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North Divisional Strength and Conditioning Coach (Internship)


Expenses only

Start Date

Job Description

The Rugby Football Union (RFU) is seeking to appoint a Strength and Conditioning (S&C) intern for their U15, U18 and Senior women and girls squads across the North Division.

The Divisional rugby programme is a key stage of the RFU’s player pathway. This is an exciting opportunity for ambitious and forward-thinking individuals to develop their experiences and knowledge by working with talented young athletes and will play an important role in developing these athletes.

The S&C intern will work closely with the Divisional Talent Development Officer (DTDO) and be a part of a multidisciplinary team within each Division. The S&C coaches will provide support and education to the Divisional squads and individual players during training and competition.

Under the guidance of the S&C Programme Officer, the S&C coaches will plan and deliver S&C education and pitch-based sessions as well as conduct fitness testing with all players on agreed dates in line with RFU protocols.

A sound understanding and knowledge of rugby union and the functional and physical demands of the sport is required along with experience of delivering gym- and field-based S&C programmes. Also required is evidence of either having or working towards UKSCA accreditation.

Successful applicants will demonstrate excellent organisational and communication skills as well as being able to work well within a team, as S&C coaches will be required to plan and organise various sessions and must be able to liaise effectively with relevant staff and the DTDO.

The S&C Coach will be required to work on weekends and access to own transport is essential. They must also live within the North area.

The Criminal Records Bureau enhanced disclosure process applies to this post.

Please apply by sending a covering letter and CV to Shelley Robinson at;

Alternatively, please send cover letter and CV to Shelley Robinson, RFU Divisional S&C Interns, Rugby House, Twickenham Stadium, 200 Whitton Road, Twickenham, TW2 7BA.

All applicants are requested to complete the RFU equity monitoring questionnaire.

Closing date for applications: Wednesday, April 10, 2013.

Interviews for this position will take place on the afternoon of Monday, April 22 at Gateshead College.

Application Deadline

10 April 2013

Closing Date

10 April 2013