TITLE: Rugby Development Manager
REPORTS TO: Community Manager
To support the implementation of the Gloucester Rugby Community Strategic Plan with particular responsibility for community rugby development programmes. The role will lead and manage a team of coaches and volunteers ensuring that they are appropriately skilled and motivated to meet assigned delivery targets.
The main focus of the role will be to support grassroots rugby development, encouraging young people to play and enjoy the game. This will be achieved through the planning and delivery of rugby development programmes, taster sessions in schools and helping local clubs with developing their junior sections and the organisation of festivals, tournaments and match day coaching clinics.
With the support of the Community Manager, the Rugby Development Manager will be responsible for building strong working partnerships with schools, clubs and the wider rugby fraternity. These partnerships are essential to enable the planning and delivery of high quality, coordinated programmes.
A self-motivated, enthusiastic individual with goodcommunication skills; a highly effective organiser, with strong, practical team leadership qualities and the ability to inspire others and work as part of a team.
Plan, co-ordinate and deliver community rugby development programmes to include schools coaching, festivals, tournaments and annual junior rugby camp programme as per the Gloucester Rugby Community Strategic Plan
To foster, maintain and strengthen Gloucester Rugby community partnerships with local schools and clubs
To assist with the development of new initiatives with key stakeholders including Premiership Rugby and the Rugby Football Union.
To ensure that accurate records are maintained and to use content management systems to monitor and evaluate project delivery
To assist with and undertake other duties deemed commensurate with the post and as directed by the Community Manager
A minimum of 2 years' experience of working within rugby development or relevant sports development management experience.
Be qualified to a minimum of RFU Level 1 coaching award.
Able to work on own initiative, bringing innovation to problem solving and the ability to lead others
Excellent written and verbal communication skills are essential
Be a confident and proficient user of information technology
Must hold a valid UK driving licence
The successful candidate will be required to keep up to date with all current coaching practices and undertake all the mandatory training required in order to comply with Premiership Rugby Minimum Standards.
The post holder may be required to work unsociable hours including evenings and weekends.
Applications should be made by emailing a CV and covering letter to Gary Little at firstname.lastname@example.org
The closing date for applications is 5pm on Friday August 17th.