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Freelance Facilitator / Rugby Coach

School of Hard Knocks

SOHK delivers life-changing programmes across the UK. We change the lives of children and adults using rugby, boxing and strongman courses, supported by a curriculum of powerful life lessons.

7 Feb 2023
Contract - Fixed Term
Part Time
Closing date
31 Mar 2023

Based in London, SOHK’s Schools Facilitator will share responsibility for frontline schools delivery in London. This is a role that will provide excitement, challenge and a huge sense of purpose for the right candidate. Working as part of our London team, you will focus on delivering the schools curriculum of the charity, mentoring young people and coordinating projects.

You will market the programme to new schools and build strong relationships with existing schools; deliver each day of the programme; and support participants on a 1:1 basis to address issues in their lives and help them reach goals.

SOHK for Schools is a full academic year intervention, working with groups of young people. The pupils will be chosen by the school and will typically be the ‘hardest to reach’ young people. We will work with them for half a day every week, delivering rugby training, classroom sessions on subjects such as growth mindset, goal setting and choices and we’ll deliver weekly 1:1s for each pupil. The programme will be evaluated by SOHK staff, teachers, parents and the pupils themselves.

Key Responsibilities

  • Plan and deliver rugby sessions in line with the SOHK rugby curriculum
  • Coach rugby for the development of the 5Cs - Confidence, Control, Communication, Commitment and Cohesion
  • Coordination and group facilitation/coaching roles, as well as mentoring participants
  • Working with teachers and school staff, ensuring their satisfaction
  • Working with SOHK on monitoring and evaluation, report writing, admin and data input, making sure all records are accurate and timely
  • Using your creativity to drive ever-improving standards of delivery; using self and peer-review systems to improve your ability to help participants
  • Reporting on progress against targets, capturing monitoring and evaluation data and assisting the charity’s communications and fundraising teams by providing case studies, testimonials and media from courses

Desirable Skills & Experience

  • Previous successful delivery of sports coaching, training or schools programmes, preferably with hard-to-reach groups
  • Experience in developing/motivating children
  • RFU Level 2/ERCA (UKCC Rugby Level 2) (minimum) or equivalent coaching qualification in another sport
  • Hold an additional relevant qualification in this area
  • First class communication and facilitation skills
  • Passion for sport and social inclusion
  • Excellent project management and administration skills
  • Demonstrable ability to steward partnerships or client relationships
  • Ability to travel to the chosen schools each week

Person Specification

  • You will be extremely driven and passionate to deliver the charity’s objectives, in line with its values of Integrity, Excellence, Empowerment and Commitment
  • You will set standards in your own delivery, being meticulous in your preparation and reviews
  • You will be able to challenge people constructively
  • You will be skilled in working with complex young people
  • You will be highly motivational, full of enthusiasm and positive energy and a great role model to those on our courses
  • You will care passionately about the success of our beneficiaries and support them to realise their potential
  • You will be highly organised with good attention to detail, able to not just follow process but to develop what is already in place and constantly improve delivery
  • You will be someone who naturally sets high standards and will ensure that course targets are met and exceeded!
  • You will have a growth mindset, always ready to accept new challenges

How to apply

This is currently a rolling recruitment process, with no deadline. We are however, keen to appoint someone well before the September start so that may attend staff training with London Team.

Applications will be reviewed in the order received, everyone will receive confirmation as to whether or not their application will be taken further -

Please click 'Apply Now' to email a CV and covering letter of no more than two A4 pages to the team at SOHK with the subject line 'London Schools Programme Facilitator’

Interviews will be arranged in the London area at mutual convenience

Disclosure and Barring Service check will be required for successful candidates and the job is dependent on suitable references

Additional Information

Contract - Fixed Term
Part Time
Job Type
Rugby Union
Pay Information
£100 per day

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