Construction Lead

  • Sporting Chance Project
  • Bristol, UK
  • Oct 10, 2023
Full time Construction

Job Description

 Sporting Chance Project requires a Construction lead to work predominantly with students aged 14 - 19 years of age. The position is open to full-time applicants working school hours (35 hours/week). We may consider two part-time positions for the right candidates (18 hours/week). 

The successful candidates will report to Head of Education & Life Skills and will be committed to meeting and developing the needs of young people who struggle at mainstream school. 

Sporting Chance Project work with Children & Young Persons (CYP) with various conditions that make school and life difficult at times. 

The position may suit an experienced general builder who wishes to teach basic construction skills including bricklaying, plastering, tiling, carpentry, painting/decorating, and basic plumbing. The successful candidate/candidates will also assist CYP to make the right choices and develop Life Skills, reintegrating the young person back into some form of trade, education or future pathway. 

You will also be expected to conduct regular student reviews and take an active part in each young person's development by creating lesson plans, completing reports on a weekly basis and keeping Head of Education & Life Skills, commissioning agency, school parents informed as required. 

You will be an ambassador for Sporting Chance Project and you will be expected to present a positive image of the project at all times. 

About Sporting Chance Project: 

Sporting Chance Project is an Alternative Learning Provider who offer education Functional Skills, Construction Trade Tasters, Health & Fitness, Independent Living Skills together with Personal & Social Development all dependent upon individual CYP's needs. 

We work with young people excluded or on the verge of exclusion from school within the SEMH behavioral group of young people! Engagement, Mentoring, Education, future pathways meeting the needs of vulnerable young people who are the stars in our project. 

Candidates should possess: 

- Ability to engage, mentor, educate young people. 


- Excellent communication & people skills 


- Current DBS OR Valid Safeguarding Children Certificate, although SCP will apply obtain if required. 

- Computer literate, ability to use, email, word and excel based documents. 


- An understanding of construction learning, life skills & future career pathways 


- Full Driving License as the successful candidate maybe required to pick up/drop off ravel around Bristol between schools and pick-up locations. 

- Experience in construction tutoring learners (desirable but not essential) 


- Experience of working with young people with individual needs. (desirable but not essential) 


We are looking for candidates who are: 

- Committed, organised, enthusiastic and highly motivated, showing a passion for developing decent human beings. 

- A positive and professional attitude and the ability to be flexible & work with a range of individuals. 

- Ability


to work on one's own initiative and as part of a team. 


- Experience/understanding of child development and appropriate teaching/coaching methods, maybe you have experience yourself of not enjoying school!! 


- Effective communication, interpersonal and motivational skills and as well as being a role-model and professional at all times 

● Casual dress 

● Discounted or free food Schedule: 

● Monday to Friday School Hours 


The successful candidate will undergo a screening process that will include an Enhanced DBS. The above will be fully supported by Sporting Chance Project. 

Closing date for applications is Friday 10th November 2023, although applicants will be considered before then so position may be filled sooner. 

Please send your CV and Covering Letter detailing your experience stating ‘Construction’ in the subject line with two referees. 

Job Type: Full-time/Part-time 

Salary: From £20,000 per year 



● Casual dress 

● Discounted or free food Schedule: 

● Monday to Friday School Hours 

● Bristol, Bath: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (required) Work Location: In person 


Tony Ricketts 



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