Community Project Leader (CPL): Strathmore Rugby Club Community Trust

Contract type: Permanent

Salary: £12 per hour (pro rata)

Founded in June 2017 and based in Forfar, Angus, the purpose of The Strathmore Rugby Club Community Trust is the advancement of participation in rugby union and rugby league. We achieve this through our community rugby projects which include a Rugby Academy for secondary school age males and females, Walking Rugby for older people, an inclusive mixed-ability rugby team for adults with disabilities, and Autism-Friendly Rugby sessions for primary age children. Each project is designed to meet our vision of ‘Developing People through Rugby’.

To support the growth of the Trust we are now recruiting for a Community Project Leader on a permanent contract, to further enhance our projects and our operational efficiency - to work 7 hours per week initially (including some evenings and weekends).

Principle Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Assist the Community Project Coordinator (CPC) in the planning, delivery and development of the Trust’s projects as identified
  • Support the creation and lead the delivery of pathways for project participants to develop at their own rate (e.g. as athletes, volunteers, referees, coaches or their general wellbeing)
  • Quality control and monitoring of projects to ensure high professional standards 
  • Alongside the CPC, develop the Trust’s Community Project Assistants (CPAs) to enhance level of service provision to the local area
  • Promote, develop and support programmes that contribute to the Trust’s charitable purposes to significantly increase the number of individuals involved in healthy recreation across the Forfar, Kirriemuir and Brechin area.
  • Drive the community ethos of rugby with project participants, staff and volunteers
  • Encourage World Rugby’s core values of discipline, control and mutual respect
  • Support partnership working with appropriate key partners as identified by CPC including local bodies, Disability organisations, health organisations and rugby clubs.

Candidates should meet the following criteria:

Skills & Experience:


  • Experience of working in sport development 
  • Experience in the delivery of sports coaching sessions
  • Understanding and ability to articulate details of strength and conditioning to participants of all ages and abilities 
  • Good knowledge of standard Microsoft Office programs
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work using own initiative


  • Previous experience playing or coaching rugby league or rugby union
  • Some experience and understanding of working with children/vulnerable adults with disabilities and/or additional needs
  • Proven ability to work with key stakeholders and coaches to deliver holistic outcomes



  • UKCC Level 2 Coaching Qualification (in Rugby League or Rugby Union)
  • Full driving license (with access to own vehicle for business purposes)


  • World Rugby Strength & Conditioning Level 1 
  • Coach Educator Trained
  • Scottish Disability Sport Inclusion Trained
  • First Aid Qualification
  • Current PVG certificate

Applications in the form of a CV and covering letter should be submitted to Josh Gabriel-Clarke, Community Project Coordinator by emailing 

To request the full job description or ask any questions please contact the Community Project Coordinator.

Closing date: 9am Monday 23rd September 2019 (with interviews to take place week commencing 30th September)

Date published: 09 August 2019
Date updated: 09 August 2019


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