VACANCY: Women’s and girls’ community development officer

Wednesday 28 June 2023 Written by: Adam

**Contract type:** Permanent.

**Hours:** Full-time, 37.5 hours per week (includes occasional evenings and weekends).

**Closing date:** 5pm on Friday July 14, 2023.

**Salary:** Competitive.

**Location:** Office based at Kingston Park Stadium; however, community-based work will also be required across the region.

**Reporting to:** Newcastle Rugby Foundation funding and development manager.

Can you make rugby the positive difference that changes lives for good? Do you want to be part of a Foundation that makes a positive impact on the North-East community? If so, we have an exciting opportunity for you!

Newcastle Rugby Foundation are seeking a passionate and enthusiastic coach to join our team and support the growth of the women’s and girls’ game in our region.

As the Falcons Community development officer (women’s & girls’ rugby) you will lead on our girls’ rugby excellence programme in partnership with Tyne Met College and support the growth of the community game by engaging more girls in rugby through school and community coaching.

We are looking for someone who has a passion for improving the lives of others whilst following our Rugby+ Values:





As part of this role you will deliver a variety of programmes in order to support women and girls to follow pathways into sport. You will inspire players at all levels whilst taking the lead on planning and delivering coaching on our girls rugby excellence programme at Kingston Park Stadium.


Newcastle Falcons, Thunder and Foundation take safeguarding very seriously and are committed to ensuring that all children and adults at risk are safeguarded at all times when engaging in club activities or services. The club has numerous safeguarding policies and best practice guidelines to support this and expects all employees to adopt such policies and practices at all times.
The club adheres to strict guidelines, policies and procedures when recruiting staff who work with children and/or adults at risk and is committed to ensuring staff receive appropriate safeguarding training suitable to their role/s. Successful applicants are expected to share the club’s approach to safeguarding at all times.

**Equal opportunities**

The post-holder’s duties must be carried out in compliance with the club’s equal opportunities policy, with the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and subsequent health and safety legislation.

Newcastle Falcons, Thunder and Foundation are an equal opportunities employer. All applicants for employment will be given equal opportunities irrespective of sex, age, race, religion or belief, marriage or civil partnership, disability, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, pregnancy or maternity, ethnicity or national origin.

These duties and responsibilities should be regarded as neither exclusive nor exhaustive and the post-holder may be required to undertake other reasonably determined duties and responsibilities within Newcastle Falcons, commensurate with the post without changing the character of the post. This post requires an enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS). This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974). Information on all convictions including spent convictions must be declared, in line with the new Government Filtering System. If you wish to see our Candidate Privacy Notice click [**HERE**][1].

**What happens next?**

For an application form and more information please e-mail .

Please send your completed application form to by no later than 5pm on Friday July 14, 2023.

If successful, we will be in touch about the next steps shortly after the closing date.

**About the charity**

Established in 2005, Newcastle Rugby Foundation (reg. 1107851) is the official charity of Newcastle Falcons and Newcastle Thunder professional rugby teams. The charity comprises of two sections, Falcons Community and Thunder Community. Each year, we work with 15,000+ people in the North-East and Cumbria in some of the most deprived communities to activate positive change.

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