Posted: 1 March 2024

Location: Firhill Basin, 80 Firhill Rd, Glasgow G20 7AL 

Hourly Rate: £12.25 per hour 

Hours: Varied & Flexible (Part Time)

Responsible to: Project Co-ordinator 

Firhill Youth Project and Community Sports Hub (SCIO) is a charity which aims to positively impact lives in the North Glasgow community through the promotion of a range of accessible, affordable, and sustainable opportunities for local young people (and on occasion the wider community) to participate, coach, or volunteer in rowing, kayaking, canoeing, and other sport, and physical activity related opportunities at the Firhill Basin in North Glasgow.

Firhill Youth Project and Community Sports Hub (SCIO) works in partnership with Scottish Rowing, the governing body for the sport of Rowing in Scotland, and Glasgow Life/Sport.

Firhill Youth Project and Community Sports Hub (SCIO) also works in direct partnership with Glasgow Kayak Club & Partick Thistle Football Club as well as a range of local partners.

The post will include working with children and young people from various communities in North Glasgow.

We are seeking to recruit a number of dedicated, driven, and motivated coaches to join our charity, who will be inspired to support and encourage local young people from the North of Glasgow to take part and sustain their participation in rowing and other water sports and other activities within our community youth project.

Our sessional coaches will share the view that sport & physical activity has the power to change lives. 

Coaching Role Description

The Sessional Coach will report to the Project Co-ordinator of Firhill Youth Project and will be responsible for session delivery, supporting community engagement, building local partnerships & contribution to delivery community events. The role will include both on and off the water programme delivery.

The successful candidate will be required to maintain positive working relationships with: 

  • All key partners - Scottish Rowing, Glasgow Life, Glasgow Kayak Club, Partick Thistle Football Club.
  • Delivery partners and organisations (e.g., Active Schools and local youth/community groups).
  • Project volunteers & coaches, participants, parents or guardians of participants. 

Key responsibilities will include:

  • To support the Project Co-ordinator in the delivery of water sports activities for children and young people.
  • To support the Project Co-ordinator in the delivery of other sporting, lifestyle, and educational activities, off the water activities and events as required.
  • To support the Project Co-ordinator to promote community leadership and active participation of the Firhill Youth Project & Community Sports Hub SCIO whilst being a positive role model.
  • To support the Project Co-ordinator to maintain update to date registers of all children/young people and volunteers.
  • To support the Project Co-ordinator with promotion, marketing campaigns and brand awareness of all Firhill Youth Project & Community Sports Hub programmes and activities.
  • To support the Project Co-ordinator in the collation of feedback/evaluation from participants/service users as and when required.
  • The post can include a range of daytime, evening, and weekend working. 

Additional responsibilities

  • To attend relevant training courses to improve your experience and knowledge in line with the post.
  • To respect the rights of all participants and ensure that their well-being and safety are always paramount.
  • The ability to adapt sessions to cater for various levels of age & ability and ensure all sessions are participant centred.
  • To ensure that all activities are delivered in line with Scottish Governing Body policies and procedures, particularly Child and Vulnerable Adult Protection Policy, Water Safety and Coaches Code of Conduct.
  • To inspect all sports and activity equipment prior to and after session to ensure safe to use and report defective equipment to the relevant organisation for repair.

Firhill Youth Project & CSH is committed to recruiting sessional coaches solely based on their ability to deliver the coaching role and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

This successful candidate MUST

  • Hold Watersports coaching qualification or complete within 3 months of appointment.
  • Hold a qualification and/or demonstrable experience in water safety (e.g., FSRT and Cold Immersion/Capsize training etc).
  • Experience delivering safe water sports session.

The successful candidate will be appointed subject to membership of the PVG Scheme. This will be funded by Firhill YP & CSH

Application Process:

Applicant to return note of interest &/or CV by email to

Notes of interest/CV’s to be submitted by Wednesday 20th March 2024

For more information contact Nia Struthers on