Social Inclusion Officer

Position details

Hours: 37.5 hours per week

Salary: £16,000  p.a.

Reports to: Advantage Programme Manager

Closing date: Monday 30th July - 5.00pm

Interview date: Monday 6th August

The Sharks Advantage Programme works with young people who are not in employment, education or training (NEETs) at a number of centres across Greater Manchester and Merseyside along with young people who are disengaged with mainstream education and on the verge of dropping out. The programme provides them with qualifications and like skills, along with confidence and motivation to get back into education or to gain an apprenticeship or employment by providing them with a unique mix of education, sport and issue-based sessions including improving employability skills.

The social inclusion officer will act as a mentor and assist in delivering sporting sessions to young people as well as supporting classroom-based sessions. The successful candidate will also be expected to assist on other Community Programmes.

Applicants will ideally hold a valid driving license and have access to a suitable vehicle. The successful applicant will be representing Sale Sharks and must be professional, approachable and personable at all times, promoting themselves and the club in a positive light.

Key Responsibilities

  • To develop, in conjunction with the Programme Tutors, suitable multi-sport sessions for 16-19 year olds which are which are appropriate to the needs of the target audience and be line with the programme’s strategic aims.
  • To keep accurate monitoring records for all sessions and contribute to the gathering and analysis of evaluation information for activities and individuals within those activities.
  • To work in partnership with the Programme Tutor to recruit young people, retain them, support them to complete the course and progress them on to an apprenticeship or a job.
  • To engage with local businesses to secure work placements for young people.
  • To support and assist with Community Programmes.

Person Specification


  • Level 1 sports coaching award
  • Experience of working in a classroom environment
  • Experience of working with a range of participants from different backgrounds
  • Good understanding of the local community
  • An interest in sport and an understanding of wider issues related to sport, health and education
  • An enthusiastic and committed individual who will ‘go the extra mile’ to deliver results
  • Good organisational and time management skills
  • Excellent communication and motivation skills
  • Willingness to work flexible hours
  • An ability to inspire others


  • Degree qualified – strong academic record
  • Level 2 NGB sports coaching qualification
  • Level 3 in Teaching and Education (formally known as PTLLS) or above
  • Experience in working with NEET young people
  • Experience of working in an educational setting with knowledge of assessment and monitoring and evaluation
  • A valid driving license and access to own vehicle

The successful candidate will have to undergo an enhanced DBS check to work with children and vulnerable adults and employment will only be offered if a clear check is received back.

Please send a CV and covering letter detailing relevant experience and how you meet the person specification to Alison Warwood detailing the position you are applying for in the subject header.

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