Head Coach

University of Kent

Head Coach


University of Kent, Canterbury

  • Part time
  • Permanent
  • Onsite working

Posted 1 week ago, 15 May | Get your application in now before you're too late!

Closing date: Closing date not specified

job Ref: dbd6e5628702444b89577e7a9c0dac3e

Full Job Description

Kent University RFC is a rugby club of University of Kent Students Union with the 1XV competing in BUCS South Eastern Tier 1 and the 2XV competing in Mens South Eastern 4 - the club has around 50 registered players. The Club is seeking an outstanding Head Coach to oversee and deliver the coaching and ongoing strategic development of rugby performance (men's). You will ideally have been the Head Coach to a men's 1st XV and have a proven track record in coaching rugby and gaining results at senior level. The position will be based at the Sports Centre at Parkwood and will play an integral role in ensuring player and team development., 1. To design, implement and develop a comprehensive annualised rugby union coaching programme to support all senior squad players at Kent University. This will include responsibility for management and be the Head Coach to the University men's squad (1st XV - 2nd XV) 2. To create a performance culture within KURFC to ensure that high performance standards in rugby union are maintained and improved through the ongoing development, delivery and monitoring of all players and teams.

3. To create an effective learning environment with the Aim to engage and motivate players On and Off the field. As well as upholding and developing the established KURFC ethos.

4. To support appropriate player development in co-ordination with the local clubs

5. To support and develop KURFC, particularly within the club committee members, through student leadership skills, effective communication and support of club administration.

6. To carry out any other tasks or duties commensurate with the level of this post as Head Coach to maintain the good name and profile of rugby union at Kent University.

7. Support any rugby development activities that will help to engage and sustain the rugby at university.

You will need to have a good understanding of the structure of rugby in the UK, the RFU, the Student Rugby Football Union (SRFU) and the British Universities Colleges Sports system (BUCS). You will be required to adopt a flexible approach to work, be able to work as part of a team and have excellent interpersonal and communication skills with the aim to engage and motivate students.,

  • Level 2 Rugby Union Coach or equivalent certification (required)

  • Level 3 Rugby Union Coach or equivalent certification (preferred)

    Salary: £15-25/hour depending on experience - agreed fee for home and away fixtures

  • Term: Part Time, hours agree with committee

    Start Date: September 2024

    Main Purpose of Role:

    To be the Head Coach to the Men's XVs and manage the organisation, delivery and ongoing development of performance rugby union training for Kent University Rugby Football Club. Also playing a key role in enhancing the university's reputation for rugby union.,
  • Company pension

  • Employee discount

  • On-site parking

  • Ability to commute/relocate:
  • Canterbury: reliably commute or be willing to relocate with an employer-provided relocation package (required)