School of Hard Knocks Sessional Coach

Given the current uncertainty surround COVID-19, we are currently unsure of when courses will get started - as such there is no specific closing date for applications. Course delivery will be planned at various times in 2020/21. For an informal discussion about these positions please email [email protected] 

Salary: £100 per day

Location: Fife/Edinburgh/Clackmannanshire. 

Accountable to: Senior Course Facilitator

The Organisation

School of Hard Knocks is a social inclusion charity running courses that use sport & fitness to tackle the issues surrounding unemployment, antisocial behaviour, crime and health. We have an expert team of coaches and mentors, supported by a wide range of high profile individuals from within and outside sport. Using a unique programme of challenging activities and values-based lessons we enable participants to take positive steps forward in their lives. We teach responsibility, motivation, teamwork, respect and discipline, all of which allow individuals to take responsibility for their actions and make positive progressions in their lives.

Job Description


School of Hard Knocks is looking to recruit & develop a pool of experienced and enthusiastic rugby & fitness coaches to assist in practical delivery on its varied programmes. These posts will have a specific role in delivering a high quality, efficient and effective service to the project, including planning & delivery of relevant coaching sessions, associated administrative tasks & recording of monitoring information. Coaches will also be asked to take a full part in extended delivery, which will include related non-physical activity.

Person Specification

The ideal candidate will be confident, adaptable and open minded as well as having excellent communication and team working skills. Experience of working with vulnerable adults is preferred but not essential. Working alongside project staff, coaches will work effectively in partnership with a wide range of stakeholders and will display a strong desire to make a positive difference in the area(s) worked.


A minimum of Level 1 UKCC Coaching Qualification (or equivalent), experience of coaching adults, and superior communication and organisational skills are essential for this post. All coaches are required be PVG checked and should also be willing to undertake appropriate training & CPD required to fulfil any duties.


Application Process:If you wish to be considered please send your CV to [email protected].