West Ham United Community Sports Trust (CST) is looking to recruit ten young people to join their Premier League Trainee and Mentoring Scheme as scholarship trainee coaches.

As part of the Hammers' growing commitment to the 'Moore than a Football Club' ethos, the Trust will employ ten reliable and enthusiastic men and women aged 18-24 to deliver a range of physical activities to local children.

The successful applicants will be based at the Trust's headquarters in Beckton, where they will spent ten hours per week working with youngsters from primary schools and clubs delivering holiday courses, after-school development sessions and community-based activities.

In addition, the trainee coaches will work towards obtaining relevant nationally-recognised Level 1 coaching qualifications in football, handball and athletics and an OCN in mentoring. The trainees and mentors will be employed on a fixed term for 12 months.

Candidates are expected to have an interest in sport, experience of working with the general public, have communication skills and be able to work as part of a team. In addition, successful applicants will have a positive attitude towards learning new skills, be flexible, committed, motivated and have their own means of travel.

To apply, candidates should send a CV with a covering letter to Rashid Abba, West Ham United Community Sports Trust, 60a Albatross Close, Off Woolwich Manor Way, Beckton, E13 6NX. Alternatively, you can apply by email to rabba@westhamunited.co.uk

The closing date for applications is Friday 19 July 2013.


West Ham United Community Sports Trust is involved in a wide range of programmes across east London and Essex, including the Kickz social inclusion scheme, Health and wellbeing projects, Employability, training, apprenticeships and enterprise schemes, Football development, Multi-sports coaching and participation and the West Ham United Inspire Learning Centre.

Equalities, inclusion and cohesion are themes that are common across all programmes that we deliver. Within these we have specific initiatives to promote inclusion and participation in specific areas, such as disability sports, girls' and women's sports, Asians in sport (as part of the PL4Sports Project) and Faith & Football.

The importance of the Trust's role will only increase within the context of the club's proposed move to the Olympic Stadium and the need to deliver, long-term, the London 2012 community and sporting legacy.

For more information about West Ham United Community Sports Trust, its work and the opportunities available, click here.