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Rugby Football Union - Coach Developer

Location Home Based (Covering Hampshire/Berkshire)
Hours of WorkFull-time
Salary & Benefits
Closing Date26 Jan

Job Description

Nature and Scope:

Everyone involved in rugby union in England is in a fortunate position to inspire positive change in the game and contribute to a better way of life. As a National Governing Body, the RFU has a responsibility to set a high standard for inclusion, fairness and equality of opportunity. This role supports the plan to create a community of talented coaches across the game at all levels, the role holder will provide 1:1 and small group support for coaches in their own club, school, college or university.  They will deliver coach education and development courses and manage communities of practice for coaches, playing a key role in improving the diversity of all facets of the game and creating an inclusive environment for all.

• Work under the direction of the Area Training Manager to mentor coaches remotely and in their own coaching environment, including coaches operating in the talent pathway and those completing the England Rugby Advanced Coaching Award.
• Provide initial coach education through the delivery of the England Rugby Coaching Award.
• Provide ongoing coach development through the delivery of an agreed local programme of Continuous Coach Development courses.
• Lead online communities of practice for coaches.
• Improve inclusivity, opportunities, reduce discrimination and increase the numbers of rugby union coaches amongst women & girls, ethnically diverse communities, low socio-economic groups, young people and LGBT communities.  
• Work with the Coach Development team to develop high-quality training content.
• Actively keep up to date with changes in the industry and develop subject matter knowledge through participating in relevant training, networks and other such forums. 
• Produce succinct, relevant & agreed reports on progress against all key objectives in the job holder's area of responsibility.
• Maintain high professional standards and ensure these are promoted in the community
• 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

Person Specification

Qualifications and Experience
• Current Driving Licence with no more than six points.
• A qualified sports coach/coach developer or is able to demonstrate they have the potential to achieve the England Rugby Advanced Coaching Award.
• Holds a mentoring qualification or is able to demonstrate they have the potential to achieve a mentoring qualification. 
• Demonstrable recent expertise as a high-quality mentor.
• Demonstrable recent expertise in the delivery of face-to-face training.
• Demonstrable recent expertise in the delivery of online learning and mentoring.
• Strong practical experience of the strategic development and operational workings of rugby union and of club rugby
• Recent and relevant experience as a rugby coach.
• Experience of working with and supporting cross function teams/roles to ensure solutions are consistent and integrated.

Skills and Personal Attributes
• Ability to build and maintain rapport and work collaboratively with others
• Open to new ideas and concepts
• Highly self-motivated and able to work under own direction to achieve stated objectives within the necessary timescales
• Proactive, flexible customer orientated approach 
• Excellent interpersonal skills with an ability to engage and influence at all levels
• Strong oral and written communication skills including report writing and delivering effective presentations
• Ability to accurately self-reflect on one's own performance and behaviours  
• Strong organisational skills
• Identifies, develops and maintains relationships and partnerships internally and externally 
• A proactive, positive team member with a willingness to contribute to the team's objectives 
• Prepared to take on roles outside their normal functional responsibility when required
• IT literate and competent in the use of Microsoft Office Applications and online learning platforms

Additional Information
• 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 during the rugby season
• Role holders not based at the Twickenham headquarters must be available to work from there as and when required
• 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


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