The Director of Rugby is responsible for the recruitment, development and management of players and coaches at the club.

The Director of Rugby will be a member of the Executive Committee of the club and will be responsible for the playing structure of the club.

Arklow RFC are seeking ambitious applicants, who will achieve with us and who we can work with to further develop their career. Experience is important – but attitude, energy and commitment is as important to us.


  • Develop and implement a coordinated coaching programme throughout all sections of the Club.

This should incorporate:

  • A focus on the youth level teams within the club, incorporating a plan for retention and recruitment of players.
  • Clearly defined targets and goals for each team/level in the club.
  • A clearly defined strategy for achieving those targets and goals.
  • Take responsibility for the recruitment and retention of players, coaches and management, and developing and maintaining links with local schools and colleges.
  • Provide succession planning to ensure that qualified coaches are appointed to all teams and receive the appropriate training required by attending designated coaching courses.
  • Co-ordinating the implementation of the Club’s “agreed playing philosophy” throughout all teams.
  • Oversee the implementation of the IRFU Long Term Player Development programme throughout the Club.
  • Chair the Rugby sub-committee so that rugby policy is understood, properly disseminated to all levels and translated into practical action.
  • Report to the Executive Committee on rugby matters and make recommendations on improvements/initiatives that need to be implemented.
  • Set behavioural standard policies for all teams and members at the start of the season.
  • Liaise with the Club coaches, players committee and team captains on matters such as playing facilities, equipment, playing gear, etc
  • Be aware of all administrative procedures regarding player registration and eligibility.

Key Competencies:

  • Planning and control
  • Bringing innovation to problem solving
  • Communication and influencing
  • Leading others
  • Team work and personal impact
  • Making change work

All applications will be treated in strictest confidence. The initial term is for the 2017/18 season with a review at the end of the season.

The closing date for applications is Friday 2nd June.

Please send all applications, detailing your coaching experience to date to