Randwick Rugby: First Grade Head Coach Role

1 year ago

Seeking First Grade Head Coach for 2023

A once in a lifetime opportunity exists to join Randwick Rugby, as our fulltime First Grade Head Coach and join some of the greatest names in world rugby who have coached the famous Galloping Greens. This is your shot to prove yourself as a successful coach in the premier Shute Shield Competition and report directly to our Club Coach and GM.

Role Description:

Randwick Rugby is one of the most iconic clubs and best-known brands in world rugby and our highly successful Grade and Colts programs are regarded as one of the best in Australia.

Our teams participate in the premier Sydney Rugby Union (SRU) competition and an exciting fulltime opportunity exists to join Randwick Rugby as the First Grade Head Coach.

Role Purpose:

The First Grade Head Coach at Randwick Rugby is responsible for coaching, recruitment, skill development and management of our top squad players and relevant support staff, with the primary objective of positioning our club to win the time-honoured Shute Shield competition.

Reporting Structure:

The First Grade Head Coach at Randwick DRUFC reports directly to the Club Coach and General Manager and indirectly to the Club Board.

Role Responsibilities:

  • Be the First Grade Head Coach and embrace all that it entails at a famous club like Randwick.
  • To plan and implement our Top Squad program to ensure there is a coordinated approach to player recruitment & retention, coaching, athletic performance and rugby development which benefits all levels of the Club.
  • Ensure there is a strong emphasis on developing and implementing a consistent style of play that is understood and embraced consistently across the entire club down to our juniors.
  • Develop, drive and grow a winning high performance rugby culture, which inspires our players to be better and succeed in the premier rugby competition in the country.
  • Ensure all training sessions are pre-planned & objectives/ outcomes well communicated to players and support staff.
  • Use all coaching technology available to review performance/plan for upcoming matches.
  • To oversee the weekly process for injuries with the club’s medical, physio and rehabilitation staff and then the return to play protocols for our players.
  • Work collaboratively with the Club Coach, Lower Grade Coaches and General Manager to ensure implementation and clear communication of club policies e.g., selection, medical etc.

The successful candidate should have the following knowledge, skills and qualifications:

  • Level 4 Rugby Coaching Accreditation or equivalent.
  • Significant rugby coaching experience in a High-Performance Rugby program.
  • Demonstrated success in a similar role. Experience at this level at a Shute Shield Club or equivalent would be highly desirable.
  • Have sound technical coaching knowledge and experience in all aspects of the game.
  • Thorough knowledge of GPS/Catapult technology to monitor training sessions, game running loads, plus be able to interpret post activity reports.
  • Vast experience using video review programs such as HUDL.
  • Strong planning and time management skills.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills and personality to drive club culture.
  • Compentency in Windows programs including Word, Excel, PowerPoint etc.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills – both written and oral, most particularly a confident public speaker.
  • A current Working with Children/Work with Vulnerable People check.
  • A current NSW drivers’ licence.

Position Term:

This is a Fulltime Fixed Term Contract Position with flexible working hours required during the rugby season to attend weekend matches, evening training sessions, events and meetings.

An attractive salary will be negotiated with the successful candidate.

Plus, there is a real opportunity for progression in the game, as Randwick Rugby is renowned as development club for both players, coaches and performance staff. This is demonstrated by our people being appointed in roles in the highest levels of the game here and overseas.

How to Apply:

Please address your application to the General Manager – Randwick Rugby

Please send a covering letter and your resume via email to office@randwickrugby.com.au

Applications close Sunday September 25th

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