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Head Rugby Sevens Coach

Hong Kong Sports Institute Limited (HKSI)
 
Location Hong Kong
Posted 02/11/2016
Closes 01/12/2016
Sector Elite Performance & Coaching
Function Coaching & Sports Development, Technical & Elite Performance
Contract Type Contract
Hours Full Time
Salary Competitive Salary
 

Job Description

The Hong Kong Sports Institute Limited (“HKSI”) is the Government’s delivery agent of elite sports training systems.  The HKSI’s mission is to provide an environment in which sports talent can be identified, nurtured and developed to pursue excellence in the international sporting arena benchmarked at Asian and Olympic Games results. We are now inviting suitable candidates for the following vacancy:

HEAD RUGBY SEVENS COACH

(Annual performance based remuneration package ranges from HK$833,280 to HK$1,790,880) 

THE JOB

The HKSI works in close collaboration with the Hong Kong Rugby Union (“HKRU”) in achieving the jointly defined goals of elite training. Therefore, while reporting to the Chief Executive, the incumbent is also responsible to the HKRU to ensure the following duties are satisfactorily conducted:

  • To oversee the planning, design, implementation and evaluation of the Rugby Sevens elite training programme in line with the agreed training and competition aims of the HKRU and HKSI;
  • To lead all regular strategic reporting to HKRU and to ensure a positive collaborative working relationship between HKRU and HKSI;
  • To lead the Rugby Department, managing coaching and administrative staff, ensuring that it operates effectively, efficiently and within the annual financial budget;
  • To ensure that all scientific, medical, education and other athlete support services are fully utilised and integrated into the Rugby Sevens programme to enhance elite training outcomes;
  • To create systematic opportunities for talent to emerge through related programmes;
  • To contribute towards the overall development of coach education programmes which promote the development of local coaches;
  • To provide professional and technical oversight of the HKSI Rugby Sevens facilities;
  • To contribute to in-house and general media publications as requested; and
  • To contribute to the enhancement of the professional image of the HKSI.

THE REQUIREMENTS

  • University degree or its equivalent;
  • Holder of national level coaching certificates;
  • Over 10 years’ proven experience and achievement in coaching Rugby including Sevens at international level or equivalent level;
  • Substantial experience in leading programme planning and administration in Rugby Sevens;
  • Demonstrated ability to utilise sports science and sports medicine to add value to the training and coaching process in an interdisciplinary approach;
  • An excellent knowledge of Rugby specific game analysis system and procedures;
  • Excellent interpersonal/ analytical/ evaluation/ planning skills;
  • High level of computer literacy;
  • Strong links with international Rugby Sevens bodies;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills; and
  • Awareness/ knowledge of Child Protection in sport and equal opportunity issue in the context of Hong Kong are an added advantage.

APPLICATIONS

Please send a cover letter and full resume with current and expected salary, contact telephone number, email and postal addresses, and availability to The Human Resources Manager, Hong Kong Sports Institute Limited, 25 Yuen Wo Road, Sha Tin, New Territories or email: hrdept@hksi.org.hk on or before  1 December 2016.  Please quote reference no. GS-20161102-HRUGC in the application.

Appointment will be on a fixed term contract.  General information is available at the website http://www.hksi.org.hk.

Applicants who are not invited for interview within six months may consider their applications unsuccessful.

All applications will be treated in the strictest confidence. Data collected will be used for recruitment and other employment-related purposes only.

THE HKSI IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES EMPLOYER

 

Hong Kong Sports Institute Limited (HKSI)

The HKSI’s mission is to provide an environment in which sports talent can be identified, nurtured and developed to pursue excellence in the international sporting arena benchmarked at Asian and Olympic Games results.