The Irish Rugby Football Union (IRFU) is the governing body for the sport of rugby union in Ireland. It comprises of four provincial branches of Connacht, Leinster, Munster and Ulster, as well as the national governing body. We are currently seeking a dynamic and results driven individual to lead the Ulster Rugby Academy.

Reporting to the High Performance Manager, IRFU, and the Director of Rugby, Ulster Rugby, the post-holder will be based at Kingspan Stadium, Belfast.

A key focus of the role will be to oversee the strategies and long-term Provincial objectives of the elite pathway aligned to IRFU LTPD and Technical models. With a proven track record of achievement in developing players for the elite representative game of rugby union, the successful candidate will also have the competence to manage effectively, motivate others and develop relationships.

A full job description and person specification is available by clicking here.

For a confidential discussion regarding this post, please contact Karen Brown, HR Manager (Ulster Rugby) on +44 7769 174552.

To apply, please download an application form and return it, along with a covering letter outlining your suitability for this post (no more than one A4 page), via email to or via post to The Monitoring Officer, Ulster Rugby, Kingspan Stadium, 85 Ravenhill Park, Belfast BT6 0DG. 

The closing date and time for receipt of applications is 10am on Monday, 19th January 2015. We regret that applications received after this date and time cannot be considered. Shortlisting is scheduled for 20th January with interviews planned for week commencing 26th January.

The IRFU is an equal opportunities employer and as such welcomes applications regardless of community background, sex, disability, gender orientation, race or creed.