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Responsible to: Lead Coach

Responsible for: One-to-one and group boxing

Salary: £11:05 per hour

Hours: Sessional but must be available on Monday and Wednesday from 4:45-8:15pm.


Carney’s Community’s Vision

Carney’s Community’s services are targeted at disadvantaged young people aged 11 to 30 who come from deprived backgrounds in Wandsworth, Lambeth and the surrounding areas. We aim to reduce offending, re-offending and anti-social behaviour in Wandsworth and Lambeth, whilst improving social mobility and community cohesion. Carney’s Community also aims to build the self-discipline, confidence and employability of young people as we believe this is key to reducing offending and anti-social behaviour and enabling young people to reach their full potential. Our key objectives are to engage young people in positive and constructive activities such as boxing, bike maintenance and training courses, through which our staff mentor the participants. We also provide intensive, long-term and consistent one-to-one keywork support to a number of participants identified as in need of ongoing support.

Carney’s Community’s Values

Overall, Carney’s Community believes that by empowering young people through mentoring, participation and focusing on their strengths, they can improve not only their future opportunities but also their local communities.  We believe young people have huge potential, which is why we work to create shared experiences through our activities and empower people to use their imagination to develop dreams into reality.  Carney’s Community encourages action against injustice and promotes proactivity, ensuring the young people play a central part in the transformation of the neighbourhood as well as their own lives.


Job description:

The purpose of the job is to assist in co-ordinating, planning and carrying out youth and community boxing provision for Carney’s Community.


Boxing coaching

  • Organise regular sports and fitness sessions.
  • Provide mentor support to the young people as and when required.
  • Recognise and act on opportunities for development of the sessions.
  • Support and collaborate with the rest of the Carney’s Community team wherever required.
  • Carry out monitoring and evaluation including asking participants to fill in questionnaires.
  • Working with mainly young people aged 11-30 from disadvantaged backgrounds.
  • Develop effective one-to-one and group working relationships with an identified group of young people.
  • Work with each group to identify barriers to their achievement and personal development and set individual goals to support learning or personal development targets and action plans, monitor reviews and celebrate progress towards these targets
  • Maintain accurate, up to date records of case work, monitor young people’s progress and outcomes and supply information for the VIEWS tracking database


Group work and work with partner agencies

  • Work with partner agencies to ensure effective targeting and referrals of young people to the programme; set up approaches to involve the hard-to-reach including liaison with estate and community-based workers and outreach direct to young people.
  • Help monitor and evaluate the success of the programme, with input on case studies, interviews and focus groups
  • Create methods through which young people participating in the programme can effectively and fully take part in the design, delivery and evaluation of the programme.


General Duties

  • Attend regular supervision and team meetings with line manager
  • Carry out all duties in accordance with Carney’s Community’s Equal Opportunities policy, actively promoting equality and seeking to prevent and overcome disadvantage and discrimination.
  • Use IT to research information, produce reports and correspondence, keep statistics and carry out all administrative arrangements required
  • Ensure that legislation and guidance relating to the health safety and protection of young people, staff and the general public is complied with at all times
  • Maintain appropriate boundaries and confidentiality with young people, staff and volunteers
  • Attend training events and undertake other professional development
  • To be fully aware of and understand the duties and responsibilities arising from the Children Act 2004 and Working Together in relation to safeguarding children and young people as this applies to your role
  • To also be fully aware of the principles of safeguarding as they apply to vulnerable adults in relation to your role
  • Ensure that your line manager is made aware and kept fully informed of any concerns that you may have in relation to safeguarding and/or child protection
  • Work within the policies and processes set out by Carney’s Community.
  • Any other tasks that are requested of you by the Lead Coach, CEO or another member of the management team which reasonably fit within your capabilities and broad role description.


Person specification:

The below skills and experience are essential for this role:

  • Experience of delivering sports-based programs
  • One year’s experience working with young people, either paid or voluntary
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to communicate at all levels and build relationships quickly
  • Good IT skills, able to use MS Office, internet and email
  • Ability to do the required administration for this role, e.g. taking registers, completing contact sheets and timesheets
  • Well organised, with good timekeeping and able to follow instructions
  • Ability to work in a small but committed team
  • Self-motivation, perseverance and determination
  • Willingness to complete relevant training and development to fulfil requirements of the role, for example, safeguarding, health and safety and first aid.

The following skills and experience are desirable:

  • Qualification in delivering sports-based programs
  • Experience in working closely with other sessional youth workers
  • Experience in working with hard-to-reach groups
  • Knowledge of working with young people in gangs
  • A strong interest in the local community, and a willingness to work with the team to take the work of Carney’s Community Forward
  • The ability to participate on popular social media platforms
  • Ability to support the aims and purposes of Carney’s Community
  • Flexibility in working hours, able to work evenings and weekends as required.

Terms and Conditions  

  • Hours: Monday and Wednesday 4.45 pm-8.15 pm.
  • Salary: £11.05 per hour.
  • Pension: We will offer a workplace pension in line with the current legislation.
  • Training will be provided to support you in this post.
  • This post is offered subject to an enhanced DBS check, references and right-to-work checks.


How to apply: please send your application form to: by September 16th.

Please note that due to the volume of applications expected, only applicants who are invited to interview will be contacted.

Application Form: Application Form