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All Schools Coaches


£20 per hour

Start Date

Job Description

All Schools Coach – Central & East London

The Rugby Football Union (RFU) in is looking to appoint rugby union coaches, for the All Schools programme.

The objective is to deliver high-quality rugby coaching in pre-selected schools, within London.

The coaches will work under the leadership of the RFU Rugby Development Officer and will be mentored by RFU professional staff.

Applicants should be qualified to RFU coaching award level 2, they need to demonstrate a commitment to working in an educational environment, and possess the delivery skills needed to foster emerging players and those new to the game.

Responsibilities will include the organisation of matches with other schools in the project along with refereeing, management of after-school clubs, and half term rugby camps, usually hosted by the rugby club/s in the schools' locality.

The links with the local rugby club/s and the communities around them are essential in meeting the objectives of this project. To that end, part of the applicant’s responsibilities will be to maintain a mutually beneficial relationship between school and club, and a commitment to develop that partnership whenever possible.

Schools coach, roles and responsibilities

Title: All Schools Coach (casual cntract)
Reporting to: RFU Rugby Development Officer or their appointed project lead.
Key relationships: Rugby Development Officer (RDO), teachers (head of PE), local rugby clubs, Club Coach Coordinator (CCC), RFU professional staff (mentors)


  • To deliver high-quality coaching, to children in age groups specified by the RDO in partnership with the club and schools
  • To work with and develop teachers and young leaders associated with the schools and project in all things rugby related
  • To organise and assist with the delivery of regular and appropriate rugby union competitive opportunities
  • To prepare work plans and progress reports as requested by the RDO and their project lead
  • Take a professional approach to the planning, preparation, and delivery of training sessions as is commensurate with a Level 2 coach
  • To exercise a duty of care, in the health safety, and welfare of all those participating in the project
  • To advance, uphold and engender the core values of rugby union at all times, to all those involved in the project: teamwork, respect, enjoyment, discipline, sportsmanship


The person in post is accountable for:

  • The delivery of high-quality, safe and enjoyable coaching and training sessions
  • Monitoring all equipment and resources connected with the project, to ascertain safety, wear and tear, functionality
  • Report activity as requested by the RDO and their project lead
  • Comply at all times with RFU policies and procedures that are  relevant to RFU casual workers
  • Maintain professional standards and the promotion of those standards throughout the community

It is envisaged there will be an hourly rate of c. £20 and casual working hours may be offered during the project.

Any hours are mainly but not exclusively during term time.

Coaches must be:

To express an interest in the casual post/s, then in the first instance please send an email to, giving your personal details and a covering statement relating to what coaching experience you have, what your current coaching qualifications are, and what value you might bring to the project.

Closing date for applications is October 31, 2013.

Application Deadline

31 October 2013

Closing Date

31 October 2013