Closing in 3 days
Wales, United Kingdom (On-site)
£44,000 - £50,000 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

We are looking to recruit an outstanding individual to take up one of THE key roles within the School of Hard Knocks family. Leading the ever growing Welsh team and taking up a senior role within the UK leadership team, this is a truly exciting and fulfilling job for someone who is passionate about making genuine and lasting change for the good. Could it be you?


A bit about us...

School of Hard Knocks is a charity that works with unemployed adults and school children at risk of exclusion to give participants the tools to improve their lives. This is principally achieved by teaching a strong set of values, attitudes, behaviours and skills. Physical activity and class-based session are combined to teach, demonstrate and impress the key messages.

"School of Hard Knocks is about the development of the whole person. By enabling self-worth through an environment of genuine acceptance, participants move from a mind-set characterised by threat, instability and confusion, to one that promotes and maintains optimism, emotional resilience and ultimately life satisfaction. In essence the 'School of Hard Knocks' provides individuals the opportunity to find a meaning and purpose to life."

Dr Mikel Mellick PhD, CPsychol, AFBPsS, RegPractPsych (HCPC) Senior Lecturer in Athlete Mental Health, Cardiff Met


Key Responsibilities

  • To identify and generate income through multiple sources, to sustain and grow our work in Wales
  • To line manage both the schools and adult programme managers and provide clear leadership to the whole staff team in Wales
  • To manage public relations and external communications strategies in Wales. This will often involve public speaking at large networking and learning events
  • To lead on the necessary processes that allow us to capture, monitor, report, analyse and learn from the impact of our work in Wales


What we are looking for in you...

  • Proven and outstanding team leadership and development
  • A strong history of developing and managing external partnerships
  • An ability to plan, develop and review national strategy
  • A strong social conscience and a passion for equality and inclusion
  • A track record of leading on organisational wellbeing and positive culture creation
  • A demonstratable record of evaluating programmes and measuring impact
  • A track record of income generation, including grants, contracted income and events
  • Experience of leading on public relations and external communications
  • Experience of leadership in the third or charity sector
  • The ability to motivate, inspire and influence
  • A high-level understanding of the social, economic and political landscape in Wales


It would be great if...

  • You have a good understanding of mental health and wellbeing
  • You can speak, write and read Welsh confidently
  • You have a good knowledge and appreciation of rugby and sport for development


Salary & Annual Leave Entitlement

  • Salary between 44-50k depending on experience
  • 25 days per annum plus public holidays


Application Process

Please send a current CV and a covering letter that expresses why you think you could do this job as separate documents with your application.

This is an incredibly exciting opportunity, so if you think you fit the bill, get applying!

Refreshed on: 24 June 2022
Closing date: 08 July 2022 at 17:00
Tags: Fundraising, Management

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