Lead Sports Coach     

Job type: Part time

Locations Available - Kingston, Richmond, Teddington, East Molesey, Esher, Chertsey

Pay between £18 to £25 an hour depending on age, experience and qualifications.

Self Employed Contract


England Sports Group are fully committed to the safeguarding and wellbeing of children and expect all staff to share this commitment.

England Sports Group

Based in Thames Ditton, ESG is a forward-thinking, independent sports provider founded by ex-professional tennis player, Clinton Lamprecht. The company has been coaching children in sports since 1991. Today, England Sports Group provides fantastic coaching for children in clubs, holiday camps, and classes at over 70 venues in Surrey and SW London with a variety of sports such as gymnastics, tennis, netball, football, rugby, basketball, archery, and dance amongst others.

We are super proud to be the only sports activity provider who blends sport and mental wellbeing together for a whole-person approach. Our 'Life Skills Through Sport' programme for children and 'Raising the Status of the Sports Coaching Profession' are the two pillars of our philosophy. We have created a quality culture, determined to develop every child and coach to their full potential.

Our future is exciting, now is the perfect time to join our professional team and be part of our new journey.

The Role Overview 

As a Lead Sports Coach, you will be delivering planning, preparation and assessment (PPA) cover in schools, breakfast and after school clubs, club classes and holiday camps.

Term time school sessions are in local schools Monday - Friday after school hours.

Our club programmes are during the week, after school classes and on Saturday mornings.

Holiday Camps run in the school holidays Monday to Friday 9.45am to 5.15pm.

Role and Responsibilities 

This is a self-employed position.

As a Lead Sports coach, you will be responsible for a group up to fifteen children of similar ages to coach a variety of sports at an introductory level.

We are looking for sports coaches who are passionate about working with children, can bring energy and enthusiasm with them every day. This is an ideal role for those looking to get more experience in the sports industry or working with children.

You will be responsible for ensuring the class runs smoothly and will potentially have assistant coaches working with you, who you will give advice, support and feedback to.

Key responsibilities include:

Bringing energy and enthusiasm to every session

Being professional in your interactions with children, parents, colleagues and schools

Being on time for all sessions

Safeguarding of the children

Assisting with the safe set up and packing away of equipment, ensuring all equipment is stored safely

Teaching relevant skills, progressions and techniques

Talking with parents about the progress of their children, when necessary

Making sure health and safety procedures are being followed

Being familiar with and following all club policies and procedures



Must be 17 years old minimum

DBS checked – this can be done in the joining process

Reliable and punctual

Good communication skills

Enjoys working with children

You must be eligible to work in the UK

You must be able to speak English fluently

You must be currently living within a commutable distance


Standards & Quality

Support and uphold the aims and ethos of the company.

Be aware of and comply with policies and procedures relating to child protection, health, safety and security, confidentiality, and data protection.

Be aware of and support differences and ensure all pupils have equal access to opportunities to learn and develop.

Attend relevant company meetings as required and participate in training, learning activities as required.


ESG Benefits

We invest in all our staff by providing CPD accredited courses and ongoing personal development training. 

We will fund for you to attend the Leadership Programme of courses which include: 

  • 7 Habits of Highly Effective People 
  • Outstanding Leadership 
  • 5 Choices of Productivity 
  • Leading at the Speed of Trust 
  • The Leader in Me 

We have a dedicated Office, HR, and Marketing team to help support you. 

Flexible working options.

Childcare support
if you have children (age 5-14) they may attend any of the camps, club and classes while you are working. 

Branded uniform. 

Become part of a team of professional coaches and gain experience working with children and young adults. 


How to Apply

England Sports Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects its entire staff to share its commitment. The successful applicant will be subject to a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service criminal records bureau disclosure. We will also ask for two references. You must be eligible to work in the UK.

Please email your CV to our office team at [email protected]

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