Job Opportunity: Disability and Inclusion Officer – Leeds Rhinos

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a disability and inclusion officer to join the Leeds Rhinos Foundation and help increase the inclusion of our sport.

The Leeds Rhinos Foundation aims to change lives through sport and this person will have the opportunity to do just that. Must be self-motivated, passionate and self-initiative with fantastic communication skills. The Leeds Rhinos Foundation is the charitable arm of the Leeds Rhinos, in which we carry the ‘One Club’ ethos across all of our sporting sectors.

Work description

Job Title: Disability and Inclusion Officer

Salary: Competitive

Location: Headingley Stadium, St Michaels Lane, Leeds, LS6 3BR Various bases in Leeds

Work hours: full time, 40 hours per week

Responsibility to: Disability and Inclusion Coordinator

Contract Status: Annual (1 fixed year)

role purpose

Train and deliver high-quality sports and physical activity programs aimed at improving the health and well-being of people with physical and learning disabilities.

key responsibilities

Teaching physical activity and health sessions to adults with disabilities with social care partners of the foundation.

Lead the delivery of the Leeds Rhinos Foundation Learning Disabilities Super League activities.

Delivery of an agreed curriculum within the Specialized Inclusive Learning Centers.

Delivery and support to other areas of the Foundations Inclusion Offer: Physical Disability Rugby League, Wheelchair Rugby League and Inclusive Volunteering.

Support the delivery of larger Foundation areas when necessary; School Development, Health and Wellness, Rugby League Development and Events.

Therefore, the responsibilities within the delivery would include:

Provide participant-centered, structured, progressive, fun and high-quality coaching sessions for people of all ages and abilities.

Tailor sessions to cater for different ranges of age, ability and disability considerations.

Structured planning for each activity session to ensure that the program demonstrates accessibility, progression and is meaningful.

Flexibility to work weekends and nights when necessary.

Continuously monitor and evaluate all sessions, activities, and programs (including data entry into UPSHOT and other data collection methods).

Ensure that all equipment associated with the training program is properly set up, maintained, stored and returned upon completion of training activities.

Be familiar with and comply with health and safety regulations and conduct activity/venue risk assessments prior to all sessions, and record and report incidents/accidents/hazards.

Respect the rights of all participants and ensure that their welfare and safety are always considered.

Maintain appropriate boundaries when dealing with participants, volunteers, and other members of the coaching workforce.

Take responsibility for ensuring relevant training and CPD qualifications are kept up to date.


An appropriate title is preferred, but not essential.

Coach qualification level 2 in multiskills and/or level 2 rugby league.

Safeguarding, First Aid, Enhanced DBS.

Driver’s license and vehicle access.


Experience working with children and/or adults with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities.

Sports coaching experience.

Experience in leading events.

Have the knowledge and understanding of how data can be used to improve results.

Understand equality and diversity.

Be a proficient user of IT, specifically Outlook, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Forms.


Ability to influence and facilitate change.

Ability to adapt to changing circumstances in the workplace.

Ability to work independently and as part of a team, developing a collaborative way of working.

Have excellent interpersonal skills and communicate effectively.

Organized, fast and sufficiently prepared.

Challenge, motivate, engage and hold the interest of participants and others.

Understanding of local financing flows.

Commitment to personal CPD

apply now

To apply for the position, please send your CV and cover letter to for Friday, August 4. Interviews will take place the week beginning Monday, August 14.

For any other questions, please contact

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