Sports Ambassador Scheme

We provide students and local people with the opportunity to deliver sports coaching, fitness and mentoring sessions across London

Our Sports Ambassador Scheme provides LSBU students and individuals within the local community, the opportunity to volunteer or be employed by the University to deliver sports coaching, fitness and mentoring sessions across London and internationally.

Apply to be a Sport Ambassador

Book a Sports Ambassador for your event

Become a Sports Ambassador

By joining the Sports Ambassador Scheme you could help schools meet the national activity level guidelines by supporting their in-house and extracurricular activities, and offer new and exciting activities within the local community.

Engaging in sports and coaching opportunities while in higher education can also provide you with the skills employers are seeking. Throughout the Scheme you will develop team work, leadership and organisational skills.


The scheme is open to all, whatever your level of experience. After interview you will be selected to join in one of the following roles:

Volunteer Voluntary Ambassadors Support and shadow  
Activator Paid Ambassadors Support and supervise
  • UK Coaching Fundamentals of Movement
  • UK Coaching Children 5-12
Level 1 Paid Level 1 Qualified coaches Support, supervise and deliver fun sessions
  • National Governing Body recognised Level 1 coaching qualification
  • First Aid
Level 2 Paid Level 2 Qualified coaches Deliver developmental coaching sessions
  • National Governing Body recognised Level 2 coaching qualification
  • First Aid
Rep Represent the Sports Ambassadors at monthly meetings   

Engagement in sport provides a good career return on investment of around £4264 and £5616 per annum ... compared to those that did not engage in sport.

- Sport Industry Research Centre, Sheffield Hallam University


Ambassadors of any level can apply for subsidised training throughout the year, in return for working voluntary hours. Training sessions include leadership and sporting masterclasses delivered by experts and L1 and L2 coaching qualifications.


The application deadline is midday, Wednesday 2 October 2019.

To apply please read the job description (PDF File 467 KB) and complete and return an application form (PDF File 461 KB) with your CV to

Interview slots

If your application has been successful, you will be invited to interview on one of the following dates at London South Bank University:

  • Wednesday 9 October 2019
  • Thursday 10 October 2019

You will only need to attend one interview slot.

If you are successful in your interview, we will inform you via email on Friday 11 October and we will invite you to the compulsory Sports Ambassador training session on Wednesday 16 October 2019, 6-9pm.

Book a Sports Ambassador

Our Ambassadors can provide supervised, fun sessions led by qualified coaches to support your sporting provision or fitness sessions, either in the Academy of Sport or at your own facility.

Our large database of coaches enables us to be flexible to suit your needs and to provide you with a variety of sports.

All of the Ambassadors have an Enhanced Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) check, including barred lists, and a Safeguarding and Protecting Children qualification that is no older than the recommended best practice period of 3 years. Level 1 and 2 Ambassadors also have a National Governing Body (NGB) recognised coaching qualification and a First Aid certificate that is no older than the recommended best practice period of 3 years.

Please see our Ambassador roles above.

See the Sports Ambassador Code of Conduct (PDF File 3,015 KB) for further advice.

For more information and to book an ambassador, please contact Safia Zerdazi on 020 7815 7812 or