We passionately believe in the power of PE, sport and physical activity to improve lives. 

There are no vacancies at the moment, but please keep an eye on our social media for any future opportunities to join the Go Well team.

Current vacancies:

We believe in treating people well; valuing people and helping people to lead happy and fulfilling lives at work and at home.  We are an inclusive employer who celebrates differences and encourages anyone to apply who meets the requirements of each role.

Looking for a part-time sports coach role? to start your career? to earn extra outside your current work?  Come and join our team!

Do you want to make a difference in your local community?  Help your local children to be physically active?  Positively impact their physical and mental health? Come and join our team!

The roles available:

  • Leading or supporting the delivery of one or more of our community clubs
  • Delivery of some of our SMILE days
  • Leading the delivery of PE curriculum coaching and after school club blocks of work
  • Supporting our school sports competitions and festivals

*More details on these roles are included below*

Employment details:

  • Casual contract – work offered when available and appropriate to skill set and experience.
  • Hourly rate:
    • Lead Coach – £17 – £20 per hour depending on experience
    • Assistant Coach – £10-£12 per hour depending on experience
  • Location – schools in South Durham, Darlington and surrounding areas
  • Paid through PAYE

Who we are looking for:

Lead Coach:
  • Minimum Level 2 qualification in an individual sport or multi skills (or equivalent experience e.g. Teacher, HLTA, Teaching Assistant, Youth Worker)

Assistant Coach:
  • Desirable – Level 1 qualification in an individual sport or multi skills (or equivalent experience in another sector)
  • Minimum – some qualifications that provide skills and knowledge to support and deliver sessions that engage children in being active
 All Coaches:
  • Experience of coaching sports/multi skills to 4 to 11 year olds
  • Ability to relate to and motivate children aged 4 to 11 year olds
  • Good communication and organisational skills
  • Self-motivated, committed, flexible
  • IT literate
  • High standards of personal appearance
  • Enhanced DBS, Safeguarding Training, Prevent training (we can arrange this for you if needed)

*please note if you do not meet the requirements of the roles currently but are keen to meet them in the future, please do get in touch and we may be able to provide alternative opportunities with us that allow you to reach the requirements for paid roles.

What we can provide:
  • Rewarding work – make a difference to young people
  • Paid work to fit around your schedule
  • First steps into a coaching profession – gain experience, skills and knowledge
  • Boost your CV
  • Mentoring – support to get you to where you want to be
  • Training in the roles required
How to apply:

If you are interested in becoming part our team of casual sports coaches please email and include:

  • A list of your qualifications and experience
  • The programmes you are interested in delivering
  • Your availability for work

More information on the programmes:
Community Clubs

We deliver community clubs on school sites that are targetted at specific groups of children.  The clubs take a co-creation and semi structured approach where children have a say in what activities are delivered and a choice of what activity to take part in.

Details of our current clubs:
Monday : Woodham Burn Primary School

First Club : 4PM – 5PM
Target Group : KS1 Girls

Second Club : 5PM  – 6PM
Target Group : KS2 Girls

Tuesday : Chilton Academy

First Club : 4PM – 5PM
Target Group : KS1

Second Club : 5PM  – 6PM
Target Group : KS2 Girls

Wednesday : St Johns CofE, Shildon

First Club : 4:15PM – 5PM
Target Group : KS1 low socio-economic

Second Club : 5PM  – 5:45PM
Target Group : KS2 low socio-economic

 Thursday : Dean Bank Primary School

First Club : 4:15PM – 5:15PM
Target Group : KS2 YR3/4

Second Club : 5:15PM  – 6:15PM
Target Group : KS2 YR5/6

Recruitment process:

Closing date – Friday 26th January 2024
Interview date – Friday 2nd February 2024
Hours – Full time
Start date – to be discussed with successful candidates

*potential candidates are encouraged to call Sarah Walmsley (07516 683544) or Gareth Hamblin 07817 750974 to discuss the opportunities available.

How to apply:

Please send an email to, including:
  • The job to which you are applying for
  • an up to date CV
  • a short paragraph or a 30 second video as to why you would be a good fit for our organisation

 Job Description

  • To inspire and build healthy active futures
  • To support the company to achieve its vision to positively impact the wellness of 1 million people by 2025
  • To work in primary schools predominantly across the South Durham, Darlington and surrounding areas delivering curriculum PE, coaching days, after school clubs and community clubs
  • To work alongside the class teachers with the aim of increasing the teachers’ confidence in teaching curriculum PE
  • To lead and support a range of school sport competitions and festivals
  • To support the organisation and delivery of Go Well projects
  • To be an active and supportive member of the team and contribute to the development of the organisation through feedback, shared learning and sharing ideas

Person Specification

  • Fair, honest and high levels of integrity
  • Passionate about the power of PE, School Sport and Physical Activity and the difference it makes to peoples’ lives
  • Committed to continuous improvement, experimentation and learning
  • Commitment to a child and people centred approach
  • Understanding of the importance of and be committed to, collaboration and partnership working
  • Enthusiasm to work as a member of a team and also to use own initiative
  • Level 2 NGB qualification in a games based activity or Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Multi Skills Development in Sport or QTS
  • Experience of coaching sports/multi skills to 4 to 11 year olds
  • Ability to relate to and motivate children aged 4 to 11 year olds
  • Good communication and organisational skills
  • Self-motivated, committed, flexible
  • IT literate
  • High standards of personal appearance
  • Full and current driving licence and access to transport
  • Experience of teaching sports/multi skills in a school setting
  • Experience of coaching striking and fielding and/or invasion games and/or net/wall games and/or athletics
  • Experience of delivering in EYFS
  • Experience in mentoring other professionals
  • Multiple Sports Coaching qualifications
  • Knowledge of Primary Physical Education
  • Knowledge of the current school sport landscape
  • Experience of delivering or supporting Sport Festivals
  • Experience of delivering or supporting community clubs
  • Other relevant qualifications ; First Aid, Safeguarding etc

Working Hours:

  • Full time
  • Mon-Fri
  • Some early evening work may be required (6.30pm latest finish)
  • Hours variable and flexible.  Typical days could be:
  • 9am – 4.30pm
  • 11am – 6.30pm


  • FTE £22368 – £24054 Pro Rata Term Time Only (Actual Salary – £17815.31 – £19157.29)
  • 5.6 weeks paid holiday
  • Travel expenses for business miles


Initially a fixed term contract from the agreed start date to 31st August 2024.  The contract will be extended should the company sustain or grow its work.  In 10 years we have not ‘laid off’ or not renewed any fixed term contracts.  We plan to continue to grow and maintain our team but we have to be completely aligned to our values of being fair and honest and be transparent in that this is not something we can guarantee.  

What we can offer you: 

Agile working

Our office is based at Chilton Academy (DL17 0PT).  We allow our team to decide how to make work, work for them, whether that is, when not delivering in a school, predominantly working from home or predominantly working in the office.  We are not a fully remote company and the role will require some travel to our office for staff meetings and training.

Personal Development

We believe in continuous professional and personal development.  Through our Go Well at Work programme we will create a personalised plan for you to learn and grow in your time with us.  We will help you to reach your next steps within our organisation or further afield.

Company Culture

We really care about what we do and the people that we work with.  Our company values are Big Ears, Big Ideas, Big Heart and they guide is in how we work and we treat each other.  You will experience a working environment like no other at Go Well!