A vacancy has arisen for a Community Rugby Coach in Shropshire.
The role holder will contribute to the growth & sustainability of the game by supporting coaches, teachers, match officials and other appropriate personnel delivering rugby in clubs, schools, colleges, universities and other community settings. They will be responsible for supporting / mentoring new and existing coaches and match officials and for delivering high quality training as required.
- Play an active role in mentoring coaches, teachers and others in increasing their knowledge of, and confidence to deliver, the game
- Build strong relationships with local rugby clubs to help them strengthen the capabilities and confidence of coaches, match officials, medics and rugby leaders/volunteers.
- Deliver high quality initial training and CPD to coaches, match officials, medics and rugby leaders/volunteers.Provide mentoring / support to new and existing coaches and match officials, ,especially those newly qualified, improving their knowledge and confidence
- Deliverhigh quality coaching to groups, and in environments, as directed by the Rugby Development Officer and, as a default, alongside existing coaches in those environments
- Work with Club Coach /Referee trainingCoordinators, in clubs identified by RDOs, to support the development of existing coaches and match officials
- Support teachers, lecturers and other adults in schools, colleges and universities to introduce the game to students and to improve the quality of provision
- Support the development of Touch Rugby, Sevens and XRugby by delivering high quality training / staff inductions to supportTouch and 7soperators
- Maintain high professional standards and promote these standards in the community
- Report activity and output as required
- Actively collaborate with colleagues to contributing to the development and delivery of Rugby & Club Development strategic, business and operational plans.
- Act as an ambassador for, and promote the best interests of the RFU at all times, including the promotion of the RFU Core Values.
- Undertake such other duties as maybe required from time to time as are consistent with the responsibilities of the post and the needs of the RFU
Qualifications and Experience
- Educated to a minimum of ‘GCSE’ standard or equivalent and preferably with at least five GCSEs at grade C or above.
- RFU coaching qualification (Preferable UKCC Rugby Union Level 2 or equivalent).
- If not at level 2 standard, to be completed within 6 months of commencement of employment.
- Current Coach License
- RFU Refereeing Qualification (PreferableEngland Rugby Referees Award or equivalent)
- Recognised First Aid qualification (St John’s / Red Cross / First Aid at Work) and if not a commitment to complete within 6 months of commencement of employment
- Current Driving License with no more than six points
- Current RFU Enhanced CRB disclosure(need to secure this prior to starting employment)
- Experience of coaching Rugby Union to young people and adults in a range of environments,
- Experience of delivering training to coaches/match officials/medics/rugby leaders / volunteers
- Experience of supporting / mentoring coaches/match officials
- A sound knowledge and understanding of the game and its operation
- Strong understanding of club Rugby
Skills and Personal Attributes
- Able to communicate effectively and to present a highly professional image when representing the RFU
- Able to establish positive working relationships with voluntary and professional staff in clubs, schools, colleges and universities
- Able to balance a determined application of the role with a sense of fun and enjoyment
- Demonstrate a thorough approach to delivery and be able to organize themselves and others effectively
- A strong empathy with those becoming involved in Rugby for the first time
- Proven time management and prioritization skills
- An effective team member with sufficient flexibility and willingness to take on roles outside his/her normal functional responsibility when required
- Have the stamina, perseverance and flexibility to cope with unsociable hours
- Committed and able to work regular weekend and evening hours to meet the needs of clubs, schools, colleges and universities
- Hold a current driving license and have a car available for work
- Good I.T. skills and be competent in the use of e-mail and Microsoft Office applications – Word, Excel and PowerPoint
- All Role Holders must maintain an appropriate standard of confidentiality.Any disclosures of confidential information (including personal information kept on computer or other media) made unlawfully outside the proper course of duty will be treated as a serious disciplinary offence
- Personal circumstances must allow the candidate to work extended hours on occasion during times of peak activity including evenings and weekends
- Role holders not based at the Twickenham headquarters must be available to work from there as and when required
- Due to the business needs of the role, post holders must live within their allocated patch.
- The job description, person specification, job level and title may be subject to change at the discretion of the RFU and in accordance with business developments. Any changes will be communicated to the role holder as appropriate.
Apply through the RFU website: https://www.englandrugby.com/about-rfu/careers-and-vacancies/current-vacancies