The Police Community Clubs of Great Britain predominately focus on engagement with Amateur Boxing across the United Kingdom; they are offering boxing clubs an opportunity to join numerous other sports in an opening to participate in the ‘Kickstart Programme’ which provides huge benefits to both the individuals selected and the club itself. Note that this enables our clubs to employ registered members at no cost to our organisation.
With this fantastic opportunity, our clubs can join over 100 boxing club members and potentially, hundreds of other similar sports clubs across the United Kingdom who are now taking advantage of this ‘free’ service.
The purpose of the project is to provide unemployed young people employment (in our case within Amateur Boxing Clubs across Boxing Scotland), skills to enhance their personal CV, aiding progress to gain substantive employment; and by demonstrating a commitment to the agreed roles, increase their personal employability status.
After the initial strong take-up in 2020 across the United Kingdom, further Kickstart Programme places have now been allocated (approximately 100), with wages and parachute payments being made available to our clubs.
The programme is being administered thanks to funding from HM Government and the Department of Works and Pensions (DWP).
Criteria. The broad criteria for the funding these employment roles are as follows:
- Open to all genders
- For those aged between 18 and 24 years
- Are currently unemployed/receiving universal credits
- Currently not in education
- Candidates will be expected to carry out 25 hours of employment per week within their club
- They may or may not be current members of sports clubs
It is anticipated that boxing clubs will nominate one or possibly two roles to be employed in this programme; the over-riding principle is that your club must be able to demonstrate that the posts offered are meaningful and justify paid employment for 25 hours per week.
Please note that there is absolutely no cost to the candidate or the club whatsoever.
This opportunity is for all clubs and there is no requirement for a Boxing Scotland club to be an affiliated member of the Police Clubs of Great Britain.
Successful candidates will be directly employed by the Police Clubs GB Limited, but current members will remain as registered members of the host club, district and Sports Scotland.
During the course of each employees’ term within the club, they will be given opportunities to attend various courses and seminars to enhance their employability skills and profiles (subject to when COVID restriction are lifted and/or allow).
All placements will be introduced to the Police Clubs’ ‘Community Engagement Programmes’ and advised on pathways to engage with hard-to-reach communities both within and beyond the club on behalf of their club.
Again, please note; all courses will be delivered within the constraints currently imposed by the Scottish Government concerning the current COVID pandemic.
If you are interested and wish to proceed by submitting an application on behalf of your club please contact email@example.com
For further information contact The Police Community Clubs of Great Britain by email (by landline phone (01202 768758) or by mobile (07776 393538).
For a full list of possible roles, details of wage rates and how to apply, please download the full information pack that can be found at the following Further information Kickstart Programme