Rugby Development Officer: Cambuslang Rugby Football Club

Salary: £18,000 - £23,000
Hours: Full time (35 hours per week)

Closing date for applications : 12.00 noon on 19th August 2022

Cambuslang Rugby Football Club is based at Coats Park in the south side of Glasgow, where since 1903, the Club has operated a rugby section for the local community. In recent years, the Club has developed a strong community following which has been successful in attracting new players and supporters to the Club. With the strongest membership and playing numbers since our commencement, we are extremely proud to deliver a comprehensive rugby programme across Senior, Junior and Women’s rugby. For the 2021/22 Season, we operated 2 Senior teams, and our Junior Section membership reached 350 players; we additionally introduced our pre-school ‘Cubs’ and Girls Rugby sections, the latter reaching approx. 30 squad members in our first season.

Key to the success of these strong rugby playing numbers has been working closely with the local community, and in particular, the rugby model being delivered by Stonelaw High School of Rugby. Working alongside the sports department, Club coaches have delivered a strong programme of rugby at the School which has been successful in generating Boys and Girls rugby squads at S1, S2 and S3 age groups. As these squads move into the 2022/23 school term, this will open up a new S1 age group opportunity for new boys and girls to enjoy rugby as their school sports option. Many of the existing players choose to play at both School and Club which supports the continuity in coaching and development being delivered.

All of the hard work in the community has been recognised by the Scottish Rugby Union in recent years through a number of nominations and recognitions. In 2019, the Club was recognised through the Royal Bank RugbyForce programme with a Club Hero Award, in 2021 with a Star Club Award and in 2022 with a Champion Club Award.

Cambuslang RFC seeks to appoint a Full Time Rugby Development Officer to build on recent success to create and deliver a sustainable model for rugby for the future that will primarily operate from Cambuslang RFC and Stonelaw High School. The role will work in conjunction with Stonelaw High School to deliver and lead their rugby curriculum for both boys and girls rugby, at Cambuslang RFC to develop and capitalise on the Girls and Women’s rugby opportunity and provide guidance and support to the existing rugby programme at Cambuslang Junior Rugby.

This will be achieved through; target youth and schools work, robust Club Development Planning, building strong and effective partnerships, workforce recruitment and development, plus targeted focus on the growth of the Women’s and Girls Game.

This will ensure that a vibrant rugby environment is on offer to all interested parties and at the centre of sustainable rugby development in the community.

Key Responsibilities:

  • To support the development and implementation of a robust Club and School Development Plan.
  • To raise the profile of rugby in the local community, with specific focus on developing strong ties with the Community Sports Hubs.
  • To lead the rugby programme at Stonelaw High School with up to 20 hours per week on site.
  • To support the Club and School in developing a strong and sustainable Youth structure, increasing participation numbers at all age groups, plus providing regular training and playing opportunities.
  • To specifically support the development of a strong and sustainable Women and Girls structure in the community, increasing participation numbers at all age groups, plus providing regular training and playing opportunities.
  • To support development of Coaches and support staff by training to become acquainted with Scottish Rugby’s Training and Education pathway.
  • To work in partnership with Local Authority in identifying vulnerable young people, and providing them with support, plus opportunities for personal development.
  • To assist with the co-ordination and then manage and deliver sports events, festivals, and holiday programmes.
  • To create links between the Club, schools and local communities establishing clear pathways for talented players to progress to performance and National level.

Salary: £18,000 – £23,000 (dependant on skills & competencies brought to the role).

Full Time: 35 Hours per week split between Club, School and Local Community.

For further detail please contact Colin Swanson, Club Community Lead at cswanso1@its.jnj.com.

How to Apply

Please submit a CV and covering letter (no more than 800 words) outlining your reasons for applying for the job and highlighting your suitability for the post.

Please email your application to: cswanso1@its.jnj.com.

Date published: 04 August 2022
Date updated: 04 August 2022

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