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Seeking Club Community Rugby Officer for Next Season


Blackrock College RFC is excited to announce that we are looking for a Club Community Rugby Officer (CCRO) who will start in the summer of 2024.


The CCRO will work closely with Leinster Rugby to engage with primary and secondary schools with the aim of increasing the numbers of boys and girls playing mini and youth rugby at the club.


In addition to this, the CCRO will be involved on Sunday mornings at the club, bringing their rugby and coaching expertise to all age groups, with a special focus on the older age groups. They will work with both Leinster coaches and senior coaches from Blackrock to develop and support the mini and youth coaching teams.


Please find the description for the position in PDF form here, and written below.


If you know someone who is might be interested, please send a resume/CV and Cover Letter to applications@blackrockcollegerfc.ie.



POSITION TITLE: Club Community Rugby Officer (CCRO)
POSITION TYPE: Paid on a 30 hours per week basis, direct employer is Leinster Rugby
LOCATION: Stradbrook, Blackrock, Co Dublin

ROLE & PURPOSE OF THE POSITION:

The role of the CCRO is to support club volunteers to increase the number of male and female players. The CCRO ensures that clubs have the appropriate capacity and capability to increase the number of participants and effectively engage with the local community. The CCRO will work closely with the club/schools/community groups and other Leinster Rugby staff within the Dun Laoghaire Rathdown (DLR) area on an ongoing basis to identify needs and opportunities.


REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS:
  • Operational: DLR area Community Rugby Officer (CRO) and Women’s Development Officer (WDO)

  • Functional: Metro Community Rugby Officer team lead and the clubs mini and youth executive committee.


KEY QUALITIES:

Essential:

  • Holds an appropriate IRFU coaching qualification or a commitment to attain same.

  • Is Committed, enthusiastic and motivated and has well-developed time-management skills with the

  • ability to set, meet deadlines, being flexible, adaptable, and able to prioritise work.

  • Has the ability to work alone and as part of a team with integrity and honesty.

  • Has the ability to gain the confidence, respect, and trust of others.

  • Has excellent communication skills both written and verbal.

  • Is flexible, and adaptable to circumstances.

  • Will have access to own transport and a full driver’s licence.

  • Computer literate, with access to the internet.

Desirable:

  • Knowledge of the developmental pathways for rugby players.

  • Knowledge of specific preparation needs of players and coaches.


SUCCESS CRITERIA:

Ensure that the mini and youth strategic priorities are achieved:

  • Increase playing numbers in each age grade section (male and female) on a yearly basis depending on the needs of each team.

  • Identify and establish relationships with ten to twelve local primary schools and three to five local secondary schools.

  • Establish yearly open and family days in the club to increase the community involvement.

  • Support the redevelopment of the youth’s section within the club and support the development of the players.

  • Support the development of the coaches and players in the club and run sessions with players or coaches to support learning.

  • Develop a club manual for coaches, players, and parents to highlight the commitment of the club for yearly player development.


RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Identify potential feeder schools for clubs, and initiate interaction with schools. Prioritise schools for a rugby development programme and as required deliver these programmes (in connection with the DLR area CRO/WDO).

  • Support area or metro run workshops, courses and events when requested.

  • Run events in the club hosted by club coaches to further promote the club to the schools that have been part of the Leinster Rugby CCRO program.

  • Submit articles and pictures of events to Leinster Rugby.

  • On a weekly basis update the IRFU system for reporting purposes.

  • Maintain a complete record of the school numbers and contact details to send to the area CRO/WDO for reporting into senior management and the DLR sports partnership.

  • Assist in the development of council programmes such as council cup teams as directed by DLR area CRO/WDO.


TO APPLY:

Send your resume/CV and a cover letter to applications@blackrockcollegerfc.ie.

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