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Sharks Community Trust is expanding and has an exciting opportunity for enthusiastic and inspiring team players who want to use the core values of rugby and sport to make a positive impact on the community by increasing participation, and by developing opportunities to improve education, health and social inclusion.

The Trust is currently looking to recruit Community Officers to join its successful team to deliver its programme of activities within schools and Advantage Programme across Greater Manchester.  The role will combine both rugby coaching with the delivery of educational sessions within a classroom environment.

Position details – 

Hours:                          37.5 hours per week

Salary:                          £17-20K

Reports to:                   Community Trust Programme Managers

Closing date:                Friday 31st May 2019 – 5.00pm

Interview date:             Week beginning Monday 10th June 2019

Community Officers will be responsible for working within a team of people to deliver the Sharks Community Trusts education programmes.  This includes Primary, Secondary and Advantage 16-18 programmes.  The role will also be involved in the growth and development of match days, coach development and rugby development camps.  Ideal candidates will have worked in a sports environment, have first class communication skills and a passion for rugby development and making a difference to the lives of young people.

To apply, please send your covering letter and CV to community@salesharks.com.

Key Responsibilities

  • To deliver Primary, Secondary and Advantage 16-18 programme sessions. This will involve delivering both classroom sessions as well as a tag rugby sessions.
  • To deliver suitable multi-sport sessions for Primary, Secondary and Advantage 16-18 programme.  All activities should be appropriate to the needs of the target audience.
  • To deliver high quality coaching on a variety of other programmes delivered by the Trust including holiday rugby camps.
  • To keep accurate monitoring records for all sessions and contribute to the gathering and analysis of evaluation information on the Upshot system.
  • To make and build relationships with key stakeholders both at Sale Sharks and the wider community.
  • To represent both Sale Sharks and Sharks Community Trust in a positive manner at all times.
  • To assist at Matchdays and Trust events when required.
  • To support the safeguarding of all participants in line with policies.



  • Approved DBS Check (Essential)
  • Level 1 Sports coaching qualification


  • RFU Level 2 Qualification
  • Safeguarding and Protecting Young People’s Course
  • First Aid Course
  • How To Coach Disabled People in Sport Course
  • Teaching and/or Sport Science Accreditation


  • Experience of delivering rugby coaching to children of differing ages and abilities
  • Experience of working with young people in a classroom environment
  • Experience of working with or mentoring young people
  • Experience of working as part of a team
  • Experience of using IT systems to help monitoring and evaluation produce reports
  • Good organisational and time management skills

The role will involve both evening and weekend work and applicants must have their own transport.

The successful candidate will have to undergo an enhanced DBS check to work with children and vulnerable adults. Employment within Sharks Community Trust is conditional on a clear check being received.

Sharks Community Trust is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief or marital status.

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