Southwark Rugby require a Head Coach.

Head Coach                                                                 

Southwark Rugby is one of only a handful of inner-London clubs serving a large and diverse community. With no current clubhouse, the senior section was founded in 2008 and has experienced considerable success in its short history, rising from Kent leagues 5 to London 3. Next year, we will be in Counties Kent 2. 

We are seeking a Head Coach who can provide the knowledge, enthusiasm and capability to push our club forward to the next level of development. Apart from the usual cycle of seniors’ rugby (Tuesdays/Thursdays/Saturdays), we want a coach to drive our program of schools’ engagement, each week. The salary reflects this.

Our location just outside of Elephant and Castle provides the club with a steady stream of talented players with 30 + at training and the ability to field 3 men’s teams every weekend.  We are awaiting delivery of a flood-lit, artificial, rugby-ready pitch alongside the retention of our existing grass pitch the club is preparing to become Central London’s rugby hub.

The role:

  • Deliver engaging and beneficial training sessions throughout the week.
    • for the seniors
    • to drive schools and community engagement
  • Create a coherent and progressive training plan for the club.
  • Develop a team of coaches to complement training.
  • Work in unison with the club Chairman, to achieve pre-defined goals.
  • Define a realistic and achievable game plan for the players to work towards.
  • Give advice and direction to individual players to help improve their overall game.
  • Champion a pathway for players to be promoted between teams.
  • Spot and develop raw talent. 
  • Have the final say on team selection each week.
  • Attend all 1st XV matches, providing team warm-up and strategic decision making during the match.
  • Improve seasonal training attendance, make it fun, challenging and beneficial to all.

The Candidate:

  • Qualified to Level 2 or higher.
  • Experience of coaching and player management at previous level 8 and below. 
  • Driven with the will to make the club successful. 
  • Reliable and fully committed.
  • Enthusiastic and personable.
  • Able to write a seasonal coaching plan that works towards a pre-defined game plan.
  • Ideally forwards-oriented.

Our offer:

  • Salary – competitive pay based on two evening training sessions per week and matchday travel. Also the option for further hours.
  • Help with attaining further qualifications
  • Friendly and enthusiastic club with a promising future, under the right head coach.
  • Being an integral part of promoting rugby within an area with very limited exposure to the game. 
  • Possibility of extra training sessions as part of our community coaching program.

We are not in a position to sponsors of visas to come to the UK.

Please apply by emailing info@southwarkrugby.co.uk or call Tunde Adeniji on 07957258058, for further details.