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Girls PDG Assistant Coach

England Rugby

The Rugby Football Union is the national governing body for grassroots and elite rugby in England. Its purpose is to encourage rugby, and its values, to flourish across England.

8 May 2024
Zero Hours
Closing date
22 May 2024

Nature and Scope:

The introduction of the girls Player Develop Group (PDG) U18 development phase centres is an exciting time for the girls’ performance pathway. We are looking for 9 PDG Assistant Coaches, who will each work with the Lead coach to deliver high quality rugby sessions.

Please note there are due to be 23 sessions with PDG Development Group, which could involve certain sessions taking place in school holidays, evenings, and weekends. Session length will vary but we would expect them to last up to 4 hours.

This role will suit someone who is passionate about the growth of women’s rugby and developing players for the future.

What will you be doing?

Some key responsibilities include:

  • Deliver rugby sessions as outlined by England Rugby and the PDG Lead Coach
  • Delivering sessions that focus on the core skill fundamentals of the game.
  • Work with individuals to enhance their technical and tactical knowledge.
  • Support local PDG Foundation coaches and have regular communication about future players.
  • Act as an ambassador for, and promote the best interests of the RFU, including the promotion of the RFU core values and culture.

Your approach to Life (your behaviours):

  • You're able to work collaboratively.
  • You are process driven and able to work well under pressure.
  • You're able to inspire confidence and create trust.
  • You possess sound judgement and the ability to think creatively to reach desired goals.

What you Know:


  • England Rugby Coaching Award (ERCA) or equivalent.
  • Current driving license.
  • Current DBS.
  • Experience working within the women and girls’ game.
  • Committed to driving forward inclusion in your role and day-to-day behaviours.


  • England Rugby Advanced Coaching Award (ERACA) or equivalent.
  • England Rugby mentoring qualification or similar.

Additional Information:

  • We want you to have every opportunity to demonstrate your skills, ability and potential. If there is anything we could do to support you through your application or to provide the best environment for your interviews, including assistance or adjustment, please reach out to [email protected].
  • During your application, we will ask questions about your identity. This information is considered highly confidential and will not be seen by hiring managers. You can find out more about why we ask these questions here.
  • If you are a trans candidate applying for a job that requires a DBS check, please reach out to [email protected] or directly to our safeguarding team ([email protected]) to use the confidential sensitive application route. This will provide applicants with the choice not to have any gender or name information disclosed on their DBS certificate.
  • This role will require a DBS check.

To download the full job description for this role, please click here.

Job Title : Girls PDG Assistant Coach (x9 Areas)
Department : Performance Rugby
Reports to : Girls Player Development Group Lead
Remuneration : Sessional role (£100 per session)
Engagement Type : Contractor Role
Location : 9 Locations (one role per area)

  • Northumberland, Durham, Cumbria
  • Yorkshire
  • Staffordshire, Lancashire, Cheshire
  • North Midlands, Gloucestershire, Warwickshire
  • Leicestershire, Notts/Lincs/Derbys, East Midlands
  • Middlesex, Essex, Hertfordshire, Eastern Counties
  • Kent, Sussex, Surrey
  • Hampshire, Oxfordshire, Berkshire, Dorset & Wiltshire, Buckinghamshire
  • Cornwall, Devon, Somerset

How to Apply

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Applications close on 22nd May 2024

Additional Information

Zero Hours
Job Type
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