Leinster Rugby have a vacancy for a Club Community Rugby Officer in the South Dublin County Council Area ..

Working under the guidance of the existing Community Rugby Officer for the area the candidate will be responsible for the delivery of programmes in a designated area. The role is based in South Dublin County Council with specific links to client clubs. 

The role comprises of working with clubs, schools and community groups to deliver tailored rugby programmes and expand the game within the clubs and schools of the county.
Please see the attached job description for more information on the position. The post is a 9 month contract with fixed review of role after 3 months (pre Christmas). The salary is 1,250 euros per month plus expenses.
All applications should be e-mailed to Declan.fassbender@leinsterrugby.ie no later than 1pm on the 3rd of September
Applicants should be available for interviews over the week of 8th September.
There is an expected start date of September 15th 2014.

1·         POST TITLE: Club Community Rugby Officer Metro

Support club volunteers to increase the number of male and female players. Ensure that clubs have the appropriate capacity and capability to increase the number of participants and effectively engage with the local community.
Community Rugby Manager/ Community Rugby Officer
4.      MANAGES
The role does not involve line management; however there is a requirement for the individual to work closely with “client” clubs / schools/community groups and Council on an ongoing basis to identify needs and opportunities.
Mini-rugby and/or Foundation level coaching qualification, with experience in coaching children at Stage 1 and Stage 2 LTPD essential, and ideally, experience in dealing with volunteers / organisations in a support capacity.
See attached matrix’
·         Responsible for a geographical region and/or a cluster of clubs, schools community groups and colleges.
·         Responsible for growing the game in identified clubs, schools and/or colleges and ensuring players have a life long experience in the game. This equally applies to both the male and female disciplines of the game.
·         Maintain up to date records of all clubs and their status/progress against agreed Rugby Operational Development Plans
·         Identify potential feeder schools for clubs, and initiate interaction with schools. Prioritise schools for a rugby development programme and as required deliver these programmes (e.g., organise a block schedule to include coaching sessions, courses as per individual school needs).
·         Under the leadership of the CRO, deliver Blitzes/Extravaganzas, etc.
·         Have a basic knowledge of support documents / templates available to clubs
·         Work with clubs so that they will benefit from provincial programmes to develop and recognise volunteers
·         As required, implement seminars/workshops to increase the knowledge and expertise of volunteers
·         Facilitate the operation of summer camps as requested.
·         Facilitate projects as determined by the Domestic Rugby Manager.
·         The role will require the CCRO to discharge their duties under a 5 / 7 working arrangement, working 2 evenings a week and 1 day at the weekend. Core days will be determined by the Domestic Rugby Manager. The number of hours worked will be specified in the contract of employment.
·         Rugby Metrics (within the individuals designated cluster of clubs, schools and colleges)
·         Increasing the number of teams across Mini and Youth Sections
·         Promotion of the LTPD and adherence of all clubs, schools and colleges to the IRFU policy in relation to the LTPD
·         Clubs have an Active Club Development Plans
ii.            Professional Approach
·         Achieving a high profile within club rugby through club visits, seminars and other rugby public occasions and conferences.