Job Opportunities with Leeds Rhinos Foundation

Leeds Rhinos Foundation has two opportunities to join the charity, with the applications now being taken for the roles of Project Worker working in the education department and a Participant Engagement Coordinator to support its Health team.

JOB TITLE:                                     Project Worker – Custody Programme Delivery Focus

SALARY                                        Competitive / subject to Relevant Experience and Qualifications

CONTRACT LENGTH                   Permanent

LOCATION:                                   Headingley Emerald Stadium/Community Settings

RESPONSIBLE TO:                       Senior Management Team

Leeds Rhinos Foundation

Leeds Rhinos Foundation is Leeds Rhinos’ official charity.  We work in the heart of the community harnessing the power of sport to make a lasting and positive impact on individuals’ lives.

Leeds Rhinos Foundation utlise internal expertise and resources, together with the skills of partners to reduce offending and anti-social behaviour, improve emotional and physical health and wellbeing, improve confidence and enhance employability prospects amongst our communities.

The foundtion works across many sectors including; Sport, Education, Health and Arts to deliver projects to all sectors of our communties.

Project Worker


The project worker post will see the post holder deliver and oversee the coordination of our prison based programmes.  The successful candidate will plan and manage the delivery of sessions to adults and young people in the custody setting with a focus on Domestic Violence, Employability and Personal Development.  They will be able to inspire groups and individuals from a variety of backgrounds to make positive changes to their own lives using a creative, innovative approach, but be able to balance thinking outside the box, with effective time management and an ability to meet objectives.

You will have the ability to design resources for and deliver innovative sessions to groups of ‘offenders’ in the prison system within a classroom/sporting setting.  You will liaise with colleagues within the prison and internally to assess individuals and develop a plan for them. You will also liaise with our ‘victim’ support worker as the project works simultaneously with both parties to achieve the desired outcome.

The ‘Tackle It’ project addresses offending behaviour and helps to assess options in developing a ‘life plan’ to be in place on release. A plan which focuses on increased self-reflection and consistent and constant self-improvement. The intention is to motivate, rehabilitate and resettle an individual into society where they can work towards enjoying a more successful life away from crime and abuse therefore having a positive impact on society.

You will have a flexible approach and also contribute to wider Leeds Rhinos Foundation educational projects as part of the wider team.


  • Deliver structured one-to-one and group work with identified perpetrators and victims of domestic violence and abuse in a custodial environment.
  • Assessing the risk and needs of prisoners identified to participate in our programmes.
  • Work closely with the Prison and partner agencies in the estate and sharing relevant information.
  • Maintain personal safety and safety of others by attending relevant training within the prison environment.
  • To be aware of safeguarding procedures and to report as necessary as appropriate to the role.
  • To liaise with the education manager and carry out tasks / specific programmes which benefit the priorities for the foundation.
  • To be aware of specific agendas and strategies across all foundation pillars, Education, Health and Sport.
  • Play a key role in contributing to the continual improvement of the service, ensuring all monitoring and evaluation is up to date.
  • Provide reports and case studies as required from specific funders or partner agencies.
  • Work with colleagues to source funding to enhance and grow our prison work.
  • Ensure lesson planning, marking, ILPs, reviews, resources are up to date and of a high standard.
  • Attend and contribute to all relevant meetings both internally and externally.
  • To be responsible for any equipment/resources linked to this role.


  • Experience of working in a Prison environment (desirable)
  • Experience or an understanding of working with vulnerable people.
  • Experience or an understanding of working with people in crisis.
  • Knowledge of the Criminal Justice System
  • Experience of working in a multi-agency way.
  • Experience of working as a team and independently.
  • Experience of delivering issue based group work.
  • Professional qualifications – Essential – Educated to GCSE level.

Desirable – Appropriate professional qualification; NVQ / Diploma Level 4 in Health and Social Care / Community Justice / Mental Health or Professional Equivalent.

  • Prison Vetting will also be undertaken.
  • To promote, monitor and maintain health safety and security in the working environment.
  • To carry out risk assessments for sessions you are working on.

To apply please send your CV and covering letter to [email protected] by Friday 30th July 5pm.

