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Administration Officer

  • Full time
  • £22,500 – £24,000
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 15th July 2019

  • Advertised from 4th July 2019
  • Fixed term contract - 31 August 2020


School of Hard Knocks works with unemployed adults and school children at risk of exclusion to give participants the tools to improve their lives. This is principally achieved by teaching a strong set of values, attitudes, behaviours and skills. Physical activity and class-based session are combined to teach, demonstrate and impress the key messages.

Thanks to funding from the European Social Fund SoHK Scotland are hiring a Course Administrator in Scotland. This role will be responsible for a mixture of administration tasks and frontline delivery in Scotland, predominantly on our adults programme. This is a brand new role that will provide excitement, challenge and a huge sense of purpose for the right candidate. You will be helping to deliver the charity’s social inclusion and pre-employment courses at various sites in Fife, Edinburgh, Glasgow and across the central Scotland belt. Each course will centre around physical activity including rugby union combined with a unique psychology, curriculum and one-to-one and group mentoring.

Each day of an SOHK course entails a mixture of responsibilities – you need to oversee the day to day workings of the SoHK Scotland office, coordinating with your team and coaches to deliver each day of the course; and a mentor, coach and role model for the participants. When not on the ground, you will work with interns and other team members to build the charity’s network of local and national employers, provide ongoing support to the programme’s participants, help to measure and report on the impact of your work and help execute any other areas of the charity’s strategy as it grows north of the border.

To find out more, please download the Job Description below.

Application notes

The deadline for applications is 11am on 15th July.

Please send a CV and covering letter of no more than two A4 pages to with the subject line “Course Administrator Application”. Late applications will not be considered.

Interviews will take place on 22nd July 2019 at our office on Walker Street in Edinburgh– please keep this day free in your diary.

Preferred start date is 19 August 2019.

Please email if you have any questions.

This post is funded through the Aspiring Communities Fund (ACF) with support from the European Social Fund (ESF).