Based at the St Albans campus with travel to other Colleges for fixtures and coaching within designated schools
Term Time only working 40 weeks - June: Off / July & August: Normal working hours as below
Starting salary £20,855 per annum / Salary pro rata from £25,433 - Salary progression achievable after passed probation
32 hours per week;
Monday 8.00am - 1.00pm / 6.00pm – 9.00pm
Tuesday 8.00am – 1.00pm
Wednesday Flexible hours
Thursday 8.00am – 1.00pm
Friday 8.00am – 1.00pm
Flexible hours on Wednesdays to allow for travel to games, but may vary from term to term, during the preseason period and according to timetable demands.
Working with the Head of Rugby, the DISE Rugby Co-ordinator / Coach will take lead responsibility and accountability for the completion of the Diploma in Sporting Excellence (DiSE) for all Male and Female students enrolled on the course, contribute to rugby coaching within the college rugby programme, and play a key role in recruiting players from both the Saracens Men DPP programme and the Saracens Women CoE.
The coordination of the DiSE Programme will involve collaborating with coaches and other expertise within the college and Saracens academy staff to deliver a high quality programme of player education to all students enrolled on the DiSE programme.
There will also be responsibilities to ensure evidence is recorded appropriately and robust assessment and verification processes are in place in line with awarding body standards. This will involve communication with awarding bodies and partners to ensure quality assurance processes are followed.
The DISE Rugby Coordinator / Coach will provide quality 1-1 mentorship to ensure all DiSE students excel in their development as athletes. The candidate will also deliver a high level of coaching as is required by the wider rugby programme including, but not limited to, contributing to team preparation for the ACE Competition.
A crucial part of the role will be maintaining a presence within Saracens Academy sessions at Allianz Park on Monday nights, identifying appropriate players and communicating with players and their parents to recruit, whilst also establishing and maintain lines of communication with players in Saracens Women CoE.
The ideal candidate will have a background in rugby coaching, ideally within a performance pathway setting, and experience working within player pathways. Experience of working within an education setting is desirable.
To be considered for this role applicants need to demonstrate they hold the following;
• Educated to a degree or relevant professional qualification
• Experience of people management in a comparable organisation
• Experience of coaching within a comparable organisation
• Qualifications at level appropriate to the specialism area
Closing Date: Monday 28th September
Interview Date - TBC
WHAT WE OFFER
• Generous Salary
• Automatic entry into the Teachers’ pension Scheme.
• A dedicated and friendly team of professionals who are keen to develop and learn
• Excellent CPD opportunities to grow and development through mentorship and coaching
• Free onsite parking
• Subsidised onsite restaurant
• A cycle scheme and discounted gym membership.
We welcome applicants from all backgrounds and communities, and we particularly welcome applicants who are currently under represented in our workforce. This includes but is not limited to Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) candidates and disabled candidates.
Oaklands College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff to share this commitment. Employment is subject to an enhanced DBS check and satisfactory safeguarding checks.