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England National Performance Academy Head Coach


Competitive plus benefits

Start Date

Job Description

The International Performance Department is responsible for developing the England players and teams of the future.

We currently have an incredibly exciting opportunity for an England National Performance Academy Head Coach, who will, in conjunction with the Head of International Player Development and IP Coaches, produce and implement a progressive coaching strategy for the representative teams and programmes within the National Performance Academy (age 19 to 23+).

The post holder will, in conjunction with the Head of international Player Development, be responsible for player development within the England National Performance Academy (NPA), as well as the management and coordination of relevant resources for the programmes.

The England National Performance Academy Head Coach will hold key relationships with all internal and external stakeholders, including; club Directors of Rugby, Head Coaches, Regional Academy Managers, commercial partners, England Team Management and the Professional Rugby Department.

They will also be required to undertake specific England representative team coaching roles.

The successful candidate will hold an RFU Level 4 coaching award (or equivalent) as a minimum. They will possess demonstrable experience as a high-performance coach, with respect and credibility gained at International and Premiership (or equivalent) standard. Demonstrable experience of leading a high-performance team is desirable.

For the right candidate, the RFU offers competitive benefits, a culture built on solid core values and an opportunity to join an organisation that is extremely dedicated and passionate about the work that they do.

If you think you have what it takes to become part of our team, send your covering letter and CV, along with your salary expectations, to

Read a full description of the role here (PDF 284kB).  

Closing date for applications is Sunday, July 20, 2014.

First round interviews will be held on Wednesday, July 30 with a second stage on Thursday, August 7.

Application Deadline

20 July 2014

Closing Date

20 July 2014