Sessional Lead Boxing Coach
In Your Corner is an award winning social enterprise. We combine non-contact boxing with evidence-based ideas from clinical psychology, delivered flexibly to improve emotional wellbeing in young people. We work with young people whom clinic-based services consider hard to engage, across a range of accessible community settings, including partnerships with schools and youth services. Our vision is for all young people to experience emotional wellbeing and a sense of connection to others and their community.
We are looking for a Lead Boxing Coach to join our team as an associate, on a sessional basis to help us achieve this vision. Specifically, this person will work alongside our clinical psychology team to co-deliver weekly group programmes for adolescents in an inner London school project.
This is a fantastic opportunity for a coach who wants to extend their outreach coaching skills or who has an interest in emotional wellbeing.
Applicants need to enjoy and have extensive experience in coaching young people in boxing. Experience working with young people with emotional and behavioural difficulties is desirable. The successful applicant must be able to demonstrate their enthusiasm, understanding and commitment to a relational model of coaching which is psychologically informed.
In Your Corner are a values based organisation. Our values are: Connection; being Inclusive; Effective; and Empowering.
We encourage applications from all sections of the community and are committed to equal opportunities. We are committed to safer recruitment and conduct an enhanced DBS check on all successful candidates.
You must be available for a Friday afternoon session (1.30 pm – 3.00 pm) from start of January 2020.
To lead boxing components of group sessions for young people.
To support clinical psychology staff in delivering social and emotion focused activities.
To support the smooth running of group interventions via contributing to practical and organisational tasks.
Regular attendance at and positive contribution to group supervision meetings.
Contribute to development of programme content and session plans as needed.
To work with the Director and other members of the staff team to build and maintain excellent working relationships with partner agencies.
To work in keeping with principles of Safeguarding Children, confidentiality, and appropriate professional boundaries.
To work within all policies and processes of In Your Corner.
Empathic and warm approach to working with young people with multiple challenges in their lives.
Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to form good working relationships with all team members and group participants.
Openness to learning about psychologically informed ways of working, and ability to develop coaching style and take on constructive feedback.
Ability to remain calm, tolerate frustration and uncertainty in what can be an unpredictable and emotive environment.
Knowledge and Experience:
Strong knowledge of boxing coaching
Boxing Coaching Qualification (England Boxing Level 1 or 2 desirable)
Experience coaching young people (with social or emotional needs desirable)
Qualification in Safeguarding Children and Young People, and excellent working knowledge of safeguarding, confidentiality, and appropriate professional boundaries.
First Aid qualification
Youth work qualification and / or experience (desirable)
To join us as an associate we require that you are self employed and have appropriate professional registration and insurance as a boxing coach, including cover for working in community settings.
£25.00 per hour for direct work (session delivery and meetings) £11.00 per hour for travel & set up time plus travel expenses.
Location: Inner London (Camden)
Time commitment: You must be available on Friday afternoons for group session delivery (1.30 pm – 3.00 pm session). We require a weekly commitment for minimum of one school term (Jan – April 2020).
Accountable to: Director
Start date: Week commencing 6th January 2020
To become an Associate: If you would like to informally discuss this opportunity before application, please email or call 07759 156143. To apply, please submit a covering letter highlighting your suitability & motivation for applying, together with a brief CV to email@example.com.
Application deadline: Monday 9th December 2019.