Newcastle Falcons Cumbria Development Officer

Wednesday 26 June 2013

Newcastle Falcons are delighted to announce that a new position has become available to work in the clubs thriving Community Foundation and Academy.

As part of the clubs growing network of staff, we are seeking to appoint a Cumbria Development Officer for the 2013/14 season. Based in Cumbria, the successful applicant will work closely with the Community Foundation and Academy to deliver a wide range of programmes to players and coaches across Cumbria.

Job Title:



Purpose of Role:

To engage with the rugby community in Cumbria, providing both grassroots coaching and support with the Community Foundation as well as identifying and developing talented players towards the Newcastle Falcons Academy

Key Responsibilities/Deliverables:

Deliver grassroots coaching programmes and festivals to primary schools, secondary schools and other groups within Cumbria (including adult touch rugby) Organise, promote and deliver coaching camps and clinics during school holidays for young players in Cumbria Organise, promote and deliver a CPD programme for coaches, teachers and volunteers in Cumbria Develop a scouting network across Cumbria for the Falcons Academy, including attending regular games to identify and confirm talented players Deliver coaching sessions at the Falcons Academy South Cumbria Satellite Centre in conjunction with other coaches on a weekly basis Attend all Cumbria Excel Camps (or equivalent) and have a presence within representative rugby, including coaching/mentoring at district and county training and games Promote Newcastle Falcons across Cumbria, ensuring the rugby community are kept up to date with activities and progress within the club Work in conjunction with the Cumbria Rugby Development Team to deliver a wide range of high quality activities to a wide range of people, meeting multiple objectives Act as a first point of contact for anyone wanting to find out about Newcastle Falcons, its products or services KPI’s:

• Achieving various Community Foundation targets

• Number of players and coaches attending coaching camps, clinics and CPD sessions

• Identification of players for inclusion within the Newcastle Falcons Academy

• Feedback on quality of experience from stakeholders

Must have:

· RFU Level 2 Coaching Award

· Experience of coaching rugby to a wide variety of ages and ability levels

· Experience of working in a dynamic team environment

· Knowledge of representative rugby structures

· Excellent communication skills

· Strong promotional skills and the ability to manage own workload

· Ability to create and maintain strong working links and relationships

· Ability to work to a flexible schedule

· Ability to work as part of a team and meet organisational demands

· Self-motivated, organised, enthusiastic and honest personal attributes

· Ability to make decisions and use own initiative

· Current UK Driving License

· Ownership of a car

Fixed one year full time contract (contract extension dependant on funding)

Closing Date:

5th July 2013


With a covering letter and CV to

Falcons Community Foundation

Kingston Park

Brunton Rd

Kenton Bank Foot

Newcastle upon Tyne

NE13 8AF

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