VACANCY – Rugby development officer

Thursday 21 November 2019 Written by: Adam

To co-ordinate the coaching and development of the Newcastle Thunder college programme, the Newcastle Rugby Foundation women’s dual-code programme and Thunder’s player development programme. Actively recruit players and develop the programmes to ensure all participants maximise their potential both on and off the pitch.


* Organise and deliver an effective recruitment strategy for both Newcastle Thunder College programme (age 16-18) & Newcastle Rugby Foundation women’s dual code college programme.

* Plan a full college programme to include games, training and any other activities.

* To lead on the development of women’s and girls’ college rugby across the North East.

* Promote and develop effective relationships with community clubs and schools to increase awareness of the Newcastle women’s rugby player/coach pathways.

* Develop and deliver a comprehensive coach development programme to upskill coaches/teachers from across the North East.

* To support key Newcastle Thunder and Newcastle Falcons initiatives to increase attendances.

* Support the delivery and development of holiday coaching camps.


* Actively recruit a new cohort of players each year for Newcastle Thunder’s college programme (16-18 years old).

* Actively recruit a new cohort of players each year for Newcastle Rugby Foundation women’s college team (16-18 years old).

* Fully planned and delivered player development programme engaging coaches from across the region.


* Enthusiasm and passion for developing rugby and individuals.

* UKCC Level 2 Award in coaching rugby league and rugby union (or equivalent).

* Experience of coaching a wide variety of social backgrounds, ages and ability levels.

* Excellent communication and organisation skills with an ability to manage own workload.

* Ability to work as part of a team and meet organisational demands.

* Ability to create and maintain strong working links and relationships.

* Ability to work to a flexible schedule including evenings and weekends.

* Ability to work independently.

* Self-motivated, organised, enthusiastic and honest.


* Current UK driving licence.

* Access to a car.


* Experience of playing/coaching rugby league and rugby union at college level.

* Educated to degree level in a relevant field.

* Salary: £18k to £20k dependent on experience.


Please email to request a application form. Please note CVs will not be accepted. Appointments are subject to enhanced DBS checks.

The closing date for applications is 5pm on Monday December 2. Interviews will be held in the week commencing Monday December 9, 2019, with the start date in January 2020.