Knights offers basketball and sports development enthusiasts the opportunity to build a career doing something they love!

Why work at Knights? 

  • An established community club that consistently achieves success on the court, including regular local league and national league titles, as well as the current under-14 boys national champions.  
  • One of the largest community coaching programmes in the region, with plenty of opportunity for staff to develop both on the court and within a sports development role 
  • Work within a team of enthusiastic and supportive staff who strive to offer inclusive and developmental basketball experiences. 
  • Commission and bonus rewards, pension options 
  • Flexible administration hours from home 
  • Opportunities to join international basketball tours

JOB 1: BASKETBALL COMMUNITY COORDINATOR

Salary: £18,000-£21,000 (plus commission and pension options)  

Location: London Borough of Richmond-upon-Thames and surrounding area 

Start Date: September 2022 (potential to start earlier within our summer camp programme) 

OVERALL ROLE: Knights Basketball requires enthusiastic and innovative individuals to progress our rapidly expanding basketball development programme: 

  • Develop and deliver our community basketball programme across a variety of venues, age ranges and abilities. 
  • Maintain relationships with our key partners across the community. 
  • Coordinate and support coaches, leaders, and volunteers to meet the needs of our club. 
  • Marketing and promotion of club activities. 
  • Administration of booking system, registers and reporting key data. 
  • Opportunities to coach your own team within local and/or national leagues. 

ESSENTIAL SKILLS/REQUIREMENTS: Working as part of a team of community coordinators, the candidate must: 

  • Be passionate and enthusiastic about developing basketball opportunities and experiences. 
  • Have the ability to communicate effectively to a variety of stakeholders within our community through a range of formats and channels. 
  • Be pro-active and self-motivated to work to a high standard using own initiative, to manage workload effectively and meet deadlines. 
  • Have an understanding of the community sport landscape. 
  • Level 2 basketball coach and first aid qualifications 
  • Hold a UK passport/work visa 

PREFERRED SKILLS/REQUIREMENTS 

  • Driving licence and own vehicle. 

The successful applicant will be required to undergo a DBS check before starting work and will be expected to adhere to all club policies and procedures. 

To apply, please submit a CV and letter of intent via email to office@knightsbasketball.co.uk by the deadline of Wednesday 22nd June. Interviews to be held w/c 27th June / 4th July.  

Knights Basketball reserves the right to change and amend this job description/person specification in accordance with the changing requirements of the organisation. 

JOB 2: BASKETBALL COMMUNITY COACH

Contract Type: Part-time 10-25hrs/wk 

Rate: £14-18/hr 

Location: London Borough of Richmond-upon-Thames and surrounding area 

Start Date: September 2022 (potential to start earlier within our summer camp programme) 

Why work at Knights? 

  • An established community club that consistently achieves success on the court, including regular local league and national league titles, as well as the current under-14 boys national champions.  
  • One of the largest community coaching programmes in the country, with plenty of opportunity for staff to develop within school and club sessions, holiday camps and team coaching. 
  • Work within a small team of enthusiastic and supportive staff who strive to offer inclusive and developmental basketball experiences. 
  • Opportunities to join international basketball tours 

OVERALL ROLE: Knights Basketball requires enthusiastic and innovative individuals to progress our rapidly expanding basketball development programme, including: 

  • Planning and delivering a comprehensive basketball training programme across a range of age-groups and ability levels. 
  • Coaching within school sessions, club sessions, holiday camps and tournaments 
  • Opportunities to coach teams in local and national league competitions/tournaments as well as College and University Teams. 
  • Supporting our leadership programme for junior members. 
  • Communicating the activities of the club across a variety of formats, including social media. 
  • Acting as a role model and mentor to the young people in the club. 

ESSENTIAL SKILLS/REQUIREMENTS  

  • Trained to a minimum of Level 2 Coach standard, with experience of coaching a range of abilities from primary school beginners to team/club players. 
  • Passionate and enthusiastic about helping individuals reach their potential. 
  • Ability to communicate effectively to a range of people through a variety of formats. 
  • Pro-active and self-motivated to work to a high standard using your own initiative and to manage your own workload effectively. 
  • First Aid qualified, a safeguarding & protecting children certificate 
  • Hold a UK passport/work visa 

PREFERRED SKILLS/REQUIREMENTS 

  • Own vehicle and insurance 

The successful applicant will be required to undergo a DBS check before starting work and will be expected to adhere to all club policies and procedures. 

To apply, please submit a CV and letter of intent via email to office@knightsbasketball.co.uk by the deadline of Wednesday 22nd June. Interviews to be held w/c 27th June.  

Knights Basketball reserves the right to change and amend this job description/person specification in accordance with the changing requirements of the organisation. 

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