Disability Sports 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 charity is now looking to recruit to the role of Disability Sports Coach to work on the Trust Disability and Inclusion projects.

Benefits of working for Sharks Community Trust
Sharks Community Trust expects professionalism, enthusiasm and dedication from its staff team. In return, you will get the following:

Sharks Community Trust Employee Benefits
UniformEveryone will receive an allocation of Sale Sharks kit annually based on their role
PensionAll employees will be enrolled in the Trust’s pension scheme and the Trust will match your contribution up to 3%
Annual LeaveEveryone is entitled to 20 days holidays plus all bank holidays and extended days over Christmas*.  This allocation increases after three years’ service. *Rugby Coaching staff will secure these extended days in the New Year due to delivery between Christmas Day and New Year’s Day
Club Shop DiscountDiscount in the club shop to an agreed allowance
Gym accessAccess to the Sale Sharks High Performance Centre gym
Health InsuranceVitality Health Insurance cover
Match TicketsAccess to Sale Sharks home matches for both the men’s and women’s team
CPDOpportunity to develop yourself through a range of external and in house training
Work Phone or Mobile Phone AllowanceDepending on your role at the Trust, you will either receive a work phone to complete your role or a phone allowance. Phone allowance ranges from £10-£20 per month
Flexible Admin Working locationAs agreed with line manager, admin work can be completed flexibly

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 Sports, Inclusive Tag Rugby, Multi Sports, Awareness Days and Educational Programmes.
  • 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 activities which will include Multi Sports Holiday Provision and Rugby Camps.
  • 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 Trusts’ 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.


  • Level 2 sports coaching award
  • Level 1 or 2 sports coaching award in a second or multiple sports
  • 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


  • Level 2 RFU coaching award
  • Level 1 or 2 sports coaching award in a second or multiple sports
  • Knowledge of the North West area as well as its diverse communities.
  • Experience of delivering activities and interventions to raise resilience and promote positive wellbeing.

Hours: 37.5 hours

Closing Date – Friday 26th August

Location – Greater Manchester

Salary – £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 and letter of application to claire.hanrahan@salesharks.com.
*Please note only candidates selected for interview will be notified