Shropshire-based Learning Community Trust are seeking to appoint a Rugby Coach.
LCT are an Academy Trust that links Charlton, Ercall Wood, Hadley Learning Community and Queensway Schools.
One of the Trust’s key visions centres around sport through participation and competition levels as they believe it provides key foundations in developing young people into successful adults.
All the schools currently participate locally in rugby, both within the curriculum and as individual teams with many of the players already associated with clubs including Telford Hornets, Newport and Shrewsbury.
The Trust requires an inspirational rugby coach who will work closely with the PE teams in each school to create an LCT rugby team for Year Seven from this September. The team will consist of the most talented players from each of the schools and will train twice a week and play on Saturdays.
This is the start of a huge rugby development programme that will see the LCT team compete both locally and within Saturday fixtures further afield.
The vision is a clear and obvious one, the LCT team will be the vehicle of promotion for the development of rugby in each of the schools. The end point being five LCT teams and five strong individual school teams in each of the schools.
LCT are therefore looking for a coach who can not only coach talented players but more importantly, buys into the vision of creating rugby across a Trust of schools. Whilst the role starts with Year Seven, it is inevitable that over time the successful candidate will have the potential to lead all aspects of the vision to fruition.
The position requires the candidate for approximately eight to ten hours a week.
- 12 months experience of coaching similar age groups
- RFU level 2 and relevant up to date CPD qualifications
- In-depth understanding of coaching styles and practical delivery
- Empathy of working in a school environment
- Commitment to coaching sessions and the vision of the Trust Rugby Programme
- An inspirational coach with the ability to inspire younger players
- Support and contribute to the overall ethos, aims and vision of the Trust
- Be aware of and comply with all policies and procedures especially relating to child protection, H&S, equality, confidentiality and data protection
- First aid qualification (Desirable)
- Must have completed RFU Safeguarding course ‘Play it Safe’
- Overseeing the development/progression of an age range within the academy
- Working closely with school PE staff involved in the programme
- Leading two training sessions a week and selected Saturday mornings
- Developing players in line with the RFU and Trust culture and ethos
- Taking responsibility of a team on home and away fixtures
- Refereeing fixtures when needed
- Liaising with local rugby clubs
Benefits of Working with LCT:
- Being a key part of a new initiative that will impact on a significant number of young people
- Working within a supportive and dedicated team of professionals
- Opportunity to develop the role as the Trust Rugby vision expands
- Access to CPD opportunities
Rate of pay will be dependent on the experience of the candidate.
Interested candidates should contact the Principal, Paul Roberts, for further details via email: email@example.com (Principal’s PA) or call 01952 387010. Visits would be more than welcome
Further information about the trust an specific schools can be found on the Learning Community Trust website: https://learningcommunitytrust.co.uk/
How to apply:
Please complete application form alongside a 1 side of A4 summary of the following:
- how you would approach this new role within the Trust
- The qualifications you have to support the delivery and expansion of the role
- What would the Trust see at the end of year 2 of the rugby programme
Applications to be received by Friday 28th June at 3pm to firstname.lastname@example.org