Head of Professional Coach Development

Rugby Football Union (RFU)
Location Twickenham, UK
Posted 01/12/2016
Closes 13/12/2016
Sector Federations & LOCs
Function Coaching & Sports Development
Contract Type Permanent
Hours Full Time
Salary Negotiable

Job Description


Professional Coach Development


The RFU is looking to appoint a lead for the Professional Coach Development team.



The new position provides an exciting opportunity to transform the coach development programme and will play a key role in enhancing the coaching culture in English Rugby.



The role is responsible for implementing a coaching development and education programme designed to identify and support a succession of world class coaches in order to create world class players for a winning England.


The purpose of the role is to support, stretch and challenge the performance of professional coaches working with England teams, Premiership and Championship clubs.



The Head of Professional Coach Development will be required to design, manage and lead a coach centred, experience driven programme that focuses on individualised learning and performance.



The successful candidate will possess demonstrable experience of establishing and implementing effective coaching processes and delivering coach development and education. Alongside this, experience and expertise in mentoring coaches at an elite level is required. The post holder will also be proactive, self-directed and have experience of leading and working as part of a team and building effective relationship with many stakeholders.



For the right candidate, the RFU offers competitive benefits, a culture built on solid core values and an opportunity to join an organisation that is extremely dedicated and passionate about the work that they do.


The closing date for this role is Monday 19th December.

Please attach your cover letter and CV stating your salary expectations.




Rugby Football Union (RFU)

The Rugby Football Union is the national governing body for grassroots and elite rugby in England, with 1,900 autonomous rugby clubs in its membership.The clubs are grouped within 35 Constituent Bodies (CBs), comprised of counties - some individual,

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