Inclusion Officer – Disability and Youth Inclusion – Wigan Warriors Community Foundation

Job Description
Wigan Warriors Community Foundation is Wigan Warriors official charity and uses the power of Sport to make a positive difference to people’s lives. We work across many areas in Wigan and Lancashire delivering a wide range of programmes from rugby league coaching through to programmes that improve health, wellbeing and improving the career prospects of young people and adults.
Wigan Warriors Community Foundation are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, experienced sports coach/youth worker to join a growing and vibrant team, in a new and exciting joint role that will take lead on the charities disability sports offer and also support the delivery of youth inclusion activities, especially for targeted youths at risk of offending.
The role is based initially on a 12 month fixed term contract with a view to extension, subject to funding and performance

You will:
• Work with Wigan Council, SEN schools and projects, Greater Manchester Police and other external partners to identify and carry out conversations and consultation with young people to see what activities they would like to see provided for them in their communities.
• Deliver both disability team sports and youth intervention activities based on consultation and feedback from young people, in evenings and weekends.
• Organise and/or deliver workshops to young people around subjects such as positive mental health, drug and alcohol awareness and future training and employment opportunities.
• Support young people to access inclusive social, leisure and educational activities delivered by the Community Foundation and other partners in Wigan.
• Identify and support young people into social action projects and volunteering with the Community Foundation and project partners.
• Work with selected primary/secondary schools in delivering a range of sports, physical activity and mentoring related delivery.
• Build and maintain positive working relationships with project partners such as Children in Need, Youth Endowment Fund, The RFL, primary/secondary and SEN schools and Wigan Council.
• Monitor, evaluate and compile evidence on the progress of the project reporting back to key funders as required.
• Ensure all activities are correctly monitored with the appropriate risk assessments and health and safety procedures put in place
• Support and delivery on holiday camps, ensuring that every child has a positive and unforgettable experience.
• To work towards key club objectives that will maximise ticketing, match day and promotional initiatives at grassroots level and beyond through all activities delivered.
• Work unsociable hours to include bank holidays, early mornings, evenings and weekends (match days) when required.

You will have:
• A Higher Level qualification in a Sport or Community related subject
• Level 2 or equivalent Youth Work or Coaching Young People with Disabilities in Sport Qualification or working towards
• Additional NGB Level 1 or 2 qualifications covering recognised sports or Multi Skills.
• A Proven track record of working with hard to reach young people or children with disabilities in a youth work or school environment.

How to apply
For further details of the role and the person specification please visit to view the job description. The successful candidate will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service check. To apply for the position please send a copy of your CV and covering letter (no more than 2 A4 pages) detailing how you meet the criteria for the role. Please return with a subject heading of Inclusion Officer Vacancy to Mike Wearden at

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