Education Mentoring Officer

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 12,000 people annually in three key areas: Community Engagement, 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 Education Officer – mentoring to work on the Trust’s new Sharks on Track Alternative Provision Mentoring.

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:

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 InsurancePrivate health insurance cover after a six-month qualifying period
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, administration work may be completed flexibly

The role

As an Education Officer for the Alternative Provision mentoring for Sharks Community Trust you will be responsible for providing mentoring and tuition to young people in mainstream and alternative education.   

Education officers work with children at every stage of mainstream, specialist or alternative education.  These are often children who struggle to engage with mainstream education, are Looked After Children or have experienced trauma leading to difficulties in school.     

The successful candidate will plan and deliver effective tuition, activity or sports sessions.  They will act as strong, positive role models, support behaviour management systems, provide creative approaches to engagement and communicate effectively through emails, learning plans and reports.  

The Education Officer will report to the Education Programme Manager who will provide support to ensure effective mentoring and development in the role.  

Role & Responsibilities

There are a number of key aspects to this role.  The successful candidate will;

  • Plan and deliver tuition, sport and mentoring sessions for children at all stages of mainstream and specialist education and organize creative activities, off-site activities and community links support to participant’s engagement and positive progress. 
  • Act as a strong, positive role model for children of all backgrounds to both participants and school partners through both actions and performance. 
  • Keep accurate attendance and monitoring records for all sessions and contribute to the creation of Individual Learning Plans, Personal Education Plans and Educational Health Care Plans.  
  • To maintain strong relationships with schools, managers and referral partners through effective and regular communication.
  • Create media to ensure awareness of the work of Sharks Community Trust particularly across social media platforms and other club media channels. 
  • Ensure subject knowledge and knowledge of qualificati on requirements is up to date in line with requirements of training providers and the Department For Education.
  • Any other relevant duties as required by the employer.

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.
  • Be committed to applying and promoting equality, diversity and inclusion across Sharks Community Trust and comply with all Charity policies and procedures.


  • NGB Level 1 or Level 2 coaching awards
  • A positive attitude towards professional development and their own learning
  • Proven experience of planning and delivering high quality activities for young people
  • Experience of community work to engage young people in education or enrichment activities
  • Experience of assessment, monitoring and evaluation
  • An understanding of safeguarding procedures.
  • A passion for the community and making a difference.
  • An ability to inspire others.
  • A friendly, positive ‘can do’ and courteous attitude.
  • A commitment to the aims, vision and values of Sharks Community Trust
  • Ability to work within a team and foster good working relationships.
  • Excellent organisation and time management skills
  • Excellent communication and motivation skills
  • Willingness to work flexible hours
  • Full driver’s license and use of a vehicle


  • Level 3 in Teaching and Education or equivalent (or be working towards it)
  • Degree qualified or strong academic record
  • Experience of community engagement and involvement
  • Experience of mentoring young people or adults
  • Experience of using social media to raise awareness and engage participants

Salary – £20,000-£22,000

Location – Schools across Greater Manchester

Closing date – Friday 26th August

Please send your CV through to: