Trust recruiting for several job roles

Due to the ongoing success and growth of the Sharks Community Trust, we are recruiting for several roles:

  • Community Rugby & Inclusion Coach who has extensive disability sports experience to work on various community programmes, match days and rugby camps/development days. The successful individual will mainly work within the Community Engagement Department delivering Disability and Inclusive Rugby activities schools, community groups and rugby clubs across the North West including wheelchair tag rugby, inclusive tag rugby, walking rugby and mixed ability rugby.
  • Advantage Education Officers who has  proven ability to plan and deliver high quality classroom-based activities for their education programmes across Greater Manchester and Merseyside.  The Advantage Programme is aimed at young people not currently in education and employment (NEET) and the position will combine a passion for education and enrichment with strong organisational, communication and administrative skills.


Sharks Community Trust is looking for a highly motivated individual who believes in the power of sport and the impact it can have in changing lives in the community.
Hours: 37.5 hours
Salary: £17,000-£19,000 depending on experience
Reporting to: Community Development Manager and Disability & Inclusion Manager
Closing Date: 24th July
Interview Date: 29th July

As part of the Community Development team for Sharks Community Trust you will be responsible for delivering the Trusts’ Disability and Inclusion projects.

Responsibilities: Delivering and co-developing the Trust’s Disability & Inclusion programmes in the North West. Aspects of the role include:

• To work with the Disability and Inclusion Coordinator to develop a delivery schedule for each academic term to deliver all aspects of the Disability & Inclusion Programme, including: Wheelchair Tag Rugby, Inclusive Tag, Mixed Ability Rugby, Awareness Days and Educational Programmes. To co-lead the organisation and delivery of the Trust Walking Rugby provision.
• To deliver high quality rugby sessions to a range of participants with varying abilities, needs and demands in a variety of different sporting environments. This may include SEN/AEN pupils in both mainstream and special schools, impairment specific sessions and mixed ability adult community groups.
• To work with Sharks Community Trust staff on school holiday Rugby Camps, Development Camps to deliver high quality rugby sessions in line with the Trust’s player centered and game based coaching philosophy.
• To help create and establish strong relationships with stakeholders to develop links with grassroots clubs to allow individuals the opportunity to progress within their sport.
• To ensure the health and safety of all participants taking part in Sharks Community Trust activities. This includes completing risk assessments and complying with all aspects of Sharks Community Trust safeguarding policies and practices.
• To assist the Disability & Inclusive Coordinator with completing all monitoring and evaluation for all aspects of the programme including ensuring Upshot is up to date, project questionnaires are completed in a timely manner and stored for staff to access and completing case studies for Walking Rugby.
– Plan and co-ordinate awareness sessions at Sale Sharks home matches to build awareness of the Disability & Inclusion Programme.
– To assist the Disability and Inclusion Coordinator and Community Development Manager to further develop the strategic direction of the programme and expanding the current offering. Work with the Disability & Inclusion Coordinator to bring in revenue by selling Disability & Inclusion programme provisions to schools, colleges and groups.


Person Specification


– Possess a relevant degree or qualification or equivalent experience including RFU Level 2

– Experience of working with people from different backgrounds and abilities

– A strong knowledge and understanding of disability and mental wellbeing

– A proven track record of achievement and project management

– Ability to manage partnerships effectively and concisely so external partners are satisfied with our work

– Strong knowledge of Microsoft office

– Ability to record data and analyse results based on key programme outcomes

– Excellent interpersonal skills, personality and sense of humour

– Excellent communication and presentation skills, both written and verbal

– The ability to develop and maintain relationships with key stakeholders

– A passion for positively changing lives and going the extra mile



– Possess a Physical Education or Sport Specific coaching qualification

– Possess a mental health first aid certificate

– Possess a first aid qualification

Please send a CV and covering letter detailing relevant experience and how you meet the person specification to: Vicky Irwin – detailing the position you are applying for in the subject header.




Sharks Community Trust is looking for a highly motivated individual who is passionate about youth education and the impact of alternative education can have on NEET young people along with changing their lives.
Hours: 37.5 hours
Salary: £20,000-£24,000 depending on experience
Reporting to: Education Manager and Quality Insurance Manager
Closing Date: 24th July & 7th August
Interview Date: TBC, two positions to start ASAP with one position starting September 2020


The Sharks Advantage and Education Programmes have a record of success tackling the challenges facing young people today, including unemployment, crime and disillusionment, by using education and enrichment to increase young people’s skills, confidence and motivation. The Advantage programme provides a unique mix of Level 1&2 Employability Qualifications, Functional skills qualifications in English and Maths, work preparation and enrichment sessions to support young people into college, apprenticeships or employment.

The positions are based within the community, locations can be discussed as we have programme roles available in four sites across Greater Manchester and Merseyside.  The successful candidates will be expected to deliver education and enrichment activities, as well as working with the Quality Assurance Manager with the recruitment of young people onto the programme, developing work placements and progressing learners onto a positive destination (apprenticeship, job or place in full time education).

Applicants will hold a valid driving license and have access to a suitable vehicle.  Due to the nature of the programme, applicants may occasionally need to work evenings/weekends and arrange overnight trips for the participants.


Aspects of the role include:

  • Plan and deliver education and enrichment activities for 16-18 Year olds, including Level 1/Level 2 qualifications alongside issue-based sessions.
  • Work with the Quality Assurance Manager in recruiting participants on to the Advantage programme including developing and maintaining a strong relationship with referral organisations.
  • Plan and deliver work preparation, issue-based sessions (eg drug and alcohol awareness, improving mental wellbeing, developing healthy relationships etc) and enrichment sessions.
  • Keep accurate monitoring records for all sessions and contribute to the gathering and analysis of evaluation information on the systems for activities and individuals within those activities.
  • Work with the Quality Assurance Manager to develop placement opportunities and progress participants on to apprenticeship, job or further full-time education at a higher level.
  • Work with safer neighbourhood teams, youth groups, schools and other local agencies to encourage links between them to recruit and support ongoing participation and achievement by young people.
  • Ensure and support the safeguarding of all learners in line with policies.
  • Deliver enrichment activities and events as appropriate. All activities should be appropriate to the needs of the target audience and be line with the Sharks Community Trust strategic aims


Person Specification


– Proven ability to plan and deliver high quality classroom-based activities

– Experience of working with challenging young adults in an educational setting

– Experience of assessment, monitoring and evaluation – ideally in an education setting

– An enthusiastic and committed individual who will ‘go the extra mile’ to deliver results

– Excellent organisation and time management skills

– Excellent communication and motivation skills

– Willingness to work flexible hours

– An ability to inspire others



– Level 3 in Teaching and Education or above (or be working towards it)

– NGB Level 1 coaching awards

– Assessor or IV awards

– Degree qualified – strong academic record

– Experience in working with NEET young people


Please send a CV and covering letter detailing relevant experience and how you meet the person specification to: Des Howlett  – detailing the position you are applying for in the subject header.

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