Kent Community Rugby Coach Opportunity

The RFU is looking for a person to fill the below role for a fixed term of 12 months based in Kent.

Community Rugby Coach – KENT

Community Rugby Coaches (CRCs) will be focused on supporting our member clubs to increase the number of players, particularly in the 14 – 24 age group.  This will involve targeted coaching contributing to the growth in schools, colleges, universities and other community settings & supporting their transition into clubs. You will have a strong focus on increasing participation in the 15-a-side game although you will have involvement in the Sevens and Touch.

The CRC will also play an active role in supporting teachers and others in increasing their knowledge of, and confidence to deliver, the game. Building strong relationships with local rugby clubs you will help to strengthen their capacity and performance through the delivery of high quality coaching with targeted groups of players, through the provision of mentoring/support to voluntary club coaches and by identifying and training potential coaches.

Key responsibilities will include: 

Delivery of high quality coaching to groups, and in environments, as directed by the Rugby Development Officer
Working with Club Coaching Coordinators (CCCs) in identified clubs to support the development of existing coaches and the identification/training of new coaches
Mentoring and support of existing coaches in clubs, especially those newly qualified, improving their knowledge and confidence
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 transition of young people from the education environment to the club environment through development and delivery of creative initiatives
Provision of specialist clinics/coaching courses with players/coaches utilising personal specialism/experience – e.g. front row work, kicking coaching

To succeed in this role, you must have experience of coaching Rugby Union to young people and adults in a range of environments, in line with the RFU Coach Development model and experience of supporting and mentoring other coaches.  You will also be committed and able to work regular weekend and evening hours to meet the needs of clubs, schools, colleges and universities.

You must also hold a minimum of RFU level 2 coaching qualification, with an ELRA and first aid qualification as desirable.  You will also be able to communicate effectively and to present a highly professional image when representing the RFU; establish positive working relationships with voluntary and professional staff in clubs, schools, colleges and universities and balance a determined application of the role with a sense of fun and enjoyment.

The post holder will be expected to cover Kent, and will need to live in or be willing to relocate to the area.

Please apply online for this post:

The closing date for applications is 13th September.

Interviews will be the week commencing 17th September.

The DBS enhanced disclosure process applies to this post.

Please be advised that a current, full driving license is also required for the post.

The salary for this role is £19,500 per annum plus company car and other benefits