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Divisional Talent Development Officer


Competitive + benefits including company car

Start Date

Job Description

The Rugby Football Union is looking to appoint a full time Women’s Divisional Talent Development Officer (DTDO) in London and the South East. They will deliver the coaching and playing programme to talented players and coaches within the division, improving the quality of the game and thereby increasing participation. The role will combine on-field rugby delivery expertise with sound organisational and administration responsibilities.

Reporting to the RFU Player Development Manager for Women, the DTDO will play a significant role in the development of talented players and the success of England Women’s Rugby as a whole.

The successful applicant will implement the player pathway at all levels within the division including the talent identification, selection and talent development process. As a highly-organised individual, the DTDO will be required to plan and implement specific programmes for divisional rugby in which they are based at all age groups to include divisional training weekends, delivery of mid-week player development sessions, individual or small group sessions, within the allocated budget.

The DTDO will oversee the appointment and management of all sessional divisional staff including team managers, coaches and medical staff through appropriate procedures.

As a person with strong interpersonal skills, the successful candidate will be required to liaise effectively with other RFU professional staff as well as volunteer staff throughout the division. The DTDO will represent Women’s Performance on Constituent Body Coaching Development Committee’s at CB and Divisional level to ensure that the delivery of the divisional programme and the development of staff are successful.

The successful applicant will be an excellent communicator, well organised, a strong motivator, enthusiastic and committed to the development of talented aspiring players as well as the development of Women’s Rugby as a whole.

Candidates should have knowledge and experience of coaching rugby union. Minimum Level 2 Coaching Certificate with a commitment to work towards Level 3 certificate is essential. Proven experience of developing teams and individual players is desirable.

To apply, please send your CV and a letter of application to

The RFU operates a policy of equal opportunity. To help us monitor this, please complete our monitoring form and attach it with your application. The form can be downloaded from the Careers and Vacancies section of our website The information you provide will only be used for monitoring purposes.

Closing date for applications is Monday 26th November 2012.

Please note interviews for this post will be held on Wednesday 5th December 2012 at Twickenham Stadium. 

Application Deadline

26 November 2012

Closing Date

26 November 2012