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Lead Behaviour Specialist

  • Full time
  • £33,600
  • Scotland
  • Closing 4th July 2022

  • Advertised from 23rd June 2022


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.

The Lead Behaviour Specialist will work alongside SOHK Facilitators to lead on the non-sporting activities of the SOHK for Schools Programme delivery in Scotland, predominantly Edinburgh, Glasgow and Central Belt. 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 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. The programme will be evaluated by SOHK staff, teachers, parents and the pupils themselves.

Application notes

The deadline for applications is 12 noon on Monday 4th July 2022

Please send a CV and covering letter of no more than two A4 pages to with the subject line 'Lead Behaviour Specialist’

Interviews will take place on Week Commencing July 11th 2022, more details to follow.

Preferred start date is 8th August 2022

Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) check will be required for successful candidates and the job is dependent on suitable references