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ESF Sports & Language      Website:
ESF Sports & Language, a subsidiary of the English Schools Foundation, delivers a highly successful programme of After-School sports coaching as well as English and other language teaching for children across Hong Kong.

Coach (25-hour), Basketball

ESF Tigers Basketball programme seek qualified, national governing body-accredited, Level 1 Basketball Coach Award holders to join their coaching team as 25-hour basketball coaches with at least two years’ experience, in a similar coaching environment.

Candidates must be energetic, enthusiastic, have a passion for sport in general and will be expected to have a proven track record with suitable experience of working with young children between the ages of 3 to 12 years old. It is essential that candidates have experience of working with very young children in our core, primary school age-group market and can demonstrate experience of providing dynamic, progressive sessions to these young age groups through structured session planning in our After-School extra-curricular programme. Work experience in a community coaching environment will be extremely useful.

As with all sports coaching posts, this role involves unsocial working hours, including weekends. Weekend coaching involves delivering high-quality coaching sessions in our Development Academy programme, with sessions being delivered for different age-groups from 7 to 13 years old. In the circumstances, candidates should be able to demonstrate sound technical knowledge and experience of working with Academy programmes.

In addition, as a member of the ESF Sports team, candidates will be expected to work during standard school holiday periods to deliver multi-sports coaching sessions in our Sports Camps and Clinics programme. Any additional NGB-accredited sports qualifications will be useful.


- Possess a current Basketball Level 1 Coach Award accredited by a national governing body
- Minimum of two year’s recent experience in teaching basketball to primary school students
- Fluency in English essential including excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Be passionate about sport, especially teaching basketball and have an abundance of energy, enthusiasm and patience to work with young children
- Flexibility to adapt to changing environments, ability groups and weather conditions
- A commitment to work unsocial hours
- Possess a current First Aid and CPR certificate as well as computer knowledge in Microsoft Office applications
- Willing and enthusiastic about continued professional development, education and training

- Possess a current Basketball Level 2 Coach Award accredited by a national governing body
- Proven record of working with children in 3 – 12 year old age group
- Proven experience of working with schools
- Good organisational and planning skills
- Proven ability to use own initiative
- A confident and professional manner
- Experience in dealing with volunteers and assistants
- Additional sports related qualifications

Applicants must be a permanent Hong Kong resident or possess a valid visa to work in Hong Kong.

Closing Date: 12 Jun 2020
For enquiries, please contact Paul Lawrence at

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By applying for this position, your application may be considered for other opportunities within ESF.

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