Hours: Daily – dependent on programme Flexible
Grade/Salary: £100 per day (inc VAT)
School of Hard Knocks is a social inclusion charity running courses that use sport & fitness to tackle the issues surrounding unemployment, antisocial behaviour, crime and health. We have an expert team of coaches and mentors, supported by a wide range of high profile individuals from within and outside sport. Using a unique programme of challenging activities and values-based lessons we enable participants to take positive steps forward in their lives. We teach responsibility, motivation, teamwork, respect and discipline, all of which allow individuals to take responsibility for their actions and make positive progressions in their lives.
Working in partnership with ng homes (North Glasgow Housing Association) in Glasgow over the last 3 years, and more recently Heineken in the east, the charity is looking to recruit & develop a pool of experienced and enthusiastic rugby & fitness coaches to assist in practical delivery on its varied programmes. These posts will have a specific role in delivering a high quality, efficient and effective service to the project, including planning & delivery of relevant coaching sessions, associated administrative tasks & recording of monitoring information. Coaches will also be asked to take a full part in extended delivery, which will include related non-physical activity.
The successful candidates will have excellent communication and team working skills with experience of working successfully in similar roles, which would preferably have involved wider community engagement programmes. Working alongside project staff, coaches will work effectively in partnership with a wide range of stakeholders and will display a strong desire to make a positive difference in the area(s) worked.
The various projects build on learning from previous employability programmes across the UK and uses sport as an engagement tool to support disengaged adults & children into positive destinations. Typically aimed at those facing multiple barriers to employment and aims to support participants to realise their potential and enhance life skills such as confidence, motivation, team-work, discipline, respect and personal responsibility.
A minimum of Level 1 UKCC Coaching Qualification (or equivalent), experience of coaching adults and excellent communication and organisational skills are essential for this post. Coaches must also hold their own personal public liability insurance.
All coaches are required to be PVG checked and should also be willing to undertake appropriate training & CPD required to fulfill any duties.
NOTE, coaches will be self employed, and responsible for all tax, NI & insurance and must provide all relevant paperwork to show proof of this
If you wish to be considered please send a relevant CV with accompanying letter
outlining your suitability, to firstname.lastname@example.org
There is no specific closing date for applications, with delivery planned at various times in 2017
For an informal chat about these positions or for more details, email the address above and someone will get back to you
We use sport to tackle the issues surrounding unemployment, crime and health. We work with individuals to help them take reponsibility and take positive steps forward in their lives.