Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Ballina RFC have announced an exciting job opportunity at their club.

They looking to hire a Club Rugby Development Officer on a part-time basis.

It is a 25 hours per week on an eight-month fixed term position based in the Ballina RFC catchment area.

Description
The Ballina RFC Club Rugby Development Officer Officer is a 25hrs per week, eight-month fixed term position based in the Ballina RFC catchment area. Reporting directly to the Rugby Participation Manager of Connacht Rugby, this person will be responsible for working towards the agreed Ballina RFC Season Plan and delivery on the objectives within.

For more details click here.

Responsibilities

The Ballina RFC Club Rugby Development Officer will be responsible for:

Working towards the agreed Ballina RFC Season Plan and delivery on the objectives within.
Delivery of appropriate training sessions to National/Secondary Schools and Community groups in the Ballina RFC catchment area.
Introduction and development of a culture of playing rugby within participating schools and groups.
Organisation and management of festivals and blitzes according to need.
Organisation of weekly, monthly timetable with stakeholders.
Available as a coach and player development resource to Ballina RFC according to the needs identified in the Ballina RFC Season Plan and in agreement with the Club and the Rugby Participation Manager.
Provision of up to date reports to Ballina RFC Committee.

Performance measures

Actions and behaviours will ensure Connacht Rugby and Ballina RFC are viewed in a professional manner. Delivery of the Ballina RFC Season Plan.

Experience/Background/Education

The ideal candidate will have a strong background in rugby and will have experience of coaching and/or playing the game.
It is desirable that the candidate has an IRFU Coaching Children or Coaching Youth Award.
Previous experience of coaching young people from the age of 7 to 18 is a requirement.
Previous experience of working/volunteering in a club, school or community environment is a requirement.
A third level qualification in a sports relation discipline would be beneficial.

Skills and abilities

Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Ability to build relationships with diverse stakeholder groups.
Ability to work on their own initiative and as part of a team.
Be extremely well organised.
Conscientious and trustworthy.
Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint.
Full clean drivers licence and access to own transport.

Reporting relationships

The Club Rugby Development Officer will report directly to the Rugby Participation Manager of Connacht Rugby. The Club Rugby Development Officer will also form a close operational relationship with Ballina RFC and will be in constant communication with the club, including providing up to date progress reports on a monthly basis.

Application process
Please apply via the link below with a cover letter and up to date CV. The closing date for applications is 2pm on Tuesday August 16.

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