Self Employed Annual Contract

£50.00 per day plus expenses 

Circa 22 days per annum

National with travel


Boccia England is a registered charity and the national governing body for the Paralympic sport of boccia in England.  We are responsible for all aspects of boccia in England from grassroots to elite.  


We are looking to appoint four self-employed England Performance Group (EPG) Coaches. This is part of our Talent Development Programme where our elite England athletes are supported and given the opportunity to fulfil their potential to move through the pathway to the Boccia UK Transition Programme.  


As an EPG Coach you will maximise each athlete’s opportunity to be selected onto the Boccia UK Transition Programme by:

  • enhancing the athletes’ performance in their normal daily training environment (DTE)
  • creating, delivering, and evaluating the athletes training programme in partnership with the athlete
  • having one to one responsibility to develop the selected athletes IAP (Individual Athlete Plan)
  • coaching, developing, and supporting athletes at training days and competitions
  • creating session plans, to deliver and evaluate at the 4 EPG training camps
  • maintaining regular contact with and providing guidance to athletes and Boccia England staff throughout the year
  • supplying the EPG Co Ordinator with factual evidence for the athletes’ yearly review
  • creating strong links with Boccia UK coaches to aid the transition of athletes who have progressed through the England Talent Pathway (ETP) onto the UK Transition Programme
  • maintain and develop your own knowledge and skills in the game and rules of boccia.


We are looking for enthusiastic, motivated, and knowledgeable individuals with ambition and drive who have:

  • previous sport coaching experience
  • excellent communication skills, with the ability to ask questions and listen
  • the ability to build effective relationships
  • the ability to self-motivate and motivate others
  • good organisational and time management skills
  • the ability to work on their own initiative.
  • strong knowledge of the gameplay of boccia


We want to hear from people who are capable and committed in making a positive contribution to our charity and will bring new ideas and insight.  If you think you have the suitable skills and attributes for this role then we would like to hear from you. 

We positively welcome applications from people from diverse backgrounds and with disabilities.

To apply, please email your CV of no more than two pages and a cover letter outlining your relevant knowledge and experience to [email protected].


Closing date: 12 noon on Friday 28th August 2020


Boccia England is fully committed to the principles of the equality of opportunity. It is responsible for ensuring that no job applicant, employee or volunteer receives less favourable treatment, on the grounds of age, colour, disability, ethnic minority, parental or marital status, nationality, religious belief, gender, social status or sexual preference, than any other.