School of Hard Knocks
School of Hard Knocks

Charity number 1147009

We use sport to tackle the issues surrounding unemployment, crime and health. We work with individuals to help them take responsibility and take positive steps forward in their lives. School of Hard Knocks offers a number of different programmes, each tailored to its audience and principal aims. The constant factor is our methodology & controlled confrontation, challenging activities and a constant affirmation of self-worth and motivation. We help people: Grow in confidence. Take personal responsibility for their lives and actions. Experience the value of team work and diversity. Learn the value of respect: both of others and of themselves. Realise their own potential. Reengage with employment or education. The charity was founded in 2012 by Ken Cowen, who created the concept in 2007.

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Behaviour Specialist

  • Full time
  • £30,000 – £32,000
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 17th May 2021

The Behaviour Specialist will work alongside SOHK rugby coaches to lead on the non-sporting activities of the SOHK for Schools Programme delivery in Scotland, predominantly Edinburgh, Glasgow and Fife. This includes

group workshops, one-to-one mentoring and liaising with school staff. This role is centred around helping the pupils we work with increase their wellbeing and self-awareness; ultimately to take responsibility for the

areas of their lives that are directly within their control.

SOHK for Schools is a 3-year intervention, working with groups of around 20 pupils from S1 until S4. 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.

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Schools Facilitator

  • Full time
  • £22,500 – £24,000
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 17th May 2021

SOHK’s Schools Facilitator will share responsibility for frontline schools delivery in Scotland, predominantly Fife, Edinburgh, West Lothian and Glasgow. This is a brand-new role that will provide excitement, challenge and a huge sense of purpose for the right candidate. Working as part of our Scotland 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. If required, you will also support our existing staff in delivery SOHK’s adult employability programmes.

SOHK for Schools is a 3-year intervention, working with groups of around 20 pupils from S1 until they finish S4 and complete their Nat 4/5s. 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.

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