In partnership with the Rank Foundation, Hull FC has employed a full-time member of staff to help with the delivery of Community Foundation projects in the local area.
The Rank Foundation’s ‘Time To Shine’ programme enables somebody who possesses the right mixture of skills, talent and work ethic to experience a 12-month full-time position.
Having demonstrated such characteristics, Joe Scott-McCahill will embark on a 12-month journey with the Hull FC Community Foundation, thanks to funding from the Rank Foundation and the National Lottery, enabling the club to employ him in a full-time paid position.
Joe has been with the Community Foundation for a number of months already, having joined the organisation through the government’s ‘Kickstart’ project, helping unemployed youngsters earn part-time work.
Such has been Joe’s work ethic and individual development that the Hull FC Community Foundation has been able to acquire funding to employ him on a 12-month basis.
With the Community Foundation, Joe will act as a Youth Social Action Leader. Ultimately, this entails getting more local teenagers and young adults involved in social action activities.
Ed Grady, Head of Community Learning, will be mentoring Joe during his role with the Community Foundation – he said: “This is an amazing opportunity for Joe to build his confidence, enhance his skills and face challenges with the support of both the Hull FC Community Foundation and the Rank Foundation.
“The workshops and network of support on offer will allow Joe to grow into the role over the next 12 months.
“Joe will help to support myself on the Set Restart project based in Orchard Park, where he has begun to deliver sessions for 14-17 year olds in the area, ranging from boxing to touch rugby.”
In addition, Joe Scott-McCahill said: “I feel incredibly privileged to be given the opportunity to develop my skills with the Hull FC Community Foundation.
“I was fortunate enough to be able to join the Foundation through the Kickstart programme and I feel I have already come a long way in terms of my own personal development. So to be able to spend another twelve months with the club will be hugely beneficial to me.”
Dave Rawding, Associate Director at the Rank Foundation added: “Time to Shine is an excellent opportunity for both the young leader and the host organisation to benefit.
“Lottery Funding is allowing us to expand how many candidates can undertake a supported development year. This builds on our previous support of the Hull FC Community Foundation. In 2013, they were one of 25 founding organisations of our six-year Hull Community Development Programme.
“I wish both Joe and the Foundation all the best for the future.”