Please find below a list of current vacancies in the Saracens Foundation team

Role: Project Officer – disability

The Project Officer – disABILITY will be responsible for developing and co-ordinating disABILITY projects with the aim to improve the life opportunities of people with both physical and learning disabilities. It is a role which is hands on and will require the post holder to be innovative and creative in order to achieve the goals set within the Foundation strategy.

 

The requirements of the role will include but not be limited to:

 

  1. Run ‘sport for change’ projects in the disABILITY area of the Saracens Foundation, leading session and supporting participants, ensuring that projects have lasting impacts on the lives of participants ‘off the field’.
  2. Assists in the development of creative ideas to improve projects, engage beneficiaries, and provide the greatest impact on people and communities
  3. Project Officers support and lead in the design, delivery and coordination of projects, including budgeting and administration
  4. Ensures that work produced meets all objectives set, is done by the agreed time to the highest standard and achieves the best possible outcome for the Foundation
  5. Coordinate and manage casual staff to ensure high quality and safe delivery that exceeds expectations

The post holder will have extensive knowledge and understanding of ‘sport for change’ landscape and the impact of these projects through from conception to post delivery and at the same time also understand the potential barriers in participation that are faced within this environment. This will require the successful candidate to be a ‘people person’ with great people management skills coupled with excellent interpersonal skills to build relationships with both internal and external stakeholders at all levels.

 

The role is full time (37.5 hours) and will be based out of Copthall Stadium or at home if COVID restrictions are still in place. There will also be an expectation to deliver across areas of responsibility in Hertfordshire and North London. Candidates will be expected to work weekends and weeknights when required.

 

Applications should be made by submitting a CV and covering letter outlining suitability to the role. Applications should be sent to Sangita Asani, HR Manager at recruitment@saracens.net.

 

This is a two stage interview process and where candidates have been successful in the initial round, they will be invited back to deliver a practical delivery session at the stadium on the 21st December 2020.

 

Closing date: 9th December 2020 at 5.00pm.                                      Interviews: wc 14th December 2020

 

Role: Project Officer – project rugby (mixed ability)

The ‘Project Officer for Project Rugby (Mixed Ability)’ will be responsible for developing and co-ordinating the delivery of Project Rugby (Mixed Ability), which aims to provide opportunities for people with disabilities to play rugby. It is a role which is hands on and will require the post holder to be help with the growth of the project and ultimately lead to achieving the Foundation’s aims in the longer term.

 

The requirements of the role will include but not limited to:

 

  1. To run the ‘Project Rugby – Mixed Ability’ programme for the Saracens Foundation, leading sessions, supporting participants, volunteer coaches, and ensuring that the project has a lasting impact on the lives of participants ‘off the field’.
  2. Assists in the development of creative ideas to improve projects, engage beneficiaries, work with community clubs and provide the greatest impact on people and communities.
  3. Project Officers support and lead in the design, delivery, and coordination of projects, including budgeting and administration.
  4. Ensures that work produced meets all objectives set, is done by the agreed time to the highest standard and achieves the best possible outcome for the Foundation.
  5. Coordinate and manage casual staff to ensure high quality and safe delivery that exceeds expectations.

The post holder will have extensive knowledge and understanding of the ‘sport for change’ landscape and the impact of these projects through from conception to post delivery and at the same time also understand the potential barriers in participation that are faced within this environment. This will require the successful candidate to be a ‘people person’ with great relationship skills to build relationships with both internal and external stakeholders at all levels.

 

The role is full time (37.5 hours) based out of Copthall Stadium or at home if COVID restrictions are still in place. There will also be an expectation to delivery across areas of responsibility in Hertfordshire and North London. Candidates will be expected to work weekends and weeknights when required.

 

Applications should be made by submitting a CV and covering letter outlining suitability to the role. Applications should be sent to Sangita Asani, HR Manager at recruitment@saracens.net.

 

This is a two stage interview process and where candidates have been successful in the initial round, they will be invited back to deliver a practical delivery session at the stadium on the 21st December 2020.

