves, explore issues and facilitate personal development.


  • Have extensive experience of delivering sporting activities to young people and hands on youth work, engaging vulnerable, disengaged or hard to reach young people
  • Be experienced in managing a staff team including volunteers 
  • Have a relevant sporting qualification
  • Demonstrate a strong commitment to young people and have the ability to engage and build positive relationships
  • Have the ability to plan and deliver sporting events, such as tournaments, leagues and challenges
  • Be passionate about the aims and mission of OnSide Youth Zones, and Croydon


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