Community Rugby & Inclusion Coach

Sharks Community Trust (SCT) is the official charity of Sale Sharks Rugby Club.
We work hard every day to deliver our mission to inspire, support and deliver change to communities across
the North West to people of all ages and abilities.

We work with over 15,000 people annually in three key areas: Community Inclusion, Education and Rugby
Development. Our highly skilled, dynamic and passionate team now deliver over 50 community projects that
change the lives of a huge spectrum of people across the North West; from children and young people right
through to senior citizens.

We believe in the immense power of our sport being used to positively transform people’s lives. We believe
the North West is a home to extraordinary people like you. This is your chance to be part of our
story.

The Community Rugby and Inclusion Coach will be responsible for the delivery of the Trust’s Disability and
Inclusion projects. Projects will engage with a wide range of communities, of all ages and abilities.

Roles & Responsibilities:
There are a number of key aspects to this role, the successful candidate will deliver and co-develop the Trust’s
Disability & Inclusion programmes in the North West. Aspects of the role include.
• To work with the Community Inclusion Manager 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 centred 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.
• Plan and co-ordinate awareness sessions at Sale Sharks home matches to build awareness of the
Disability & Inclusion Programme.
• To assist the Community Inclusion Manager to further develop the strategic direction of the programme
and expanding the current offering. Work with the Community Inclusion Manager and Schools
Programme Manager to bring in revenue by selling Disability & Inclusion programme provisions to
schools, colleges and groups.
• Contribute to the preparation and delivery of monthly reports and key performance indicator reports to
the Community Inclusion Manager. This includes the use of regular registers, monitoring and evaluations
tools and ensuring information is uploaded to the Upshot platform.
• Provide line management for any volunteers that work on the project including leading and motivating the
performance and communicating appropriately.
• Manage media collection with the Communications Manager to ensure awareness of the project and work
of Sharks Community Trust particularly across social media platforms and other club media channels.
This includes developing media releases to ensure the funder is receiving adequate recognition and
broadening the reach and brand of the Trust.
It is key to this role that candidates
• Understand and implement the Trust’s Safeguarding policy, procedures and best practice guidelines and
to use this understanding to ensure safe working practices, appropriate reporting of concerns and
contribute positively to a safe environment
• Continuously evaluate the success and standards of their work and that of others, through rigorous self
and departmental reflection and analysis. This includes creating a CPD plan.
• Are able to work flexible and unsociable hours where this is required by the role.
• Demonstrate the Sharks Community Trust values at all times.
• Promote Sharks Community Trust and Sale Sharks brand and ethos in a professional and positive
manner.

Essential

Level 2 RFU coaching award
Level 2 sports coaching award
A positive attitude towards professional development and their own learning

Experience of working with young people.
An understanding and passion for improving opportunities for disadvantaged people and underrepresented groups or individuals in our communities.
An understanding of young people’s risks, challenges and needs.
Experience of working on rugby/sport-based projects
An understanding of safeguarding procedures.
Experience of working in a school setting.
A passion for sport and the community and making
a difference.

A passion for the community and making a difference. A friendly, positive ‘can do’ and courteous attitude.
A commitment to the aims, vision and values of Sharks Community Trust
Time management skills to be able to plan and regulate workload including the ability to prioritise demands and thrive under pressure.
Ability to work within a team and foster good working relationships.
Highly motivated, determined and conscientious.
Good judgement and knowing when to seek advice or support.
Flexible, helpful and responsive.
Full drivers license and use of a vehicle

Hours of work 37.5

Location: Greater Manchester

Closing Date: Friday 15th July

Salary Range: £18,900 – £21,525

Sharks Community Trust is an equal opportunities employer and encourages applications from all sections
of the community. Successful applicants will be subject to an Enhanced Criminal Record Check (DBS).

Please send your CV through to claire.hanrahan@salesharks.com.
*Please note only candidates selected for interview will be notified.