Earlier this year the Government announced the introduction of the Future Jobs Fund, to support young long term unemployed people get back into the workforce. Scottish Hockey bid into this programme and were successful in receiving funding for 22 posts across the country. The majority of these people will be trained and employed as hockey coaches, supporting the introduction of hockey in schools and then linking with clubs where possible.
To ensure these young people are giving the best opportunities that Scottish Hockey can offer they well do a UKCC level 1 course, child protection course and a first aid course before starting work. They will then work with the sport development and Active Schools team in their area to deliver hockey sessions as required. Supervision and support will come from both Scottish Hockey and the local partners to ensure the young people are supervised and supported to do a good job. It is hoped these young people will then go on to find coaching work, sport development work or an opportunity at a local college to learn more about sport and recreation.
Programme Lead, Development Manager, Ben Glencross said ?this programme is a great opportunity for Scottish Hockey to put back to the community and fill a gap in current provision. It is difficult to find coaches available during the day. This will help address this issue for hockey and also support young people to rejoin the workforce.? To find out more about the positions please see the job description.
If you are interested in being a partner in the programme then please contact Ben Glencross at Scottish Hockey.
If you are interested in applying for a position, you need to be between 16 and 22, on job seekers allowance and in one of the local authorities listed below. If you meet these criteria then you need to contact your personal advisor at Job Centre Plus.
Local Authorities areas initially targeted
- East Lothian
- Scottish Borders
- West Dumbartonshire