Looking for an exciting opportunity to transform young lives and work for an innovative charity?

We’re always interested to hear from people who are motivated by breaking down the barriers that disadvantaged young people face in accessing support.

We are particularly interested in hearing from people who could become Boxing Mentors delivering Training with the Champions, and Boxing Therapists delivering Boxing Therapy.

Boxing Mentor

As a Boxing Mentor, you will deliver Empire’s innovative non-contact boxing programme. You will be expected to coach and mentor young people in 1:1 and group settings, teaching them the physical and non-physical attributes of non-contact boxing.

You will deliver boxing technique sessions, physical education and health and wellbeing education, and be a trusted support for young people who are disengaged, vulnerable and/or ‘at risk’. 

You’ll receive full boxing coaching skills training during your induction.

As a Boxing Mentor you will need:

  • 1-2 years’ experience of working with young people
  • Understanding of boxing
  • Experience of working independently including lone working
  • Full and (preferably) clean driving licence

The following experience is desirable:

  • Experience of working with vulnerable, challenging or ‘at-risk’ young people
  • Experience as a boxer or ex-boxer

Boxing Therapist

As a Boxing Therapist, you will be expected to work with young people in both 1:1 and in group settings, with moderate to severe and enduring mental health issues. You will not be expected to have a specific sports or boxing qualification, but an interest in fitness and the benefits of physical activity as a therapeutic tool are desirable. Most of your sessions will be carried out in a gym setting, school setting or outdoors when weather allows.

You will receive full boxing coaching skills training as a part of your induction along with supervised support for the therapeutic aspects of your role.

As a Boxing Therapist you will need:

  • At least 1 or 2 years’ experience working with children and young people in a health and social care or therapeutic capacity.
  • Good knowledge of young people’s mental health and wellbeing and a relevant degree, professional qualification or training including, but not exclusive to, occupational therapy, mental health nursing, counselling, counselling psychology or psychotherapy.
  • The ability to work independently and autonomously as well as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
  • The ability to engage young people in meaningful therapeutic alliances, being personable and welcoming whilst setting clear and consistent boundaries.
  • The ability to assess and engage positively with risk.
  • Resilience and the willingness to integrate as part of the wider Empire team.

Sound good? Email info@empirefightingchance.org to register your interest in becoming a Boxing Mentor or Boxing Therapist.