London Irish Foundation - Inclusion Officer

8 July 2019

Application deadline: Wednesday 31 July

Due to the growing reach and delivery of the London Irish Foundation Team, there is an exciting opportunity for an Inclusion Officer to join the team in the development of an inclusion programme across our areas of work in Berkshire, Hampshire, Surrey and Middlesex.

Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Role to Supply:

  • To create and lead delivery of our Inclusion Programme
  • To create and establish strong relationships with stakeholders including other organisations working with disabled groups
  • To 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 various venues to continually 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 the CEO and key funders 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 Foundation programme, aligned with requirements of the funding partners
  • To work with the Foundation Manager and CEO to actively seek to identify funding opportunities and successfully attain them to bolster the Foundation programme
  • Where necessary, to assist in other areas of work within the London Irish Foundation team. This may include school delivery, match day events, rugby camps, festivals and other community engagement programmes and will include working evenings and weekends
  • A strong understanding of social media, work closely with the Foundation Manager on the clear social media strategy.

The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications and experience:


  • 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 organisational and time management skills
  • Experience of leading a group of coaches within a testing and diverse project
  • Excellent communication and motivational 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
  • Minimum of Level 2 Rugby coaching award
  • 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

Salary dependant on experience.

Please send a CV and cover letter detailing relevant experience and why you suit the position available to Andy Keast, Foundation CEO – [email protected] with London Irish Foundation Inclusion Officer as the subject header.

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