Rugby Development Coordinator

Close of applications: 09:00 12th November 2018

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£23,110 per annum

35 hours per week – Fixed-term contract to end of June 2019

The University of Southampton Students’ Union alongside Solent University is working in partnership with the Rugby Football Union (RFU), to grow Rugby for the students across both Universities. 

We are looking for an enthusiastic and engaging individual with knowledge of the Higher Education sector, specifically within Rugby and ideally with a good understanding of the wider sports environment.

The post holder will coordinate rugby participation and engagement opportunities to introduce new players to rugby and ensure players are not lost from the game by offering more innovative ways to retain them both during their time at university and after they leave.   

You will work across both institutions to create strong links between students, volunteers, professional staff and clubs by providing regular paying opportunities by breaking down barriers to participation and perceptions for new and returning students and freshers. 

You will be responsible for planning, promoting and delivering tournament / festival opportunities during midseason and at the end of the BUCS playing programme.       

You will be required to undertake coaching to Solent University Rugby Teams, primarily leading on Ladies Rugby coaching.

You will need to have previous experience or a demonstrable interest in the specialist area of Rugby and having an understanding or experience of University academic structures.  You will ideally have an RFU Coaching qualification at a minimum of Level 2 or equivalent experience and have experience in Men’s and Women’s Rugby Coaching.  Due to the split location of this role a driving licence will be required.

For more information about the Students’ Union and to apply for this post please visit our website.

Closing Date and Time:          Monday 12 November at 09:00

Interviews:                           Thursday 22 November

SUSU and Solent University are both equal opportunities employers which value a diverse workforce and we want to reflect the student body that we represent.  We value diversity, promote equality and challenge discrimination and will ensure that our recruitment activities are mindful of equality and diversity matters.