 

Closing date: 9th December 2020 at 5.00pm.                                   Interviews: wc 14th December 2020  

 

Role: Project Officer – get onside

 

The Get Onside project uses rugby in a prison setting to improve the attitudes and behaviours of prisoners. We aim to support participants to better themselves through the sport by illustrating the values, behaviours and ethos to pursue a life where they are free from the justice system. The Get Onside Project Officer will be tasked with leading sessions and working with prisoners inside our two prisons. The successful candidate will also be responsible for designing, developing, and coordinating the project, whilst also managing the budget and administrative side of the programme. The course currently runs in HMYOI Feltham and HMP The Mount in Hertfordshire with the potential for future expansion into other prisons.

Key responsibilities:

  1. Lead in the delivery of practical rugby sessions and classroom workshops inside our partner prisons. Ensuring that our sessions challenge and support beneficiaries towards improved life opportunities.
  2. Assists in the development of creative ideas to improve projects, engage beneficiaries, and provide the greatest impact on people and communities
  3. Project Officers support and lead in the design, delivery, and coordination of projects, including budgeting and administration
  4. Ensures that work produced meets all objectives set, is done by the agreed time to the highest standard and achieves the best possible outcome for the Foundation
  5. Coordinate and manage casual staff to ensure high quality and safe delivery that exceeds expectations

 

The post holder will have extensive knowledge and understanding of ‘sport for change’ landscape and the impact of these projects through from conception to post delivery and at the same time also understand the potential barriers in participation that are faced within this environment. This will require the successful candidate to be a ‘people person’ with great people management skills coupled with excellent interpersonal skills to build relationships with both internal and external stakeholders at all levels.

 

The role is full time (37.5 hours) with 2-3 days a week spent working in prison and the remainder of the week working from Copthall Stadium or home, depending on the Covid situation. There will also be an expectation to deliver across areas of responsibility in Hertfordshire and North London. Candidates will be expected to work weekends and evenings when required.

 

Applications should be made by submitting a CV and covering letter outlining suitability to the role. Applications should be sent to Sangita Asani, HR Manager at recruitment@saracens.net.

 

This is a two stage interview process and where candidates have been successful in the initial round, they will be invited back to deliver a practical delivery session during the w/c 4th January 2021.

 

Closing date: 16th December 2020 at 5.00pm.                                Interviews: w/c 21th December 2020  

 

Role: Casual Coach

Hours: Casual hours

Hourly Rate: £20 per hour*

Reports to: Project Officer/Development Manager

Due to the ongoing success of the Saracens Foundation, we are seeking additional casual coaches to add to our delivery capacity and continue a high level of coaching on programmes across North London, Hertfordshire and Essex.

The Saracens Foundation is a registered charity which exists to enhance the lives of children and young people through the power of sport. It achieves this through the delivery of high quality and innovative programmes that promote the benefits of sport, physical activity and a healthy lifestyle. Saracens Foundation delivers its work in partnership with key local statutory agencies including schools, colleges and FE establishments, county sports partnerships, local councils, youth offending teams and the local community.

Responsibilities/Requirements

You will be expected to coach a variety of inclusive tag, touch and contact rugby activities and deliver cross curricular sessions in a secondary and primary school setting. In addition to coaching, a key aspect of the role involves various admin tasks when necessary. Working across secondary schools, a proven ability to build relationships in these environments is essential.

Responsibilities
  • To deliver inclusive rugby sessions that includes delivering tag, touch or contact to boys and girls in schools, either curriculum or after-school.
  • Plan, organise, deliver and review all sessions.
  • Complete all aspects of monitoring and evaluation of all delivered sessions.
  • Use the Saracens Way to engage and increase participation in under-represented groups.
  • To have regular meeting/catchups with project officer.
Essential
  • UKCC Level 2 Coaching Qualification in Rugby Union.
  • Experience of working with a range of children aged 6-18.
  • Current Driving Licence and have access to a suitable vehicle.
  • Hold or willing to apply for a current Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Certificate.
  • A passion for sport and an understanding of wider issues related to sport, health and education.
  • Good organisation and time management skills.
  • Excellent communication, motivation and ability to inspire others.
  • Willingness to work flexible hours, if necessary.
Desirable
  • Attended 3 or more RFU CPD workshops
  • Valid first aid qualification.
  • Good understanding of barriers to participation in the local area.

Applications

Applicants should send a current CV and covering letter to MichaelDobson@saracens.net

* Dependent on experience and qualifications

 

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