Building values-based learning and pedagogy in Sports Coaching - Student Project Officers *4



University of Warwick


6 Months

35 hours -– Flexible within the time period above

Not Applicable






This role will involve working on a WIHEA-funded project that aims to provide (values-based learning and pedagogy) training to sports coaches at the University of Warwick. We hope to support sports coaches and build their confidence, knowledge and skills in their coaching role. In doing so, SU sports club members will be able to learn a new sport in a safer, engaged and more inclusive environment. We seek University of Warwick students (ideally those involved in student union sports societies) to help build a sustainable resource to achieve this aim.

The resource, intended to be delivered as a Moodle site and a face-to-face pilot training session to sports captains, will be co-created with various stakeholders, who will need to be contacted as part of the project. 

It is hoped that this project will result in a sustainable resource which can be used in future SU Sports Coaching to ensure well-planned, equitable access to sport.

 The student project officers will be given specific tasks, depending on their skill set. These include:

-    Researching and contacting various stakeholders to enquire about similar practices (internal and external),

-    Assisting the student project lead during focus groups and interviews, and thereafter, 

-    Populating the Moodle site with resources 

-    Collecting feedback and evaluating the project 

You will report to the student Project Lead, Youn Affejee and the Staff Lead Sara Hattersley (Academic Development Centre)

Interviews for this role are scheduled for the week starting 9th January.

Informal enquiries about the role can be addressed to Project Lead

Duties and responsibilities

  • Presence at fortnightly project team meetings.
  • Contacting various stakeholders in appropriate ways.
  • Assistance with digital content creation on the Moodle site.
  • Assistance with conducting focus groups and interviews.
  • Regular reporting and communication with Project Lead.

Skills and experience
Essential Criteria 

  • Current executive member of a student union sports society at Warwick.
  • Current Undergraduate or Postgraduate student at University of Warwick.
  • Available for in-person commitments (University of Warwick campus) when required and to online team meetings as directed by the Project Lead.
  • Excellent oral communication and written presentation skills.
  • Excellent networking skills.
  • Ability to work to deadlines and manage time commitments alongside study.
  • Ability to use own initiative within the scope of the project in negotiation with the Project Lead.
  • Willingness to bring own ideas to the project and also to support the ideas of others within the project team.
  • Ability to work to specific deadlines (between January and July 2023).
Desirable Criteria 
  • Experience in sports coaching (e.g., as Rock-up activator or captain in a sports society).
  • Experience in project work of a similar nature.
  • Experience in teaching and/or training activities or community-based work.
  • Experience and skills in editing websites/virtual learning environments.

Combination of working remotely and in person on Warwick University campus

Additional information

  • Advert closing date: Tuesday 7 February 23 

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