SOHK’s Schools Facilitator and Coach for Wales will be responsible for supporting the delivery of both the male and female Schools Programmes for a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 3 days per week. Delivery days are likely to be a Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday and will be in the Cwmbran, Pontypool and Bridgend areas in a school setting.

Salary: £100 per day

Location: South Wales 

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


  • Programme delivery (80%): Working with the SOHK Cymru team to execute School of Hard Knocks Schools programmes
  • Administration (20%): Preparing for the delivery of the personal development curriculum, familiarising yourself with the session plans and preparing delivery materials for all personal development sessions

Each day of an SOHK course entails a mixture of responsibilities. You will need to coordinate with your team and coaches to deliver each day of the course and be a mentor, coach and role model for the participants. When not on the ground, you will work with the wider charity team members to build the charity’s profile and provide ongoing support to the programme’s participants.

This is a role that will provide excitement, challenge and a huge sense of purpose for someone with a strong background in youth work/working with young people and rugby coaching. You will be delivering the charity’s personal development curriculum both on and off the rugby field.

Each course will centre around rugby, and will be combined with personal development and one to one mentoring. Working as part of our Welsh team, you will focus on rugby coaching, delivering the charity's personal development curriculum, mentoring participants and supporting on administrative duties attached to the programme.

Person Specification

  • You will be extremely driven and passionate to deliver the charity’s objectives, in line with its values of integrity, excellence, empowerment and commitment.
  • You will set standards in your own delivery, being meticulous in your preparation and reviews.
  • You will be able to challenge people constructively
  • You will care passionately about the success of our beneficiaries and support them to realise their potential.
  • You will be highly organised with good attention to detail, able to not just follow process but to develop what is already in place and constantly improve delivery
  • You will be full of enthusiasm and positive energy and a great role model to those on our courses.
  • You will be someone who naturally sets high standards and will ensure that course targets are met and exceeded!
  • You will have a growth mindset, always ready to accept new challenges

Skills & Experience

  • Previous successful experience of working with young people
  • Experience of training delivery or leading group sessions
  • Coaching and mentoring experience
  • Relevant Rugby or general coaching qualifications
  • Must have a UK driving licence
  • Experience of supporting individuals or groups
  • Experience of rugby coaching and development
  • WRU level 2 or equivalent rugby coaching badges

Application Process

The deadline for applications is 5pm on Wednesday the 9th December 2020.

Please send a CV and covering letter of no more than two A4 pages to [email protected] with the subject line “Schools Programme Facilitator Application”. Late applications will not be considered.

Interviews will take place on Monday the 14th December 2020, Online (We use Zoom as an online interview platform) – please keep this day free in your diary. Preferred start date is January 2020. A Disclosure and Barring Service / PVG check will be required for successful candidates and the job is dependent on suitable references.

Please email [email protected] if you have any questions about the role.