The South West U18 Delivery Team is seeking to appoint a Head Coach to lead with the coaching and planning of the coaching programme for the season. The Head Coach will be responsible for providing a positive and successful playing environment at divisional level and opportunities for players to progress from clubs, schools and CBs to England U18s Clubs & Schools level.
The responsibilities will include supporting the assessment & selection process, the playing & match preparation for the Divisional XV, attending coaches meetings, the end of season review meeting and completing player feedback & profiling forms.
Applicants should demonstrate experience of coaching at county representative level; commitment to and engagement with the RFU’s Coaching Development Qualification structure and have an affinity with the community game.
The Head Coach should hold a minimum of the RFU Level 3 coaching qualification or its equivalent.
Applications in writing together with a rugby CV should be sent to (Lindsay Piper, Rugby Football Union, Twickenham Stadium, Rugby House, 200 Whittion, Road, Twickenham, Middlesex TW2 7BA (firstname.lastname@example.org), stating whether you hold a specialism in coaching forwards or backs.
Closing date for applications is August 27, 2013. Interviews will be held approximately 2-3 weeks from this date
For further information, and an informal discussion please contact Dave Penberthy: email@example.com
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Reports to: Honorary Chairman/Team Manager, Divisional U18s Delivery Team
Key relationships: Chairman of U18s Selectors and Coaches; Divisional Coaches & Medical
Support staff; Divisional U18s Chairman of Selectors; RFU CB U18s Selectors & Coaches, Academy Management and Coach & Player Development Officer
Nature and scope of job:
The post-holder will lead the coaching team and planning of the coaching programme for the season to provide a positive and successful playing environment at divisional level and opportunities for players to progress from clubs, schools and CBs to England U18s level.
- Ensure the RFU’s objectives for the England U18s Clubs & Schools programme at Divisional level are achieved by leading the preparation of the team’s coaching programme to develop the skills and understanding of the players
- Lead the coaching and manage the contribution of the coaching staff to ensure the players receive the highest quality coaching, preparation and feedback
- Work in conjunction with the Divisional Team Manager & Divisional Chairman of Selectors to facilitate the selection ofplayers from Constituent Bodies in an objective manner
- Evaluate all coaching sessions and games with the coaching team and players
- Provide constructive feedback to players to enable them to continue with their development beyond the Division
- Attend the meetings of the U18s Divisional Delivery Team
- Identify highly talented players who have the potential to move to England U18s Clubs & Schools
- Participate in an annual review of performance and commit to a programme of development provided by the RFU
- Ensure that the coaching and playing squad present themselves as ambassadors for the Rugby Football Union and act within accordance of the Core Values of the sport
Knowledge, skills and qualities:
- Hold a minimum of a RFU/UKCC Level 3 Coaching Qualification or its recognised equivalent
- Demonstrates a track record of personal coach development
- Articulates and delivers a clear playing and coaching philosophy that is in accordance with the objectives of the programme
- Self-motivated, committed and enthusiastic about coaching rugby union
- Has significant experience of coaching young players at club/school and CB level
- Is strongly biased towards a player-centred approach to coaching
- Creates an environment that balances player development with team performance
- Is able to lead and manage people
- Is able to articulate and deliver sound coaching processes relative to the programme
- Has a sound understanding of the RFU performance pathway for players
- Sets high standards of personal accountability, reliability and responsibility for the players and staff
- Is able to work effectively with other members of the U18 Divisional Management Team
The post-holder is accountable to the Divisional U18s Team Manager and Divisional Delivery Team for the successful delivery of the responsibilities as outlined above. The post-holder will work closely with relevant RFU Coach & Player Development Officer, Divisional Chairmen of Selectors and coaches of the RFU’s Constituent Bodies. The post-holder will receive appropriate travel expenses and the position will be held for a term of two years (renewable) subject to annual review.
27 August 2013
27 August 2013