NEWS | Extra funding permits bumper recruitment month for RUCST

Rotherham United Community Sports Trust have recruited five new members of staff to bolster their ever-expanding team due to funding grants from the Government’s Kickstart scheme and the DWP.

Three of the new employees were recruited on the Government’s Kickstart scheme in partnership with the English Football League Trust and Job Centre Plus. This scheme provides funding for RUCST to enable them to provide 25 hours of work for a total of 6 months; therefore giving these local young people a chance to ‘kickstart’ their career.

Eden Hallam (Assistant Sports Coach), Chris Pickford (Classroom Assistant) and Laura Boulding (Administration Assistant) are the new Kickstart members of staff at RUCST. With a combined range of different skills; these talented, young individuals make a huge contribution the Trust’s diverse and hard-working team.

Gary Bricknell, Operations Manager at RUCST said “We are delighted to have added a range of new talent to our team through our Kickstart Scheme. All of our new recruits have many vital skills that will provide the trust with much needs support over the next 6 months. This initiative is an amazing way to start people’s careers and give them that initial boost that they need.”

Two other members of staff, Sandra Greatorex and Naveed Ahmed have been employed on funding from the DWP as part of our Employability and Inclusion teams.

Two of our new recruits: Naveed Ahmed and Laura Boulding pitch-side at the New York Stadium

Sandra Greatorex’s role as an Employability & Skills Officer allows her to work with the local community to provide them with opportunities in gaining work experience and learning new skills with pathways into career progression. Read more about RUCST’s employability and training opportunities HERE.

Naveed Ahmed’s role as an Inclusion & Diversity Officer enables him to work with members of the community from underprivileged backgrounds. His main goal is to make a difference to the lives of participants from BAME backgrounds, through employment or encouraging them to live a healthier lifestyle.  

For more information, please contact community@rotherhamunited.net or 01709827767.