Basketball Assistant

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  • Attend weekly sessions
  • Support the coach(es) in delivering the sessions
  • Support the members in engaging in the sessions
  • Create a fun and friendly environment for the group
  • General administrative duties around running the sessions

When & Where

  • The sessions take place at Buile Hill Academy (M6 8RD) from 6pm-7pm every Thursday 

Perks & Development Opportunities 

  • Gain valuable experience in a wonderful area of sport.
  • Work closely with Special Olympics Great Britain and Basketball England to offer further events and competitions for our teams to engage with.
  • There is no expectation of previous disability or basketball knowledge, we are looking for people who are willing to learn and show a desire to come and volunteer with us. The rest we can teach you along the way! 

About us 

  • Our Salford Knights learning disability basketball group has been running since 2019 and we have had the opportunity to work with a large number of people with learning disabilities since the sessions started.
  • The pandemic did set us back a bit but we were able to keep our members engaged online and have since started the face to face sessions once more this season! 
  • DOSportUK offer 8 community sessions per week alone and for events we welcome basketball teams from around the UK. Any volunteer will have the opportunity to fully engage with any and all opportunities that arise throughout the season and we are committed to training our dedicated volunteers. 


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Required Role

Basketball Assistant

Key responsibilities

Salford Knights is a community basketball group which is run for people with a learning disability. The sessions are based around fun and enjoyment whilst learning the game of basketball! 

Desirable Skills

  • Verbal Communication
  • Confidence
  • Interpersonal
  • Listening
  • Being Adaptable
  • Non-judgemental
  • Positive attitude
  • Team Work
  • Giving and Receiving Feedback
  • Time Management
  • Self Management

Skill to gain

  • Communication
  • Confidence
  • Event Planning
  • Initiative
  • Interpersonal
  • Leadership and Management
  • Listening
  • Mediation
  • Being Adaptable
  • Non-judgemental
  • Positive attitude
  • Practicality
  • Creative Problem Solving
  • Problem solving
  • Reviewing and evaluation
  • Teaching and training
  • Team Work
  • Giving Feedback Sensitively
  • Time Management
  • Networking
  • Opportunity and Recognition
  • Self Management

When can you do this role/Calendar

Minimum commitment level: Once a week

Start Date: 04-11-2021

Start Time: 06:00 PM

End Date: 14-07-2022

End Time: 07:00 PM

  2. Monday
  3. Tuesday
  4. Wednesday
  5. Thursday
  6. Friday
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  2. MORNING monday
  3. MORNING tuesday
  4. MORNING wednesday
  5. MORNING thursday
  6. MORNING friday
  7. MORNING saturday
  8. MORNING sunday
  2. AFTERNOON monday
  3. AFTERNOON tuesday
  4. AFTERNOON wednesday
  5. AFTERNOON thursday
  6. AFTERNOON friday
  7. AFTERNOON saturday
  8. AFTERNOON sunday
  2. EVENING monday
  3. EVENING tuesday
  4. EVENING wednesday
  5. EVENING thursday
  6. EVENING friday
  7. EVENING saturday
  8. EVENING sunday


Salford M6 8RD, UK

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