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Hitz Project Officer

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Job Description

Role: Hitz Project Officer
Salary: £18,000 - £22,000 (Dependent on experience)
Reports to: Hitz Project Manager and Worcester Warriors Community Foundation Manager

Closing date: October 13, 2012
Interview date: Week commencing October 22

Worcester Warriors is regarded as one of the leading professional rugby clubs in England and currently play in the Aviva Premiership. The club is based at Sixways, a multi-purpose 65-acre venue which is used 24/7, 365 days of the year and is considered to be at the heart of the local sport, events and business community in Worcester.

Worcester Warriors has its own Community Foundation which exists to enhance the lives of young people within the local community through sport, education, health and social cohesion.  The Foundation utilises the Warriors iconic status, brand, players and professional staff to engage and inspire young people to lead active, healthy and rewarding lifestyles. 

We are now looking for an enthusiastic and inspiring team player who has proven ability to plan, deliver and evaluate high quality rugby activities. You will combine your passion for rugby and sport with strong organisational, communication and administrative skills. As well as being a strong rugby coach, you will also have the ability to engage positively and build relationships with challenging young people.  You will also be expected to be able to communicate with a wide range of strategic partners.

The position will be based in Worcester and surrounding areas. Due to the nature of the job some evening and weekend work will be required. Applicants must hold a valid driving license and have access to a suitable vehicle.

Key Responsibilities

  • To develop, in conjunction with the Project Manager, a suitable social inclusion rugby programme for Worcester Warriors
  • To organise, set up, lead and coordinate rugby sessions at identified venues, coordinating competitions and other events as appropriate. All activities should be appropriate to the needs of the target audience and be line with the Hitz strategic aims
  • To be responsible for high quality delivery of community and social inclusion sessions as agreed in the programme
  • To keep accurate monitoring records for all sessions and contribute to the gathering and analysis of evaluation information for activities and individuals within those activites
  • To work in partnership with a dedicated training provider to provide young people with access to functional skills and foundation learning courses
  • To work with safer neighbourhood teams, youth groups, schools and other local agencies to encourage links between them to recruit and support ongoing participation and achievement by young people
  • To identify and direct young people onto relevant education, training, volunteering opportunities and onto work placements and apprenticeships
  • To liaise with local funding agencies to ensure growth and sustainability of the programme
  • To maximise opportunities to raise awareness amongst the target audiences and the surrounding areas of rugby activities and encourage their participation
  • To oversee any appropriate budgets ensuring spend is within budget and raising any overspend issues with the Project Manager at an early stage
  • To produce update reports for Project Manager and funding agencies and related partners as required
  • To identify and follow up potential opportunities to develop activities in line with the strategic development of the Hitz programme

Person Specification

Essential

  • Minimum Level 2 Rugby Football Union coaching award
  • Current Criminal Records Bureau Check
  • Experience of coaching within a range of environments
  • Good understanding of the sports networks and the strategy
  • Detailed knowledge of current coaching and training processes and how to adapt and target participants according to ability
  • A passion for 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 organisation and time management skills
  • Excellent communication and motivation skills
  • Valid driving licence and access to a suitable vehicle
  • Willingness to work flexible hours
  • An ability to inspire others

Desirable

  • Other NGB Level 1/Level 2 qualifications
  • Degree qualified –strong academic record
  • Sporting Background
  • Experience coaching with a range of age groups, demographics and abilities
  • Experience of working in an educational setting with knowledge of assessment and monitoring and evaluation
  • Experience of working with a wide variety of partners and stakeholders; including sports clubs and national governing bodies

Please send a CV and covering letter detailing relevant experience and why you are suitable for the job to:   Carol Hart, Warriors Foundation Manager, Sixways Stadium, Warriors Way, Worcester WR3 8ZE or email to: carol.hart@warriors.co.uk

Application Deadline

13 October 2012

Closing Date

13 October 2012