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School Games Volunteer Apprentice Scheme 2019-20

Young LeadersThis scheme provides an opportunity for some real grass roots development experience within School Sport. The School Sports Partnership is looking for sports enthusiasts to join their team and provide sporting opportunities to support the Wiltshire and Swindon School Games.

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This is a voluntary role that will provide excellent experience if you are pursuing a career in this field. You will be expected to assist in the delivery of the School Games which can be:

  • Intra-School Competition (Level 1)
  • Local Inter-School Competition (Level 2)
  • County Finals (Level 3)

We encourage volunteers to commit to at least 12 hours of volunteering throughout the academic year.  Our two biggest events which we require the most volunteers for are:

  • Wednesday 8th July 2020 in Marlborough College
  • Friday 20th March 2020 at Dauntsey School


Your duties will include to both support the School Games Organiser’s and the Active Partnership with certain activities, including:

  • School competitions delivery and management delivery to support the level 2 and 3 School Games
  • Assisting in the delivery of School Games events including: Rugby, rounders, dodgeball, tri-golf, and tennis.
  • Support delivering level 1 - 3 intra and inter school competitions with an emphasis on level 2 events
  • Liaising with teachers who organise Leaders programmes
  • General communication and liaison with schools to increase opportunities
  • Website development and updates
  • Support and develop sports leader’s programmes and training
  • Event reports and press releases
  • Administration
  • Provide information for a case study if requested

There may also be an opportunity to undertake research should you require this as part of your course.

By enrolling on the scheme and completing 12 hours of volunteering you will have access to several funded training opportunities, which may include:

  • First Aid Qualification
  • Safeguarding Qualifiation
  • UKCC Level 1 or 2 Qualification in a ‘School Games’ sport.


  • We can consider offering funding for alternative qualifications to further your professional development and suited to the needs of your club/organisation

You will also be able to register with WASP and as a result can access the additional following support: All successful candidates will be required to register with WASP and as a result will be able to access the additional following support:

  • General communication and liaison with schools to increase opportunities
  • Regular communication & up to date coaching information
  • Access to coaching opportunities (voluntary & paid)
  • Access to Coach Education Courses
  • Access to Funding to assist with training & courses 
  • Access to further coaching / officiating opportunities that may arise through partners
  • Regular support and contact every 6/8 weeks to offer support
  • Access to coach mentors who offer ongoing mentoring support
  • Access to general support and advice on Sports Development and the role of various sporting organisations (such as the County Sports Partnership, School Sports Partnership, Youth Sport Trust, Sport England, etc.) and provide the relevant links and contacts where necessary

Here’s some feedback from a previous volunteer on the scheme:

‘’I am very glad I participated in the DfE scheme and still continue to do it. The opportunities the scheme provides are amazing and you meet some great people and learn lots of skills. It definitely helped when I was moving to college as they were attracted to my application and my experiences gave me a lot to talk about during my interview. As a result of the scheme I feel more confident, especially when communicating with younger children, and have a better understanding of time management, which is really important when planning my timetable for college assignments.’’

If you are a keen sports person, reliable, innovative and a good communicator, we would love to hear from you.

Please email molly@wiltssport.org to find out more and express an interest in becoming part of the scheme.

You can also email Molly to find out more about the scheme before applying, or call Molly at WASP on 07900 218356 for an informal chat.

The closing date for applications is Friday 20th December 2019

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