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Women and girls rugby development officer

Northampton Saints

Northampton Saints are a professional rugby club currently competing in the Gallagher Premiership. As well as being one of English rugby's leading teams, Saints'​ home at Franklin's Gardens is one of the most flexible conference and events venues in the East Midlands.

7 May 2024
Full Time
Closing date
24 May 2024

Northampton Saints are looking for a highly motivated Women & Girls Rugby Development Officer to join the Northampton Saints and Loughborough Lightning team.

This is an exciting new opportunity for a passionate individual to join us in an essential role responsible for building and developing the Women & Girls game across our region. You will establish and develop relationships with key stakeholders, and in partnership with our partner club for female rugby, Loughborough Lightning, build and implement a strategy to grow the Women & Girls game.

You will be required to develop and deliver upon programmes to promote participation at the grassroots level of the game, whilst supporting the growth in attendance at Loughborough Lightning matchdays, and help shape the landscape for the future of Women & Girls Rugby at Northampton Saints.

The successful candidate will have a sound understanding of the rugby landscape and be passionate about the growth of female rugby. They should be able to evidence experience in developing and delivering on multiple projects and events, have the ability to self-manage, and demonstrate strong organization skills. They will require robust initiative and creative thinking to meet the high ambitions of the Women & Girls strategy and will be required to travel across the region – specifically between Northampton and Loughborough as and when required.

Hours of work

35 hours per week, plus all home matchdays (16 per year) – hours will be worked according to delivery requirements but may include evenings and weekends.

Key responsibilities

  • Establish, develop and maintain a strong local network with key stakeholders including schools, rugby clubs and community organisations.
  • Host Northampton Saints rugby camps at sites across Bedfordshire & Milton Keynes
  • Deliver coaching sessions to schools and rugby clubs
  • Build a core group of sessional Community Rugby Coaches to support the delivery of Community programmes across Bedfordshire & Milton Keynes.
  • Support the Community Executive and Community Programmes Manager in driving sales and attendance at Northampton Saints Rugby Camps, as well as retaining coaching bookings with school partners
  • Construct an annual calendar to support provision and development of rugby within schools and clubs, by organising coach education events, CPD’s, and schools festivals and competitions.

Person Specification

  • Minimum RFU England Rugby Coaching Award (Level 2)
  • Experience in coaching rugby.
  • Valid UK Driving Licence
  • Flexibility to work evenings and weekends
  • Sound knowledge of the sports industry, with experience in rugby either as a player, coach, official, or volunteer.

How to Apply

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Additional Information

Full Time
Job Type
Rugby Union
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