Inclusion Officer

21 May 2018

Due to the growing reach and delivery of the London Irish Community Team, we have an exciting opportunity for an Inclusion Officer to join our team and lead on the creation and development of an inclusion programme across our areas of work in Berkshire, Hampshire and Middlesex.

Job Title: Inclusion Officer
Department: Community Team
Reports to: Head of Community
Salary: TBC depending on experience


Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  •  To create and lead delivery of our Inclusion Programme
  •  To create and establish strong relationships with stakeholders including other organisations working with disabled groups and create links with grassroots clubs to allow individuals the opportunity to progress within sport
  •  Organise and deliver coach education sessions to train and develop a workforce for each delivery site to ensure the longevity and sustainability of the inclusion programme
  •  Plan and co-ordinate awareness sessions at London Irish home matches to build awareness of the inclusion programme
  •  Ensure monitoring and evaluation is completed, to ensure that the progress/impact of any project with the inclusion programme is reported to key funders and the Head of Community in a timely and effective manner
  • To deliver high quality sporting sessions to a range of participants with varying abilities, needs and demands in a variety of different sporting environments. This may include SEN/AEN pupils in both mainstream and special schools, impairment specific sessions and mixed ability adult community groups
  • To create, further develop and manage the strategic direction of the inclusion programme, aligned with requirements of the funding partners
  • To work with the Head of Community to actively seek to identify funding opportunities and successfully attain them to bolster the inclusion programme
  • To assist in other areas of work within the London Irish Community Team, where necessary. This may include school delivery, match day events, rugby camps, festivals and other Community programmes and will include working evenings and weekends


The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications and experience:


  • Minimum of Level 2 Rugby coaching award
  • Coaching Disabled People Award
  • A proven track record of the successful implementation of disability specific sporting provision
  • Experience of working with under-represented groups of people in sport and physical activity
  • Experience of sports development
  • Experience of developing and maintaining working relationships with stakeholders in other organisations
  • Good organisation and time management skills
  • Experience of leading a group of coaches within a testing and diverse project
  • Excellent communication and motivation skills
  • Willingness to work flexible hours including evenings and weekends
  • A passion for sport and an understanding of wider issues relating to sport, health and education
  • An enthusiastic and committed individual who will ‘go the extra mile’ to deliver results
  • Full and clean driving license
  • DBS Checked


  • Other NGB Level 1 or 2 Qualifications
  • Additional qualifications related to disability sport
  • Knowledge of funding streams
  • Experience of securing project funding through a variety of sources

To apply, please send a CV and cover letter detailing relevant experience and why you suit the position available to Andy Keast – [email protected] with London Irish Inclusion Officer as the subject header. The closing date for applications is Monday 25 June 2018.

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