The Irish Rugby Football Union (IRFU) is the governing body for the sport of rugby union in Ireland. It comprises four provincial branches Connacht, Leinster, Munster and Ulster, as well as being the national governing body. The IRFU has recently established a High Performance Scrum Programme and wishes to invite applications for the position of High Performance (HP) Scrum Coach to lead and manage this programme.
Reporting to the IRFU Director of Rugby, the HP Scrum Coach, in conjunction with the High Performance Manager, will be responsible for the implementation and management of the programme in the National Academy structures in the four provinces and to the national and provincial age grade representative team structures.
Skills & Experience Required
The successful candidate will have:
Expert knowledge in the area of scrummaging and a proven track record of achievement in this area
An IRFU / IRB or related union coaching accreditation
The ability to plan, communicate, research and constantly evaluate current scrummaging practice in order to achieve excellence and realise the vision
A complete and thorough understanding of rugby union and the LTPD pathway
Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively with people at all levels across the four provinces
The closing date for applications is 3rd April 2012.
All applications must be submitted with a Curriculum Vitae and covering letter of not more than one page highlighting relevant experience via the Apply Now button below.