Coach Core are seeking four new trustees ahead of our new strategy launch

Coach Core are looking for new trustees to expand our board and replace outgoing members. We are looking to fill the following roles: Treasurer; Risk and Safeguarding; Data, Impact and Insight, General.

By James Burbidge · 27th March 2024

Since 2012, we have worked with nearly 1000 apprentices in 19 UK sites, placing them with over 230 employers across the sport, physical activity, and youth work sectors. In addition to developing their own skills and improving their future prospects, these inspiring young people facing lack of opportunity, exclusion or even discrimination, have also impacted over 12 million beneficiaries through their work.

Everything we do is about convening the right people and collaborating with the right organisations. With a staff team of only 11, we instead make the change we want to see by building and empowering local networks that can then address the challenges in their own communities. By using the vehicle of sports coaching, these young, relatable role models are then bringing much needed additional sport and physical activity resources to the areas that need it most, so they are not only changing their lives, but those around them too.

We will soon be launching our 2024 – 2027 strategy that seeks to deepen the impact of the charity and enhance our offer further over the coming years so that we can ultimately provide more life-changing career opportunities than ever before. We also want to demonstrate the socio-economic impact of our work by elevating our profile in the right places and using our platform to become an even stronger advocate for under-represented young people and for apprenticeships in general.

As such, we are now looking to add to our amazing board of trustees with four positions:

1) A Treasurer – someone with the necessary qualifications and time to give the CEO to support the financial governance of the charity.

2) A Risk and Safeguarding expert – an individual who has the right levels of experience and skills to support the ongoing safety and risk mitigation for our people and programmes.

3) A Data, Impact and Insight academic – a candidate who understands the importance of strong data reporting, case studies, and/or rigorous reporting to help us demonstrate our work in the best possible way.

4) A General trustee – a highly respected individual that could offer highly quality skills and connections for the charity to really help drive us to the next level.  We are open minded on the background and ‘offer’ might be but will be highly selective based on our current board and strategic direction.

To apply, please email your CV and a short cover letter (one side of A4) explaining how you meet the person specification to Gary Laybourne, CEO at:

Closing date is Friday 26th April, 5pm.  Shortlisting and interviews will take place through May and be arranged with successful candidates accordingly.


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