Ashbourne RFC are inviting applications for the role of Club Community Rugby Officer (CCRO) for the upcoming season.

Ashbourne RFC is a well-established club in County Meath with excellent club facilities available. The club has won the Leinster League twice in the last three full seasons and has won the All-Ireland Junior Cup three times in recent years.

The club is committed to the local community and building a strong local base through youth and school structures feeding into the adult club game.

The club has teams from U-7 to U-12 in minis and a range of girls’ and boys’ youths teams up to U-18 and U-20s, as well as senior men’s team with plans for a women’s side in the next season or so.

This post is a part-time position of 30 hours per week commencing in September. Under the guidance of an officer of Leinster Rugby, the CCRO will report to the Director of Rugby at Ashbourne RFC and a Leinster Rugby CRO.

Job Description

  • To develop rugby programmes and foster a rugby playing culture in schools in the catchment area of Ashbourne RFC
  • To work in partnership with these primary and secondary schools to develop all aspects of the game, whilst promoting rugby in a positive, safe, and healthy manner
  • To develop a relationship between the schools and Ashbourne RFC and help raise awareness of Ashbourne RFC with local children
  • To actively encourage the participation of secondary schools in the area in Schools Development Cups at Junior and Senior School level

Requirements

The following skills and qualifications are among the criteria that will be taken into consideration:

  • Knowledge of local rugby structure
  • Ability to work well with people and have good communication skills
  • Ability to facilitate, lead and motivate groups
  • Good level of organisational and leadership skills
  • Ability to work on own initiative
  • Rugby coaching qualifications
  • Experience of working with young people in a community environment
  • Full clean driving license and access to own transport

To apply, send in your CV with a cover letter before 5pm on 10 September to honsec.ashbournerfc@gmail.com.