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Foundation Skills Manager

Harlequin Football Club

Harlequins is a professional rugby union club that plays in Premiership Rugby, the top level of English rugby union. Their home ground is the Twickenham Stoop, located in Twickenham, south-west London.

15 Jun 2022
Full Time
Closing date
1 Jul 2022

The Harlequins Foundation wish to appoint a Skills Manager, to manage the following education and training programmes:

  • HITZ (inc. HITZ Learning Academy, DofE, Jack Petchy and HITZ on Track)
  • ESF funded programme(s)
  • Work Experience Programme(s).
  • Foundation Degree
  • Apprenticeship and Traineeship Programmes

This role will require the successful candidate to coordinate and manage programmes while retaining an element of responsibility for delivery.

They will play a pivotal role in developing and maintaining partnerships with key stakeholders and the creation of opportunities that provide valuable experience for our participants.

Their responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Be responsible for the delivery of our ‘skills’ programmes ensuring all KPI’s and deliverables are achieved. Managing a small team of staff to achieve required outcomes, while leading on the delivery of our Foundation Degree and Apprenticeship Programmes.
  • Ensure all financial targets are achieved, generating the appropriate revenue and programmes are delivered on budget.
  • Lead on the development of our ‘skills’ pathway that provides valuable experience for our beneficiaries from work experience through to employment.
  • Manage relationships with key stakeholders, including but not limited to, ‘The Club,’ Premiership Rugby, Skills Training UK, Local Colleges, FLT, USW and Job Centre Plus.
  • Ensure accurate data is captured to enable regular reporting of the social value created by our programmes.
  • Ensure the accurate monitoring and evaluation of our programmes, including, but not limited to the collation of essential data and the maintenance of a designated monitoring and evaluation system (Upshot, Solution9 etc.).
  • Actively seek out opportunities and apply for additional funding to secure the long-term future of our programmes.
  • Produce as required, regular reports, case studies and good news stories on the progress of our programmes for internal and external partners and funders.
  • Develop and share high quality and regular case studies and stories that demonstrate the impact of our work and the difference we make.
  • Work with colleagues to ensure the appropriate level of marketing and comms about our programmes is achieved.
  • Be responsible for ensuring all the appropriate measures required to protect the health, safety and wellbeing of participants and staff are implemented in the delivery of our programmes.

Essential Criteria:

  • Educated to degree level or equivalent experience.
  • Experienced in engaging learners from a range of backgrounds, including hard to reach and disadvantaged young people.
  • Experience of managing essential stakeholder relationships while maintaining and developing new referral channels and programmes.
  • A commitment to Safeguarding children, young people, and vulnerable adults.
  • An understanding of and a commitment to equal opportunities both in the workplace and the wider community.
  • Excellent organisational skills.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Knowledge or understanding of basic monitoring and evaluation systems (Solution 9, VIEWS, UPSHOT etc.)

Desirable Criteria:

  • RFU (Rugby Football Union) Level 2 Coaching Qualification.
  • Hold a current and clean driving license with access to own car available for work.

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How to Apply

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Additional Information

Full Time
Job Type
Rugby Union
Salary information
£ 28,000 - 30,000

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