Wales, United Kingdom
£26,000 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description


Based in South Wales, SOHK’s Schools Facilitator will share responsibility for frontline schools delivery in Wales. Working as part of our Welsh team, you will focus on delivering the schools curriculum of the charity, mentoring young people and project managing courses. You will market the programme to new schools and build strong relationships with existing schools; deliver each day of the programme; and support participants on a 1:1 basis to address issues in their lives and help them reach goals.

SOHK for Schools is a 3-year intervention, working with groups of young people. The pupils will be chosen by the school and will typically be the ‘hardest to reach’ young people. We will work with them for half a day every week, delivering rugby training, classroom sessions on subjects such as growth mindset, goal setting and choices and we’ll deliver weekly 1:1s for each pupil. The programme will be evaluated by SOHK staff, teachers, parents and the pupils themselves.


  • Working with the SOHK Cymru team to execute School of Hard Knocks for Schools courses around South Wales. This involves simultaneous project management and group facilitation/coaching roles, as well as mentoring participants
  • Working with teachers and school staff, ensuring their satisfaction and working towards securing a following year’s contract
  • Selling the schools programme to new schools - ensuring SOHK has an excellent reputation within the education sector in Wales
  • Working with SOHK Cymru on monitoring and evaluation, report writing, admin and data input - making sure all records are accurate and timely
  • Using your creativity to drive ever-improving standards of delivery; using self and peer-review systems to improve your ability to help participants
  • Reporting on progress against targets, capturing monitoring and evaluation data and assisting the charity’s communications and fundraising teams by providing case studies, testimonials and media from courses


  • Previous successful delivery of coaching, training or schools programmes, preferably with hard-to-reach groups
  • Experience in developing/motivating children
  • First class communication and facilitation skills
  • Experience of impact reporting
  • Passion for sport and social inclusion
  • Excellent project management and administration skills
  • Demonstrable ability to steward partnerships or client relationships
  • Experience of using impact measurement tools to capture data and report to other stakeholders
  • RFU Level 2 (minimum) or equivalent coaching qualification
  • The ability to communicate through the medium of Welsh (desirable)
  • Full driving licence (desirable)


  • 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 be skilled in working with complex young people
  • You will be highly motivational, full of enthusiasm and positive energy and a great role model to those on our courses
  • 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 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


  • Permanent contract with a salary of £26,000 gross per annum
  • 3% employer pension contributions
  • Generous paid leave allowance of 25 days plus bank holidays.
  • Dynamic, entrepreneurial working environment with flexible approach to working hours and locations where possible.
  • The chance to influence and become part of a growing charity with a huge future. As SOHK grows, so can your role
  • Work with some great and energised people. There is a phenomenal feeling of positivity and drive within the organisation
  • The opportunity to influence the charity’s agenda in Wales, building an outstanding team and growing our influence
  • We value our staff’s wellbeing! We have a wellbeing pack, wellbeing ambassadors, you’ll receive wellbeing supervision and, if required, will have access to an external counsellor


  • The deadline for applications is 12 noon on Friday 10th December 2021
  • Please send a CV and covering letter of no more than two A4 pages with your application 
  • Interviews will take place on Thursday 16th December in Cardiff
  • Preferred start date is 10th January 2022
  • Disclosure and Barring Service check will be required for successful candidates and the job is dependent on suitable references
Posted on: 06 December 2021
Closed date: 11 December 2021
Job ref: Senior Schools Facilitator - Wales
Tags: Training

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