Club Vacancies


Rugby League Coach - University of Derby Athletic Union

Post:  Rugby League Coach                     

Responsible to:  Athletic Union/Team Derby

Hours: 2hrs a week for 20 weeks (+ attendance at BUCS home & away matches)                            

Salary: Dependant on experience

General Job purpose: To organise and deliver coaching to the University of Derby Rugby League club and assist in the development of these, with the aim of improving performances and results in the BUCS competitions

Closing Date for Applications: Wednesday 4th June 2014

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

1) To be the key Athletic Union contact with regards to operational development duties, working alongside the clubs elected members.

2) To develop and deliver effective club training and individual skill development sessions on a weekly basis in preparation for fixtures and competitions, including pre-season training and the fresher’s trail process

3) Responsible for the selection and tactical formation for all teams with the assistance  of the club committee/captains and in line with the club’s selection policy

4) To attend regular fixtures and competitions (home & away) to offer match day tactical support, motivation, coaching and team management

5) To act as a positive and professional role model at all times, displaying good coaching conduct and promoting an enjoyable, motivating and inclusive atmosphere which upholds the ethos of Team Derby

6) To support and promote the development of the club, helping to meet its aims and objectives, and liaising with the Committee, Athletic Union President and staff on future development requirements

7) To work with the county sport and NGB to feedback and update the club with relevant developments in the sport

8) To support and promote non-playing activities of the club through the committee and to encourage the personal development of individuals through offering specialist training and NGB recognised qualifications

9) To be responsible for the safety of all participants during training/matches , ensuring the safe use of equipment by adhering to the Health & Safety guidelines of University facilities

10) To act in accordance with the coach code of practice and NGB guidelines

11) To abide by the University Equal opportunities policy at all times

12) Attend and contribute to regular Coach Development Reviews during the season

13) To successfully implement club objectives set out within their development plans to ensure that annual progression occurs in line with the strategic direction of sport at the institution.

14) Any other duties  appropriate to the role, as directed by the Athletic Union


Performance Measures:

- Relevant Performance Indicators and targets set out by the Athletic Union/Team Derby

- Personal and Team objectives set out in club development plans

- Performance

- Clubs conduct and behaviour both on and off the pitch

- Student Feedback

- Retention of Club Members

- Continual engagement in Personal Development Opportunities

- Active engagement with NGB’s and Local County Governing Bodies.

Key Stakeholders and Interface:

- Athletic Union

- Student Union Officers, Student Members, Management, SMT and CE

- The University of Derby/Team Derby

- The UoD Sports Management Group

- Official Team Derby Sponsors

- Partnership agencies

- National Governing Bodies

- Local County Governing Bodies

Experience Required:

- Minimum Level 2 NGB qualification

- Previous relevant coaching experience

- Underpinning knowledge of sport

- Technical and practical skills and knowledge as required

- Track record of achievements

Competencies / Skills Required:

- Ability to work in a member-led democratic organisation

- Highly motivated, organised, approachable, enthusiastic self starter

- Knowledge of problem solving and decision making

- Communicate effectively on and off the pitch, verbally and in writing, at all levels over complex issues

- Evaluating performance and providing suitable feedback, balancing criticism with positive and motivating comments

- Assessing strengths and weakness in a participants  performance and identifying areas fro further development

- Encouraging participants to gain and develop skills, knowledge and techniques

- Ensuring that participants train and perform to a high standard of health and safety at all times

- Inspiring confidence

- Developing knowledge and understanding of fitness, injury, sports psychology, nutrition and sports science

- Acting as a role model, gaining the respect and trust of the people you work with

- Coordinating and maintaining records of participants performance and attendance

- Planning your own work schedule


For more information please send a relevant CV and covering letter to Dan Bowden (Athletic Union Manager)