Part time Organiser/Coach Wanted In London

Join the EFA’s FiveStar programme in a crucial role.

London has traditionally been the area of the country where most Eton Fives – both competitive and recreational – has been played. It is also the area with the highest concentration of courts and the greatest number of lapsed and potential new players.

In order make the most of this, the Eton Fives Association (EFA) has decided to appoint a paid Regional Organiser to develop Eton Fives in the London area (defined as within the M25).

The hubs that the EFA wants to develop as centres for their local communities include Harrow School, Highgate School, Mill Hill School, Westway Sports Centre and Emanuel School. At present these centres are all in completely different stages of accessibility and usage. One of the challenges will be to open up for community use some courts which are not available at all, in discussion with the centre owners. Other hubs are accessible but we need to attract new players and supporters to them. In the case of Westway, the coaching infrastructure and accessibility for community use is in place – the Organiser will be able to feed in new players to the existing organisation in collaboration with the Manager/Coach.

This is a freelance role for 10 hours per week, and the EFA aims for this to be at least a two-year project.

Overall purpose of the job

  • To increase regular and sustainable footfall and support or start local Fives clubs on the identified courts (e.g. Emanuel, Harrow), establishing them as a hub for the local community.
  • To investigate the recruitment of new cohorts of players from the locality.
  • To identify and contact lapsed Eton Fives players in London and provide opportunities for them to return to the game.
  • To carry out direct coaching of new recruits and existing players as needed.

Person Specification

  • An enthusiastic Eton Fives, Rugby/Winchester Fives or Wallball player
  • Good organisational skills
  • Good coaching skills for children and adults
  • Highly proactive, imaginative and resilient in the face of difficulties
  • Good people skills
  • Full DBS certificate (the EFA can apply for this if not current)
  • Flexible for working evenings and weekends.

This rewarding role is an opportunity to work at the heart of the Eton Fives community, connecting the various networks and making a real difference in the region. The position offers autonomy and responsibility, as well as flexible working hours.

The EFA is committed to the safeguarding and protection of children and all candidates must share this commitment. All required police checks will be made on candidates before appointment.

Further information is available from Alex Knight (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) on receipt of a CV and application letter.