Vi-Ability Programme Leaders (Freelance)

About Vi-Ability
Vi-Ability is a social enterprise, which provides sports business educational programmes to:

  • Equip young people with business and employability skills to help reduce economic
    inactivity and youth disengagement; and
  • Helps grassroots sports clubs become viable businesses and thriving community
    hubs which are relevant to everyone.
    Any profit is reinvested into our organisation to enable us to change more lives and benefit
    more communities.

Our work has led to many awards, including being named the UK Social Enterprise of the
Year in 2015.

Job Purpose
We are looking for enthusiastic and inspiring candidates to work within our programme delivery team. The role is ideal for people who are passionate about supporting individuals who have often become disengaged with traditional education methods and are struggling to find employment. You will be required to deliver our award-winning educational programmes, supporting our young people to gain qualifications, as well as highlighting the opportunities available to them within the sports and leisure industry.

We will provide you with the content and support to deliver engaging and inspirational programmes, using sports business to help educate young people. They will then use their new skills to support a local community club, providing valuable experience for the participant and much needed support for the community club.

Knowledge, Skills and Experiences

  • Passion for educating and inspiring through sport and sports business to enhance
    the lives of young people;
  • Level 3 Award in Education & Training or Equivalent e.g. PTTLS
  • Have a proven track record of providing outstanding training and coaching to individuals/ groups in a formal/informal training setting
  • Knowledge of the business side of sport
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Good level of English
  • Reliable and professional, with high personal standards
  • Organised, with a strong attention to detail
  • Confidence in presenting and leading sessions
  • Experience in working with disengaged young people aged between 18-25
  • A self starter and able to work well both in a team and under minimal supervision


  • University degree
  • Qualified teacher status
  • Knowledge of the geographical area and opportunities available to young people
  • Sporting background
  • Full UK Driving licence

Work Environment
Your work environment for this role will be based at our host clubs and sports centres UK wide.
You will be required to complete pre-delivery training and where applicable, there will be the opportunity for you to shadow a Programme Leader. As a freelance member of our team you will be given the opportunity to deliver our programmes across the UK, but you may also notify us which areas you would be willing to cover.

You will be paid per programme at a competitive rate and dependent on your experience and the location of the programme.

Further Information
Please see for more information about our programmes. All freelance programme leaders are responsible for their own tax and liability insurance.

Anti-Discrimination and Equal Opportunities
Vi-Ability firmly believes that sport and education should be enjoyed by everyone equally. We are committed to eliminating discrimination whether by reason of gender, sexual orientation, race, nationality, ethnic origin, colour, religion or ability and encourage equal opportunities for all.

To apply
Please email a comprehensive CV together with a supporting statement (maximum two sides of A4) and your preferred contact details to [email protected] using “Programme Leader” as the subject.

You should give the names, positions, organisations and telephone contact numbers of two referees, relevant to this role; Please advise us if you do not want references contacted prior to interview.

We are taking applications on an ongoing basis and actively welcome applicants from across the UK. You will be contacted shortly after we have received your application and notified if you are required to interview.