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Job Title: Club Participation Officer

Location: University of Ulster, Coleraine

Role Purpose: To provide rugby development services on behalf of the University club; to develop participation on campus; and to deliver specific outreach programmes within a designated catchment area.

Accountable to: Community Rugby Officer (CRO) & Designated Club Contact (DCC)

Key Relationships: Club officers & members; Community Rugby Manager (CRM); Women’s Development Officer; UU Sports Services, UU Sports Union, school staff & pupils; community organisations, Ulster Branch Club Community Rugby Officers.

Key Responsibilities:
• Deliver participation schemes within the University to promote and develop participation in Rugby as an extra curricular activity.
• Visit local schools with the aim of promoting and developing all facets of the game of rugby union in a positive, safe & healthy manner. This activity will be specifically focused on developing rugby with girls/women and special needs groups.
• Deliver rugby participation programmes within community based settings and encourage linkages back to allocated rugby club.
• Work with allocated club to support volunteers and assist them with on field development.
• Provide rugby coaching and strength & conditioning sessions for target groups.
• Utilise social media networks for marketing rugby activities and the recruitment of participants and members.
• Maintain accurate records of all activities undertaken.
• Under the guidance of the CRO, deliver blitzes, extravaganzas & competitions.
• Completion of regular & ad hoc reports in a timely, accurate & competent manner as requested by the CRO, DCC & the CRM. Submission of these fully completed reports within agreed timescales.
• Maintain effective relationships with those detailed in Key Relationships.
• Portray a competent & professional image of the IRFU Ulster Branch at all times.
• Maintain accurate and up to date records on all aspects of work.
• Fulfil all coaching & development obligations throughout the term of the contract.

The duties and responsibilities outlined above are not exhaustive and the post holder may be required to undertake additional duties to meet the needs of the organisation.

Applicants should, at the closing date for applications, be able to display and provide evidence of the following qualifications/training, experience, specialist knowledge, skills/abilities and personal qualities outlined below in this person specification.

CRITERION ESSENTIAL DESIRABLE
Qualifications & Training o IRFU (or equivalent) Coaching Qualification at Stage 2 or Stage 3 LTPD (Foundation or Level 1)
o A current and valid Strength and Conditioning qualification o IRFU (or equivalent) Coaching Qualification at Stage 4 LTPD (Level 2)
Experience o Previous experience of coaching children at Stage 2 or Stage 3 LTPD (age 12 – 20) o Previous experience in the delivery of sporting programmes to colleges, clubs & schools
o Previous experience of organising, managing & evaluating events
Skills & Abilities o Ability to interact positively with colleagues, club volunteers, school teachers & children
o Communication skills
o Teamwork skills
o Organisation skills
o Time management skills
o Administration skills
o Ability to produce written reports to deadlines o
Knowledge o Understanding & commitment to the IRFU Child Safeguarding policy in relation to dealing with underage players
o Understanding of rugby structures within a University context o Knowledge of participation opportunities for Universities within the IRFU
Behaviours o Proven ability to work unsupervised
o Can appropriately use own initiative
o Self motivated o
Circumstances o Able to work flexible hours, including weekends & evenings
o Access to a form of transport that will permit the postholder to meet the requirements of the post in full o

Initial shortlisting will take place against the criteria listed under the essential “Qualifications & Training”, “Experience” and “Circumstances”. Criteria listed under Skills & Abilities, Knowledge & Behaviours will be assessed at interview. IRFU (Ulster Branch) reserves the right to enhance the criteria to facilitate short-listing.

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