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Assistant AP manager with specialism in Sports

Responsible to: Alternative Provision Manager and Directors of Nova City

Job purpose:

  • Assisting the Alternative Provision Manager with day-

to-day responsibilities, and providing stable
leadership to the provision.

  • Coordinate the Alternative Provision (when the

Manager is absent.

  • To lead on sport activities and supporting students

who are unable to access mainstream school in
gaining GCSE equivalent qualifications

Key relationships:
Nova City Directors
Other schools
External agencies

Salary: £18,500-£20,500 pa FTE pro rata 24- 32.5 hours per
week, 39 working weeks + holidays
Contract: Part Time/Full time /permanent
24 – 32.5 hours per week with the opportunity to expand
Term Time (39 weeks). An ability to offer some flexibility in
working hours would be an advantage.

Contract Type: Permanent

 Assisting the Alternative Provision Manager with day-to-day responsibilities,
and providing stable leadership to the provision.
 Coordinate the provision when the Centre Manager is absent.
● Plan and deliver sports sessions, sporting activities and games while
supporting less able pupils and supporting group management and behaviour.
● Leading and supporting the delivery of creative and partnership projects.
● Having conversations with young people, identifying issues affecting them and
how their needs can be met.
● Mentoring, coaching and supporting individuals, encouraging young people to
develop their self-awareness, independence and individuality.
● Identifying where targeted youth support is needed and facilitating referrals
and connections.
● Helping ensure that all evidence of projects is properly documented, and that
work is evaluated and reported in accordance with contractual commitments.

 To assist with organising the efficient deployment of resources, monitoring
their effectiveness.
 Facilitate and encourage a learning experience which provides students with
the opportunity to realise their full potential and secure good progress.
 To work as part of a team to support colleagues and contribute to the vision
and ethos of Nova City Alternative Provision.
 To support students with SEMH difficulties by providing bespoke support and
provide them with coping strategies to implement in lesson.
 To assist with student welfare duties including the supervision of students at
lunchtime under the agreed system for the school to ensure the safety and
welfare of students.
 Through personal example, open commitment and clear action, ensure
diversity is positively valued, resulting in equal access and treatment in
employment, service delivery and external communications.
 To be fully conversant with statutory requirements and procedures relevant to
the needs of students, and to provide advice about these to a range of
 To monitor the progress of students, acting where appropriate to ensure
effective interagency support for that individual.
 To liaise closely with schools and settings, and parents/carers to develop and
provide packages of support for students.

● To take a proactive approach to professional development and to participate
in training opportunities, and other learning activities as required including
participation in the school’s Appraisal and Probationary procedures.
● To attend and actively participate in regular meetings.
● To prioritise and manage own time effectively to balance all the demands
made in this role.
● To strive to achieve challenging professional goals.
● To be a self-critical and reflective practitioner.

● To uphold the alternative provisions ethos and expectations of professional
standards as exemplified in the Staff Code of Code and by complying with the
requirements of all school and Trust policies, especially those relating to

safeguarding/child protection, health, safety and security, confidentiality and
data protection, reporting all concerns to an appropriate person.
● To have high expectations of students’ and build successful relationships
centred on teaching and learning.
● To establish a purposeful learning environment where diversity is valued and
where students’ feel safe, secure and confident.
● To recognise and respond effectively to equality issues as they arise in the
classroom, challenge stereotyped views, bullying and harassment in
accordance with school policy and procedures.
● To promote the school/Trust positively and participate in promotional events
such as open evenings and not to undertake any activities that may bring the
school’s/Trust’s name into disrepute.
● To carry out the terms and conditions of employment as detailed in the
employee’s contract.
● To ensure equality of opportunity is afforded to all persons both internally and
external to the Trust and actively seeking to eliminate any direct or indirect
discriminatory practices/behaviours.
● To undertake other duties and responsibilities as required from time to time
commensurate with the grade of the post.
● Working with pupils with SEMH / SEN in a school or alternative provision
● Be resilient, show enthusiasm and commitment
● Have good organisational skills
● Be a good communicator who can work closely with your colleagues, external
agencies and parents.
● Have good literacy and numeracy skills
● Have good behaviour management skills
● Be able to work on your own initiative
● Have a background in sport and relevant sports coaching qualification

NovaCity Alternative Provision prides itself on its dedicated, professional and friendly
team of staff. It is crucial that applicants are willing to share the Provisions ethos and
its commitment to excellence, innovation and collaboration.
The successful candidates will benefit from:
Working in an outstanding provision with an outstanding team.
Continuous paid CPD development and training

NovaCity is committed to safeguarding and protecting the children and young people
that we work with. As such, all posts are subject to a safer recruitment process,
including the disclosure of criminal records and vetting checks. We ensure that we
have a range of policies and procedures in place which promote safeguarding and
safer working practice across the Provision.

Alternative Provison

Calling out for teachers and artists with a range of expertise to join our growing company?

NovaCity is a Not For Profit organisation based in Rotherham and Barnsley. Specialising in offering physical activities and education, primarily to young people of South Yorkshire. 

With classes in Parkour and Freerunning, Dance, Trick and Flips, Trampolines, Aerials, Circus, and many more. We offer multiple opportunities for all ages to engage in fun, safe, and community-based, grassroots activities. NovaCity has grown to be one of the largest providers of physical activity in South Yorkshire operating 7 days per week, year-round. Our staff come from a variety of backgrounds in their chosen discipline, many of them starting as students putting in the hard work and dedication to become valued members of our growing team.


We are a community organisation dedicated to the communities we serve, investing time, resources and finance in the form of our profits, grants, and loans in order to achieve our goals. We work closely with councils, schools, and other projects to provide opportunities for our projects and support our students. 


Novacity has expanded into an Alternative Provision (supporting schools and students that are either disengaged or at risk of being permanently excluded), and A Performing arts college (working with 16-19yrs performers to enhance their training and to encourage a career within the arts).

Please see our websites for more information :,uk


We are looking for:


Teacher in Musical Theatre

Singing Teacher

Dance Teachers of all genres

Parkour Coach

Tricks and Flips/Gymnastics Coach 

Sports Coach 

Artist that have their own business ideas that would like to collaborate

Cafe companies 

Uniform companies

Higher Learning Teaching Assistants 

Maths and English tutors 



To apply, please send a CV or details of your company, along with a cover letter to


Your cover letter should include information about yourself, along with your interest in working with Novacity either part time /full time / in partnership etc.

All applicants will be contacted and invited to a face to face interview. Successful candidates will be subjected to an enhanced DBS prior to starting employment or partnership with NovaCity. 

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