Community Rugby Coach

Roles & Responsibilities:

There are a number of key aspects to this role.  The successful candidate will;

  • Develop, plan and deliver high-quality sessions that engage, enthuse and progress all those involved. This will include a variety of programmes in a variety of settings:
    • Engagement, retention and transition sessions as part of Project Rugby delivery
    • Holiday camps
    • Match day activities
    • Support Sharks Community Trust’s delivery of all programmes.
  • Engage, inspire and empower young people to enjoy participating in sporting sessions and to help participants to reach their full potential at whatever level that may be.
  • Assist and lead where appropriate on community engagement events.
  • Report feedback on all activity via the Upshot online system with relevant data.
  • Reporting activity and output including capturing of social media content.
  • Work alongside other team members to support in other areas of the organisation as and when required to promote best practice.

It is key to this role that candidates:

  • Understand and implement the Trust’s Safeguarding policy, procedures and best practice guidelines and to use this understanding to ensure safe working practices, appropriate reporting of concerns and contribute positively to a safe environment
  • Continuously evaluate the success and standards of their work and that of others, through rigorous self and departmental reflection and analysis. This includes creating a CPD plan.
  • Are able to work flexible and unsociable hours where this is required by the role.
  • Demonstrate the Sharks Community Trust’s values at all times.
  • Promote Sharks Community Trust and Sale Sharks brand and ethos in a professional and positive manner.
  • Be committed to applying and promoting equality, diversity and inclusion across Sharks Community Trust and comply with all charity policies and procedures.
  • Are able to work evenings and weekends as this role will involve numerous visits to grassroots clubs and schools across the region to develop matchday partnerships and activities.

Qualifications & experiences :


Level 2 Coaching Rugby Union award A positive attitude towards professional development and their own learning

Full drivers’ license and use of a vehicle


Level 1 or 2 sports coaching award in a second or multiple sports

Experience of working with hard to reach young people and delivering activities that promote rugby development. A background of youth work is also desirable.

Personal Attributes

A passion for the community and making a difference.
A friendly, positive ‘can do’ and courteous attitude.
A commitment to the aims, vision and values of Sharks Community Trust
Time management skills to be able to plan and regulate workload including the ability to prioritise demands and thrive under pressure.
Ability to work within a team and foster good working relationships.
Meticulous standards.
Highly motivated, determined and conscientious.
Good judgement and knowing when to seek advice or support.

Sharks Community Trust is an equal opportunities employer and encourages applications from all sections of the community. The successful candidate will undergo an enhanced DBS check to work with children and vulnerable adults and employment will only be offered if a clear check and suitable references are received back.

Salary – £19k – 20k, full time 37.5 hours a week

Send your CV and covering letter through to by 27th May 2022.