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Foundation 92 kicks off recruitment drive in Salford in partnership with local housing providers

17 March, 2021

Sporting charity Foundation 92 has teamed up with Salford housing providers to help recruit its newest cohort of sports coaches.

Foundation 92 has been working with landlords across Salford, including Salix Homes, to deliver youth engagement and outreach programmes, including the delivery of food parcels and essential items to people struggling throughout the Covid-19 pandemic.

Now the charity, which was founded by the Class of ‘92, is recruiting up to 10 full-time positions as assistant sports coaches to support their health, wellbeing and sporting activities and offer young people the opportunity of a promising career path.

Tom Hutton, Head of Foundation 92, said: “Foundation 92 aims to support disadvantaged communities through sport and we’ve already been working in partnership with registered social landlords in Salford to run various initiatives to benefit people’s physical and mental wellbeing, so we’re very proud to now be able to offer sustainable employment opportunities for 10 young people.

“We’re committed to empowering Salford residents to achieve their potential, and through the provision of full-time, meaningful and sustained employment, our new recruits will benefit from bespoke mentoring and personal development to enable them to thrive.”

Foundation 92 is working alongside Salix Homes, Clarion Housing Group, Irwell Valley Homes, MSV Housing, Onward Homes and Guinness Partnership who will be promoting the job opportunities throughout their neighbourhoods.

The jobs are part of the Kickstart programme, which is targeted at 16-24 year-olds in receipt of Universal Credit.

The role involves supporting Foundation 92’s wider youth work which includes sports activities and targeted health improvement programmes for people experiencing marginalisation in society.

Salix Homes is one of the housing providers that’s been working closely with Foundation 92 during the pandemic.

Jackie Crook, skills and work manager at Salix Homes, said: “As local housing providers, we’re all delighted to be working in partnership with Foundation 92 to support people in our communities and provide opportunities to transform lives, and these new jobs created will help open up sustainable career opportunities to young people living in our neighbourhoods.

“The NEET (not in employment, education or training) figures in Salford are among the highest in all the Greater Manchester boroughs and the Covid-19 pandemic has made it even more difficult for young people to secure work, but thanks to initiatives such as this, we’re working to support young people to get their lives back on track, gain some experience and qualifications and build themselves a bright future.”

Foundation 92 was founded by the Class of ‘92 in 2018 to enable them to give back to communities and causes close to their heart using the power of sport, particularly football. It is also the chosen charity of Salford City Football Club.

Applications are now open. Find out more here.