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Participation Officer ( Growing The Game)

Gloucester Rugby

Gloucester Rugby, formed in 1873, are a Premiership rugby team based at Kingsholm Stadium in the city of Gloucester.

20 Jul 2022
Full Time
Closing date
26 Aug 2022

Gloucester Rugby is seeking a Participation Officer (Growing the Game) to join the team at Kingsholm Stadium.

Main Purpose of the Job

What is done, for what piece of the business, why?

The Participation Officer’s main role will be to support the function of the Gloucester Rugby Foundation and will require taking the lead in the co-ordination and delivery, with specific responsibility for;

  • Project Rugby – delivery in BAME and LSEG communities
  • Inclusive sport activity
  • Women and Girls Rugby

The Participation Officer will be an experienced coach who is passionate about making a difference to people’s lives through the power of sport.

To fit into the Foundation team, apart from being hardworking, enthusiastic and with very high standards, you also need to be committed and passionate to developing activities within the county for people who may normally be excluded from taking part in sport.

Key Accountabilities

Describe the key deliverables to be achieved by the post holder and the ongoing responsibilities of the role

  • To create and establish strong relationships with stakeholders including other organisations working with Disabled/Mental Health /Elderly groups and create links with grassroots clubs to allow individuals the opportunity to progress within sport
  • Organise and deliver coach education sessions to train and develop a workforce for each delivery site to ensure the longevity and sustainability of the inclusion programme
  • To maintain activity resources and ensuring that kit is available and fit for purpose
  • Ensure monitoring and evaluation is completed, to ensure that the progress/impact of any project with the inclusion programme is reported to key funders and your line manager in a timely and effective manner
  • To deliver high quality sporting sessions to a range of participants with varying abilities, needs and demands in a variety of different sporting environments.
  • To engage participation from Black and Minority Ethnic groups and those from a low socio-economic background
  • To develop links with local rugby clubs to ensure smooth transitions into grassroot clubs
  • To support the development of women and girl’s rugby, and act as a positive role model
  • To develop and maintain effective partnerships between the rugby club, local schools, local education services, Head of Department. This may include school delivery, match day events, festivals and other programmes and will include working evenings and weekends.
  • Due to the nature of the job some evening and weekend work will be required.
  • Applicants must hold a valid driving license and have access to a suitable vehicle.

Health and Safety at Work

To comply with the requirements of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and associated legislation, you must adhere to the company’s safety rules and procedures and take all reasonable care to protect the safety of yourself and others.

This job description is intended only as a guide to the main responsibilities and is in no way intended to restrict any individual in the performance of other duties as required by the Company.

Qualifications, Experience & Knowledge

List any academic or practical education required to perform the role. What experience does the position require the job holder to have obtained in past roles within or outside of the organisation that would demonstrate a level of proficiency.


  • RFU Level 2 Coaching Award
  • Enhanced DBS
  • Experience of working with under-represented groups of people in sport and physical activity
  • Strong interpersonal skills - ability to build strong relationships with people at all levels both external and internal
  • Ability to perform in a busy environment
  • Ability to work as part of a team and be flexible to change in an evolving business.
  • Ability to work to a flexible schedule including evenings and weekends.
  • Ability to make decisions and use own initiative.
  • An understanding of young people’s risks, challenges, and needs.
  • Experience of working on rugby/sport-based projects
  • An understanding of safeguarding procedures.
  • Experience of working with people with additional needs
  • A passion for sport and the community and making a difference.
  • A friendly, positive ‘can do’ and courteous attitude.
  • Time management skills to be able to plan and regulate workload including the ability to prioritise demands and thrive under pressure.
  • Good judgement and knowing when to seek advice or support.
  • Flexible, helpful and responsive.


  • Other NGB qualifications
  • Experience of working with disaffected children and young people
  • A passion for sport and an understanding of wider issues relating to sport, health and education
  • The ability to work calmly under pressure and to relate to a wide range of people and organisations
  • Experience of sports development

Working Pattern Required

37.5 hours per week, evening and weekends may be required.

How To Apply:

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Additional Information

Full Time
Job Type
Equality, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI)
Rugby Union
Salary information
£21,000 - 23,000

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