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Social Emotional Mental Health (SEMH) Officer


Reports to:  Education Lead
Direct reports: None
Location: Primary, secondary, SEND schools and alternative provisions in Warwickshire and wider regions
Contract type: Term time only (Fixed term to July 2024)
Salary: £13,500 -£18,000 dependent on experience (Opportunity for overtime)
Working Hours: 20 hours per week, 9am-3pm, 1 hour unpaid break
Start date: ASAP
Benefits:  24-hour Employee Assistance Programme, paid enhanced DBS, free onsite parking, personal training budget, matchday tickets / club discounts


Northampton Saints Rugby Football Club was formed in 1880, when Reverend Samuel Wathan Wigg identified rugby as a way to channel the energies of some of the county’s more troubled youngsters. More than 140 years on, Northampton Saints Foundation continues his legacy, using the power of sport and the values of rugby to INSPIRE, SUPPORT and EDUCATE thousands of people each year. Our education and social inclusion programmes inspire the current generation to learn, develop new skills, increase confidence and where appropriate return to education, training or employment.


Responsible for planning and delivering practical based content of both existing and new education programmes for Northampton Saints Foundation at primary, secondary, Pupil referral units, SEND schools and alternative education providers in Warwickshire and wider regions.

The successful candidate will be passionate, hardworking, and motivated to provide young people with engaging content and skills to enhance their learning and their future. 


  • To deliver high quality, attractive, curriculum relevant and translational programmes for a broad variety of school children from the education materials/syllabus provided.  This covers emotional, social, physical activity and healthy lifestyle lessons following prepared content
  • To deliver both classroom based and practical based activities to a variety of learners/settings
  • To converse with the Multi Sport Officer, if present, regarding direction/focus of sessions to allow for comprehensive practical application of skills/values
  • To have an understanding of working with young people with special education needs (SEND), social, emotional, mental health (SEMH) and behavioural difficulties
  • To understand the broad spectrum of Club and Foundation education programmes enabling comprehensive, high quality delivery of relevant content
  • To support in the continuous development of current and new programmes to enhance content and quality, meeting the Foundations ambition of ‘best in class’ programmes
  • To ensure high standards of health, safety and behaviour control whilst delivering Foundation programmes
  • Be fully conversant and up to date with safeguarding protocols and processes within an education setting
  • To develop relationships with education settings throughout delivery that ensure repeat bookings and retention
  • Positively contribute to the overall ethos, work and aims of the Foundation


  • GCSE Maths & English Grade 4 or above (or equivalent)  
  • Teaching qualification, for example, QTS or Level 3 in Education and Training or equivalent experience
  • ​Level 2 Safeguarding (D)
  • Team Teach - (D)
  • First Aid – 3 days - (D)
  • Mental Health First Aid - (D)
  • Prevent Training (D)


  •  Experience of teaching at qualified or unqualified level, delivering theory and practical sessions in education settings is essential
  •  Ability to communicate and conduct professional relationships with children, young people, and adults
  • Knowledge of various sports/ delivery of multi-sport sessions
  • Comprehensive understanding of safeguarding and promoting the well-being of children and young people
  • Flexible and adaptable to the needs of the service
  • Ability to build strong relationships, work independently and as part of a team, on occasions, directing staff
  • Ability to self-motivate and use initiative
  • Committed to demonstrating the highest standards
  • Positive mindset, reliable and resilient


The role description, person specification, role grade and role title may be subject to change at the discretion of the Northampton Saints Foundation and in accordance with business developments. Any changes will be communicated to the role holder as appropriate.  

Northampton Saints Foundation is an equal opportunities employer and would welcome applications from a fully diverse range of candidates, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, faith or disability.  

The successful candidate will be subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring service check and a Section 128 Check. 

A full, clean driving license and access to a vehicle to travel to sites is essential.
Mileage will be paid at 45p per mile, from Northampton Saints Foundation to location


Please send CV and covering letter to [email protected] with your name and role applied for in the subject line.

Closing date: Friday 1st December 2023

Please note, if we receive a large number of applications, we may close the process early, so interested parties are encouraged to submit their applications as soon as possible.

Any CV’s, contact details or other personal data shared with Northampton Saints Foundation in relation to this position will be processed for recruitment purposes only. We are storing this data in line with our privacy policy, and any information will only be shared internally as required to undertake shortlisting and interviews with those directly connected to the recruitment process.

We would like to keep this data until this position is filled. When that period is over, we will delete your data unless we specifical inform you that we will keep it on file for future roles.

To see a copy of our privacy policy or if you have any queries relating to how we manage personal data, please contact [email protected].