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Youth Rugby Development Officer

Duns Rugby Football Club

Duns Rugby Football Club are a rugby union side based in Duns in the Borders, Scotland. They are known as 'The Dingers' from the town motto "Duns Dings A" (Duns Beats All). For the 2015–16 season they will play in East Regional League Division One.

17 Jun 2022
Full Time
Closing date
1 Jul 2022

Duns Rugby Club has been at the heart of the community since we were formed in 1878, we moved location to Castle Park a few years ago, to help develop and increase playing numbers. The great facilities including main and training pitch with floodlights have enabled the club to have an established minis section, a large and increasing youth team with a developing girl’s section. Duns RFC has close relationships with two local secondary schools and already delivers in various primary schools.

In partnership with Scottish Rugby, Duns RFC seek a self-motivated, enthusiastic individual to appoint as a Youth Development Officer to maintain and develop rugby within the Berwickshire area including two local Secondary schools and various Primary, working in partnership with local schools, Local Authority and Scottish Rugby.

Key Objectives of the Role:

  • Drive increase in participation at all youth levels inclusive of boys and girls
  • Collaborate a long-term player development programme throughout the community with a particular focus of transitioning from mini to youth player and from youth players to senior rugby
  • Maintain and build relationships with both local Secondary Schools.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Short and long-term planning and delivery of rugby programme including rugby coaching, matches, referees
  • Co-ordinate and develop rugby programmes for primary schools in the Berwickshire cluster and partner secondary schools. (Curricular, extracurricular and holiday programmes)
  • Planning and development of all youth coaches including coordinating coach education and mentoring programme
  • Collaborating with volunteers, schools, club coaches, Scottish Rugby, local employers, and other external resources to leverage delivery of the programme
  • Managing and coordinating volunteer coaches, and other available specialist coaching resources
  • Working closely with the Scottish Rugby regional manager and any other partnerships.
  • Report regularly to their line manager within the club, but also to the committee on a monthly basis.
  • Creating rugby memories with a strong culture and opportunity for team building (including Easter/summer camps)
  • Supporting the development of a sustainable club to provide members, coaches, volunteers and players a consistently great community experience.

Key Skills and Knowledge:

You will be qualified to UKCC Level 2 / Scottish Rugby’s Aspiring Coaching Programme or better and preferably have S&C qualifications. You will have previous coaching experience and good leadership, communication, and motivational skills to work proactively with players, club coaches, parents and volunteers, plus school and club officials. A full driving license is essential, a work van will be included with the position. The successful applicant will be PVG checked and will also undertake training as required for this role.

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To Apply:

To apply for this role, submit a CV with a Covering Letter via 'Apply Now' outlining why your unique set of skills, experience and qualifications make you an ideal candidate for this role

Applications close on 1st July 2022

Additional Information

Full Time
Job Type
Performance Lifestyle & Player Support
Rugby Union
Salary information
£ 21,000 - 23,000

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