For any further information relating to the Job Role please contact [email protected]

Job Vacancy- Participant Engagement Coordinator

Leeds Rhinos Foundation is looking to recruit an enthusiastic and ambitious Participant Engagement Coordinator to support our Health team:

Job Description
Job TitleParticipant Engagement Coordinator
LocationEmerald Headingley Stadium, St Michael’s Lane, Headingley, Leeds, LS6 3BRRemote working currently available
Hours of work20 flexible hours per week (possibility of some evening and weekend work)
Responsible ToHealth Improvement Officer
Contractual StatusFixed term until 31st March 2022
Purpose of the roleWe are looking for a Participant Engagement Coordinator to support the delivery of our Tier 2 Adult Weight Management Service Try Club commissioned by Public Health Leeds. Our Try Club programme supports participants through 12 weekly structured educational and physical activity sessions to improve health and wellbeing and encourages sustained maintenance of these activities following the course.
You will be responsible for supporting a participant’s journey through the Try Club course from pre-course sign up to post-course signposting. This includes responsibility for participant referrals into our service or onto a more appropriate service, consultation appointment booking, participant attendance monitoring, seeking participant signposting opportunities, data entry and follow ups.You will be expected to offer a high-quality service that supports, encourages, and motivates participants to engage with the Try Club service.
Key ResponsibilitiesOversee participant referral into the Try Club programme by making contact across a maximum of three-time points with potential participants.Handle sensitive data in line with the correct Information Governance procedures.Use motivational interviewing techniques in conversation with participants to encourage access to the course.Oversee the participant consultation booking system and liaise with Health Project Tutors to ensure timely and appropriate booking of participant consultations before and after the course.Track participant attendance on programme and follow up non-attendance to reduce drop out.Liaise with Health Project Tutor and Health Improvement Officer to ensure that the full monthly data sets are completed and transferred securely to Public Health Leeds and Public Health England.Actively seek signposting opportunities for participants to engage with once the 12-week course has finished to ensure they continue to make or maintain healthy lifestyle changes.Ensure timely follow up of participants following their completion of the course
Targets Successfully recruit 135 participants across the 9 Try Club courses.Monitor attendance and follow up to ensure participant drop out is below 10% throughout the year.Actively seek signposting opportunities for participants to support at least 70% of the overall cohort to continue to be active.Support in the completion of monthly reporting of data to Public Health Leeds and Public Health England.
Any other duties commensurate with the grade and falling within the scope of the post, as
requested by Health Improvement Officer.TRAINING:To attend the necessary training events as designated by your Line Manager
Skills and Qualities RequiredEssentialAn ability to work independently as well as part of a team.Confident and enthusiastic with excellent interpersonal and communication skills.Organised with good time management skills.Problem solving skills with the ability to motivate and inspire others to participate in the service and make positive healthy changes.Demonstrate an ability to build a rapport with participants and maintain effective, professional relationships.Strong IT Skills and ability to use Microsoft Office packages.A genuine interest in the welfare of participants and commitment to supporting them throughout the duration of their contact with Leeds Rhinos Foundation.DesirableKnowledge and interest in health, nutrition or physical activity and an ability to explain the benefits of making healthy changes to anyone accessing the service.An understanding of the wider health, nutrition, and physical activity landscape in Leeds with a knowledge of additional signposting opportunities for participants.A knowledge of the barriers that might prevent someone from participating in the service and how to overcome this.
Qualifications/ Experience RequiredEssentialPrevious experience working in a customer facing role (preferably in a health-related setting)Previous experience of data handling following appropriate Information Governance proceduresA degree (preferably in a related health, nutrition or physical activity field) or equivalent relevant industry experienceThis post requires an enhanced DBS check and appropriate safeguarding trainingDesirablePrevious experience of working as part of a community-based health intervention or physical activity programme.Experience of partnership working.Motivational InterviewingFull UK driving license and a car available for work use is desirable – or access to regular and reliable public transport.

To apply, please send a CV and covering letter via email to [email protected], explaining why you think you are suitable for the role.

Interviews for this position will take place the week commencing Monday 26th July. 

Closing Date: Wednesday 21st July at 5pm.

For more information please email our Health Improvement Officer Amy Livingstone using the address above.