Community Development Coach

  • Employer Gloucester Rugby
  • Town / City Gloucester
  • Job Type Full-time
  • Salary Competitive
  • Closing Date 08/08/2021
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Gloucester Rugby are looking for ambitious coaches who are great at building strong relationships, excellent communicators, have experience working with children and young people across a spectrum of age groups, and have a passion for inspiring people to play rugby at a grassroots level. 

These new roles will aim to increase engagement levels and encourage children and young people to enjoy playing rugby in their local communities.  

The Community Development Coaches will cover 5 districts – Stroud and Cirencester, Forest of Dean, Cheltenham and Tewkesbury, Gloucester and West Oxfordshire.

Duties Include

  • To build strong and meaningful relationships in the community with key stakeholders
  • Delivery of schools/club’s coaching programme
  • To manage a DDP centre in your given district and work with volunteer coaches to ensure sessions are delivered to a high standard.
  • To be the main point of contact for Gloucester Rugby in a given district
  • To plan and deliver local tournaments for schools and clubs
  • To support with CPD training for local coaches and teachers
  • To promote the school ticketing programme
  • To deliver school assemblies
  • To identify potential talent and work closely with the Academy department to refer potential candidates
  • To develop and deliver Rugby Camps
  • To support the delivery of tournaments such as Landrover Cup/EDF cup
  • To sell and deliver matchday activity packages
  • To achieve delivery KPI’s set by Head of Department
  • Any other task your manager deems appropriate


  • Develop and maintain excellent working relationships with Gloucester Rugby personnel, school/club and community contacts, participants, parents, partners and other key sponsors and stakeholders.
  • Regularly communicate and feedback to line manager about progress against KPI’s or issues regarding programmes.
  • Conduct themselves in a professional manner at all times (both in person and online).


  • To undertake such other responsibilities as directed by your line manager
  • To work in a flexible way when the occasion arises so that tasks, which are not specifically covered in the job description, are undertaken.
  • To assess and take responsibility for one’s own performance.
  • Conduct themselves in a professional manner at all times (both in person and online).
  • To be able to work as part of a team
  • These are the key tasks as currently defined. It is expected that this job description will be regularly reviewed and may be amended from time to time, by mutual agreement, to meet changing circumstances.
  • Due to the nature of the job some evening and weekend work will be required.
  • Applicants must hold a valid driving license and have access to a suitable vehicle.

Required Skills and Experiences

  • RFU Level 2 Coaching Award or equivalent
  • First Aid Qualified
  • Full UK Driving License
  • Proven experience of coaching across age groups and environments.
  • Knowledge of Child Protection and Safeguarding
  • Strong interpersonal skills – ability to build strong relationships with people at all levels both external and internal
  • Ability to perform in a busy environment
  • Ability to work as part of a team and be flexible to change in an evolving business.
  • Ability to work to a flexible schedule including evenings and weekends.
  • Ability to make decisions and use own initiative.

N.B. Employees are expected to use annual leave outside of core delivery periods unless otherwise approved.  Time off in lieu (TOIL) is to be agreed and booked with the line manager when extra working time is being arranged.


If you are excited to inspire the next generation of rugby player,  are passionate about coaching, and have excellent interpersonal skills then please send CV and covering letter to

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