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WRFC seeks new CCRO

Leinster Rugby has a vacancy for a Club Community Rugby Officer for Wicklow RFC.

Working under the guidance of the existing Community Rugby Officer for the area, the candidate will be responsible for the delivery of programmes in Wicklow and the surrounding areas.

The role involves of working with clubs, schools and community groups to deliver tailored rugby programmes and expand the game within the clubs and schools of Wicklow and the surrounding areas.

There is an expected start date of September 1st 2016. The post is a fixed term contract. All applications should be e-mailed to  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it   by Friday June 10th at 5pm.




JOB DESCRIPTION & RESPONSIBILITIES

POST TITLE:
Club Community Rugby Officer, Wicklow RFC

ROLE AND PURPOSE OF POSITION:
Support club volunteers to increase the number of male and female players. Ensure that clubs have the appropriate capacity and capability to increase the number of participants and effectively engage with the local community.

REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS:
Community Rugby Manager/Community Rugby Officer

MANAGES

The role does not involve line management; however there is a requirement for the individual to work closely with "client" clubs/schools/community groups and Council on an ongoing basis to identify needs and opportunities. 

EXPERIENCE/BACKGROUND

Mini-rugby and/or Foundation level coaching qualification, with experience in coaching children at Stage 1 and Stage 2 LTPD essential, and ideally, experience in dealing with volunteers/organisations in a support capacity.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES

ESSENTIALSKILLS

·         Ability to critically review performance process and outcome

·         Ability to influence others and change thought processes

·         Excellent written and verbal communication/presentation skills

·         Clarity in decision-making

·         Well-developed time-management skills, including the ability to set and meet deadlines and to prioritise work

·         Ability to work alone and as part of a team

·         Good negotiating skills

·         Computer literate

 

KNOWLEDGE

·         Knowledge and understanding of Irish Rugby which can be demonstrated in decisions across coaching, refereeing and player development within a club environment.

·         Knowledge and understanding of the Long Term Player Development Model

·         A clear understanding of the needs of Club Volunteers

 

QUALIFICATIONS

·         Coaching qualifications at LTPD stages 1-2

 

EXPERIENCE

·         Delivering national programmes with a high quality orientation

·         Resource allocation and management

·         Practical experience of analysing, developing and co-ordinating support services to Clubs

 

PERSONAL QUALITIES

·         Ability to gain the confidence, respect and trust of others

·         Integrity and honesty

·         Committed, enthusiastic and motivated

·         Willingness and desire to entertain new ideas and seize opportunities

·         Willingness to accept and encourage constructive challenges

·         Ability to think differently and understand a wider context

·         Flexible, and adaptable to circumstances

·         Ability to work within a team environment

 

DESIRABLEKNOWLEDGE

·         Knowledge of the developmental pathways for rugby players

·         Knowledge of specific preparation needs of players and coaches

·         Knowledge of the sporting landscape within the island of Ireland

 

EXPERIENCE

·         Practical experience of working in a sports development and Club Development

·         Experience of working within a sports organisation

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

·         Responsible for a geographical region and/or a cluster of clubs, schools community groups and colleges.

·         Responsible for growing the game in identified clubs, schools and/or colleges and ensuring players have a life long experience in the game. This equally applies to both the male and female disciplines of the game.

·         Maintain up to date records of all clubs and their status/progress against agreed Rugby Operational Development Plans

·         Identify potential feeder schools for clubs, and initiate interaction with schools. Prioritise schools for a rugby development programme and as required deliver these programmes (e.g., organise a block schedule to include coaching sessions, courses as per individual school needs).

·         Under the leadership of the CRO, deliver Blitzes/Extravaganzas, etc.

·         Have a basic knowledge of support documents / templates available to clubs

·         Work with clubs so that they will benefit from provincial programmes to develop and recognise volunteers

·         As required, implement seminars/workshops to increase the knowledge and expertise of volunteers

·         Facilitate the operation of summer camps as requested.

·         Facilitate projects as determined by the Domestic Rugby Manager.

 

WORKING PATTERN
The role will require the CCRO to discharge their duties under a 5 / 7 working arrangement, working 2 evenings a week and 1 day at the weekend. Core days will be determined by the Domestic Rugby Manager. The number of hours worked will be specified in the contract of employment.

PERFORMANCE MEASURES

·         Rugby Metrics (within the individuals designated cluster of clubs, schools and colleges)

·         Increasing the number of teams across Mini and Youth Sections

·         Promotion of the LTPD and adherence of all clubs, schools and colleges to the IRFU policy in relation to the LTPD

·         Clubs have an Active Club Development Plans

·         Achieving a high profile within club rugby through club visits, seminars and other rugby public occasions and conferences.

·         Provide early warning of projects and programmes that are falling behind target dates or over-running on budget

 

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