Education Workforce

EDUCATION WORKFORCE

Netball in Scotland is going through an exciting period of development. Off the back of the Glasgow Commonwealth Games in 2014 our membership has more than doubled with more clubs and competitive teams than ever. This has lead to an increased demand for umpiring and coaching courses. Netball Scotland is committed to developing every area of the game and we’re therefore looking for coaches and umpires who would like to become part of the Netball Scotland Education Workforce delivering our courses. This is a fantastic opportunity to develop and give back to the game in your region.

We offer a rate of £20 per hour to our Education Workforce as well as travel expenses and subsidy. Our workforce are assigned to deliver and assess on a demand led basis.

During recruitment, tutors and assessors will be asked to complete a formal recruitment process before they are selected to be a part of the team to ensure that we are recruiting a quality network of people. This will involve 2-3 days of training plus 2 shadowing days.

To apply for an Education Workforce position, please email your CV along with a covering letter to education@netballscotland.com

As part of Netball Scotland’s ongoing work with Equalities Standards we would ask that each individual that applies for a position with Netball Scotland complete and return a Recruitment Equality Monitoring Form.  We thank you in advance for your cooperation with this, and would like to note that completion of this form will have no bearing on your Netball Scotland application.

Currently we are seeking to grow our workforce predominantly in the following area, however, applications will be considered from areas outwith these also:

  • Aberdeen
  • Borders
  • Stirlingshire
  • Falkirk
  • Tayside & Fife
  • Dumfries & Galloway
  • Highlands

Please find below the full role descriptions for Education Workforce positions.

Umpire Tutors need to have a pleasant and enthusiastic manner to build the confidence of umpire candidates and create a successful learning environment. Umpire Tutors deliver C Umpires Courses, the first step in the pathway to becoming an umpire. It is therefore essential that you feel confident delivering to groups of people and have confidence to answer questions about the game.

Netball Scotland will provide relevant training for individuals that are accepted as trainee tutors. Individuals must commit to all training dates identified and follow the due process.

Qualifications and Attainments Essential:

  • Netball Europe B Umpiring Award or above
  • Actively Umpiring
  • Safeguarding certificate
  • First Aid certificate
  • Actively Mentoring Umpires (desirable)

Personal Qualities:

  • Approachable
  • Good clear communication skills
  • Good time management skills
  • Able to work as part of a team
  • Proactive and able to adapt

Skills required:

  • Able to demonstrate a knowledge and understanding for the rules of netball and how and when to apply them
  • Create an optimal learning environment and provide an environment for umpires and tutors to feedback to enhance learning
  • Excellent leadership skills covering key aspects such as management, communication, decision making, leading by example

All Umpiring Tutors must uphold Netball Scotland’s Respect Policy and Child Protection Policy while delivering. They must also adhere to their contract and act in a manner that is expected by Netball Scotland at all times while in a delivery capacity.

Umpire Assessors conduct practical assessments determining whether umpire candidates meet the criteria and quality standards to be awarded an umpire qualification. It is essential that Umpire Assessors have a strong depth of knowledge of the rules. They must be able to give positive constructive feedback and evaluate an umpires performance against competencies and criteria set out by Netball Europe.

Assessors must adhere to Netball Scotland Respect Policy and positively promote Netball Scotland as the National Governing Body for netball in Scotland.

Umpire Assessor qualification, education, and training includes:

  • Minimum of 2 years Umpiring experience as a B Award Umpire or above
  • Commitment to attend the Netball Europe Umpire Assessor Training as delivered by Netball Scotland
  • Netball Scotland Affiliated Member

 

Experience:

  • Actively involved as an Umpire or Umpire Mentor
  • Good knowledge of the rules of the game

 

Personal qualities should include:

  • Enthusiasm about umpire development
  • Passion to contribute positively to umpire development
  • Ability to evaluate performance related to competencies and criteria
  • Provide and communicate constructive feedback
  • Ability to prioritise areas of strengths and development for umpires
  • Ability to collate information and report on assessment paperwork.

Coaching Tutors deliver UKCC Level 1, Make It Real and Getting Started courses. These courses are at the beginning of the coaching pathway therefore it is essential coaching tutors are encouraging and enthusiastic about developing coaches.

All Coaching Tutors must up hold Netball Scotland’s Respect Policy and Child Protection policy at all times while delivering. They much also adhere to their contract and act in a manner that is expected by Netball Scotland at all times while in a delivery capacity.

Qualifications and attainments essential for this role include:

  • UKCC Level 2 coaching qualification
  • Professional Development Award course from sportscotland / or have Qualified Teacher Status (QTS)
  • Safeguarding certificate
  • First Aid certificate

Desirable qualifications:

  • Attended Make It REAL workshops
  • Attended Coach Connect/Coaching Talent
  • Assessor Training

Personal Qualities should include:

  • Approachable
  • Good clear communication skills
  • Good time management skills
  • Able to work as part of a team

Experience required:

  • Able to demonstrate coaching knowledge and experience of delivering and mentoring
  • Able to demonstrate a knowledge of netball and an attitude to teach and train
  • Ability to develop and drive forward the quality of coaching in Scotland.
  • Able to create an optimal learning environment to impact on coaches and provide an environment for coaches and tutors to feedback to enhance learning.
  • Excellent leadership skills covering key aspects such as management, communication, decision making, inspiring, leading by example

Coaching Assessors carry out practical assessments to determine whether UKCC L1 candidates meet the competencies and criteria set out by UKCC to be awarded a coaching qualification. Coaching Assessors must be able to provide positive and constructive feedback for candidates.

Coaching Assessors must up hold Netball Scotland’s Respect Policy and Child Protection policy at all times while assessing. They must also adhere to their contract and act in a manner that is expected by Netball Scotland and positively promote Netball Scotland as the governing body.

 

Standardisation:

  • Attend annual Tutor / assessor training.
  • Maintain a tutor CPD file & CV showing range of coaching experiences.
  • Annually attend a minimum of one or provide evidence of a related CPD event.
  • Observation by an Internal Verifier once every 12 months, complete any appropriate actions or recommendation.

Qualifications required:

  • Minimum UKCC Level 2 Qualification in Netball Coaching.
  • Hold QTS or Personal Development Award (PDA).
  • Hold the A1 (formerly D32/33) OR PDA Workplace Assessment Using Direct and Indirect Methods L&D9D1 (Scotland).
  • SCUK Safeguarding & protecting children workshop.
  • Current First Aid Qualification.

Experience:

  • Actively Coaching.
  • Sound technical & tactical knowledge in Netball.
  • Recommended education & / or training background.
  • SCUK workshop “Equity in Your Coaching” desirable.

Responsibility:

  • Delivery of modules assigned by Lead Tutor/Lead Assessor.
  • Assess candidates as allocated
  • Return SQA candidate registrations to Netball Scotland HQ
  • Completion and submission to SGB of risk assessment.
  • Ensuring Modula sheet is signed off – if applicable.
  • Attend regular standardisations to stay active within the workforce.

Skill set should include:

  • Organisation
  • Communication
  • Observation, analysis & feedback.
  • Equitable
  • Enthusiastic
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