First Step Sports Group is hiring: Apply to start your coaching career with us!

As one of the leading companies in the Yorkshire region in coaching and activities services, we are looking for some talented coaches to join our team. As part of our commitment to our customers, we are looking for coaches who want to expand their careers with a leading activities brand.


Why become a coach with First Step Sports Group?

Coaching children can be an incredibly rewarding career. With First Step Sports Group, we understand that whether you’re becoming a coach or expanding your career, you need an employer that understands your growth and development.

As you progress, you’ll benefit from working across multiple brands, specialising in active childcare, training, and sports mentorship. Whether it’s training young adults to be the next generation of coaches or providing a fun, safe, childcare experience, you’ll have the support of our experienced team.

Our people are the root of our success. We provide training and resources that will put you on the track to coordinating your own projects within the business. Your success is our success, so whether you receive impeccable feedback on-site, or exceed your targets, we recognise and reward your achievements.

“I am proud to be a FSSG coach as the sense of belonging is there regardless of who you work with at the company. Our managers always expect a high quality of delivery providing you with all the training you need to continue delivering at your best, again and again.”
Olly, Modeshift Coordinator


We have several roles available:


Cycle Instructor (Casual and Apprentice options)

Cycle instructors work within our Cycle department. We offer the right candidate an opportunity to use their cycling proficiency to benefit a range of new cyclists. You’ll be passionate about coaching young people and inspiring them with your passion and knowledge of Cycling and Safe Cycling on Roads.

This is a client-facing role, so professionalism and reliability are essential. Delivering quality cycle training and developing strong working relationships with clients and the team is an important feature of this role. You will be expected to deliver other programmes offered by the First Step Cycle.

“When I saw the role advertised, I knew immediately that I was interested. It allowed me the coaching experiences I love and the opportunity to gather more project responsibility. Since joining FSSG, my role has expanded to include the sole ownership of the Modeshift project as well as coaching regularly.”
Olly, Modeshift Coordinator


PE Coach in Schools

We are looking for a PE specialist coach with experience coaching sport or dance to young people in school environments. It’s essential that you can use your knowledge proactively in an educational environment, delivering a range of quality PE lessons, with a focus on assessment and engagement.

Candidates need to be versatile individuals, able to create an atmosphere of engagement for children across year groups with a range of ability levels. The role would be well-suited to a candidate used to working to educational aims who can prioritise lesson objectives. Your time will be split between PE delivery with First Step PE and working for our other brands at First Step Sports Group such as Kids Takeover.

This role would be ideal for someone looking for a pathway to train others as a Sports Coach.

“There are lot of opportunities to learn and upskill at FSSG. We work with fantastic schools- year in and year out I see the same faces, growing and progressing with the help of our team. For me, I really value being able to travel the city, meet new people and form new relationships with customers.”
Leah, FSPE Coach & Team Leader


Dance Coach in Schools

We are looking for a Dance Coach with experience teaching young people, to deliver PE in educational settings. This role has flexible hours (approx. 5-20hrs p/w) which is ideal for a candidate working in another creative enterprise. The ideal candidate will be able to teach a variety of dance styles and themes, working to deliver a quality standard of PE to the same children each term.

The role requires that you are confident with keeping young people’s progression at the centre of your teaching. You should be able to work independently as a trainer and a role model. In prioritising educational targets, you should be committed to developing participant skills and delivering on company expectations.


Sports/Dance Coach at Kids Camps

Our active sports and dance camps provide Ofsted-regulated childcare to parents in the region. We are looking for several sports and dance coaches that have experience creating engaging experiences for young people. You will be delivering a range of activities, sports, and games to children, keeping their safety at the centre of your coaching experience.

The ideal candidate must enjoy working with young people and preferably have at least 6 months of experience of coaching from internships, apprenticeships, or similar. The role requires a professional manner and reliable image to build relationships with parents and deliver on company expectations.

“I’m confident in my ability to lead a team, to deliver high-quality lessons and offer versatility across all FSSG departments, even when I’m chucked in at the deep end! I’ve come to enjoy the challenges of working in a fast-paced company in an ever-changing environment.” Leah, FSPE Coach & Team Leader

Take your first step into a coaching career with First Step Sports Group. Apply now.

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